Cruise Ship Harbour
It is a 15 minutes walk from the center of Madeira's capital, to the Funchal harbor. This is now one of the country’s port infrastructures with the largest influx of cruise ships. A privileged geographical location combined with the beauty and climate of Madeira.
Located in the beautiful bay of Funchal, the harbor is a natural stage for a breathtaking view where the intense blue of the sea contrasts with the red roofs and the green hilly landscape.
If you choose to spend New Year's Eve in Madeira, the port is one of the best locations to enjoy one of the most beautiful and renowned pyrotechnic shows in the World.
From the Port of Funchal you can go out to the beautiful island of Porto Santo, also known as the 'Golden Island' because of its gorgeous long sandy beach.
The trip between the islands takes about 2.5 hours in the ferry 'Lobo Marinho' which also allows the transport of vehicles and merchandise.
The port area also has taxi services and good amenities.
For decades and until World War II, this port received great ocean liners, thanks to its location and it even became an important port of call for the routes between Europe and the African and American continents.
Nowadays, Funchal remains a mandatory stop for large cruise ships, representing a major contribution to the economy of the region.