10 Cruise Ships Arrive in Funchal for the New Year's Celebrations

Jan 02, 2019

Ten cruise ships arrived in the port of Funchal, Madeira for the New Year’s celebrations carrying a total of 25,000 passengers and 9000 crew members, according to official data.

At the docks of Funchal, two ships were stationed in the port. P&O Ventura" on the south pier and Marella Dream on the north pier. The rest of the cruise liners were anchored offshore including AIDAnova, Balmoral, Columbus, Queen Victoria, Marco Polo, Pullmantur Zenith, AIDAstella and Mein Schiff 1.

The magnificent fireworks spectacle was displayed from 38 points in the city, an investment of 1.3 million euros from the Regional Government, commemorating 600 years of the discovery of archipelago. At the stroke of midnight, the sky was filled with light and color in a spectacle that lasted eight minutes some 26 tons of fireworks were launched.

Take a look of Madeira New Year 2019 fireworks video.