Leixões welcomes this weekend, cruise ship THE WORLD and the inaugural stopover of the CELEBRITY APEX

THE WORLD cruise ship is back to the Port of Leixões on September 16. The ship will stay for 3 days at the port.

The ship arrives at the North Cruise Terminal with 140 guests on board and during the weekend nearly 100 guests will embark and disembark the ship at Leixões.

The 2002-built The World cruise ship is currently the world's largest privately owned cruise vessel. She serves as a residential community and is owned by its residents.

This luxurious cruise ship travels the globe, staying from 2 to 5 days in most ports of call. Before Leixões the ship was in RINGASKIDDY (Cork), Ireland and is heading TANGER MED in Morocco.

The World is a private residential cruise ship operated like a condominium complex, with large apartments that can be purchased. The residents, from many countries, can live on board full-time while others visit periodically throughout the year.

The ship has 165 residences all owned by the ship's residents.

As of 28 January 2017 The World holds the world record for the southernmost ship voyage. The ship reached at the Bay of Whales in Antarctica's Ross Sea.


On September 17 Porto Cruise Terminal welcomes the inaugural call of the CELEBRITY APEX cruise ship.

She is on a 12 days voyage from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia (Rome) with almost 2.700 passengers on board, mostly from North America.

This itinerary includes La Rochelle, Bilbao, La Coruña, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar and Cartagena.

The CELEBRITY APEX is one of the newest ships operated by Celebrity Cruises and is 306 meters long and 130.818 GT.

As usual, a Plaques Exchange Ceremony will be held on board of the ship with Port Authorities and ship's Captain celebrating the first call of CELEBRITY APEX to the port.


September 2022