Cruise influx

Portimão is due to receive almost 5,000 cruise passengers in total by Sunday, April 19 as the fourth cruise ship temporarily docks in the city.

The Noordam liner arrived in Portimão on April 13 followed by the Fram the next day with the Sea Cloud due today (Friday), and finally, the Wind Spirit is to arrive on Sunday.

The dredging of the River Arade in 2008 has made it possible for large cruise ships to dock in Portimão allowing the city to benefit from the increase in tourist trade.