Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news


Western Europe - UK - Iceland - Greenland


32.64285 N, -16.91725 W

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Funchal is situated on sheltered hillsides that overlook a wide bay, and is the capital of Madeira. This bustling city with mosaic pavements, narrow cobbled streets, outside cafes and bars, features various markets selling local produce. Cruise ships berth within view of the centre - it's about a 20-minute walk to the centre and a little more to the cable car. There are taxis available and sometimes a free ferry service across the dock. The seafront area features several floating restaurants.

Visitors can take the modern cable car up to picturesque Monte to see the Church of our Lady and then take wicker-work toboggan ride down previously cobbled streets. A taxi is needed to visit the Botanical Gardens. These tranquil gardens are laid out on terraces with views of Funchal and Ribeira de Joao Gomes Gorge. From Funchal tourists can visit the small fishing village of Camara de Lobos, the 2nd highest sea cliff in the world at Cabo Girao, or Riveira Brava, high up into the clouds to Encumeada, Sao Vicente, Pico do Arieiro, Santo da Serra.

Madeira is often described as the "Island of Eternal Spring." Situated off the coast of Morocco, Funchal is Portugal's other world. Entirely volcanic in origin, the peaks of Madeira stretch out of the sea from "valleys" in the ocean depths. The volcanic soil combines with mild climate to produce an abundance of green and multicolored vegetation. Along Madeira's centre runs a mountain chain providing a spectacular contrast to the fertile coastlands where principal crops like sugarcane, grapes and bananas flourish. Terraces of farmland extend into the hills and add tiers of green beauty to the landscape.

  • In August 2016, a wildfire through the Madeira island affected some of the cruise itineraries with included visit to Funchal port. P&O Cruises canceled the Azura ship's August 11 call at the port, replacing it with a day at sea. The wildfire was caused by the August's high temperatures and strong winds. It prompted the evacuation of over 1,000 (residents and tourists), destroyed around 40 homes near Funchal and killed 4 people. Due to the smoke, flights to and from Madeira Airport were also disrupted. The fire started on August 9 (allegedly by arson) at the S Roque parish. It quickly spread throughout the island's southern part and to Funchal.

Highlights: Pretty Funchal, Cable Car, Toboggans at Monte, Gardens, Cabo Girao cliffs, Camara de Lobos

Funchal cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Madeira Island dock (anchor) at Funchal - port town on the southern coast.

The Funchal cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.

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Port Funchal cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. December, 2016
Day Ships in port
4 December, 2016
Seabourn Odyssey(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
9 December, 2016
Seabourn Odyssey(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
10 December, 2016
Costa Favolosa(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
12 December, 2016
AIDAblu(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
13 December, 2016
AIDAsol(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
16 December, 2016
Saga Pearl II(arriving at 16 Dec - departing at 16 Dec)
19 December, 2016
Thomson Spirit(arriving at 19 Dec - departing at 19 Dec)
Thomson Majesty(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 20:00)
20 December, 2016
Mein Schiff 2(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 21 Dec)
AIDAsol(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
21 December, 2016
Queen Elizabeth(arriving at 21 Dec - departing at 21 Dec)
22 December, 2016
Oriana(arriving at 22 Dec - departing at 22 Dec)
23 December, 2016
MSC Magnifica(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
24 December, 2016
Ventura(arriving at 24 Dec - departing at 24 Dec)
AIDAblu(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
26 December, 2016
Artania(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Albatros(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 20:00)
27 December, 2016
Thomson Spirit(arriving at 27 Dec - departing at 27 Dec)
AIDAsol(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
31 December, 2016
Boudicca(arriving at 31 Dec - departing at 31 Dec)
Oceana(arriving at 31 Dec - departing at 01 Jan)
AIDAcara(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
Marco Polo(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 10 Apr)
MSC Magnifica(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 17:00)