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The magic of Madeira

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The Garden of Eden may be closer than you think


The island’s geography alone is enchanting: volcanic peaks are feathered with pine forests; on the fringes, most beaches like Calheta are blessed with golden sand, except for Ribeira Brava – a litmus strip of striking black volcanic grain and pastel-blue Ocean.


These beaches set a relaxed scene for Paradise Found, but Madeira is a theatre of adventure deserving exploration. You’ll be ‘living levada loca!’ navigating through the elaborate system of 16th century mini-canals (or levadas), built to irrigate rainfall. Weaving through forests and waterfalls, these walks will delight leisurely amblers while ardent ramblers will be rewarded with astonishing valley views, particularly from Pico Ruivo’s soaring summit. However, the caves of São Vicente could well be the highlight of your cruise to Madeira.


From the flowering laurel to the hillside villas and chapels, white is a trending colour. In Funchal – Madeira’s untarnished urbane capital – you can sip a balmy latte while snacking on ‘Bolo do Caco’ bread enriched with garlic, parsley and butter. Obviously, you can’t leave your cruise to Madeira without a bottle of its fortified finest and there’re plenty of wine lodges to visit, including The Old Blandy (in Funchal) which educates with tastings and talks. It’s a great way to wind down after a traditional toboggan ride, if feeling audacious enough.


In Funchal, a flora-filled exuberance compensates for the lack of golden beaches. Here, thousands of vibrant, exotic plants vie for attention, exemplified by the luscious likes of Jardim Botânico, the city’s pride and joy, and the nearby Monte Palace Gardens. Below, the ‘Mercado dos Lavradores’ is a bustling hive of activity, with many vendors still donning traditional Madeiran garb.


It’s fitting that the national flower is the Bird of Paradise here; whether inhaling eucalyptus in the woodlands, caressing expertly handmade embroidery, sipping a glass or five of world-renowned vinho, watching whales or simply enjoying a soundtrack of melodic fado, all the senses will be in for a stimulating rollercoaster ride through paradise when you embark on your next cruise holiday to Madeira.


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Featured Madeira Cruises


from £949pp
Cabin type: Inside

Canaries and Azores

A wide range of superbly appointed suites, family and staterooms choices , Award-winning cuisine from the iconic main dining room with a nightly-changing menu , Lawn Club aboard Solstice Class ships ,…

13 October 2019 | 11 Nights
Celebrity Cruises : Celebrity Silhouette

Itinerary
Southampton, Ponta Delgada, Madeira, Tenerife, Lisbon, Portugal, Southampton ...Read More

from £2,308
Cabin type: Solo

Florida to Spain

A wide range of superbly appointed suites, family and staterooms choices , Award-winning cuisine from the iconic main dining room with a nightly-changing menu , Lawn Club aboard Solstice Class ships ,…

22 April 2019 | 14 Nights
Celebrity Cruises : Celebrity Infinity

Itinerary
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Madeira, Lisbon, Portugal, Seville (Cadiz), Malaga, Spain, Alicante, Barcelona, Spain ...Read More

ALL-INCLUSIVE
from £10,659pp
Cabin type: Suite

Barcelona to Miami

6 STAR ALL-INCLUSIVE ULTRA-LUXURY CRUISING*, EARN EXCLUSIVE CRUISE MILES, DRINKS & GRATUITIES INCLUDED*, FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS*

12 November 2019 | 25 Nights
Regent Seven Seas Cruises : Seven Seas Explorer

Itinerary
Barcelona, Spain, Seville (from Cadiz), Spain, Casablanca, Agadir, Lanzarote, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Funchal, Madeira, Lisbon, Portugal, Funchal, Madeira, Ponta Delgada… ...Read More

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