The mountainous isle of Madeira has been a popular European destination for years. The idyllic island is perfect for exploring with its beautiful beaches, stunning lava formed landscapes and lush, green forests. But sampling the famed Madeira wines is also an absolute must. Explore more of Maderia on a European cruise!
Port Name & Location Port of Funchal Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone WET (Western European Time) UTC/GMT +1 hour
Language The local language is Portuguese. Say "where is the bathroom?" in Portuguese: "com licena, onde fica o banheiro?"
Currency & Shopping European Currency (EUR) Native crafts, embroidery shops and jewelry.
Best Way to Get Around Organized Shore Excursions for foodies, sightseeing, and wildlife expedition. Taxis, trains, and buses are available.
Famous For The island of Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 370 miles off the coast of Morocco. For over 100 years tourists have enjoyed its rugged volcanic peaks, beautiful tropical coastline and a climate that's never too hot or cold.
Fun Fact #1 The Island is surprisingly mountainous with peaks of 1,860 metres; over 6,100 feet high!
Fun Fact #2 If you're more of a soup lover, you should absolutely try the delicious sopa de tomate e cebola (tomato and onion soup) crowned with a poached egg.
A Variety of Choices
We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.