Today one of the major towns in Brazil, with a colourful harbour area and history dating back to 1612, the city of Fortaleza has developed around Fortaleza Nossa Senhora de Assuncao - the ancient fortress of Our Lady of Assumption. There is much to enjoy in its old city centre, where visitors will see the magnificent iron structured Teatro Jose de Alencar and a variety of museums or they can bargain in the market for lace, embroidery or other local handicrafts. In recent times, Fortaleza has made attempts to expand its tourist trade and to encourage the building of luxury hotels along city's fine beaches.
The first Portuguese arrived in 1603. After clashes with the Indians, they were restricted to settling in the coastal area. Only with eventual blazing of cattle trails into interior was it possible to subdue hostile Indians. It was from Fortaleza that the move for independence from Portugal had its start and actual fighting took place between the Portuguese and local patriots. Prosperity came to the town in the 19th century when ranching was quickly expanding and Fortaleza became a prime port for hinterland.
Highlights: Shops, Fort, beaches
The Fortaleza cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Fortaleza, Brazil.
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Port Fortaleza cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Fortaleza, Brazil. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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13 October, 2016