According to the Port of Lisbon, there were 103 cruise stopovers with a 'turnaround' (those with origin or destination in this port), involving 88,292 passengers.
“Compared to 2019, these numbers represent growth of 43% in stopovers and 21% in the number of passengers”, demonstrating “the interest on the part of cruise operators to embark and disembark their ships” in this port, added the Administration of the Port of Lisbon (APL).
According to APL, in economic terms, the 'turnaround' segment is the one that brings the most wealth to destinations: a passenger departing from Lisbon spends an average of 367 euros in the city, according to an Economic Impact Study of Cruise Activity in Lisbon, which the entity promoted in partnership with Lisbon Cruise Port and carried out by Netsonda and Nova SBE.
“Considering that, in 2022, 45,276 passengers boarded in the Port of Lisbon, we are talking about around 17 million of direct economic impact generated only by the people who started their journey in the Portuguese capital”, highlighted the President of the Administration of the Port of Lisbon, Carlos Correia, cited in the statement.
Overall, the Port of Lisbon registered 327 cruise ship calls, “which represented an increase of 5.5%, compared to the 310 recorded in 2019”.
The Lisbon Cruise Terminal was distinguished as the best in Europe, a distinction awarded by the World Cruise Awards, in 2022.