The ports of Madeira, Funchal and Porto Santo, account for this Easter week, from Sunday the 10th to today, 21 cruise ship stopovers, 11,556 passengers and 8,032 crew.

The Port of Funchal has been full every day this Easter week.

This movement is also joined by the 7 scales of megayachts/sailboats with stopovers not only in Porto do Funchal but also in Porto Santo and Caniçal.

The president of APRAM, Paula Cabaço considers that “it has been an excellent period for our ports. We are very close to the 2019 stopover numbers. In terms of passenger movement, it is not yet and it will take some more time, the situation will certainly change, as the pandemic loses strength. In addition, many of the ships that have visited us are smaller and this, of course, is reflected in the global movement of passengers.”

This week, the ships “World Explorer”, “Europa 2”, “Club Med 2”, “AIDAnova”, “Scenic Eclipse” – a premiere – “Le Champlain”, “Vasco da Gama”, “Norwegian Epic”, “Hanseatic Inspiration”, “Le Dumont D’Urville”,

“Marella Explorer”, “Sea Cloud Spirit”, “World Voyager” and “Mein “Schiff 3”.

Today, in the Port of Funchal, in the morning, the “Mein Schiff 4”, the “Seven Seas Voyager” and again, the “Scenic Eclipse” are expected.

The “Mein Schiff 4” arrives at 06:00 from Ponta Delgada, with 1304 passengers and 764 crew. It stays in Madeira, 32 hours, and leaves the next day at 2:00 pm, bound for the island of La Palma.

The “Seven Seas Voyager” is in Funchal, around 6:45 am. It comes from Lisbon and it has 427 passengers and 454 crew members. At 5:00 pm she sails to the island of La Palma, after an 11-hour stopover in the region.

From Lisbon comes the “Scenic Eclipse”, a small six-star ship, which arrives around 7:00 am, with 152 passengers and 166 crew. It stays in Porto do Funchal for 18 hours and leaves at 1:00 am on Monday, to the island of Porto Santo.

From Jornal Madeira