Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


According to the most recent data from CLIA – Associação Internacional de Cruzeiros, released at the 2023 CLIA European Summit, the cruise sector generated more than 40 billion euros of economic impact in Europe in 2021.

The sector has also reinforced its workforce with 315,000 jobs in Europe during this period.


According to a report by Publituris, the impact of cruise tourism on the Portuguese economy, according to the most recent CLIA data, “is significant”. It is estimated that cruise tourism has generated total income of 487 million euros, which includes purchases by cruise lines from local suppliers worth 70 million euros, 121 million euros of investment in shipbuilding and around of 24.8 million euros in the remuneration of the 7,900 people who, in Portugal, work directly in this sector.


In The Portugal News