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

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Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France • L2128

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sat 04 Sep 2021
16 nights
  • Indulge yourself in the flavours of Portugal and France
  • Join the celebrations at Madeira’s annual Wine Festival
  • Visit the tropical gardens and landscapes of Madeira
Botanical gardens in Funchal, Maderia Botanical gardens in Funchal, Maderia Funchal Botanical Gardens

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
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 and much more awaits
  • Explore famous botanical gardens in 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
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
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 in Rio

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
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