Ferry frenzy

Portimão port is expected to receive eight cruise ship carrying a total of 4,500 passengers this month.

In May, another 15 cruise ships are expected to dock in the city’s port carrying more than 9,500 visitors. This year, Portimão is due to welcome a total of 60,000 tourists travelling on 68 cruise ships, representing an increase of 79 per cent over last year.