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Port of Leixões welcomed the first cruise ship of 2022.

Last Sunday, January 2nd, the Porto Cruise Terminal welcomed the first cruise ship of 2022, thus beginning a year that is expected to be successful.

The Aida Cruises’ AIDAsol arrived at the Porto Cruise Terminal at 12:00 coming from Funchal where she was for the New Year’s celebrations, with more than 1.200 passengers on board, almost all of German nationality. She departed from Leixões at 18:00, heading for the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

AIDAsol is at the end of a long 43-night voyage across the Caribbean that began on November 25 at the it’s homeport of Hamburg and that will end at the same German port on January 7.

She was built in 2011 to be operated by the prestigious German cruise company Aida Cruises. It is 253 meters long and can accommodate around 2.200 passengers on board.

This is the first of 143 calls already scheduled for 2022 at our port and end-year numbers are expected to be above 150.000 passengers visiting Porto and North of Portugal Destination. After an atypical year, if sanitary conditions permit, the Porto Cruise Terminal will have a record-breaking year.

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