Inaugurated in November 2017, this infrastructure was planned by the renowned architect Carrilho da Graça. The terminal has a total of 13,800 m2 on three floors and a berth approximately 1,500 meters long for the docking of cruise ships, allowing Lisbon to receive boats of any size.
The building also represents a technological feat: its facades are built with white concrete with cork agglomerate with structural characteristics – significantly lighter – and with greater thermal insulation capabilities than normal structural concrete.
There are also the offices of the competent authorities, shops, check-in facilities and support services for the comfort of all visitors, passengers and crew. It has two fully automated passage systems, as well as support equipment for ship operations, and can supply power, water and other provisions to berthed vessels.
In 2019, the number of passengers who used the Lisbon cruise terminal facilities was 571,259, resulting from a total of 310 boat moorings. In 2022, it received 327 cruise ship stopovers, which represents a new utilization record.
Recently, also in 2022, it was chosen as the best Cruise Terminal in Europe by the World Cruise Awards, highlighting the exceptional conditions that Lisbon has to accommodate ships and cruise passengers with ever-increasing demands, providing an excellent service to those who visit Portuguese capital.