Cruise to Madeira!

Cruise to Madeira!  - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Cruise to Madeira Ports!

The Port of Funchal is situated in a magnificent bay framed by the clear blue of the sea, the city of Funchal and the green of the mountains of Madeira Island. Situated 15 minutes on foot from the city centre, the Port of Funchal is also the departure point for discovering the Island of Madeira.

Funchal is its capital city and in the 741sq km of the Island of Madeira you will have lots to discover. With two thirds of its territory considered protected forest area, Madeira is a green jewel in the Atlantic Ocean. Its Laurissilva forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The beauty of its coastline is unquestionable. The clear blue of the sea in contrast to its precipitous coastline is appreciated by thousands of tourists every year.

Come and live this experience too. The Port of Funchal and Madeira Island welcomes you.

Funchal’s new cruise terminal, Gare Maritima da Madeira, was inaugurated in May 2010 offering a berthing line of 170mtr and a 3,000sq mtr building and capable of handling turnaround facilities.

The headquarters of the Port Authority and all its support services are also located in the building, as well as a range of commercial businesses.

Located along the waterfront with the city as a backdrop and offering a unique and wonderful panoramic view, the building has already become an icon and landmark of Funchal and the Madeira islands.

A stable climate, a really inviting sea temperature, nine kilometres of golden sands, an almost untamed charm and a spectacular sunset make the island of Porto Santo an unrivalled stopover on your travels. Enjoy the tranquillity which the Port of Porto Santo offers you.

Must see tourist attractions

  • Funchal Market - Mercado dos Lavradores
  • Madeira Cable Car - Visit to Monte Palace Tropical Gardens and Toboggan Ride
  • Funchal City Tour by bus (1hr)
  • Visit to Quinta do Palheiro and Botanical Garden (half day)


Port Facts

Maximum ship dimensions for berth
Length: Funchal (F): no limit, Porto Santo (P): +/-150mtr
Width: F: no limit, P: no limit
Draught: F: up to 11mtr, P: up to 7mtr
Available: yes
Ship tenders allowed: yes Tugs available: yes
Total number of quays: F:3, P:1 Total length of quays: F:1,032mtr, P:150mtr
Quay depth: F:7/11mtr, P:7mtr Passenger terminals: F:1
City Centre: 1km, 15min walk Airport: 12km
Free shuttle service to city: no
Total cruise passengers 2017:
F: 539,197, P:1,396
Total cruise calls 2017: F: 289, P:4 Turnaround port? no


Port Contact details

Main Contact
Patrícia Bairrada
Commercial Coordinator
E comercial@apram.pt P +351 291 208 600 F +351 291 220 196
Other Contact
Ligia Correia
Fatima Correia
Mailing Address
APRAM - Administração dos Portos da Região Autónoma da Madeira, SA
Gare Marítima da Madeira, Porto do Funchal
9004-518 Funchal, Madeira Island

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