Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Residential Cruise Liner - The World - Portimão

Just been over to Portimão this morning and the largest cruise vessel I have ever seen alongside was in port.

Turned out to be the "The World" registered in Nassau, with some pretty impressive stats:

Tonnage: 43188
Passengers: 699
Crew: 343
Length: 196m
Draught: 6,7m

It is the largest vessel I have ever seen enter the Arade.

There is more about the vessel here


If a 40 000 tonne plus can get into Portimão now, this bodes well for the future of cruise traffic for Algarve tourism.