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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 £7,499pp
Cabin type: Suite

Autumn Isles & Morocco

6★ luxury on board intimate ships, Spacious, all-suite accommodation with sweeping ocean views, many with verandas, Tipping is neither required nor expected, Complimentary fine wines, spirits,…

27 October 2018 | 25 Nights
Seabourn : Seabourn Odyssey

Itinerary
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Naples, Italy, Trapani, Sicily, Italy, Monte Carlo, Monaco, La Joliette (Marseille),France, Sete, France, Mahon, Spain, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, Cartagena, Spain,… ...Read More

from £4,948pp
Cabin type: Outside

Holyland,Casablanca & Canary Islands Explorer

Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandas, All meals throughout your cruise - five course fine dining, informal buffets and late-night snacks throughout the day and early…

30 September 2018 | 28 Nights
Holland America Line : ms Prinsendam

Itinerary
Civitavecchia (Rome), Katakolon, Nafplion, Piraeus, Haifa, Rhodes, Iraklion, Messina, Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), Alicante, Malaga, Cadiz (Seville), Casablanca, Arrecife, Santa Cruz (Tenerife),… ...Read More

All-Inclusive
from £1,366pp
Cabin type: Inside

Canary Islands & Morocco from Barcelona

GRATUITIES & SERVICE CHARGES INCLUDED*, FAMILY-FRIENDLY*, PREMIUM BRANDED DRINKS*, WIFI FOR HAVEN SUITES*

13 December 2018 | 10 Nights
Norwegian Cruise Line : Norwegian Spirit

Itinerary
Barcelona, Spain, Casablanca, Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Las Palmas, Funchal, Malaga (Granada), Alicante, Spain, Barcelona, Spain ...Read More

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