Madeira Funchal Cruises

Funchal Cruise

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As you arrive in Funchal on an MSC cruise, your ship will cast anchor in a bay protected by mountains rising straight up behind the port. The name, Funchal, derives from that of the fennel plant, the funcho still used today in the traditional sweets known as rebuçados de funcho, that one can find anywhere on the island of Madeira.

An excursion will take you around the town centre, to visit historic churches, from the A Sé Cathedral, with its inlaid ceiling, to the majestic Church of the Incarnation, to the church of Carmo without a vault.
Another MSC excursion will take you up to the village of Monte, from where one can admire a spectacular view of the Funchal bay. You can visit its 18th century church and the tomb of the last Austrian emperor, Charles I, and stroll around the magnificent botanic gardens. But if you like heights, there’s nothing more impressive than the Cabo Girão and its 589 metre tall cliffs, amongst the highest in the world, at the foot of which lie the cultivated lands known as Fajãs do Cabo Girão.
If you’re looking for an equipped beach during your MSC

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

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EXPLORING FUNCHAL BY 4X4
  • Category: ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN09
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CABO GIRÃO, PICO DOS BARCELO AND MADEIRAN LUNCH
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 7 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN19
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PROTECTOURS: FUNCHAL WALKING TOUR
  • Category: MSC PROTECTOURS
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN26
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RELAX & TEATIME AT THE BEAUTIFUL QUINTA JARDINS DO LAGO
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN36YC
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SIGHTS OF FUNCHAL AND FREE TIME
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN13
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PANORAMIC CABO GIRAO & RIBEIRA BRAVA
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN18W
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PICO DOS BARCELOS & TOBOGGAN RIDE
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN21
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PANORAMIC CABO GIRAO & RIBEIRA BRAVA
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN24
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PANORAMIC CABO GIRAO & RIBEIRA BRAVA FOR ANNIVERSARY
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN24ANN
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SIGHTS OF FUNCHAL & FREE TIME
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: FUN13ANN
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TRAVEL TO THE Funchal (Madeira Is.) CRUISE TERMINAL

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.