The iconic state-of-the-art new Lisbon Cruise Terminal, inaugurated in November 2017, was designed by renowned Portuguese architect, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and a key consideration of its design was sustainability and ensuring the smooth onward flow of tourists on their visit to the city.
It covers around 13,800 m2 over three floors, provides about 1,500 meters of pier to cater for a wide variety and size of ships, also houses the offices of the competent authorities, tourist services, shops, check in facilities and catering services for the comfort of all visitors, passengers and crew. It features two fully-automated gangway systems, on-site heavy equipment to support ship operations, and can provide water supplies and other provisions while in dock.
Visitors passing through the terminal in addition to being able to enjoy the traditional souvenirs shopping and catering services, are pleased with a panoramic view terrace towards the oldest neighbor in Lisbon, Alfama.
The building of the new Cruise Terminal has a privileged and central location in the context of the city (15-minute walk to downtown), allowing easy access to places of major tourist and of cultural interest as well as great accessibility to and from the Lisbon international airport (15-minute drive) - served by more than 500 direct weekly flights to and from all over the world, and receiving more than 24 million passengers annually.
The ultimate objective of this new infrastructure is to increase the number of cruise passengers towards Lisbon without overlooking the needs of the passengers, ships and crew, but also with the objective to promote Lisbon in a sustainable way, creating alternatives to disperse the concentration of tourists in the most congested areas of the city and to exploit new amazing possibilities within the heart of Lisbon. By doing so, we will assure the continuity of the Lisbon lifestyle citizens and an optimal host experience.