• Still think about in holidays? Don't waste time...

    ...check out the New Cruises Collection 2015 on board the M/v Funchal, and prepare your next holidays. Make your booking until 31st October and benefit super advantages: 20% discount and children and youth under 16 years are free. You will lose this opportunity?
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.


As the most symbolic vessel of our fleet and of the history of Portugal, the emblematic and fully rebuilt M/V Funchal is the ship which will be connecting Portugal’s ocean with a number of cruises in 2015, departing from the most importants ports in UK to different destinations including Portuguese Islands, St. Petersburg and The Baltic, British Isles, Norwegian Fjords and the Mediterranean.
 

DEPARTURES FROM

Falmouth | Hull | Liverpool | Portsmouth | Swansea


EARLY BOOKING OFFER

Buy one get one half price until 31st October 2014 (except category 1)


BOOKING HOTLINE

0800 652 3452 (dial directly from UK)

 

New Cruise Collection 2015, onboard M/v Funchal the discoveries continues.
 
More details download here a digital brochure.
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

  • Islands & Volcanoes of the Mediterranean: 16 days/15 nights

    With the exception of “Castelo de Bellver”, Palma’s most important monuments are concentrated in its historic centre.

    The small Island of Pantelleria has been a very well kept secret by Italian socialites.
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital of Malta is an intersection of cultures that gave life to the heart of the Mediterranean.

    Catania, dynamic and full of energy, surprises visitors with the richness of its historic centre and unique layers of solidified lava on the slopes of Mount Etna. In Messina, don’t miss a tour of Taormina.

    In Palermo, home of many poets and philosophers, you’ll be simply astonished with its byzantine and Arab-style monuments. Lipari, situated in the largest Aeolian Islands, was a safe haven for one of the world’s most famous pirates, Barbarossa. Sailing around Stromboli will give you a unique opportunity to watch one of the most violent nature shows, a volcano eruption.

    Olbia
    , a multi-faceted city, with beaches of an extraordinary beauty. Peaceful, beautiful and classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Menorca has only idyllic landscapes and beaches where the sun shines more than 2.700 hours per year.

    Is there a better way to end a cruise?

     

    ITINERARY

    DATE PORTS OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
    18.09.2014 Thursday Lisbon Emb. 13:00
    19.09.2014 Friday At Sea - -
    20.09.2014 Saturday Palma de Mallorca 21:00 -
    21.09.2014 Sunday Pallma de Mallorca - 21:00
    22.09.2014 Monday At Sea -

    -

    23.09.2014
     
    Tuesday
     
    Pantelleria 08:00 20:00
    24.09.2014 Wednesday La Valletta 08:00 21:00
    25.09.2014 Thursday Catania 08:00 23:00
    26.09.2014 Friday Messina 08:00 21:00
    27.09.2014 Saturday Palermo 08:00 23:00
    28.09.2014 Sunday Lipari
    Stromboli (passage)
    07:30
    (16:30)
    13:00
    -
    29.09.2014 Monday Olbia 12:00 19:00
    30.09.2014 Tuesday Mahón 16:00 23:00
    01.10.2014 Wednesday At sea - -
    02.10.2014 Thursday At sea - -
    03.10.2014 Friday Lisbon 08:30 Dis.



    SHORE EXCURSIONS

    PORTS OF CALL OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
    Catania Catania, The Baroque City HD* Taormina HD Tasting at Villa del Gelso HD
    La Valletta Valletta City of the Knights HD Mosta, Mdina & Rabat HD Island of Gozo HD
    Lipari Island Tour HD
    Mahón Island Highlights HD Ciutadella HD
    Messina  Messina Panoramic HD Taormina HD Etna HD*
    Olbia Ancient & Modern Sardinia HD Costa Smeralda HD Panoramic La Maddalena HD
    Palermo Old City & Monreale HD Sights of Palermo HD
    Palma de Maiorca Valldemossa & Soller Train HD North Coast & Wine Tasting HD Palma Discovery & Miró Museum HD
    * UNESCO World Heritage
    HD - Half Day
    FD - Full Day

    Download the full Tours BrochureDownload the full Tours Brochure


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
    CATEGORY DECK PRICE
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25
    Algarve: 10
    € 1.590
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 € 1.749
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.829
    Cat 4: Inside Single

    Algarve: 2

    Madeira: 1

    Açores: 2

    € 2.226
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22
    Madeira: 8
    Açores: 2
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.988
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37
    Açores: 4
    € 2.147
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24
    Açores: 14
    Promenade: 2
    Navigators: 22
    € 2.624
    Cat 8: Junior Suite
    Açores: 13
    Navigators: 2
    € 3.180
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4
    Navigators: 1
    € 3.816
    • 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 taxes), accommodation and transfers from the airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccination.
     

    SPECIAL SALES CONDITIONS

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
     Free for children  Children up to 11 years old travel for free in cabin shared with two adults, sleeping on a 3rd or 4th bed
     Reduced rate for youths between 11-16  Youths between 11 and 16 years old travel for a fixed 45€ daily rate charged according to cruise duration.
     3rd and 4th guests  3rd and 4th guests in your cabin have a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     Individual cabins  In the event that individual cabins are sold out, passangers travelling alone shall pay an extra 50% on the selected accommodation category fare.
     Single-Parent families  In cases where an adult   travels with one child or youngster, the individual cabin rule applies so that the child or youngster can benefit from the respectiv fare.
     Large families  15% discount on the second cabin and following for direct family members ( parents, children and siblings )
     Honeymoon  10% discount on selected accommodation category fare ( subject to presentation of marriage certificate ).
     Repeat guest discount (not to be used in conjunction with early booking discount)  Have you previously sailed on board M/V Funchal? We'll give you an immediate 15% discount if you show us your previous boarding pass.
     Early booking discount (not to be used in conjunction with repeat guest discount)  Don't miss our excellent opportunities, make an early booking of your cruise holiday and get the best possible rates. On booking made by january 30 get a 15% discount OR get an accommodation  category upgrade ( from category 2 to 3; category 5 to 7; category 7 to 8 ).
     Groups (not to be used in conjunction with early booking discount or repeat guest discount)  Group bookings of 10 cabins or more get a 10% discount.
     Transfers on arrival and departure  For your comfort, on all domestic departures (Lisbon, Oporto and Portimão), we offer guests tranfer services by private bus from Oporto, Coimbra, Lisbon and Portimão ( subject to a minimum of 50 passangers from Oporto+Coimbra and to a minimum of 30 passangers from Portimão).
     Travel assistance insurance  Because we know that the unexpected can happen, we want you to feel safe from the moment when you book your cruise holiday. We have included travel assistance insurance with unique advantages, including travel interruption, delay and trip cancellation. (Passengers are required to read the policy’s conditions).
            

    DECK PLAN

    Deck Plan 2014 EN
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  • West Africa Cruise: 31 days/30 nights

    The beautiful island of São Vicente in Cape Verde hospitable and cosmopolitan.

    The island of St. Tomé, or as it is known, the paradise on earth. The city of Lobito always gracious and sunny.

    Luanda, the Angolan true metropolis. Finally Bissau and its immense natural wealth. A mixture of people and enriching, vibrant cultures, warm, with a meeting place in areas as diverse as music, gastronomy, traditions, etc.

    This is the cruise you will not want to miss!



    ITINERARY

    DATE PORTS OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
    23.11.2014 Sunday Lisbon Emb. 08:00
    24.11.2014 Monday Funchal 20:00 23:59
    25.11.2014
    and
    26.11.2014
    Tuesday
    and
    Wednesday
    At sea - -
    27.11.2014
    and
    28.11.2014
    Thursday
    and
    Friday
    Mindelo 22:00

    -
    -

    19:00
    29.11.2014
    to
    04.12.2014
    Saturday
    to
    Thursday
    At sea - -
    05.12.2014 Sexta-feira São Tomé  06:00 21:00
    06.12.2014
    e
    07.12.2014
    Sábado
    e
    Domingo
    Em navegação - -
    08.12.2014 Monday Lobito 08:00 18:00
    09.12.2014
    and
    10.12.2014
    Tuesday
    and
    Wednesday
    Luanda 11:00

    -
    -

    20:00
    11.12.2014
    to
    16.12.2014
    Thursday
    to
    Tuesday
    At sea - -
    17.12.2014 Wednesday Bissau 08:00 15:00
    18.12.2014
    to
    20.12.2014
    Thursday
    to
    Saturday
    At sea - -
    21.12.2014 Sunday Funchal 13:00 20:00
    22.12.2014 Monday At sea - -
    23.12.2014 Tuesday Lisbon 10:00 Dis.

     

     

    SHORE EXCURSIONS

    (Information available soon)

     

    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy) 

    CATEGORY DECK LISBON/LISBON 31 DAYS FUNCHAL/FUNCHAL 28 DAYS LISBON/LUANDA 18 DAYS LUANDA/LISBON 14 DAYS
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25
    Algarve: 10
    € 2.999 € 2.899 € 2.099 € 1.500
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 € 3.200 € 3.100 € 2.240 € 1.590
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12
    Navigators: 1
    € 3.500 € 3.400 € 2.450 € 1.725
    Cat 4: Inside Single

    Algarve: 2

    Madeira: 1

    Açores: 2

    € 4.200 € 4.100 € 2.940 € 2.040
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22
    Madeira: 8
    Açores: 2
    Navigators: 1
    € 3.990 € 3.890 € 2.790 € 1.940
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37
    Açores: 4
    € 4.300 € 4.200 € 3.010 € 2.100
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24
    Açores: 14
    Promenade: 2
    Navigators: 22
    € 4.800 € 4.700 € 3.360 € 2.310
    Cat 8: Junior Suite Açores: 13
    Navigators: 2
    € 5.500 € 5.400 € 3.850 € 2.625
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4
    Navigators: 1
    € 6.500 € 6.400 € 4.550 € 3.100

     

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Accommodation in cabin of the selected category.
      • Shows and animation onboard
      • Porter luggage service at pier.
      • Port charges.
      • Onboard gratuities.

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other extras of a personal nature onboard and ashore.
      • Paid services onboard.
      • Shore excursions at ports of call.
      • Travel insurance.
      • Plane tickets (airport, fuel and other taxes), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier.
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visas and vaccination.
       
    • Important Note: Subject to a minimun of 300 participants. For passengers of Portuguese nationality or other European nationalities: mandatory passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of commencement of trip. Entry visa to Angola, mandatory for passengers making just the trip Luanda/Lisbon. Entry visa to Guinea Bissau obtained on arrival, CFA 27,500 (approximately € 41.92), to be charged to shipboard account. Visa exemption for Cape Verde and Sao Tome Compulsory vaccination against Yellow Fever. For other nationalities, we suggest contacting the local embassies/consulates.


    SPECIAL SALES CONDITIONS

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION
     Free for children  Children up to 11 years old travel for free in cabin shared with two adults, sleeping on a 3rd or 4th bed
     Reduced rate for youths between 11-16  Youths between 11 and 16 years old travel for a fixed 45€ daily rate charged according to cruise duration.
     3rd and 4th guests  3rd and 4th guests in your cabin have a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.
     Individual cabins  In the event that individual cabins are sold out, passangers travelling alone shall pay an extra 50% on the selected accommodation category fare.
     Single-Parent families  In cases where an adult   travels with one child or youngster, the individual cabin rule applies so that the child or youngster can benefit from the respectiv fare.
     Large families  15% discount on the second cabin and following for direct family members ( parents, children and siblings )
     Honeymoon  10% discount on selected accommodation category fare ( subject to presentation of marriage certificate ).
     Repeat guest discount (not to be used in conjunction with early booking discount)  Have you previously sailed on board M/V Funchal? We'll give you an immediate 15% discount if you show us your previous boarding pass.
     Early booking discount (not to be used in conjunction with repeat guest discount) Don't miss our excellent opportunities, make an early booking of your cruise holiday and get the best possible rates. On booking made by until the 15th August 2014 get a 10% discount.
     Groups (not to be used in conjunction with early booking discount or repeat guest discount)  Group bookings of 10 cabins or more get a 10% discount.
            

    DECK PLAN

    Deck Plan 2014 EN
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  • New Year in Madeira: 8 days/7 nights

    New Year’s Eve is special for all of us, so it’s only natural that we look for the best place and company to welcome the New Year.

    Madeira is synonymous with guaranteed entertainment on this special date! Its fireworks are worldwide known and unmissable, this year being no exception. A little across the whole island, the fireworks’ lights and colours paint the sky and illuminate the serene waters of the Bay of Funchal with a wide palette of colours.

    Madeira is New Year’s Eve destination par excellence and M/v Funchal awaits you with wide-open arms!


    ITINERARY

    DATE PORTS OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTUR
    28.01.2014 Friday Lisbon Embark 20.00
    29.12.2014 Saturday At sea - -
    30.12.2014 Sunday Porto Santo
    Funchal
    08.00 21.00 16.00
    -
    31.12.2014 Monday Funchal
    Funchal
    -
    21.00
    20.00
      -
    01.01.2015 Tuesday Funchal
    At sea
    01.00
    -
    -
    -
    02.01.2015 Wensday Portimão 13.00 Disembark


    SHORE EXCURSIONS

    (information available soon)


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)
    CATEGORY DECK PRICE
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25
    Algarve: 10
    € 890
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 € 979
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.024
    Cat 4: Inside Single

    Algarve: 2

    Madeira: 1

    Açores: 2

    € 1.246
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22
    Madeira: 8
    Açores: 2
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.113
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37
    Açores: 4
    € 1.202
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24
    Açores: 14
    Promenade: 2
    Navigators: 22
    € 1.469
    Cat 8: Junior Suite
    Açores: 13
    Navigators: 2
    € 1.780
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4
    Navigators: 1
    € 2.316

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Accommodation in selected category cabin.
      • On board shows and entertainment.
      • Porter service at the port of embarkation.
      • Port and on board service charges.
      • Bus transfer services from/to Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers).
      • Travel insurance including cruise cancellation (this insurance is not included in the From Europe to Australia cruise)

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Optional shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets (airport, fuel and other taxes), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier (before or after cruise).
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccination.
     
     

    SPECIAL SALES CONDITION

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION

    3rd and 4th guests

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    3rd and 4th adult passengers sharing cabin with another 2 adult passengers have a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.

    Individual cabins

    Should there be no individual cabins available passengers travelling alone shall pay an extra 50% on the selected accommodation category fare.

    Two or more cruise packages

    (cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    When booking two or more consecutive cruises, the second cruise has an extra 5% discount.

    Children travel for free

    Children up to 11 travel for free in cabin shared by two adults.

    Reduced rate for youths between 11 - 16

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    Youths between 11 and 16 travel for a fixed 45€ daily rate charged according to cruise duration. If booking is made during early booking period, youths travel for free.

    Senior  discount

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    We offer a 15% discount to passengers 65 and above.

    Single-parent families

    In cases where an adult travels with one child or youngster, the individual cabin rule applies so that the child or youngster can benefit from the respective fare.

    Large families (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    15% discount on second cabin and following for direct family members (parents, children, siblings).
    Groups (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on group bookings of 10 cabins or more.
    Repeat guest discount (not cumulative with early booking discount)
    Have you previously sailed on MVFunchal? We’ll give you an immediate 10% on presentation of your previous boarding pass.
    Honeymoon (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on selected accommodation category fare (subject to presentation of marriage certificate).
    Wedding anniversaries (not cumulative with any other discounts)
    Because these dates matter! If during your cruise you happen to be celebrating your 25th or 50th wedding anniversary we’ll be very pleased to be the first ones to congratulate you:
    - Silver anniversary: 250€ discount on your booking
    - Gold anniversary: 500€ discount on your booking
    Early bookings 2015 (not cumulative with repeat guest discount)
    Don’t miss our excellent offers, book your cruise holiday today and get the best possible rates.
    On bookings made until October 31, 2014 get a 20% discount or cabin upgrade (from 2 to 3 or 5 to 7 or 7 to 8). Conditions not applicable to Africa and New Year Cruise.
    Travel insurance Because we know that accidents can happen and we want you to feel safe from the moment you book your cruise trip, we have included travel insurance with unique advantages, including trip interruption, delay and cancellation.
    Transfers on departure and arrival For your convenience, on all domestic departures (Lisbon, Oporto and Portimão), we offer guests transfer services by private bus from Oporto, Coimbra, Lisbon and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers Oporto+Coimbra or Coimbra+Lisbon and to a minimum of 30 passengers from Portimão).


    DECK PLAN

    Deck Plan 2014 EN
     


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  • St. Petersburg & The Baltic: 15 Days/14 Nights

    Miles and miles of an endless and magnificent coastline, with treats and surprises as we sail past each port. In S. Petersburg you mustn’t miss the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace. And while you’re there, why not spend an evening at the ballet in one of the city’s renowned halls.

     

    ITINERARY 

    DATE PORTS OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
    03.05.2015 Sunday Oporto Embark 13:00
    04.05.2015 Monday At sea - -
    05.05.2015 Tuesday Portsmouth 17:00 22:00
    06.05.2015 Wensday At sea - -
    07.05.2015 Thursday Kiel Kanal (10.00) (19.00)
    08.05.2015 Friday Ronne 08.00 20.00
    09.05.2015 Saturday At sea - -
    10.05.2015 Sunday Tallin 07.00 14.00
    11.05.2015 Monday St Petersburg 08.00 -
    12.05.2015 Tuesday St Petersburg - 19.00
    13.05.2015 Wensday Helsinki 08.30 14.00
    14.05.2015 Thursday At sea - -
    15.05.2015 Friday Kiel kanal (09.00) (18.00)
    16.05.2015 Saturday At sea - -
    17.05.2015 Sunday Portsmouth 03.00 Disembark

     


    EXCURSIONS

    PORTS OF CALL OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
    Ronne
    Island of Bornholm,
    Denmark
    North Island Tour HD Island Tour of Bornholm HD
    Tallinn Estonia Tallinn Highlights HD * Old Town & Rocca al Mare HD *
    St. Petersburg Russia
    Pushkin, Peter and Paul Fortress FD *

     

    Hermitage HD *
    Canal Cruise & Yusupov Palace HD *

     

    Peterhof Grand Palace & Park HD *
    Ballet EV

     

    Spilled Blood Cathedral HD *
    Helsinki Finland Helsinki City tour HD Porvoo HD
    * UNESCO
    FD - Full Day
    HD - Half Day
    EV - Evening


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)

    CATEGORY DECK PRICE
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25
    Algarve: 10
    € 1.390
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 € 1.590
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.690
    Cat 4: Inside Single

    Algarve: 2

    Madeira: 1

    Açores: 2

    € 2.078
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22
    Madeira: 8
    Açores: 2
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.790
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37
    Açores: 4
    € 1.990
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24
    Açores: 14
    Promenade: 2
    Navigators: 22
    € 2.390
    Cat 8: Junior Suite
    Azores: 13
    Navigators: 2
    € 2.900
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4
    Navigators: 1
    € 3.562

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Accommodation in selected category cabin.
      • On board shows and entertainment.
      • Porter service at the port of embarkation.
      • Port and on board service charges.
      • Bus transfer services from/to Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers).
      • Travel insurance including cruise cancellation (this insurance is not included in the From Europe to Australia cruise)

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Optional shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets (airport, fuel and other taxes), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier (before or after cruise).
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccination.
     
     

    SPECIAL SALES CONDITION

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION

    3rd and 4th guests

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    3rd and 4th adult passengers sharing cabin with another 2 adult passengers have a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.

    Individual cabins

    Should there be no individual cabins available passengers travelling alone shall pay an extra 50% on the selected accommodation category fare.

    Two or more cruise packages

    (cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    When booking two or more consecutive cruises, the second cruise has an extra 5% discount.

    Children travel for free

    Children up to 11 travel for free in cabin shared by two adults.

    Reduced rate for youths between 11 - 16

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    Youths between 11 and 16 travel for a fixed 45€ daily rate charged according to cruise duration. If booking is made during early booking period, youths travel for free.

    Senior  discount

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    We offer a 15% discount to passengers 65 and above.

    Single-parent families

    In cases where an adult travels with one child or youngster, the individual cabin rule applies so that the child or youngster can benefit from the respective fare.

    Large families (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    15% discount on second cabin and following for direct family members (parents, children, siblings).
    Groups (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on group bookings of 10 cabins or more.
    Repeat guest discount (not cumulative with early booking discount)
    Have you previously sailed on MVFunchal? We’ll give you an immediate 10% on presentation of your previous boarding pass.
    Honeymoon (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on selected accommodation category fare (subject to presentation of marriage certificate).
    Wedding anniversaries (not cumulative with any other discounts)
    Because these dates matter! If during your cruise you happen to be celebrating your 25th or 50th wedding anniversary we’ll be very pleased to be the first ones to congratulate you:
    - Silver anniversary: 250€ discount on your booking
    - Gold anniversary: 500€ discount on your booking
    Early bookings 2015 (not cumulative with repeat guest discount)
    Don’t miss our excellent offers, book your cruise holiday today and get the best possible rates.
    On bookings made until October 31, 2014 get a 20% discount or cabin upgrade (from 2 to 3 or 5 to 7 or 7 to 8). Conditions not applicable to Africa and New Year Cruise.
    Travel insurance Because we know that accidents can happen and we want you to feel safe from the moment you book your cruise trip, we have included travel insurance with unique advantages, including trip interruption, delay and cancellation.
    Transfers on departure and arrival For your convenience, on all domestic departures (Lisbon, Oporto and Portimão), we offer guests transfer services by private bus from Oporto, Coimbra, Lisbon and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers Oporto+Coimbra or Coimbra+Lisbon and to a minimum of 30 passengers from Portimão).


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  • The most beautiful Norwegian Fjords: 7 days/6 nights

    The best-kept secret of Northern Europe, a place where shades lurk in between mountains, mingling with the light reflected on the green waters; where snow crystals feed flowers and waterfalls gush down narrow inlets. Winding fjords travel many kilometers inland.

    Their majestic bends often give the impression that the journey has come to an end, but as one bypasses the mountain’s steep slope, the fjord continues for many more kilometers. And when you least expect it …there, in front of your eyes, is the world’s most astonishing train journey: Flaam-Myrdal, which takes us along Europe’s longest and deepest fjord, Sognefjorden.

    Simply enjoy the paradise-like Norwegian landscape!

     

     

    ITINERARYOs mais belos Fiordes da Noruega 

    DATE PORTS OFF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
    1st Day Friday Gothenburg Emb. 16:00
    2nd Day Saturday At sea - -
    3rd Day Sunday Bergen 07:00 14:00
    4th Day Monday

    Flaam

    Gudvangen

    07:00

    16:30

    14:00

    17:30

    5th Day Tuesday Geiranger 12:00 18:00
    6th Day Wensday At sea - -
    7th Day Thursday Gothenburg 10:00 Dis.

     


    EXCURSÕES

    PORTS OF CALL OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
    Bergen Norway Bergen Hights & Highlights HD  Troldhaugen & Fantoft Church HD
    Flaam Norway Flam to Gudvangen FD Flam Railway HD
    Geiranger Norway Dalsnibba HD *
    * UNESCO
    HD - Half Day
    FD - Full Day


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)

    CATEGORY DECK PRICE
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25
    Algarve: 10
    € 930
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 € 1.014
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.386
    Cat 4: Inside Single

    Algarve: 2

    Madeira: 1

    Açores: 2

    € 1.430
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22
    Madeira: 8
    Açores: 2
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.119
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37
    Açores: 4
    € 1.218
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24
    Açores: 14
    Promenade: 2
    Navigators: 22
    € 1.560
    Cat 8: Junior Suite
    Azores: 13
    Navigators: 2
    € 1.843
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4
    Navigators: 1
    € 2.169

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Accommodation in selected category cabin.
      • On board shows and entertainment.
      • Porter service at the port of embarkation.
      • Port and on board service charges.
      • Bus transfer services from/to Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers).
      • Travel insurance including cruise cancellation (this insurance is not included in the From Europe to Australia cruise)

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Optional shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets (airport, fuel and other taxes), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier (before or after cruise).
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccination.
     
     

    SPECIAL SALES CONDITION

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION

    3rd and 4th guests

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    3rd and 4th adult passengers sharing cabin with another 2 adult passengers have a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.

    Individual cabins

    Should there be no individual cabins available passengers travelling alone shall pay an extra 50% on the selected accommodation category fare.

    Two or more cruise packages

    (cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    When booking two or more consecutive cruises, the second cruise has an extra 5% discount.

    Children travel for free

    Children up to 11 travel for free in cabin shared by two adults.

    Reduced rate for youths between 11 - 16

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    Youths between 11 and 16 travel for a fixed 45€ daily rate charged according to cruise duration. If booking is made during early booking period, youths travel for free.

    Senior  discount

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    We offer a 15% discount to passengers 65 and above.

    Single-parent families

    In cases where an adult travels with one child or youngster, the individual cabin rule applies so that the child or youngster can benefit from the respective fare.

    Large families (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    15% discount on second cabin and following for direct family members (parents, children, siblings).
    Groups (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on group bookings of 10 cabins or more.
    Repeat guest discount (not cumulative with early booking discount)
    Have you previously sailed on MVFunchal? We’ll give you an immediate 10% on presentation of your previous boarding pass.
    Honeymoon (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on selected accommodation category fare (subject to presentation of marriage certificate).
    Wedding anniversaries (not cumulative with any other discounts)
    Because these dates matter! If during your cruise you happen to be celebrating your 25th or 50th wedding anniversary we’ll be very pleased to be the first ones to congratulate you:
    - Silver anniversary: 250€ discount on your booking
    - Gold anniversary: 500€ discount on your booking
    Early bookings 2015 (not cumulative with repeat guest discount)
    Don’t miss our excellent offers, book your cruise holiday today and get the best possible rates.
    On bookings made until October 31, 2014 get a 20% discount or cabin upgrade (from 2 to 3 or 5 to 7 or 7 to 8). Conditions not applicable to Africa and New Year Cruise.
    Travel insurance Because we know that accidents can happen and we want you to feel safe from the moment you book your cruise trip, we have included travel insurance with unique advantages, including trip interruption, delay and cancellation.
    Transfers on departure and arrival For your convenience, on all domestic departures (Lisbon, Oporto and Portimão), we offer guests transfer services by private bus from Oporto, Coimbra, Lisbon and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers Oporto+Coimbra or Coimbra+Lisbon and to a minimum of 30 passengers from Portimão).


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  • The Mediterranean & The Balearics: 10 Days/9 Nights

    Sun, entertainment, delicious food, history, culture and a breathtaking natural landscape.

    Not only will you find all this in the Balearics, but also the most beautiful beaches in Europe, renowned for their white sand and warm water.

    Your dream vacation so near to you!

     

    ITINERARYMediterrâneo & Baleares 

    DATE PORTS OFF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
    02.08.2015 Sunday Oporto Emb. 22:00
    03.08.2015 Monday At sea - -
    04.08.2015 Tuesday Cádis 07.00 18:00
    05.08.2015 Wensdaya At sea - -
    06.08.2015 Thursday Palma de Maiorca 08.00 21:00
    07.08.2015 Friday Mahon 07.00 20:00
    08.08.2015 Saturday Ibiza 08.00 -
    09.08.2015 Sunday Ibiza - 04:00
    10.08.2015 Monday Gibraltar 08.30 14:30
    11.08.2015 Tuesday Lisbon 13.00 Desb.

     


    EXCURSIONS

    PORTS OF CALL OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
    Cadiz Spain Seville FD Cadiz & Flamenco HD Jerez de La Frontera HD
    Palma de Mallorca Island of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Palma Highlights HD Scenic Mallorca & Valdemossa HD
    Mahon Island of Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Highlights of Menorca FD Ciutadella HD
    Ibiza Island of Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain Island tour HD
    Gibraltar Gibraltar The Rock Tour HD

     * UNESCO

    HD - Half Day
    FD - Full Day


    PRICES PER PERSON

    (in double occupancy)

    CATEGORY DECK PRICE
    Cat 1: Inside Estoril: 25
    Algarve: 10
    € 1.090
    Cat 2: Inside Superior Madeira: 32 € 1.110
    Cat 3: Inside Premium Açores: 12
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.250
    Cat 4: Inside Single

    Algarve: 2

    Madeira: 1

    Açores: 2

    € 1.3860
    Cat 5: Outside Algarve: 22
    Madeira: 8
    Açores: 2
    Navigators: 1
    € 1.350
    Cat 6: Outside Superior Madeira: 37
    Açores: 4
    € 1.400
    Cat 7: Outside Premium Madeira: 24
    Açores: 14
    Promenade: 2
    Navigators: 22
    € 1.570
    Cat 8: Junior Suite
    Azores: 13
    Navigators: 2
    € 1.980
    Cat 9: Suite Açores: 4
    Navigators: 1
    € 2.376

    • Prices include:
      • Full board.
      • Accommodation in selected category cabin.
      • On board shows and entertainment.
      • Porter service at the port of embarkation.
      • Port and on board service charges.
      • Bus transfer services from/to Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers).
      • Travel insurance including cruise cancellation (this insurance is not included in the From Europe to Australia cruise)

    • Prices exclude:
      • Drinks and other personal items on board and ashore.
      • Services booked on board.
      • Optional shore excursions at the ports of call.
      • Plane tickets (airport, fuel and other taxes), accommodation and transfers from airport to pier (before or after cruise).
      • Personal and mandatory travel documents and any necessary visa and vaccination.
     
     

    SPECIAL SALES CONDITION

    OPTIONS DESCRIPTION

    3rd and 4th guests

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    3rd and 4th adult passengers sharing cabin with another 2 adult passengers have a 25% and 50% discount, respectively, on the base price charged for the selected accommodation category.

    Individual cabins

    Should there be no individual cabins available passengers travelling alone shall pay an extra 50% on the selected accommodation category fare.

    Two or more cruise packages

    (cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    When booking two or more consecutive cruises, the second cruise has an extra 5% discount.

    Children travel for free

    Children up to 11 travel for free in cabin shared by two adults.

    Reduced rate for youths between 11 - 16

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    Youths between 11 and 16 travel for a fixed 45€ daily rate charged according to cruise duration. If booking is made during early booking period, youths travel for free.

    Senior  discount

    (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    We offer a 15% discount to passengers 65 and above.

    Single-parent families

    In cases where an adult travels with one child or youngster, the individual cabin rule applies so that the child or youngster can benefit from the respective fare.

    Large families (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    15% discount on second cabin and following for direct family members (parents, children, siblings).
    Groups (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on group bookings of 10 cabins or more.
    Repeat guest discount (not cumulative with early booking discount)
    Have you previously sailed on MVFunchal? We’ll give you an immediate 10% on presentation of your previous boarding pass.
    Honeymoon (not cumulative with repeat guest / early booking discount)
    10% discount on selected accommodation category fare (subject to presentation of marriage certificate).
    Wedding anniversaries (not cumulative with any other discounts)
    Because these dates matter! If during your cruise you happen to be celebrating your 25th or 50th wedding anniversary we’ll be very pleased to be the first ones to congratulate you:
    - Silver anniversary: 250€ discount on your booking
    - Gold anniversary: 500€ discount on your booking
    Early bookings 2015 (not cumulative with repeat guest discount)
    Don’t miss our excellent offers, book your cruise holiday today and get the best possible rates.
    On bookings made until October 31, 2014 get a 20% discount or cabin upgrade (from 2 to 3 or 5 to 7 or 7 to 8). Conditions not applicable to Africa and New Year Cruise.
    Travel insurance Because we know that accidents can happen and we want you to feel safe from the moment you book your cruise trip, we have included travel insurance with unique advantages, including trip interruption, delay and cancellation.
    Transfers on departure and arrival For your convenience, on all domestic departures (Lisbon, Oporto and Portimão), we offer guests transfer services by private bus from Oporto, Coimbra, Lisbon and Portimão (subject to a minimum of 50 passengers Oporto+Coimbra or Coimbra+Lisbon and to a minimum of 30 passengers from Portimão).


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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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Rua Ivens 44, 3º Andar
1200-227 Lisboa - Portugal

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+351 213 463 015   |   +351 210 496 058

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