LCP-Lisbon Cruise Port (operated by Global Ports Holding) is already officially back in business.
Port Lisbon (Portugal) expects a total of 45 cruise ship calls in October 2021 following 13 calls in September. The fall season is showing a promise of back to business.
LCP has been a host to a lot of layup operations through the COVID crisis, as well as to regular calls. In September, Lisbon Cruise Port hosted 13 calls with 15k+ passengers. Operating as both transit/call port and homeport, 24% of all arrivals have been turnaround/roundtrips.
For a safe restart of cruising the Port has been in compliance with port safety protocols.
October is looking positive with 45 scheduled calls and 45k+ passengers. The month will start with the visit of Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Splendor. The maiden voyages of P&O Iona and Ponant's Le Commandant Charcot will also be from Lisbon. With calls from MSC, Costa, NCL-Norwegian and P&O UK, the October levels will be back 88% of the level of October 2019.
The newly appointed General Manager of Lisbon Cruise Port, Duarte Cabral, commented they were delighted that the industry was picking up at a steady rate.
"We will make sure that all protocols are in place, allowing the passengers to have a controlled environment that will ensure their health & safety.”