Lisbon Cruise Port (LCP) is situated on the banks of the Tagus estuary near the historic and cultural city center. This is a port of call for cruise ships traveling between the Atlantic coast and Europe, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the Atlantic Islands and North Africa, as well as transatlantic journeys.
Lisbon Cruise Port operates an alongside berthing pier dedicated for cruise ships over a total of 1,490 m, allowing Lisbon to receive cruise ships of any sizes. Inaugurated in November 2017, the iconic state-of-the-art terminal was designed by renowned Portuguese architect, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and a key consideration of its design was sustainability and ensuring the smooth onward flow of tourists on their visit to the city. Lisbon Cruise Port was considered “Europe’s Leading Cruise Port 2022” by World Travel Awards. The terminal covers around 13,800 m2 over three floors houses the offices of the competent authorities, tourist services, shops, check in facilities and catering services for the comfort of all visitors, passengers and crew. It features two fully automated gangway systems, on-site heavy equipment to support ship operations, and can provide water supplies and other provisions while in dock. The terminal building has already won a number of awards such as the ‘Best Rehabilitation Urban project’ at the SIL Portuguese Real Estate Fair 2017.
Lisbon Cruise Port is ideal for homeporting operations considering its privileged and central location in the context of the city, allowing easy access to places of major tourist and of cultural interest as well as great accessibility to and from the Lisbon international airport. LCP is just 15-minute drive away from the Lisbon International Airport, which serves more than 500 direct weekly flights to and from all over the world and receiving more than 31 million passengers annually. Lisbon is the closest European capital to the United States and is just a 2-hour flight distance from most of the other major European cities.
Global Ports Holding is the lead investor at Lisbon Cruise Port, and has been managing the construction and operation rights of the new cruise terminal.