AOV-Atlas Ocean Voyages' ship World Navigator visited Port Lisbon Portugal during her Maiden Voyage. The 11-day itinerary departed from Leixoes-Oporto Portugal and has as call ports Lisbon, Gibraltar UK, Formentera island (La Savina, Balearic Spain), Ibiza (Ibiza Island, Balearic Spain), Capri Island (Italy), and Piraeus-Athens Greece.
The Port of Lisbon Authority welcomed the return of cruise activity to the city, which also foresees the calls of 25 cruise ships by the end of September 2021.
To make this possible, the Authority had to draw up, together with The Lisbon Cruise Terminal operator LCP and the Health Authority, a health & safety protocol assuring all conditions to resume full operations of the Port in security conditions, and work in full articulation with those from the cruise lines and all the entities that intervene in the operations of the ship.
World Navigator arrived with ~140 passengers. Another 30 are expected to join at the Lisbon Cruise Terminal.
MS World Navigator is the 3rd Portugal-built cruise ship (by West Sea Shipyards in Viana do Castelo). The vessel has LOA length 126 m, width 19 m, draft 4,7 m, 8 decks (6 passenger-accessible, 3 with cabins), 98 staterooms, max passenger capacity 200 (plus 117 crew-staff).
World Navigator is designed with the objective of improving sustainability with innovative hybrid energy management technology, maximizing fuel efficiency as well as consuming only one fifth of the fuel in comparison with conventional systems on cruise ships.