Madeira: Cruises

Scenic mountainous landscapes, stunning wildlife and fabulous food

Madeira Cruises

Madeira is famous for the cruise ships that arrive in Funchal Harbour. The cruise ships arrive especially in Funchal Harbour for the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks, but it is popular year-round with cruises, and there is little to top arriving in Madeira by sea, with the lights of Funchal hovering above the harbour at night, and by day with the mountains rising up out of the ocean, with mists and clouds about them. There is no regular passenger service to Madeira, but it is a port of call for cruises calling at European destinations such as Seville, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Rome, Istanbul and more.