Portimão cruises

Portimão hosted five cruise ships in its maritime port between May 7 and 12, receiving more than 4,600 passengers, many of whom were from the US and Canada.

Cruise company Thomson Cruises began to operate in Portimão last year, bringing the largest ship ever to have sailed in the Arade River.

Following the dredging of the river in 2008, cruise ships up to 215 metres can now come to Portimão, which is due to receive another 35 ships by November.