Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Western Europe - Azores - Canary Islands

Local Time
10:04 14 Dec 2017

Coordinates
32.64285 N, -16.91725 W

  Port Map

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.Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal) cruise port

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.Funchal (Madeira Island)

  • 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 capital, Cable Car, Toboggans at Monte, Botanical Gardens

Funchal cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Madeira Island dock along a quay at Funchal port. The harbor is located at about 20-min walking distance from the town's center.Funchal port cruise ship terminal

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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.

Day Ships in port
Thursday
30 November, 2017
AIDAblu(arriving at 18:00 - departing at 18:00)
Balmoral(arriving at 30 Dec - departing at 30 Dec)
Friday
1 December, 2017
Ventura(arriving at 01 Dec - departing at 01 Dec)
Amadea(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 14:00)
Monday
4 December, 2017
AIDAprima(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 23:00)
Costa Magica(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Marella Dream(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 20:00)
Tuesday
5 December, 2017
AIDAsol(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 05:00)
Wednesday
6 December, 2017
MSC Armonia(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Saturday
9 December, 2017
Braemar(arriving at 09 Dec - departing at 09 Dec)
Norwegian Spirit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
AIDAblu(arriving at 18:00 - departing at 16:00)
Sunday
10 December, 2017
Braemar(arriving at 10 Dec - departing at 10 Dec)
MSC Seaside(departing at 16:00)
Monday
11 December, 2017
AIDAprima(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 23:00)
Marella Dream(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
Tuesday
12 December, 2017
Mein Schiff 4(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 14:00)
AIDAsol(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 05:00)
Saga Sapphire(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 18:00)
Friday
15 December, 2017
Queen Elizabeth(arriving at 15 Dec - departing at 15 Dec)
AIDAvita(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 08:00)
Saturday
16 December, 2017
Oriana(arriving at 16 Dec - departing at 16 Dec)
Artania(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
18 December, 2017
AIDAprima(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 23:00)
Marella Dream(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 20:00)
Tuesday
19 December, 2017
Norwegian Spirit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Thursday
21 December, 2017
Oceana(arriving at 21 Dec - departing at 21 Dec)
Queen Victoria(arriving at 21 Dec - departing at 21 Dec)
AIDAblu(arriving at 18:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
23 December, 2017
Mein Schiff 4(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
24 December, 2017
AIDAsol(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Albatros(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
25 December, 2017
AIDAprima(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
26 December, 2017
Oriana(arriving at 26 Dec - departing at 26 Dec)
Marella Dream(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
27 December, 2017
Amadea(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Thursday
28 December, 2017
Norwegian Spirit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
31 December, 2017
Balmoral(arriving at 31 Dec - departing at 31 Dec)
Marella Dream(arriving at 31 Dec - departing at 01 Jan)
Pullmantur Horizon(arriving at 31 Dec - departing at 01 Jan)
Queen Elizabeth(arriving at 31 Dec - departing at 01 Jan)
Ventura(arriving at 31 Dec - departing at 01 Jan)
Columbus(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 31 Dec)
Mein Schiff 2(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 01 Jan)
AIDAvita(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 15:00)
2017 December