"Welcome to Lisbon! A great geographical location, the undeniable beauty of the city and the wide variety of experiences it offers; the proximity to the city center, the differentiated services, highly developed infrastructure and high standards of safety and security at the new terminal mean we can provide the perfect conditions to host passengers, crew and ships, from the moment they stopover in Lisbon, right up until they leave. This makes the city the highlight of any cruise itinerary."
Lisbon Cruise Terminals (LCT) is a privately-owned company which has operated the cruise terminals of the Port of Lisbon since August 2014. 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.
LCT 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. It currently operates two cruise terminals, Santa Apolónia & Jardim do Tabaco, which will be replaced by the new terminal being built, and ensures all ISPS safety and security standards required for an international port are met. The facilities are just a 15-minute drive from the Lisbon International Airport, served with more than 500 direct weekly flights to and from all over the world and receiving more than 20 million passengers annually (2015). 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.
The iconic state-of-the-art new terminal, a contemporary interpretation of the vibrant lifestyle of Lisbon, will be completed during the first semester of 2017. Covering around 13,800 m2, the terminal will house the offices of the competent authorities, tourist services, shops, and food and beverage outlets for the comfort of all visitors, passengers and crew. The new facility will have a capacity of 1.8 million passengers a year.
Both the city and its cruise port, have been internationally recognized and awarded, highlighting the excellence of the tourism product, as well as the successful collaboration between the city, its port and all the cruise industry stakeholders. Once again in 2016, Lisbon was recognized as Europe’s Leading Cruise Port and Cruise Destination by World Travel Awards.
Global Ports Holding is the lead investor at Lisbon Cruise Terminals, and has been managing the construction and operation rights of the new cruise terminal.
Known as the “City of Seven Hills” and situated on the beautiful Tagus River, Lisbon is considered to be one of the most charming capitals in the world. Lisbon has long enjoyed a strategic geographical position and connection with the sea. Despite keeping up with the latest trends, the city has preserved its historical charm, and offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities for all tastes.
Besides its beauty, great weather and multitude of activities, Lisbon’s locals are warm and welcoming, and English is widely spoken in the city. Lisbon is sure to keep any visitor entertained and you can always find something to do, even on a budget. Adventure, family, wine, food, culture, art, design, shopping, breathtaking views... the only hardship is trying to fit it all into one visit!