Funchal Cruises

Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal
Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal

Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeiran archipelago, has a timeless old-world charm. Enhanced by a subtropical climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of flowers and fruit, Funchal was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill. His praise of the city has ensured British visitors always receive a warm welcome from locals.

Backed by rolling hills, the town is famous for its harbour, the 17th century São Tiago Fortress (now the Contemporary Art Museum) and world renowned Madeiran wine cellars.[ReadMoreMob] Funchal’s parks and gardens are a delight, and a hike through the Laurel Forest nearby is highly recommended. The ancient Funchal Cathedral mixes Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and is noted for its impressive carved wooden ceiling.

Cruises to Funchal

Playa de las Teresitas near Santa Cruz de Tenerife Playa de las Teresitas near Santa Cruz de Tenerife Playa de las Teresitas near Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Winter Warmth in the Canaries • S2205A

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sun 27 Feb 2022
14 nights
  • Celebrate spring with an escape to the Canaries
  • Relax and unwind in Tenerife’s al fresco bars
  • Uncover lunar-like landscapes of Arrecife
Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal

Escape to the Canaries • T2204A

 Southampton
Bolette
Fri 04 Mar 2022
12 nights
  • An unforgettable winter escape to the Canaries
  • Chance to scale Mount Teide for incredible views
  • A must do visit to the floral island of Madeira
Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade • L2211

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Mon 02 May 2022
16 nights
  • Witness a fusion of floral colour on this springtime cruise
  • Explore Madeira’s lush landscapes and tropical gardens
  • Delight in the maritime history of La Coruña and Lisbon
Sete Cidades Lagoa Ponta Delgada Azores Sete Cidades Lagoa Ponta Delgada Azores Sete Cidades Lagoa Ponta Delgada Azores

Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • S2217

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 27 Jun 2022
14 nights
  • Dramatic volcanic landscapes
  • Whale spotting from Horta
  • Tropical blooms in Madeira
View of Sete Cidades, Azores, Portuga View of Sete Cidades, Azores, Portuga View of Sete Cidades, Azores, Portuga

Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • T2221

 Dover
Bolette
Thu 01 Sep 2022
13 nights
  • Spot Sperm Whales from Horta
  • See dramatic volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgada
  • Take a flower safari tour in Madeira with a local enthusiast
Sperm whale fin with Faial, Azores, in the background Sperm whale fin with Faial, Azores, in the background Sperm whale fin with Faial, Azores, in the background

Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • T2227

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 26 Oct 2022
14 nights
  • Spot Sperm Whales from Horta
  • See dramatic volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgada
  • Take a flower safari tour in Madeira with a local enthusiast
Mont Tropical gardens, Funchal, Maderia Mont Tropical gardens, Funchal, Maderia Botanical gardens in Funchal, Madeira

Discover Portugal with Madeira • S2230

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 24 Nov 2022
11 nights
  • Explore the colourful gardens in Madeira
  • Visit Porto to experience traditional Port wine
  • In Lisbon discover a host of historical monuments
Traditional cable car transporting tourists above Funchal city, Madeira Traditional cable car transporting tourists above Funchal city, Madeira Traditional cable car transporting tourists above Funchal city, Madeira

Islands of Cape Verde • T2230A

 Tilbury
Bolette
Fri 02 Dec 2022
19 nights
  • Experience the spectacular beauty of glorious islands
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Cape Verde
  • Discover volcanic landscapes and natural wonders
Aerial view of tree Christmas with Se church and Madeira flag in Funchal City, Madeira island, Portugal. Aerial view of tree Christmas with Se church and Madeira flag in Funchal City, Madeira island, Portugal. Aerial view of tree Christmas with Se church and Madeira flag in Funchal City, Madeira island, Portugal.

Festive Spain & Portugal • L2233

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Sat 10 Dec 2022
12 nights
  • Admire the festive light displays of Vigo
  • Browse Funchal’s Christmas market
  • Dock within one mile of each city centre
View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria View of beach in Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas. Gran Canaria

Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • L2234

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Thu 22 Dec 2022
14 nights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas at sea
  • Discover the beaches and landscapes of the Canaries
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in style in Tenerife
Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira

Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • S2233

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 22 Dec 2022
14 nights
  • Experience Christmas festivities on board
  • View the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks in Funchal
  • Unwind on sandy beaches in the Canaries
Las Teresitas, Tenerife,Canary islands,Spain Las Teresitas, Tenerife,Canary islands,Spain Las Teresitas, Tenerife,Canary islands,Spain

Winter warmth in the Canaries • T2301

 Tilbury
Bolette
Tue 03 Jan 2023
14 nights
  • Relax on the beaches near Santa Cruz in Tenerife
  • Ride the cable car in Funchal
  • Enjoy the Three Kings street parade and Epiphany celebrations
Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife Las Teresitas beach, Tenerife

Winter Warmth in the Canaries • S2302

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 20 Jan 2023
14 nights
  • Relax on sandy beaches in Tenerife
  • Explore the volcanic landscapes on Lanzarote
  • Visit the Maspalomas sand dunes in Gran Canaria
Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco

Civilisations of Cape Verde & Morocco • S2303

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 03 Feb 2023
18 nights
  • Explore the imperial cities of Marrakech & Rabat
  • Trek through the Atlas Mountains
  • Discover music & dance styles in Cape Verde
Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal

Escape to the Canaries • L2305

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 24 Mar 2023
13 nights
  • Explore magnificent Mount Teide when in Tenerife
  • Take a visit to Lanzarote's Fire Mountains
  • Enjoy a toboggan ride in Funchal