New Lido. Ferry tender delay. São Martinho. Porto Santo.

New lido nearly finished

The Journal da Madeira reported last week that the rebuilt Lido, situated at the area generally just referred to as “the Lido”, some 3 kilometres west of the centre of Funchal, is “nearly finished” – typically just in time for the winter season when fewer people will ............ more

Cruise ship abandons visit. New PM for Portugal. Christmas Fair.

More Pier 8 questions

A cruise ship with 2000 passengers which was waiting to enter Funchal harbour yesterday decided instead to abandon its planned visit and head off to Las Palmas. The Diario reports that potential visitors on the Royal Caribbean ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ (above) awoke yesterday ............ more

TAP “high demand”. Everjets. Santa Cruz sculpture. “Funcho”.

TAP to increase Christmas flights

JM (Journal da Madeira) reports today that TAP have announced additional flights to both Madeira and the Azores over the Christmas period due to “high demand” – adding a total of 20,000 seats to the two destinations. The period between 18th December and the 5th of January ............ more

Paris. President to visit. Tuk-tuk bans in Lisbon.

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This morning I am sure that everybody’s thoughts are with the people of Paris. The Portuguese Foreign Ministry have announced that a 63 year-old Portuguese working in tourism, who was near the Stade de France last night, died in the terrorist attacks.

Portuguese President to travel to Madeira on Monday

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