Lisbon Cruise Port hosted P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Arvia, for its inaugural call on January 3, 2023.
Duarte Cabral, Lisbon Cruise Port’s general manager, commented: “This will be a record-breaking year with the number of calls surpassing even 2019, prior to COVID. Our award-winning port and terminal is ready to serve all the passengers that go through our gates with exceptional health and safety protocols.”
Lisbon Cruise Port, operated by Global Ports Holding, is expecting an exceptional year with more than 650.000 passengers calling the city and an increase of 95 percent in turnaround passengers in 2023.
To mark the occasion, Cabral presented the welcome plaque to Commander Robert Camby, Captain of the Arvia, and present were also the port authority, customs and harbor master.
The Arvia is the company’s second ship to be powered by LNG which is the industry’s most advanced fuel technology to date.
Next up ship will depart on a 14-night Caribbean journey on Friday, January 6, departing from Southampton, England. The Arvia will make calls in Tenerife, Canary Islands; Philipsburgh, St. Maarten; Castries, St Lucia and St Georges, Grenada before arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados on January 20.