“Already it begins to be repetitive, but it is a repetition that is very prestigious for the city. Lisbon is in the top 3 of the best cruise destinations in Western Europe and the British Isles – a title it had already won last year. The choice was made by cruise passengers who made trips last year and shared their experiences with Cruise Critic, the online guide to the world’s largest community of tourists.
Lisbon, praised for its climate, beauty and authenticity, appears just behind Edinburgh and Belfast and ahead of Amsterdam and Bilbao. This award comes weeks after the capital won the title of Best European Cruise Port for the third consecutive year at the World Travel Awards, where it was still considered the best destination city in Europe.
According to the data analyzed by the Tourism Observatory of Lisbon, in the first half of 2018, Lisbon received 221,072 passengers from 148 cruise ships, representing an increase of 14.7% and 11.3%, respectively, compared to the same period of the year past. Cruise Critic brings together in an online platform more than 350 thousand cruise passengers who share with the community the various experiences they have in the destinations they visit. It was established in 1995 by The Independent Traveler, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor.” Source Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho