Portuscale Cruises

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Portuscale Cruises
Cruising
Industry Cruise line
Founded 2013
Headquarters Lisbon, Portugal
Area served
Europe
Services Cruises
Owner Rui Alegre
Website http://www.portuscalecruises.pt

Portuscale Cruises is a Portuguese shipping company. It is the first Portuguese company specifically dedicated to maritime cruises.

Portuscale Cruises spent 20 million euros in the refurbishment of its fleet of four cruise ships, bought from defunct Classic International Cruises in early 2013.[1]

As of 2014, the Funchal is in active service, the Azores is currently under charter to CMV, the Lisboa is currently under refit due to technicalities with the vessel, she is expected to resume sailing in 2015 and the status of the Porto is laid up; it is unknown when she will enter service.

Fleet[edit]

Ship Built Tonnage Status as of 2015
Funchal 1961 9,563 GRT Formerly a Portuguese passenger liner and presidential yacht. Transferred from Classic International Cruises.
Lisboa 1955 16,335 GRT Rebuilt 1972. Transferred from Classic International Cruises, where she was the Princess Danae, currently in dry-dock
Porto 1965 5,888 GRT Originally, the Yugoslavian passenger ship MS Istra. Transferred from Classic International Cruises, where she was the Arion.
Azores 1948 10,603 GRT Originally, the Swedish ocean liner MS Stockholm, rebuilt 1994, charterted briefly by Phoenix Reisen in 2009. Transferred from Classic International Cruises, where she was the Athena. Long-term service for Cruise & Maritime Voyages

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