THE PORT OF LEIXÕES CELEBRATES PORTUGAL DAY BY RECEIVING A PORTUGUESE CRUISE SHIP BUILT IN THE PORT OF VIANA DO CASTELO (PORTUGAL)
Porto Cruise Terminal welcomes the Portuguese Cruise Ship ‘World Navigator' on June 10th - ‘Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities'.
The ‘Portugal Day' commemorates the death on 10 June 1580 of Luís de Camões, a poet and national literary icon. To celebrate this Day of Portugal, Leixões welcomes a Portuguese ship.
The World Navigator arrives at the Porto Cruise Terminal early in the morning with 85 passengers on board, mostly from the USA.
She is currently on an 8-day trip from Lisbon to London and scheduled to visit Leixões, A Corunha, Bordeaux, Guernsey and Honfleur.
The World Navigator is a Portuguese cruise ship built in the West Sea Shipyards located in the Port of Viana do Castelo (North of Portugal) for Mystic Cruises of the Portuguese entrepreneur Mário Ferreira.
She is 129 meters long and can accommodate up to 200 passengers served by 120 crew members. She is operated by Atlas Ocean Voyages, a US-based luxury cruise line that primarily serves the US market.
Launched in October 2020 and delivered in June 2021, the World Navigator is the first (and only to date) expedition vessel operated by Atlas Ocean Voyages out of five planned to be part of the fleet by 2024.
The World Navigator is the third ship in the Mystic Cruises fleet (and the third built in Viana do Castelo), having started operations on July 25, 2021, on its maiden voyage from the Port of Leixões and final destination in Greece.