Port Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal) receives record number of cruise ships

   November 28, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal) received in 2022's first 9 months 28 more cruise ships than in the same period of 2019 (prior to the COVID crisis).

The Regional Directorate for Statistics, in the maritime transport field, pointed this out on November 25th.

The 193 cruise ships that docked, between January-September 2022, in the ports of RAM, that's 28 more than that registered during the same period of 2019, pre-COVID year.

However, despite the positive trend in the number of stopovers, the number of cruise passengers in transit (a total of 190,262) is just over half (54.6%) of the recorded during the same period of 2019.

During the first 9 months of 2022, Funchal Port received 187,712 passengers in transit, with the vast majority of whom were Europeans (89.2%).

Germans and British represent a total of 80.2% of Madeira's cruise tourism. The predominant nationalities include German - 40.6% of the total (-49.4% than during the same period of 2019), British - 39.6% (-26.5% than in the same period of 2019), Italian - 2.3% (-63.7% than in the first 9 months of 2019), French - 1.1% (-71.5% than in the same period of 2019), Austrian - 0.9% (-69.9% than during the same period of 2019).

Port of Funchal (Madeira Island, Portugal)

A total of 12,541 North American cruise passengers passed through the Port of Funchal, which is 6.7% of the total (-36.5% than in the first 9 months of 2019), 4,051 Brazilians - 2.2% of the total (+ 47.9% than during the same period of 2019) and 1,694 from Canada - 0.9% (-73.1% than the same period of 2019).

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