• Portuscale Cruises is the latest member of AECO...

    ...an association dedicated to managing responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic and strive to set the highest possible operating standards (for more info visit www.aeco.no).
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  • Açores, 5 islands in a single cruise...

    ...from 9th to the 18th September, the best way to visit five island of this archipelago in one trip, with maximum comfort on board the Mv Funchal!. Until the 5th September the 2nd passenger receives a 50% discount.
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  • The islands and volcanoes of the Mediterranean...

    ...you will pass through several ports of call that have history and culture has their main attraction, from 18th September to the 3rd October. Until the 15th September the 2nd passenger receives a 50% discount.
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  • M/v Funchal returns to Africa in a historical Cruise...

    ...on a unforgettable cruise, a unique opportunity to remember and relive the Portuguese recent past in Africa land, from 23rd November to 23rd December 2014.
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  • JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST CRUISES IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS...

    ... see details in the PDF brochure:
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  • Do you know what is included in our fares?...

    ... Porter service at the pier, Port charges, Service charges, Travel Insurance and more (in the "Itineraries" area check all our Special Conditions).
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  • Do you know that Travel Insurance is included in our fares?...

    ... In the Cruise Collection 2015 see all the new exciting offers that we specially prepared for you (check all the details in the "Itineraries" area).
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Embark with Portuscale Cruises and be surprised with the emblematic and rebuilt M/v Funchal. Following the massive refit, her elegance and glamour were glorified, transforming it into a vessel that will simply astound you.

Because it is a milestone of our fleet and even the history of Portugal, the M/v Funchal in 2014, will stay connected to the sea of ​​Portugal with several thematic cruises with departures from Lisbon, Porto and Portimao, which include the latest released itinerary:

> WEST AFRICA CRUISE

From
23rd November to the 23rd December 2014

Lisbon | Funchal
(Madeira Island) | Mindelo (Cabo Verde) | S. Tomé | Lobito (Angola) | Luanda | Bissau (Guiné-Bissau) | Funchal | Lisbon

An
unforgettable cruise that is a unique opportunity to remember and relive Portuguese recent past in African lands, passing through ports where the M/v Funchal can not be said to be a perfect stranger. For more details click here to consult all information about this cruise.


This cruise and other cruises of our Summer Collection 2014 or our New Cruise Collection 2014/2015, onboard Mv Funchal the discoveries continues. Discover our special conditions and many new features that we have prepared especially for you!
 
More details download here our Summer Cruise Collection 2014 in a digital brochure.
 
Soon our New Cruise Collection for the season 2014/2015 will be available to download.

All details about our cruises could be also consulted in the Itineraries area.
Our fleet

Our fleet

  • M/V Funchal

    M/V Funchal

    M/V Funchal has actually began her career as the Portuguese Presidential Yacht, for transatlantic visits, before her conversion into a cruise vessel. She is now totally rebuilt with an upgrade to a 4 stars vessel. M/V Funchal is more warmfull and charming than ever. At 10,000 gross tons, this classic cruise liner with her beautiful profile, charming interiors and sheltered promenade decks is renowned for her yacht-like ambiance.

    As a 580 passenger capacity vessel, she is exceptionally convivial and this more social, personalized style of cruising, along with her attentive and dedicated officers and crew, mostly Portuguese, some of which have been with her for over 20 years, have enabled her to attract a strong loyal following repeat clientele.

    All around the world, along the magnificent south American coastline, the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian Fjords, the Atlantic Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, Australia and Far East, the M/V Funchal presently stands out as one of the finnest examples of classic cruise liners, whose kind is increasingly sought out by experiences cruise travelers. She truly is as enchanting as the beautiful island of Madeira, from whose capital takes her name.

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  • M/V Lisboa

    M/V Lisboa

    300 cabins, a marvelous classic performance ship with magnificent deck spaces.

    Renovation works will be carried on until 2015. Will have new Wellness & Beauty Centers, where passengers can enjoy during the day SPA services. These services will then be available in all fleet.

    The bars are also being upgrading. High quality of wines and Port wines drinks will be available and various themes and experiences will be created around it.

    Ship profile available soon

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  • M/V Azores

    M/V Azores

    277 cabins, the most recent rebuilt vessel with a solid and modern approach.

    Ship profile available soon

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  • M/V Porto

    M/V Porto

    With a yacht-like ambience, M/V Porto has a particular style, charm and grace which can only be found on a vessel of this size. Recently refurbished, is able to offer you a truly memorable cruising experience combined with a service that is second to none. In June 2013, the M/V Porto was rebuilt in Lisbon. Her interiors were designed and decorated to create a subtle atmosphere of light blending with soft colours throughout its new public rooms and passenger cabins. In a recently passed renamed “Porto” in 2000 the ship has been sailing since around the globe.

    Aboard, the restaurant provides a warm and relaxing environment in which to enjoy the leisurely meals prepared for you prepared for you by our international Chefs. Alternatively you may wish to enjoy lunch “al fresco” style in the Lido Lounge, and don’t forget afternoon tea where you can savour a selection of fi nger sandwiches, fresh warm scones and a choice of tea from the wide selection served on board. After a perfect day ashore or a day of simply relaxing on deck, why not enjoy an after dinner drink in one of Porto’s intimate lounge before taking in the show or enjoying the night sky from the open deck.

    A cruise on the M/V Porto is unique experience, the ideal choice passengers wishing to visit those coy harbours and ports of call that are inaccessible to larger vessels, wrapped in an extremely intimate and relaxed atmosphere, together with an excellent service and a top-level gastronomy.

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Itineraries

Itineraries - On board M/V Funchal

  • New Year in Madeira: 8 days/7 nights

    As a New Year’s celebration, few experiences can rival watching one of the world’s truly great fireworks displays, set off over the port city of Funchal in Madeira. Cruise aboard M/V Funchal to its Atlantic namesake to take part in the festivities from an anchorage in the thick of the action. Departing from Lisbon, the voyage will also allow a day ashore at Porto Santo, a Portuguese island outpost first claimed in 1418 and noted for its rugged landforms and colonial heritage.
    On her return to mainland Europe, this historic vessel will call in Portimão on Portugal’s Algarve coast, then transit the Strait of Gibraltar en route to Barcelona, Spain. There, she will spend just a few hours in port before embarking on her long-awaited return to the Southern Hemisphere.



    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    28.01.2014 F Lisbon Embark 20.00
    29.12.2014 Sa At sea - -
    30.12.2014 Su Porto Santo
    Funchal
    08.00 21.00 16.00
    -
    31.12.2014 M Funchal
    Funchal
    -
    21.00
    20.00
     
    01.01.2015 Tu Funchal
    At sea
    01.00
    -

    -
    02.01.2015 W Portimão 13.00 15.30
    03.01.2015 Th At sea  -
    04.01.2015 F Barcelona 16.30 Disembark


    TOURS

    information available soon


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $1.439,00 $1.225,00  £     979,00       890,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $1.579,00 $1.345,00  £  1.077,00       979,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $1.655,00 $1.409,00  £  1.126,00    1.024,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $2.159,00 $1.839,00  £  1.371,00    1.246,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $1.795,00 $1.525,00  £  1.224,00    1.113,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $1.939,00 $1.649,00  £  1.322,00    1.202,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $2.369,00 $2.015,00  £  1.616,00    1.469,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $2.875,00 $2.445,00  £  1.958,00    1.780,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $3.445,00 $2.929,00  £  2.350,00    2.136,00 € 

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.
      
     

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 890 | AUD 1.225 | £ 979
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  • Barcelona to Singapore: 29 days/28 nights

    Cultural, gastronomic and archaeological marvels await in ten countries: La Goulette/Tunis (Tunisia), Valletta (Malta), Aqaba (Jordan), Safaga (Egypt), Kochi (India), Malé (Maldives), Singapore, Semarang and Komodo Island (Indonesia), Dili (Timor Leste) and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea).
    Explore one of the Mediterranean’s most ethnically diverse islands, bilingual Malta, and delve into three of North Africa and the Middle East’s oldest and most sophisticated civilisations. In India, gain an appreciation of Europe’s ambitious 15th-century settlement of the subcontinent at Kochi, then taste idyllic island life among the palmringed attols of the remote Maldives. South East Asia offers a string of pearls of its own: vibrant, multicultural Singapore.



    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    04.01.2015 Su Barcelona Embark 22:00
    05.01.2015 M At sea - -
    06.01.2015 Tu La Goulette 09:00 18:00
    07.01.2015 W La Valletta 12:00 20:00
    08 & 09.01.2015 Th & F At sea - -
    10.01.2015 Sa Port Said 15:00 23:59
    11.01.2015 Su Suez Canal (02:00) (18:00)
    12.01.2015 M Aqaba 16:00 -
    13.01.2015 Tu Aqaba - 18:00
    14.01.2015 W Safaga 08:00 23:00
    15 to 23.01.2015 Th to F At sea - -
    24.01.2015 Sa Kochi 05:00 23:00
    25.01.2015 Su At sea - -
    26.01.2015 M Malé 06:00 20:00
    27 to 31.01.2015 Tu to F At sea - -
    01.02.2015 Su Singapore 08:00 Disembark




    TOURS

    Information available soon


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $5.882,00 $4.352,00 £2.999,00 4.110,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $8.232,00 $6.085,00 £3.999,00 5.753,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $8.602,00 $6.359,00 £4.500,00 6.011,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $8.975,00 $6.636,00 £5.500,00 6.272,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $9.468,00 $6.995,00 £4.999,00 6.616,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $10.149,00 $7.498,00 £5.400,00 7.092,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $12.005,00 $8.870,00 £5.999,00 8.389,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $15.217,00 $11.244,00 £7.999,00 10.634,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $18.309,00 $13.522,00 £8.900,00 12.794,00 €
    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.
      
     

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 4.110 | AUD 4.352 | £ 2.999
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  • Suez Sojourn: 45 days/44 nights

    Cultural, gastronomic and archaeological marvels await in ten countries: La Goulette/Tunis (Tunisia), Valletta (Malta), Aqaba (Jordan), Safaga (Egypt), Kochi (India), Malé (Maldives), Singapore, Semarang and Komodo Island (Indonesia), Dili (Timor Leste) and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea).
    Explore one of the Mediterranean’s most ethnically diverse islands, bilingual Malta, and delve into three of North Africa and the Middle East’s oldest and most sophisticated civilisations. In India, gain an appreciation of Europe’s ambitious 15th-century settlement of the subcontinent at Kochi, then taste idyllic island life among the palmringed attols of the remote Maldives. South East Asia offers a string of pearls of its own: vibrant, multicultural Singapore, the open rice fields and volcanic mountains of Indonesia’s heartland, rugged Komodo Island with its roaming lizards, and one of the world’s youngest nations, the one-time Portuguese colony now reborn as Timor Leste. End the voyage with a rare transit of Torres Strait and an introduction to Papua New Guinea’s colourful capital for a taste of Melanesian life.
     
    Along the way, sign up for your choice of optional fully escorted excursions ashore. Visit must-see ‘dream’ destinations such as the Roman ruins of Carthage, the temples of Luxor and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens on the upper Nile River and the hilltop Buddhist complex of Borobudur on the plains of central Java. Be welcomed as a guest of honour in the ancient Nabataean sandstone city of Petra by its present custodians, the region’s Bedouin inhabitants. Search for exotic keepsakes in the bustling souqs of Tunis, the spice-scented alleyways of Aqaba and the gleaming multi-storey shopping centres and teeming night markets of Singapore, and savour freshly prepared local cuisine at street stalls, hawker stands and formal restaurants.



    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    04.01.2015 Su Barcelona Embark 22:00
    05.01.2015 M At sea - -
    06.01.2015 Tu La Goulette 09:00 18:00
    07.01.2015 W La Valletta 12:00 20:00
    08 & 09.01.2015 Th & F At sea - -
    10.01.2015 Sa Port Said 15:00 23:59
    11.01.2015 Su Suez Canal (02:00) (18:00)
    12.01.2015 M Aqaba 16:00 -
    13.01.2015 Tu Aqaba - 18:00
    14.01.2015 W Safaga 08:00 23:00
    15 to 23.01.2015 Th to F At sea - -
    24.01.2015 Sa Kochi 05:00 23:00
    25.01.2015 Su At sea - -
    26.01.2015 M Malé 06:00 20:00
    27 to 31.01.2015 Tu to F At sea - -
    01.02.2015 Su Singapore 08:00 -
    02.02.2015 M Singapore - 04:00
    03.02.2015 Tu At sea - -
    04.02.2015 W Semarang 05:00 17:00
    05.02.2015 Th At sea - -
    06.02.2015 F Komodo Island 12:00 20:00
    07.02.2015 Sa At sea - -
    08.02.2015 Su Dili, 06:00 17:00
    09.02.2015 M At sea - -
    10.02.2015 Tu Torres Strait - -
    11.02.2015 W Port Moresby 13:00 22:00
    12 to 16.02.2015 Th to M At sea - -
    17.02.2015 Tu Newcastle 07:00 Disembark


    TOURS

    Available soon


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $8.449,00 $7.175,00  £  3.999,00    4.990,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $11.659,00 $9.899,00  £  4.999,00    5.990,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $12.165,00 $10.329,00  £  5.999,00    6.990,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $12.675,00 $10.765,00  £  7.700,00    7.790,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $13.349,00 $11.329,00  £  6.500,00    7.990,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $14.279,00 $12.119,00  £  6.999,00    8.400,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $16.815,00 $14.275,00  £  7.999,00    9.990,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $21.205,00 $18.005,00  £10.900,00  12.990,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $25.429,00 $21.585,00  £12.900,00  15.000,00 € 

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.
      

     SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 4.990 | AUD $7.175 | £ 3.999
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  • Singapore to Newcastle: 17 days/16 nights

    vibrant, multicultural Singapore, the open rice fields and volcanic mountains of Indonesia’s heartland, rugged Komodo Island with its roaming lizards, and one of the world’s youngest nations, the one-time Portuguese colony now reborn as Timor Leste. End the voyage with a rare transit of Torres Strait and an introduction to Papua New Guinea’s colourful capital for a taste of Melanesian life.

     

    Along the way, sign up for your choice of optional fully escorted excursions ashore. Visit must-see ‘dream’ destinations such as the Roman ruins of Carthage, the temples of Luxor and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens on the upper Nile River and the hilltop Buddhist complex of Borobudur on the plains of central Java. Be welcomed as a guest of honour in the ancient Nabataean sandstone city of Petra by its present custodians, the region’s Bedouin inhabitants. Search for exotic keepsakes in the bustling souqs of Tunis, the spice-scented alleyways of Aqaba and the gleaming multi-storey shopping centres and teeming night markets of Singapore, and savour freshly prepared local cuisine at street stalls, hawker stands and formal restaurants.



    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    01.02.2015 Su Singapore Embark -
    02.02.2015 M Singapore - 04:00
    03.02.2015 Tu At sea - -
    04.02.2015 W Semarang 05:00 17:00
    05.02.2015 Th At sea - -
    06.02.2015 F Komodo Island 12:00 20:00
    07.02.2015 Sa At sea - -
    08.02.2015 Su Dili, 06:00 17:00
    09.02.2015 M At sea - -
    10.02.2015 Tu Torres Strait - -
    11.02.2015 W Port Moresby 13:00 22:00
    12 to 16.02.2015 Th to M At sea - -
    17.02.2015 Tu Newcastle 07:00 Disembark


    TOURS

    Information available soon


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $4.250,00 $3.610,00  £  2.168,00    2.970,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $5.145,00 $4.405,00  £  2.624,00    3.595,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $5.355,00 $4.585,00  £  2.731,00    3.742,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $5.570,00 $4.770,00  £  2.841,00    3.892,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $5.850,00 $4.995,00  £  2.984,00    4.088,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $6.240,00 $5.335,00  £  3.182,00    4.361,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $7.295,00 $6.240,00  £  3.720,00    5.098,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $9.135,00 $7.795,00  £  4.659,00    6.384,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $10.900,00 $9.295,00  £  5.559,00    7.617,00 € 
    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.
      

    Special conditions: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 2.970 | AUD 3.610 | £ 2.168
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  • Singapore to Geelong: 20 days/19 nights

    vibrant, multicultural Singapore, the open rice fields and volcanic mountains of Indonesia’s heartland, rugged Komodo Island with its roaming lizards, and one of the world’s youngest nations, the one-time Portuguese colony now reborn as Timor Leste. End the voyage with a rare transit of Torres Strait and an introduction to Papua New Guinea’s colourful capital for a taste of Melanesian life.
     
    Along the way, sign up for your choice of optional fully escorted excursions ashore. Visit must-see ‘dream’ destinations such as the Roman ruins of Carthage, the temples of Luxor and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens on the upper Nile River and the hilltop Buddhist complex of Borobudur on the plains of central Java. Be welcomed as a guest of honour in the ancient Nabataean sandstone city of Petra by its present custodians, the region’s Bedouin inhabitants. Search for exotic keepsakes in the bustling souqs of Tunis, the spice-scented alleyways of Aqaba and the gleaming multi-storey shopping centres and teeming night markets of Singapore, and savour freshly prepared local cuisine at street stalls, hawker stands and formal restaurants.
    Go ashore in Eden for your choice of optional excursions locally to the Killer Whale Museum and historic Boydtown port with its lookout tower on Twofold Bay for an encounter with the region’s whaling past or further afield to the charming towns that populate the Sapphire Coast. The region’s gourmet food offerings include dairy products such as the famous Bega cheese, showcased at the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre with its artefact collection and complimentary samples.



    ITINERARY

    DATE
    PORT OF CALL
    ARR
    DEP
    01.02.2015
    Su
    Singapore
    Embark
    -
    02.02.2015
    M
    Singapore
    -
    04:00
    03.02.2015
    Tu
    At sea
    -
    -
    04.02.2015
    W
    Semarang
    05:00
    17:00
    05.02.2015
    Th
    At sea
    -
    -
    06.02.2015
    F
    Komodo Island
    12:00
    20:00
    07.02.2015
    Sa
    At sea
    -
    -
    08.02.2015
    Su
    Dili,
    06:00
    17:00
    09.02.2015
    M
    At sea
    -
    -
    10.02.2015
    Tu
    Torres Strait
    -
    -
    11.02.2015
    W
    Port Moresby
    13:00
    22:00
    12 to 16.02.2015
    Th to M
    At sea
    -
    -
    17.02.2015
    Tu
    Newcastle
    07:00
    16.00
    18.02.2015
    W
    Eden
    12.00
    22.00
    19.02.2015 Th At sea - -
    20.02.2015
    F
    Geelong
    07.00
    Disembark
     

    TOURS

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    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $4.886,00 $4.155,00  £  2.492,00    3.414,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $6.024,00 $5.150,00  £  3.072,00    4.210,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $6.270,00 $5.364,00  £  3.198,00    4.381,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $6.525,00 $5.589,00  £  3.328,00    4.560,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $6.855,00 $5.850,00  £  3.496,00    4.790,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $7.315,00 $6.250,00  £  3.731,00    5.112,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $8.560,00 $7.315,00  £  4.366,00    5.982,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $10.730,00 $9.150,00  £  5.472,00    7.498,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $12.815,00 $10.920,00  £  6.536,00    8.955,00 € 
    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance
     
    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.
      

     Special conditions: 

    OPTIONS
    DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS
    Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT
    Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE
    As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES
    In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE
    Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS
    Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS
    Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     
     
    DECK PLAN
     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 3.414 | AUD 4.155 | £ 2.492
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  • Three Night Tempter: 4 days/3 nights

    The answer is a three-night coastal taster encompassing the very best of shipboard life. Join us in Newcastle for a leisurely voyage south to Geelong, Victoria’s original port and M/V Funchal’s summer home. Along the way, go ashore in Eden for your choice of optional excursions locally to the Killer Whale Museum and historic Boydtown port with its lookout tower on Twofold Bay for an encounter with the region’s whaling past or further afield to the charming towns that populate the Sapphire Coast. The region’s gourmet food offerings include dairy products such as the famous Bega cheese, showcased at the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre with its artefact collection and complimentary samples.


    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    17.02.2015 Tu Newcastle Embark 16.00
    18.02.2015 W Eden 12.00 22.00
    19.02.2015 Th At sea - -
    20.02.2015 F Geelong 07.00 Disembark


    TOURS

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    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $636,00 $545,00  £     324,00       444,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $879,00 $745,00  £     448,00       614,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $915,00 $779,00  £     467,00       639,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $955,00 $819,00  £     487,00       667,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $1.005,00 $855,00  £     513,00       702,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $1.075,00 $915,00  £     548,00       751,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $1.265,00 $1.075,00  £     645,00       884,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $1.595,00 $1.355,00  £     813,00    1.115,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $1.915,00 $1.625,00  £     977,00    1.338,00 € 

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.


     

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 444 | AUD 545 | £ 324
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  • Island Escape: 6 days/5 nights

    Sail out of Port Phillip just as dusk settles to begin your westward adventure. With two full sea days included, your itinerary ensures ample time for making the most of M/V Funchal’s elegant yet welcoming public areas, unwinding in the comfort and privacy of your cabin or booking an optional visit to the vessel’s modern wellness centre. Ashore, delight in Kangaroo Island’s diversity of wildlife, laid-back residents and superb fresh produce. Shop for locally produced food, art and craft or join your choice of optional shore excursions to seek out some of the island’s iconic finned, feathered or pouched inhabitants.



    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    20.02.2015 F Geelong Embark 17.00
    21.02.2015 Sa At sea - -
    22.02.2015 Su Kangaroo Island 07.00 -
    23.02.2015 M Kangaroo Island - 18.00
    24.02.2015 Tu At sea - -
    25.02.2015 W Geelong 07.00 Disembark


    TOURS

    Information available soon





    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $1.049,00 $900,00  £     535,00       733,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $1.465,00 $1.245,00  £     747,00    1.024,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $1.529,00 $1.299,00  £     780,00    1.068,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $1.575,00 $1.355,00  £     803,00    1.101,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $1.675,00 $1.425,00  £     854,00    1.170,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $1.795,00 $1.525,00  £     915,00    1.254,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $2.109,00 $1.795,00  £  1.076,00    1.474,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $2.665,00 $2.259,00  £  1.359,00    1.862,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $3.195,00 $2.709,00  £  1.629,00    2.233,00 €
    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.


     

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 733 | AUD 900 | £ 535
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  • Beautifull Bass Strait: 4 days/3 nights

    On the opening morning, set foot on the Apple Isle in Burnie, a charming town in its own right and the gateway to limestone caves, golden sandy beaches and expansive wildnerness areas. The following day, experience life on the northern side of the strait with a visit to Portland on Victoria’s Discovery Coast. The site of the colony’s first permanent settlement, it is rich with early 1800s relics, including more than 200 buildings classified by the National Trust. Further afield, through your choice of optional shore excursions relive the adventures of early seafarers along the historic Shipwreck Coast or marvel at the multi-coloured waters of Mount Gambier’s volcanic crater lakes across the border in South Australia.


    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    25.02.2015 W Geelong Embark 15.00
    26.02.2015 Th Burnie 09.00 15.00
    27.02.2015 F Portland 10.00 16.00
    28.02.2015 Sa Geelong 09.00 Disembark


    TOURS

    Information available soon


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $1.049,00 $900,00  £     535,00       444,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $1.465,00 $1.245,00  £     747,00       614,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $1.529,00 $1.299,00  £     780,00       639,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $1.575,00 $1.355,00  £     803,00       667,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $1.675,00 $1.425,00  £     854,00       702,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $1.795,00 $1.525,00  £     915,00       751,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $2.109,00 $1.795,00  £  1.076,00       884,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $2.665,00 $2.259,00  £  1.359,00    1.115,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $3.195,00 $2.709,00  £  1.629,00    1.338,00 € 
    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.


     

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 444 | AUD 900 | £ 535
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  • Tassie Explorer: 8 days/7 nights

    Through optional shore excursions, explore the heights of Cradle Mountain National Park and coastal drawcards such as Launceston and Stanley, soak up the delights of the waterfront precinct, Mount Wellington and the modern art gallery Mona in Hobart, travel into Tasmania’s interior to fish for salmon or meet cute (if not cuddly) Tasmanian devils, and step back 200 years with a wander among the remains of the convict-built colonial settlement at Port Arthur. Lastly, skirt around isolated Maria Island and traverse one of the nation’s biggest archipelagos, the Furneaux Group, for a glimpse into this seldom-visited cluster of unspoiled islands.


    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    28.02.2015 Sa Geelong Embark 18.00
    01.03.2015 Su Burnie 10.30 -
    02.03.2015 M Burnie - 20.00
    03.03.2015 Tu At sea - -
    04.03.2015 W Hobart 08.00 20.00
    05.03.2015 Th Port Arthur 07.00 15.00
    06.03.2015 F At sea - -
    07.03.2015 Sa Geelong 08.00 Disembark


    TOURS

    Information available soon






    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $1.485,00 $1.259,00  £     757,00    1.038,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $2.049,00 $1.739,00  £  1.045,00    1.432,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $2.139,00 $1.815,00  £  1.091,00    1.495,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $2.229,00 $1.889,00  £  1.137,00    1.558,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $2.345,00 $1.989,00  £  1.196,00    1.639,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $2.509,00 $2.129,00  £  1.280,00    1.753,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $2.955,00 $2.509,00  £  1.507,00    2.065,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $3.725,00 $3.165,00  £  1.900,00    2.603,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $4.469,00 $3.795,00  £  2.279,00    3.123,00 € 

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.
      

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

    DECK PLAN

     
    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
    From € 1.038 | AUD 1.259 | £757
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  • Northern Nostalgia: 4 days/3 nights

    This is cruising as you’ve always dreamed it would be: take the time to dress for a gala black-tie dinner, enjoy evening cocktails and late-night spirits in your choice of lounges and wile away the daylight hours with a game of shuffleboard, a hand of bridge or a stroll around one of M/V Funchal’s three open decks. Sit in on a lecture on accessing military service records or join an intimate group discussion to share your own story of wartime devotion by a relative or friend. As an option, from Eden take a guided coach tour to Canberra to make use of the world-class research facilities at the Australian War Memorial, the National Library of Australia and the National Archives of Australia, accompanied by experienced writers and historians.


    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    07.03.2015 Sa Geelong Embark 19.00
    08.03.2015 Su At sea - -
    09.03.2015 M Eden 06.00 18.00
    10.03.2015 Tu Newcastle 14.00 Disembark


    TOURS

    Information available soon



    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $636,00 $545,00  £     324,00       381,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $879,00 $745,00  £     448,00       521,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $915,00 $779,00  £     467,00       544,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $955,00 $819,00  £     487,00       572,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $1.005,00 $855,00  £     513,00       597,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $1.075,00 $915,00  £     548,00       639,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $1.265,00 $1.075,00  £     645,00       751,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $1.595,00 $1.355,00  £     813,00       947,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $1.915,00 $1.625,00  £     977,00    1.136,00 € 

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.

     

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

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  • Battlefields & Gallipoli: 57 days/56 nights

    In the lead-up to April 25, take up the option of joining fully escorted shore excursions to explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and the nearby Greek island Lemnos and experience modernday Turkish culture and reminders of ancient Constantinople with a visit to the country’s magnificent capital, Istanbul. On Anzac Day itself, observe the solemnity of the dawn service at Anzac Cove from the comfort of M/V Funchal’s spacious lounges as the vessel takes a live television feed of proceedings ashore. With military history as its theme, this itinerary honours not only the determination of the Anzacs at Gallipoli but the sacrifices and successes of Australasia’s service men and women in subsequent campaigns in some of the world’s most iconic wartime settings. En route to Turkey, tour World War I and II and Malayan Emergency battlegrounds and related sites in Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Singapore, Malaysia, the Sinai, northern Egypt and Greece, take in the expanses of the Arabian Desert in Oman, and explore three of the Commonwealth’s most strategically important member countries: Sri Lanka, Malta and Gibraltar. All three have served as significant links in the chain of defence for centuries. As a final port of call, visit Porto in northern Portugal, among Britain’s most enduring allies and one of the few neighbouring European nations with which it has never experienced prolonged conflict. Along the way, be entertained and enlightened by lectures, slideshows and documentary films, and try your luck in a regular game of two-up in the name of charity.


    ITINERARY
    DATE PORT OF CALL ARR DEP
    10.03.2015 Tu Newcastle Embark 20.00
    11 to 15.03.2015 W to Su At sea - -
    16.03.2015 M Lae 07.00 22.00
    17.03.2015 Tu At sea - -
    18.03.2015 W Wewak 07.00 15.00
    19 to 22.03.2015 Th to Su At sea - -
    23.03.2015 M Sandakan 07.00 21.00
    24.03.2015 Tu At sea - -
    25.03.2015 W Pel Bintulu 11.00 22.00
    26 & 27.03.2015 Th & F At sea - -
    28.03.2015 Sa Singapore 07.00 23.00
    29.03.2015 Su At sea - -
    30.03.2015 M George Town 07.00 23.00
    31.03.2015 to 03.04.2015 Tu to F At sea - -
    04.04.2015 Sa Colombo 07.00 18.00
    05 to 08.04.2015 Su to W At sea - -
    09.04.2015 Th Salalah 07.00 17.00
    10 to 13.04.2015 F to M At sea - -
    14.04.2015 Tu Sharm El Sheik 20.30 -
    15.04.2015 W Sharm El Sheik - 11.30
    16.04.2015 Th At sea - -
    17.04.2015 F Alexandria 07.00 23.00
    18.04.2015 Sa At sea - -
    19.04.2015 Su Iraklion 07.00 22.00
    20.04.2015 M At sea - -
    21.04.2015 Tu Çanakkale 06.00 -
    22.04.2015 W Çanakkale - 19.00
    23.04.2015 Th Istanbul 07.00 21.00
    24.04.2015 F Myrina 13.00 22.00
    25.04.2015 Sa At sea - -
    26.04.2015 Su Piraeus 07.00 20.00
    27.04.2015 M At sea - -
    28.04.2015 Tu La Valetta 08.00 16.00
    29 & 30.04.2015 W & Th At sea - -
    01.05.2015 F Gibraltar 12.00 20.00
    02.05.2015 Sa At sea - -
    03.05.2015 Su Porto 07.00 13.00
    04.05.2015 M At sea - -
    05.05.2015 Tu Portsmouth 17.00 Disembark


    TOURS

    information available soon


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
      AUD GBP EUR
    CATEGORY DECK Regular Advantage Regular Regular
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25 Algarve: 10 $12.965,00 $10.995,00  £  6.612,00    9.060,00 €
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 $16.855,00 $14.305,00  £  7.296,00  11.778,00 €
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12 Navigators: 1 $18.149,00 $15.405,00  £  7.857,00  12.683,00 €
    Cat 4: Inside Single Algarve: 2 Madeira: 1 Açores: 2 $19.449,00 $16.509,00  £  8.420,00  13.591,00 €
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22 Madeira: 8 Açores: 2 navigators: 1 $19.189,00 $16.285,00  £  8.305,00  13.409,00 €
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37 Açores: 4 $20.745,00 $17.609,00  £  8.981,00  14.497,00 €
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24 Açores: 14 Promenade: 2 Navigators: 22 $23.205,00 $19.699,00  £10.046,00  16.216,00 €
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13 Navigators: 2 $29.169,00 $24.759,00  £12.627,00  20.383,00 €
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4 Navigators: 1 $35.005,00 $29.715,00  £15.155,00  24.461,00 € 

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Service charges.
      • Travel assistance insurance

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets ( airport, fuel and other charges), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccionation.
      
     

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
    INDIVIDUAL CABINS Designated single cabins are available in category 4; a limited number of twin/double cabins in category 2 and category 5 may be available for single occupancy for an additional 50% single supplement based on the per person twin accommodation fare.
    PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT Any passenger who has sailed on board M/V Funchal or any of Portuscale Cruises’ other ships (M/V Azores, M/V Lisboa or M/V Porto) will receive a discount of 5% on your cruise, calculated on either the regular or advantage fare (determined by the date of booking). In order to qualify, you will be asked to show evidence of your previous voyage, in the form of a cruise ticket or other original documentation, when making your reservation.
    ADVANTAGE FARE As an introductory offer, an early booking saving will be offered on all reservations made before July 31 2014. On qualifying bookings, passengers will receive the advantage fare which includes up to 15% off the regular fare.
    SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES In cases where one adult travels with one child in a category 2 or 5 cabin, the individual cabin rule described above applies so that the adult will pay a 50% surcharge on the twin/double cabin in order for the child to benefit from the respective fare.
    PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN CRUISE FOR FREE Children up to and including five years of age may travel for free in a cabin shared with two adults, sleeping in a third or fourth bed.
    REDUCED RATE FOR CHILDREN 6-16 YEARS Children aged from six to 16 years may travel for a fixed $90 daily rate in a category 2 or 5 cabin, charged according to the cruise duration.
    THIRD AND FOURTH PASSENGERS Third and fourth guests sharing with two adults in a cabin receive a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     
     

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    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     
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Our Team

Our Team

António Pereira Caneco - Chief Operations Officer
Graduated at Portuguese Nautical College complemented with post graduate programs on shipping and port management, marketing, public management and several short courses on shipping and maritime matters , has made his professional career as deck officer, port manager, maritime administration senior officer and alternate permanent representative of Portugal to IMO.Deliver excellence, building partnerships, putting together the tradition of discoveries with the higher safety and quality standards.

António Manuel Marques Morais - Captain
Graduated at Portuguese Nautical Academy complemented with several upgraded courses
on shipping and maritime matters in accordance with the International Maritime requirements, has made his professional career from Deck Officer to Master, Shipping Agency and Stevedoring Manager, Independent Maritime Surveyor, Deck Superintendent, Head of Crew Department and Port Captain.
As Master and with a team of qualified and trained Officers, Crew and Staff to offer to our guests the fantasies and expectatives that you are waiting to become reality during your cruise, under a family environment with an efficient and personalized service, where the contact with the Master, Officers, Crew and Staff is a daily routine and always keeping onboard the high standards of Safety and Security.

António Pedro Brito Dias - Captain
Graduated with Specialization Course of Master Degree at Portuguese Nautical School complemented with post-graduation in marine port operations management, has made all his career at sea with significant experience in passengers ships, as Deck Officer, Chief Officer, Staff Captain and Master.
“Deliver important knowledge and motivation to provide the higher standards of Safety, Confidence and Quality”.

José Alberto da Silva Valente - Captain
Graduated at Portuguese Nautical School: 1963/1965
1972/1973 at Nautical School : Complementary Course for Captain’s License
Embarking as Cadet in September 1965, performing a long career at sea.
Effective Captain since 1981 in all kind of cargo vessels.
Joining the cruise vessels in the year 2000 as Captain until now.
I’m able to deliver all my experience to offer to All Parts involved in the Operation high standards of efficiency and Satisfaction.

Filipe Sousa - Captain
Graduated at Portuguese Nautical School, worked 3 years in general cargo ships, for 17 years working in the cruise industry, starting as 3rd Officer till Master, with brief experiences on the middle such as 6 months as tugboat Captain and 3 months as Chief Officer of dredgers. Mainly worked in classical passenger ships and always with international crews and passengers of all nacionalites.
Looking forward for a new challenge in my career where I can contribute with the experience and knowledge acquired.

Luís Badalo - Chief Controller & Planning
Graduate degree in Business Administration by Instituto Superior de Administração e Gestão do Porto, Portugal, with a long experience as manager and controller on hospitality & tourism business. Deliver accuracy, planning and updated operational/financial information.  

Inês Silva - Chief Comercial Officer
Graduated in Economics with a 6 Sigma Green Belt Certified, has hold several professional selling complementary courses. With over 12 years experienced of Multinational Global Leader Company in the Commercial, Marketing and CRM departments, developed a deep knowledge of both local and International customer needs. With exceptional work ethic and commitment to meet organizational objectives within highly competitive and rapidly changing markets, knows how to drive product, process and customer service improvements, while building partnerships with key business decision makers. Willing to engage a multiple customer projects, driving operational excellence to support customer retention and growth in local and multinational customer space.

João Luis de Sousa e Silva - Hotel Manager
Professional with more than 20 years of experience ensuring top guests satisfaction and leading teams of different nationalities in the hospitality Cruise Industry. Responsible for all hotel operations and logistics onboard. Promoted several times until the position of Hotel Manager.Finish High School Degree and attended to courses and seminaries on International Health, Hygiene and Sanitation rules. Have several courses on passenger cruise ships.“Ready to change direction and being moving toward to find good employees, provide good service, offer quality and leave good impression on the passenger who can promote image and brand of company to return investment.

Prosanta George Podder - Executive Chef

I have done a catering Hotel Management course from Mumbai, India. A Member of WICA (Western Indian Culinary Association), Over 33 years of experience in my trade, this period has been spread over a number of establishments including five star Hotels, Restaurants, Hospital, Flight Kitchen and finally led me into sailing Luxury Passenger Cruise Liner's since 1991 till date Globetrotting working along multinational crew with a motive of learning cuisines all over the world as to present multiple cuisine to our Guests of different nationalities. Here I stand in front of everyone undaunted by the challenges that come my way everyday but only with a zeal to succeed with boundless prospects.

Jorge Manuel Pereira Coimbra - Chief Accountant
Graduated with the CGC course in accountancy.
Long experience of credit controlling, Paymaster, Treasurer. The last 24 years in shipping as Financial Controller and Ass. Financial Manager.

CEO Messages

CEO MESSAGES

> AGREEMENT WITH AMBIENTE KREUZFAHRTEN IS FINISHED (4th of June 2014)

Dear stakeholders and friends,

The agreement with AMBIENTE KREUZFAHRTIN is finished due to the very low booking levels, much below minimums, as it has been stated on official press releases.

The vessel, crew and product has been well performance. We are happy with the Operations and the product that we have delivered so far.

The vessel is operating and will come back to Portugal for a small layup period and maintenance. Hopefully very soon we will find another partner and make together this great vessel on operations next season.

The market is growing and we feel day by day a increase demand for classic cruising and cruises with a more intimate atmosphere. We have prooved that we can make it happen.

Soon M/V Azores will be back on operation. That's what I'm focus on.

Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO



> NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH DISCOVER THE WORLD HELPS SELL PORTUSCALE CRUISES (12th of May 2014)


Portuscale Cruises, a new cruise line based in Portugal, has partnered with Discover the World to provide sales and marketing representation for its cruises in Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Rui Alegre, Chairman of Portuscale Cruises said, “We were looking for representation, especially in Australia where we will have a ship based in 2015 for a number of cruises around the country and Discover the World was highly recommended to us. We also decided to have Discover provide sales representation in New Zealand.  Although our focus was on these two markets, Discover suggested other sales opportunities in Brazil, because of its ties to Portugal, and Asia to sell our seasonal as well as Mediterranean cruises.”

Jenny Adams, CEO of Discover the World said, “Portuscale Cruises offers small beautiful cruises aboard its four classic ships.  The majority of the specially trained crew is Portuguese so passengers feel their personality and charm, discover the gastronomy offerings and encounter an exceptional atmosphere.  Our sales strategy will incorporate not only their cruise destinations, but these significant guest benefits when selecting Portuscale Cruises.”

For more information about Discover the World, visit www.discovertheworld.com or call +1 480 707 5566 or +44 203 598 8030.

To learn more about Portuscale Cruises, go to its website at www.portuscalecruises.pt.

About Discover the World

Discover the World has earned a reputation as a leader in global travel distribution and its success in developing a worldwide network of 85 offices in more than 60 countries capable of exceptional representation performance is unmatched. With a portfolio of more than 80 clients utilizing its sales, marketing and business process outsourcing services, Discover the World remains a dominant innovator for the travel industry.

About Portuscale Cruises

Portuscale Cruises is a new cruise company, which started operating in 2013 following the acquisition and revamping of four classic and charming vessels. The company’s motto is “small is beautiful”.

An icon in the Portuguese maritime industry known as the “true jewel of the crown”, MV Funchal has sailed all known seas, providing guests unforgettable experiences. The ship has just undergone an extensive renovation that produced the highest standard of modern comfort, while retaining its sleek traditional lines and top quality and friendly service. With a capacity of more than 500 passengers, the ship is a classic liner with an elegant profile and charming interiors.  Its spacious open decks and intimate atmosphere make it the perfect place for true cruise and sea enthusiasts. Following the massive refit, MV Funchal’s elegance and glamour were glorified, transforming it into a vessel that will simply astound guests.

M/V Porto is a small, delightfully charming and cozy ship. M/V Lisboa has a wonderful classic performance and magnificent deck areas and finally the recently rebuilt solid and modern M/V Azores has been in operation since March 2014.



> M/V FUNCHAL CELEBRATES 52 YEARS OLD 
(4th November of 2013)

Dear stakeholders and friends,

November 4, 1961, today to celebrate the 52 years that the vessel FUNCHAL, dropped the mooring berth Alcantara for her maiden voyage with passengers, with scale in cities of Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Horta and Angra do Heroismo.

52 years after the vessel FUNCHAL reunited all his splendor and ready for many more trips, meeting the satisfaction of our customers and friends.

Thank you for your trust and confidence.

Welcome you aborad.
 
Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO




> M/V FUNCHAL IS NOW AS SHE HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE!
(30th Agosto of 2013)

Dear stakeholders and friends,

It is not correct to say that M/V  Funchal has non-certified lifesaving equipment and that her crew has not enough knowledge to handle any security situation.

Our crew is all certified by the relevant authorities. Moreover, no crew can embark without meeting the conditions of this certification.

It is true to say that there was an inspection, that we knew beforehand that it was going to be, and this we already knew in Lisbon, before departure. Moreover, inspections of various kinds are a common practice during a ship's operation.

This inspection occurred within normality, having the authorities (Inspectorate for the Port Control Authority of Gothenburg) been informed about the 2 breakdowns that were detected.

Well before the arrival at Gothenburg, the electric connection between the Bridge and 2 of the 15 watertight doors and 1 fire station were faulty.

Some other recommendations were made and measures were immediately taken for its resolution.

The inspection was suspended until all recommendations be implemented. All means are available on board to enable that all problems are resolved in the next couple of days.

Port authorities will then conduct a new inspection and we are sure that our ship will pass with flying colours and will resume her normal operation.

M/V Funchal is an excellent vessel that has just been totally refurbish with the highest quality materials and the best technical means.

It has been said many times: M/V Funchal is now as she has never been before!

Thank You.

Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO



> WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME ANY STAKEHOLDER TO VISIT THE M/V FUCNHAL
(29th August 2013)

Dear stakeholders and friends,

M/V Funchal is great, has been rebuilt, and had a great navigation into Gothenburg.

It was found an electrical problem in the connection between the bridge and 2 watertight doors, as well as one sprinkler station. We informed the officials about These 2 situations and the departure was suspended until these repairs are completed satisfactorily.

All the technical means are on board.

These malfunctions can happen, and immediate actions are being taken to fix it. All crew and technical team needed are on board to make sure that all safety actions are guaranteed for a good sailing.

Our guests and visitors have been happy to see M/V FUNCHAL. Never has she been so good and comfortable. Any new building has always slightly adjustments which needs to be fixed. No structural malfunction has occurred. 

Portuscale Cruises is giving all the necessary means to fix these abnormal faults and proudly present to all the guests, what a great Vessel FUNCHAL is.

Portuscale Cruises will always deliver the truth. We are happy to welcome any stakeholder to visit the vessel.

Thank you.

Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO

NOTE: We ask to everybody to, please do not rely nor believe in any information which is not from an official entity or Portuscale Cruises. Many rumors and false declarations are being divulged which are for sure based on wrong information of the facts.



> M/V FUNCHAL IN GOTHEMBURG
(August 2013)

We inform our clients and friends that the M/V Funchal is in the port of Gothemburg repairing a technical fault detected but which is properly located and will soon be resolved. The vessel will follow her cruise operation as planned.

Thank you.

Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO



> M/V FUNCHAL ALREADY PERFORMING
(August 2013)

We are proud to announce that lady Funchal start on her own engines sailing at 16:10 pm today. She is performing great, elegant and silent.
I dearly wish to have your trust and somewhat soon, have you “onboard” as our stakeholder.

Thank you.

Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO



> ENORMOUS INTERVETION
(February 2013)

The new FUNCHAL is almost ready to start her new maiden voyage, we are preparing the last minute details.

FUNCHAL was subjected to an enormous intervention. The numbers bellow are impressive and gives us an idea of the dimension of the refurbishment:

- more than 300 Kms of electrical cables

- more than 3 Kms of pipes and conducts

- more than 500 Ton of Steel replaced

- more than 15.000m2 of new ceilings and carpets

Among many more items!

We truly know that many fans of this beautiful vessel are looking forward to see her navigate… We are now in the final stage were intensive tests, certifications, fixings and topcoats are being carried on.

This small delay is not more than this...

Until fairly soon!

Thank you.

Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO



> STARTUP BEGUNS (February 2013)

Portuscale Cruises is a new cruise company starting its activity with 4 owned classic vessels, with a “small is beautiful” approach.

Our fleet:

    M/V FUNCHAL    244 cabins. A land mark in the cruise industry. Being totally rebuilt and ready for the Summer 2013.
   
    M/V PORTO    162 cabins. A small vessel with a charming warmful appeal.
   
    M/V LISBOA    300 cabins. A marvelous classic performance ship with magnificent deck spaces. Renovation works will be carried on until September 2013.
   
    M/V AZORES    277 cabins. The most recent rebuilt vessel with a solid and modern approach.

We will operate on both charter and self-cruise operations. Corporate cruises will also be addressed due to the flexibility and appropriate size of our fleet.

    FUNCHAL, the land mark of the fleet, is undergoing a total refurbishment process, upgrading her standard to a 4 stars vessel. FUNCHAL will be warmful and charming than ever.

    LISBOA will be refurbished to add elegance to its comfort ambitioning also its upgrade.

With a majority Portuguese crew in the fleet, Portuscale Cruises aims that its clients feel their personality and charm, discover our gastronomy and excellent atmosphere of all our bars and leisure activities.

FUNCHAL and LISBOA, will have new wellness centers, where passengers can enjoy during the day SPA services. These services will also be available in all our fleet.

The bars are also being upgraded. High quality of table wines and Port wines drinks will be available and various themes and experiences will be created around them.

I am most grateful to all the stakeholders that from day one have trusted our company.

Portuscale Cruises will deliver consciously a sustainable cruise operation with focus on service, experience, personality with first call on safety as first priority.

I dearly wish to have your trust and somewhat soon, have you “onboard” as our stakeholder.

Thank you.

Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO
Recruitment

Recruitment

Portuscale Cruises, as managers of the M/v FUNCHAL, M/v PORTO, M/v LISBOA and M/v AZORES, is undergoing all the necessary tasks for the respective cruise operation.
 
The crew is for us an essential matter, respecting the high levels of safety and the outstanding level of passenger service, to be delivered by our ships.
 
Technical crew is highly qualified, with large experience and all holding the required international certification.
Our Hotel crew and on board staff are duly qualified professionals, with the necessary maritime certification. Furthermore they are able to deliver an outstanding service to our clients.
 
If you fulfil all the above requirements, do not hesitate to contact us, however, note that we will not consider proposals that doesn’t show the following:
 
- Experience in the cruise industry or similar;
- Fluency in 3 languages (English is compulsory);
- International Maritime certification (STCW78 as amended): Basic Safety, Crowd Management, Passengers ships familiarization, Safety for personnel providing direct services for passengers, Maritime medical certificate);
- Seaman’s book as applicable.
(the above mentioned are compulsory)
 
Send application to: hr@portuscalecruises.pt
 
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