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Weekly shipping to link Portimão and Seville


Following the joint work that has been carried out by the ports of Seville and Portimao, with the purpose of attracting cruise ships to the Algarve and Andalusia, negotiations are well under way with a sea/river cruise line , towards the completion of weekly trips between the two destinations

Algarve Car Hire The itinerary under current technical assessment provides for stops in the ports of Seville, Vila Real de Santo António, Olhão and Faro, with turn-around operations (embarkation and disembarkation of passengers) in Portimão, enabling the organization of package tours for passengers who stay in the Algarve region, creating good economic advantages for hotels, restaurants, local businesses and even for Faro´s International Airport.

Strategically located at the junction between the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and benefiting from unique natural conditions, the port of Portimão has in the last four years had a significant increase in the number of cruise passengers, from 5,798 in 2007 to 44,841 last year, representing an increase of 673 percent.

source: thealgarvenews.com

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