Funchal Cruises

Botanical gardens in Funchal, Madeira
Botanical gardens in Funchal, Madeira

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

Fireworks over Funchal, Madeira Fireworks over Funchal, Madeira Fireworks over Funchal, Madeira

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks • L2131

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 22 Dec 2021
14 nights
  • Sail to and visit stunning Atlantic Ocean islands
  • Celebrate Christmas at sea with fun and delicious food
  • With time to explore Madeira’s gorgeous gardens & trails too
View of Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos town, Madeira island, Portugal View of Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos town, Madeira island, Portugal View of Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos town, Madeira island, Portugal

Winter Warmth of the Canaries • L2136

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Wed 17 Nov 2021
13 nights
  • An incredible journey of Canarian discovery
  • Volcanic landscapes & enchanting forests await
  • Explore famous botanical gardens in Madeira
Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria

Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth • L2201

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 05 Jan 2022
14 nights
  • Enjoy the soothing warmth of the Canaries & Madeira
  • Uncover tropical gardens and lush landscapes
  • Four days of engrossing Canary Island discovery
Braemar cruising into Mindelo in the distance Braemar cruising into Mindelo in the distance Braemar cruising into Mindelo in the distance

Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries • L2202

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 19 Jan 2022
19 nights
  • Experience the spectacular beauty of glorious islands
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Cape Verde
  • Discover volcanic landscapes and natural wonders
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
Botanical gardens in Funchal, Maderia Botanical gardens in Funchal, Maderia Botanical gardens in Funchal, Maderia

Escape to the Canaries • T2125

 Dover
Bolette
Mon 18 Oct 2021
15 nights
  • Relax on the beaches of the Canaries
  • Enjoy time in Lanzarote to seek-out volcanic wonders
  • Explore verdant Madeira
Beautiful coastal view of Santa cruz, Tenerife Beautiful coastal view of Santa cruz, Tenerife Beautiful coastal view of Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Landscapes of the Canary Islands • T2129

 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 06 Dec 2021
14 nights
  • A pre-Christmas getaway packed with the sun
  • A chance to see ‘shooting stars’ of the Geminid Meteor Shower
  • You could also see Mount Teide in Tenerife
Christmas time in Funchal, Maderia Christmas time in Funchal, Maderia Christmas time in Funchal, Maderia

Festive Escape to Madeira, Portugal & Spain • L2138

 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 06 Dec 2021
11 nights
  • Enjoy a pre-Christmas cruise with a twist
  • Feel a buzz of excitement amongst the Christmas markets
  • Discover Madeira’s lush landscapes and botanical gardens
Fireworks over Funchal, Maderia Fireworks over Funchal, Maderia Famous Fireworks in Funchal Madeira

Canaries Christmas & New Year • S2129

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 21 Dec 2021
14 nights
  • Escape to the sun for a magical festive season
  • Enjoy a feast of fun on board Borealis
  • Visit Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Palma and La Gomera
Statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking  Sugar loaf mountain, Rio, Brazil Statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking  Sugar loaf mountain, Rio, Brazil Christ the redeemer, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Latin America with the Chilean Fjords • T2201

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 04 Jan 2022
79 nights
  • Discover iconic destinations & unforgettable highlights
  • Dance the tango in Buenos Aires and much more.
  • Scenic cruising by Cape Horn
Sunset over Copacabana beach, Rio, Brazil Sunset over Copacabana beach, Rio, Brazil Copacabana Beach with Mountains in Horizon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Atlantic Islands & Brazilian Icons • T2202

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 04 Jan 2022
25 nights
  • Seek out some of Brazil’s most iconic attractions
  • Revel in unrivalled views from Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Uncover gorgeous natural treasures at Ilhabela
Statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking  Sugar loaf mountain, Rio, Brazil  Statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking  Sugar loaf mountain, Rio, Brazil Statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Sugar loaf mountain in Rio, Brazil

South America with the Chilean Fjords • T220203

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 04 Jan 2022
49 nights
  • Visit one of the world’s most intoxication regions
  • Discover iconic sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro
  • Experience scenic cruising of astonishing Chilean Fjords
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
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
Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife Beautiful beach Las Teresitas, Tenerife

Winter Escape to the Canaries • T2231

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 07 Dec 2022
14 nights
  • Relax on the sandy beaches in Tenerife
  • Visit the sand dunes in Gran Canaria
  • Sample Madeira win in Funchal
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 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
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