The World Navigator cruise ship , of the Mystic Cruises line , will arrive at Porto de Lisboa on July 26, at approximately 9 am, local time.The ship is making its maiden voyage, which lasts 11 days and set sail from Leixões , considering scales
in Lisbon , Gibraltar , Formentera , Ibiza , Capri and the Piraeus , Greece .”The Administration of the Port of Lisbon (APL) is satisfied with the return of the cruise activity to Lisbon, which, as of today, also foresees the stopover of another 25 cruises by the end of September”, commented Ricardo Medeiros, administrator of the APL .“For this to be possible, it was necessary to develop, in conjunction with the Lisbon Cruise Port, a Safety and Hygiene Protocol together with the Health Authority, which guarantees all the conditions for the resumption of the full operation of the Lisbon Port in the maximum security conditions.
In addition, it works in full coordination with the protocols of the companies and of all the entities involved in the operation of the ship ”, added the person in charge of the port.
The Health and Safety Protocol, implemented by cruise operators, includes a set of procedures that focus, in essence, on pre-boarding and on-board control protocols, which include testing all passengers and crew before starting. the trip, during the cruise or before disembarking, whenever there is any suspicion on board, and monitor the temperature daily and track the symptoms.
Likewise, it considers the social distancing that, among other measures, means substantially reducing the passenger capacity on board; strengthening sanitation measures, specifically cleaning protocols, strengthening medical resources on board with the modernization of medical centers and reinforcement of medical equipment; excursions in the bubble system, that is, they only authorize the departure ashore for passengers and crew who depart on an excursion organized and controlled by the ship.
The World Navigator ship will arrive with around 140 passengers and about 30 travelers are expected to board at the Lisbon Cruise Terminal. As is traditional, each time a ship calls at the Port of Lisbon on its maiden voyage, a First Call Plate will be delivered to its captain, in a ceremony adapted to the Covid-19 restrictions currently in force.
The ship is the third cruise ship built in Portugal, at the West Sea shipyards in Viana do Castelo, and is 126 meters long, 19 meters wide, 4.7 meters deep, 9,300 gross tons, eight decks, six of them for passengers and 86 cabins.
The ship has a maximum capacity for 200 passengers, 117 crew members. In addition, it features hybrid energy management technology, which maximizes fuel efficiency and consumes one-fifth, compared to conventional cruise systems.