Hotel Director Opens Crew Members Lounge at FX in Funchal

Jan 26, 2017

After 32 year career in cruise ships, being the last 14 years as Hotel Director for Carnival Cruise Line, Jose Pisa and his wife Iryna, opened their  Crew Lounge @ FX in Funchal on January, 20, 2017. 

Jose and Irina met on the Carnival Destiny, now renamed Carnival Sunshine and got married in St Thomas U.S.V.I. while working on the Carnival Valor.

After retiring from working on cruise ships and living on the beautiful island of Madeira it made only sense that they wanted to remain linked to the Cruise Industry and therefore the idea of creating a place where the Crew Members of the many cruise ships calling in Funchal- Madeira, could gather and call it their home away from home. A reference place where they could relax, enjoy free high speed wifi to call their relatives and have a meal or a drink at affordable prices.

At the Crew Lounge at FX, crew members can find a friendly atmosphere with people that understand their needs and are ready to help them with any requests that they might have during their stay in Funchal or planning future calls.

The Crew Lounge @ FX is located on the first floor of the FX Restaurant & Sports Bar, just a few minutes’ walk form the port and in front o the Funchal Marina across from Avenida do Mar.

All Crew members have 10% discount with their Crew Pass at the Crew Center Lounge @ FX.