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Cruise activity continues to grow in 2015

Best year start ever at Leixões!

The Port of Leixões welcomed 4 cruise ship calls and 3 527 passengers in the first month of this year. The majority of these passengers were of British nationality.

It was the best year start ever at the Port of Leixões, which means a new record in the number of cruise ship calls and an increase of 28% in the number of passengers compared to the same period of 2012 when Leixões hit its historical maximum in the number of passengers.

The new Porto Cruise Terminal is about to be opened and for 2015, it is foreseen the call of more than 90 cruise ships, which means more than 125 000 visitors at Porto and North of Portugal Region, of which 85 000 passengers and 40 000 crew members.  Most of them will be welcome at the new Porto Cruise Terminal.

Therefore, it is expected an exceptional year for 2015 and a new record will be achieved, clearly meeting the commitment of this Port Authority in boosting the cruise industry at this important region.