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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines confirms new fleet reunion – ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ – in October 2021 after cancellation of Funchal event

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines (logo)Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today confirmed that it’s third historic fleet get together will be ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ in October 2021. It comes after the cruise lines’ ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ event, which was due to take place on 4th April on the garden island of Madeira, was cancelled due to the current coronavirus pandemic. (more…)

Lisbon choking on cruise tourist boom

Lisbon Cruise Terminal (Source: MedCruise)A new port for cruise ships in Lisbon is bringing record numbers of tourists to Portugal’s capital. The downside of the boom is massive pollution and health hazards, which the government still choses to ignore. (dw.com)

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Carolin Niemczyk Names Mein Schiff 2

Singer Carolin Niemczyk christened the TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 2 during a Saturday evening ceremony in Lisbon. “At home, I practiced how to best smash the champagne bottle and so it slowly became expensive. But I wanted to be well prepared,” said the singer. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Mein Schiff 2 To Be Christened Saturday, Feb. 9

Mein Schiff 2 out of TurkuThe Mein Schiff 2 is slated to be christened in Lisbon on Saturday, Feb. 9 by German singer Carolin Niemczyk. The Mein Schiff 2 stopped in Lisbon as part of a 12-day cruise that started in Bremerhaven on Feb. 3, calling in La Coruna, Leixoes, Lisbon, Cadiz, Arrecife and concluding in Las Palmas. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Lisbon registers record cruise ship numbers last year

Lisbon Cruise Terminal (Source: MedCruise)A record number of cruise ships stopped off in Lisbon in 2017, the Port of Lisbon announced on Thursday. A total of 123 different cruise ships docked in the Portuguese capital over the course of 2017, beating the previous best of 120 registered in 2013. (xinhuanet.com)

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Port of Lisbon Wants Homeport Calls

Lisbon Cruise Terminal (Source: MedCruise)“We emphasize first time calls,” said Ana Lourenço, cruise manager for the Port of Lisbon. And of those, the port is expecting quite a few with maiden visits scheduled from the Viking Sky, Freedom of the Seas, TUI Discovery 2, Columbus, Silver Muse, Variety Voyager, Caribbean Princess, Ocena Diamond, Viking Sun and the new MSC Meraviglia. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Lisbon expects 10% increase in cruise traffic for 2015

Tower of Belém, LisbonDuring a recent visit to the capital’s cruise terminal, Antonio Pires de Lima, Portugal’s Minister of Economy, forecast that Lisbon’s cruise business would grow by 10% in 2015, as compared to 2014. (cruisebusiness.com)

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