PORT MOVEMENT – Sunday, December 31
10 CRUZEIRO SHIPS ALIGNED PORT AND FUNCHAL BAY.
By: Paulo Gilberto Camacho
Photos: DR, Mafalda Camacho, CEN and Aida Cruises
This Sunday, December 31, 2017, the port and the bay of Funchal count with the presence of ten cruise ships, as well as other boats that come to lend beauty to the amphitheater of the Madeiran capital.
Thus, the Balmoral (JFM Shipping) of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, which is moored to the northern pier of Pontinha, since yesterday, will merge at 5:00 p.m. to watch the fireworks, leaving towards Lisbon at 00:30 p.m.
At 06h45, Aidavita (Blatas) from Aida Cruises moors to the southern pier, from Praia da Vitória (Azores). At 3:30 p.m., you will set out to watch the feast of midnight and, at 01:00 p.m. on day 1, you will go to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
At 7:00 am, the Queen Elizabeth (Blatas) of Cunard, from Santa Cruz de La Palma (Canary Islands), ties the southern pier. At 1:30 a.m. on day 1 you will go to Cadiz (Spain).
At 7:00 a.m., the Ventura of P & O Cruises (Blatas) found its way from Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands). At 1:30 p.m. on the first day of 2018, you will sail to Southampton (England).
Around 07:30 the Mein Schiff 2 (JFM Shipping) of TUI Cruises moorings to the southern pier of Pontinha, coming from Cadiz (Spain). at 2:00 p.m. on day 1, you will release moorings to sail to Arrecife de Lanzarote.
At 08h00, the Columbus (Blatas) that operates for Cruise and Maritime Voyages – UK, arrives from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to remain in anchorage. At 00h30 you will leave for Lisbon.
At 4:00 p.m., the TUI Marella Dream (Ferraz) arrives from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and ties to the northern pier of Pontinha. Your stay lasts until 8:00 pm on January 1st and then head to Porto Santo.
The AIDAsol (Blatas) of Aida Cruises, arrives in the Bay of Funchal from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at 18.00, where it will remain in anchorage. By 6:00 pm on the 1st, you will leave for Lisbon.
At 8:00 p.m., AIDAprima (Blatas) of Aida Cruises merge into the bay of Funchal from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Moor next to the south pier and at 11:59 pm on the first day of the new year you will leave for Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands).
Finally, around 9:00 pm, the Horizon of Pullmantur Cruises (JFM Shipping) also merge into the bay of Funchal, coming from Arrecife de Lanzarote. Your stay is extended until 7:00 pm on January 1st.