Madeira Funchal port transfers and Funchal Port guide
Located on the tiny Atlantic Ocean Island of Madeira, the Funchal Port is a lovely destination with plenty to offer its guests, especially when it comes to shopping and things to see.
The importance of Madeira as a regular stopover point of the big cruise ships began well before the boom in cruise tourism. In the 40s and 50s, the steamships of the Southampton-Cape Town line, which offered a regular fortnightly connection with the British colony in South Africa, stopped over in Madeira, carrying many British tourists to the island. Greg Line was one of the first cruise-line companies to operate regularly, at the beginning of the 60s a line between England and Madeira, where there was an important British community. Also in the early years of the 60s, the ships of the Canberra and P and O Lines started to visit Madeira and the golden age for the Soviet ships of the Black Sea Shipping Company which operated out of St. Petersburg began at that time.
The strong tourist tradition, the existence of support equipment and services to the visitors, the friendliness of its people, the tranquility and political stability, are the keys to the success of the cruise-line tourist market in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Another group of factors is geographical: the environment, the climate, the appeal of the islands and their geographical situation.
The cruise-lines traffic which regularly stop off at the ports of the Region have included Madeira in the cruise circuits which have developed between the Archipelagos of Madeira and the Canaries and North Africa. There are also some routes which operate out of the Western Mediterranean or the Atlantic-facing part of Europe, namely out of Lisbon.
Port Name: Port of Funchal
Port Authority Address: Av. Sa Carneiro n.3, Funchal, Madeira 9004-518, Portugal
Latitude: 32° 38' 35" N
Longitude: 16° 54' 45" W