Wednesday, February 08, 2012

LISBON one of the most spectacular ports to sail into Europe

"Lisbon, in my opinion, is one of the most spectacular ports to sail into in Europe. Alongside Venice and Valletta it is one of my favourites, though admittedly less challenging. The pilot boards just off of the symbolic Belem Tower, before you sail past the statue of Henry the Navigator, and under the 25th April Bridge with the statue of Christ looking down from the Southern Bank. Then its just a case of making a wide turn using the breadth of the Tagus and allowing for the strong tidal currents, before docking at the Alcantara Passenger Terminal in the shadow of the Bridge that draws comparisons to the San Francisco Bridge in its visual impact.
Captain Steve Angove, m.s. SAGA RUBY"
Thank you Captain Angove for your interest in the Port of Lisbon, my homeport. One of the most spectacular cruise ports in Europe, one of the greatest ports in the world.
Captain Angove statement on Lisbon taken from the SAGA RUBY blog written on the ship's more recent call in Lisbon in January 2012. LMC
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