Funchal Cruises

Funchal Cruise
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Let an MSC Mediterranean cruise take you to Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago, a string of sub-tropical islands in the Atlantic Ocean formed by volcanic eruptions 20 million years ago. Founded in 1510, Christopher Columbus came here to buy cane sugar, the “white gold” that made Madeira rich.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Cabo Girão – Europe’s highest promontory
• The best of Madeira
• Exploring Funchai 4x4

Our MSC Cruise excursion takes you to Pico da Torre, 205 meters high, and Pico dos Barcelos, 355 meters above sea level, both with a panoramic view of the city.

Cruises from / to Funchal (Madeira Is.) in 2024

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We're constantly updating our wide selection of shore excursions for all interests to make your cruise holiday an unforgettable experience. Some tours may also be available at embarkation or disembarkation days, while during at sea days you can enjoy on board activities.

Reach the Port

The port is open to motor vehicles between 8:00 am and 23:00 pm.
Follow the signs for Funchal and Port or Pontinha.

Madeira Airport is less than a half-hour drive from Funchal’s city centre and port. There is a taxi rank immediately outside the airport building.
A bus service operated by the company SAM runs hourly at most times of the day, travelling from the airport to Funchal city centre and port.