The capital of Portugal's island of Madeira, Funchal is known for its mild subtropical climate, beautiful natural surroundings, sandy beaches and Madeira wine. With picturesque villages, idyllic landscapes, 17th-century architecture and a vibrant culinary scene, Funchal makes a popular cruise destination. Take the funicular up to the city of Monte and ride back to Funchal on a gravity-driven sledge or discover the exotic plants at Monte Palace Tropical Garden and take in some stunning panoramic views of the city. From dramatic cliffs and terraced gardens to colourful houses and cobblestone streets, a cruise is a brilliant way to experience the beauty and culture of Madeira's charming and picturesque city Funchal.
Things to do in Funchal
Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Located on the slopes of the island's highest peak, explore the botanic garden home to a collection of exotic plants.
Also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption, visit the 16th-century cathedral which has been listed as a National Monument since 1910.
The Farmers Market
Explore the Farmers Market in the centre of Funchal, here you'll find colourful stalls selling fresh and locally grown produce.
Madeira Story Centre
Explore the interactive museum and learn about Madeira's history and culture, from the island's early settlement to the present day.
Popular cruise lines for Funchal cruises
With world-class entertainment and incredible facilities, you'll have a spectacular time on a cruise with MSC Cruises.
With remarkable dining and dazzling entertainment, P&O Cruises know what they're doing when it comes to cruising.
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