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

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
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
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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
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Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • T2221

 Dover
Bolette
Thu 01 Sep 2022
13 nights
  • Search for Whales with guidance from ORCA
  • 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
  • Look out for native whales with the help of ORCA
  • See dramatic volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgada
  • Take a flower safari tour in Madeira with a local enthusiast
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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
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
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Wonders & Wildlife of the Azores & Madeira • T2322

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 13 Aug 2023
12 nights
  • Marvel at the wonders of beautiful Portuguese islands, from the sea and ashore
  • Explore volcanic sites in the Azores and go in search of resident whales and dolphins
  • See, smell and learn about the vibrant, fragrant flora of Madeira
Sete Cidades, Azores Sete Cidades, Azores Sete Cidades, Azores

Volcanic Islands of the Canaries, Azores & Madeira • T2327

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 14 Oct 2023
15 nights
  • Revel in the dramatic nature and unique beauty of volcanic Atlantic islands
  • Take in vast crater lakes, towering mountains and geothermal springs in the Azores
  • See the famous volcanic sites of the Canaries and Madeira, such as Mount Teide
Cable cars in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Cable cars in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal Cable cars in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Spain & Portugal with the Fleet in Funchal • T2328

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 29 Oct 2023
15 nights
  • Be part of a memorable day of celebration at the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event
  • Delve into the history of ‘Hispania’ in cities linked to the Romans and Carthaginians
  • See ancient amphitheatres, fortifications and explore archaeological sites
Atlas mountains, Morocco Atlas mountains, Morocco Atlas mountains, Morocco

Discovering Cultural Morocco with the Fleet in Funchal • M2327

 Dover
Braemar
Mon 30 Oct 2023
15 nights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable celebration of Fred. Olsen’s fleet in Funchal
  • Learn of Moroccan history, culture, cuisine and much more
  • Discover sites famed for their links to the Lost City of Atlantis
View of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal View of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal View of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

The Azores with the Fleet in Funchal • S2323

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 01 Nov 2023
14 nights
  • Be part of a memorable day of celebration at the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event
  • Experience the remarkable beauty and diversity of the volcanic Azores
  • Enjoy time to explore Madeira, uncover Lisbon’s history and visit Oporto too
Castries, St Lucia Castries, St Lucia Castries, St Lucia

Classic Caribbean Islands • S2324

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 15 Nov 2023
29 nights
  • Cuisine, culture, natural beauty and breahtaking beaches - experience the best of the Caribbean
  • Sample Caribbean rum in Barbados, and learn about cocoa and sugar cane farming in Grenada and St Kitts
  • Relax on the sands of Antigua, witness the volcanic wonders of St Lucia and Dominica, and much more
Santa Cruz, Tenerife Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain-Las Teresitas beach

Winter Warmth in the Canaries • L2326

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 30 Nov 2023
13 nights
  • Visiting four beautiful islands, you’re in for an incredible Canarian discovery
  • Explore volcanic landscapes and forests, discover mysterious pyramids, relax on gorgeous beaches and much more
  • There’s also a visit to Madeira, to explore famous botanical gardens and get up-close to the island’s floral blooms
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Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries • S2326

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 22 Dec 2023
14 nights
  • Make the festive season one to remember, on an escape to sunnier climes
  • After a laidback Christmas at sea, experience the very best of the Canaries
  • See in 2024 with one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira
Pyramids of Guimar, La Palma, Tenerife Pyramids of Guimar, La Palma, Tenerife Pyramids of Guimar, La Palma, Tenerife

Winter Warmth in the Canaries • L2403

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 01 Feb 2024
13 nights
  • Enjoy the sunshine and scenery of beautiful Canarian islands
  • Volcanic landscapes, mighty peaks and gorgeous beaches awaits
  • Visit Madeira and explore the stunning botanical gardens 
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Springtime Canary Islands and Portugal • L2409

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Tue 02 Apr 2024
15 nights
  • Begin spring in style with an island-hopping adventure in the Canaries and Madeira
  • Explore volcanic landscapes and beautiful gardens, relax on sun-kissed beaches and more
  • Enjoy visits to the culture-rich Portuguese cities of Oporto and Lisbon too
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Islands of the Azores, Crossing the Path of the Solar Eclipse • T2406

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 04 Apr 2024
13 nights
  • Explore volcanic sites in the Azores and go in search of resident whales and dolphins
  • See, smell and learn about the vibrant, fragrant flora of Madeira
  • Cross the path of the Solar Eclipse, for a chance to see the phenomenon before it finishes
Humpback whale breaching off the coast, Azores Humpback whale breaching off the coast, Azores Humpback whale breaching off the coast, Azores

Natural Wonders & Wildlife of the Azores & Madeira • T2408

 Liverpool
Bolette
Fri 19 Apr 2024
14 nights
  • Marvel at the wonders of beautiful Portuguese islands, from the sea and ashore
  • Explore volcanic sites in the Azores and go in search of resident whales and dolphins
  • See, smell and learn about the vibrant, fragrant flora of Madeira
Las Teresitas with yellow sand, umbrellas, lounges and palm trees, Santa cruz, Tenerife Las Teresitas beach with yellow sand, umbrellas, lounges and palm trees, Santa Cruz Las Teresitas with yellow sand, umbrellas, loungers and palm trees, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

The Canary Islands with the fleet in Funchal • L2324

 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 30 Oct 2023
15 nights
  • Be part of a memorable day of celebration at the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event
  • Discover the beaches, volcanic wonders and verdant landscapes of the Canaries
  • Enjoy time to explore Madeira, uncover Lisbon’s history and visit Cádiz too
Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Fred. Olsen's Africa and Indian Ocean Cruise

The Intrepid Beauty of Africa & the Indian Ocean • T2330

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 19 Nov 2023
93 nights
  • Experience an adventure of a lifetime on this epic circumnavigation of Africa
  • Seek out incredible flora and fauna; visit iconic historic sites; journey off the beaten track; and much more
  • Get a feel for authentic Indian life; enjoy time in Jeddah; and sail the Suez Canal too
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New Year Escape to the Canaries • L2401

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 04 Jan 2024
14 nights
  • Be rejuvenated by the Canaries’ sunshine and scenery
  • Explore the volcanic lands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and La Palma
  • Indulge in relaxation on Gran Canaria’s golden sands 
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Discovering Cultural Morocco • L2402

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 18 Jan 2024
14 nights
  • Discover the unique culture, traditions and history of Morocco 
  • See impressive mosques and explore bustling souks
  • Enjoy time taking in the Moorish sites of Lisbon