PORTUGESE cruise liner MV Funchal has been confirmed as a visitor to Portland in February next year.
Following the huge success of the MS Europa’s visit in March this year, it has now been confirmed that seven cruise ship stops have been scheduled in Portland by three different ships during 2015-16.
Australian P&O Cruises had previously confirmed that their cruise ship Pacific Pearl will stop in Portland on February 24, 2014, while the Pacific Jewel will visit five times over the two years.
The MV Funchal is believed to be a similar sized ship as the MS Europa, while the Pacific Pearl is the newest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet and has the capacity to hold 1800 passengers, and the Pacific Jewel is able to carry 1950.
President of the Portland Tourism Association, Dennis Carr, said the schedule was fantastic news for the community.
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