Enjoy a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines when you book by 8pm 16th July 2024 T&C's Apply

Cruises to Funchal

Divider Crest Logo

Top Funchal Cruises

6★ All-Inclusive Canaries & Morocco Luxury Sale

Seabourn Sojourn 23 Mar 2025 17 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Gran Canaria (Las Palmas)

Exclusive FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

FREE Business Class flights for ALL bookings*

Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

Exclusive savings of up to £5,000*

Itinerary: Las Palmas, Spain - San Sebastian, la Gomera - Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro, Canarias, Spain - Sant Cruz de la Palma, Canary Isles - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Funchal (Madeira),...
View Itinerary

(full fare £6,499) Balcony from £5,299pp

View Cruise Deal
save 24% ends 8pm 16th July
2025 No-Fly Springtime Azores, Madeira & North Africa

Ambition 21 Mar 2025 21 nights No-Fly Cruise London Tilbury

SAVE 20% off Ambassador Drinks Packages, Explorer & Expedition*

Traditional Adults Only No-Fly British Cruising from a UK Port*

Please Hurry - Cabins will sell Fast!

Incredible SAVINGS of 24%*

Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Dartmouth - Leixoes - Lisbon - Cadiz for Seville - Casablanca, for Marrakesh - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Arrecife, Lanzarote - Funchal,…
View Itinerary

(full fare £2,097) Inside from £1,669pp

View Cruise Deal
The 2025 No-Fly Portugal & Spanish Delights

Queen Victoria 21 Apr 2025 13 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

Full-board Luxury Cruising*

Book with the Top Partner for Cunard*

Sail direct from Southampton*

Complimentary On Board Credit of up to $1,120, Coach Transfers OR Car Parking*

Itinerary: Southampton - Funchal, Madeira - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - La Palma, Spain - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Arrecife, Lanzarote - Cadiz, Spain - Southampton
View Itinerary

(full fare £1,299) Inside from £1,289pp

View Cruise Deal

Divider Crest Logo

What to see in Funchal

Funchal by day is an awe-inducing amphitheatre of red-roofed homes on lush, escalating hillsides. By night, it’s a mesmerising sea of twinkling city lights and a hive of activity. Evenings offer a wealth of opportunities, from world-class dining washed down with aromatic Madeira wine to all-night dancing and spectacular fireworks shows. It’s home to the world’s largest New Year display and two vibrant, pre-Lent carnivals that fill the streets with Samba and laughter.

The name Funchal refers to the abundant fennel that grew here when it was colonised by the Portuguese. Though it is a far cry from the wild, uninhabited island of the 15th century, flora-filled exuberance is still a major part of its appeal. Vibrant gardens and banana plantations thrive in the shelter of the valley's luxuriant slopes and perfectly manicured terraces are scattered across the capital.

Take in verdant views as you ride the cable car from the old town to Monte. At the top, amble amidst exotic plant life, free-roaming birds and historic pieces at the Monte Palace Tropical Garden and Museum. For more lovely blooms, visit the Palheiro Gardens and Jardim Botânico or, for untamed allure, take a trip to Laurisilva forest, a UNESCO Nature Site in the centre of Madeira island. Enjoy postcard-perfect surroundings with a hike from Rabaçal to the 25 Fontes Falls or head to Curral das Freiras, a valley framed by majestic mountains.

Golden bays aren’t Funchal’s strong point, though its black sands, pebble beaches and open-air lido still offer pleasant spots to soak up some sunshine. Head west along the promenade for Praia Formosa, visit Garajau in the east with its imposing Cristo Rei statue, bathe in the natural swimming pool at Porto Moniz or visit the nearby island of Porto Santos. Don’t forget to sample the island’s most delicious export - enjoy a glass of its famous wine as you relax in the cosmopolitan marina. Take a vineyard tour or visit Blandy’s Wine Lodge to fully appreciate why this mouth-watering produce has been highly regarded for centuries, even by William Shakespeare.

Which cruise lines sail to Funchal?

Cruise Lines Cruises to Funchal
Cunard See all featured cruises >
Oceania Cruises See all featured cruises >
P&O Cruises See all featured cruises >
Princess Cruises See all featured cruises >
Seabourn See all featured cruises > 


Divider Crest Logo