Full house in the Port of Funchal with three ships and almost 9,700 people

@ D.R.

The Port of Funchal today receives three ships, ‘Ventura’ and ‘Azura’, two ships on the CAI route, Cruises in the Atlantic Islands, and the ‘Artania’ which is almost finishing a transatlantic journey.

The three ships are handling a total of 9,698 people, 6,926 of which are passengers.

‘Artania’ was the first to arrive. This 50-night trip began on October 14, in Bremerhaven, with stops in Falmouth, Cork, Azores, New York, Newport, Baltimore, Norfolk, Virginia, Charleston, Florida, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, St. Barthelemy, Antigua, Martinique, Barbados, now, Funchal, Porto, A Coruña and returns to the departure port, Bremerhaven, on December 3rd.

The ship departs at 10pm, with 965 passengers and 512 crew, heading to Leixões, after a 17-hour stopover in Madeira.

The ‘Azura’ arrived from Tenerife, with 2,930 passengers and 1,117 crew, for a 16-hour layover.

At 9:30 pm, she sails to Gran Canaria, one of the islands in the Canary archipelago that is part of the itinerary. The trip ends on December 1st, in Tenerife.

The ‘Ventura’ began this 12-night cruise, in Southampton, on November 23rd, with Funchal being the second stop on this trip, which has planned visits to the islands of La Palma, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, then Lisbon and Southampton, where the trip ends on December 5th.

The ship departs at 5pm, after an 11-hour stopover in Madeira, taking 3,031 passengers and 1,143 crew on board.

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