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Cruises To Funchal

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.


Best Of Madeira

Board your cable car for a ride over the city and harbor on our way to the Village of Monte, located in the outskirts of...


Eira Do Serrado & Monte

Admire the spectacular views from Seira do Serrado and Pico do Serrado. Stop at Monte, a small village to board the cabl...


Madeira's Breathtaking Beauty

At Monte you'll have a chance to travel back in time when you join the toboggan ride back to Livramento. Proceed to Pico...


Funchal Hop on Hop Off with Madeira Wine Tasting

Ride a double-decker buse around Funchal and into the villages on the outskirts, hopping on and off at places that inter...



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