As from September, Madeira has entered the “cruise season”. On a daily basis large cruise-ships are entering the harbour of Funchal. Due to the popularity of cruises to Madeira, the harbour authorities have decided to make various changes in the harbour to ensure that there is enough space for these large vessels. We see every year new cruises, however one of the regular cruises to Funchal is P&O Cruises with: Oreana, Aurora, Oceana, Artemis and Acradia.
Even when you see these large cruises regular arriving in the harbour of Funchal, it remains a spectacular show when they are “coming in”.
Other then P&O cruises, we see other regular cruises in Madeira’s harbour of Funchal such as: various MSC cruises, Costa Serena, Costa Marina, Costa Europa, Costa Luminosa, Costa Concordia, Aida Bella, Aida Cara, Aida Luna, Aida Vita, Thomson Celebration and Thomson Destiny, all these cruises (and there are many more) bringing in thousands of passengers who like to discover the little paradise in the Atlantic Ocean or better known as: Garden of the Atlantic Ocean, “The Floating Garden” or “The Pearl of the Atlantic Ocean”. Whatever you want to call or describe Madeira, we are proud that Madeira is attractive throughout the year with a pleasant annual climate.
Our groups on these cruises are always very keen to explore Madeira. Per foot (walking the Levadas), Bus Tours (West, East or Funchal Tour) or Jeep Safari’s. With the options of Half or Full days, we offer our groups the excursions they requested with or without lunch.
Even with these luxurious cruises, we hear from our certified guides that the clients are always pleased to leave the cruise for a few hours for an excursion that they designed themselves before arrival, together with our local specialist.
We are passionate to share our knowledge with any visitor to Madeira.