34,000 to see fireworks from sea
The Diario reports that a total of 10 cruise ships will be in the bay of Funchal to witness the firework display that will see the arrival of 2019. This represents a total of 34,000 passengers and crew. A further 28,000 guests are checked in to hotels on the island in order to enjoy the occasion.
The same newspaper announced yesterday that Santa Catarina Park, pictured, would be open until 2.00am on the 1st of January, providing one of the best positions to enjoy the spectacle.