September is the best month ever in cruises
The Port of Leixões welcomes 21 cruise ships and about 18 000 passengers during September, making it the best month ever at this port, both in the number of vessels and passengers. The large majority of the vessels will dock the new Oporto Cruise Terminal in Matosinhos and more than 15 000 tourists, mostly British, German and American will pass through this terminal.
16 cruise ships will call Leixões in the first two weeks of the month, standing out the first call at this port of COSTA LUMINOSA from the Italian company COSTA CROCIERE. At the end of the month, Leixões welcomes the inaugural call of MEIN SCHIFF 1 from the German company TUI CRUISES, which began operations at Leixões this year with MEIN SCHIFF 3, on its maiden voyage.
Therefore, September clearly reflects the commitment of the Port Authority in boosting the cruise industry in the northern region of Portugal.