Fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and over 20 centuries of history
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the westernmost capital city in Europe.
With its elegant squares and the distinctive character of intriguing districts such as Alfama and Baixa, Lisbon’s atmosphere is more sunny and cheerful than its melancholy musical heritage of Fado folk songs would have you believe!
Discover the gigantic Christ King (Cristo Rei) statue overlooking Lisbon from the Tagus River, and the Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest structures of its kind in Europe.
You will have much to pack into your day away from the ship once your luxury MSC cruise ship has docked.
To help you plan your time, choose from our varied program of excursions that offer the best deals on local sights and attractions. Venture out of the city to the heritage village of Sintra to view the Royal Palace or to the holy city of Fatima where the Virgin Mary appeared in a vision in 1917.
Good food and wine abound in this region (Portugal is home to the famous Porto wines, after all), so it is worth joining our winery tour.
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Port average temperature
Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate that is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream, giving it one of the mildest climates in Europe. The city is sunny throughout the year, with an annual average of 2900–3300 hours of sunshine.
Summers are hot and dry with average daytime temperatures of 26–29°C, falling to 16–18°C at night. Winters are cool and rainy with temperatures around 8–15°C, while spring and fall are generally mild, or even warm during daytime. Extreme temperatures may reach 37°C or more in some of the warmest summer afternoons and 2°C in the coldest winter mornings.
From May to September the weather tends to be settled most of the time with blues skies and some wind as well. Annual rainfall is around 700–750 mm, spread over 100 rainy days, mostly from October to May.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.