Three ships bring 12,672 people

9,569 passengers keep Funchal busy

Three ships in Funchal, bringing 12,672 people
Three ships in Funchal port

The Port of Funchal today has a full house, with three ships bringing 12,672 people, including passengers and crew, of which 9,569 are passengers: “AIDAnova” and “Azura” are on their usual Monday calls whilst the “AIDAmar” docked mid-morning, on the north pier.

The “AIDAnova” arrived at dawn, from Las Palmas, with 5,343 passengers and 1,320 crew. It stays in Madeira for 18 hours and leaves at 23:00 for Tenerife.

The “Azura” also arrived very early from Tenerife. On board, she brings 2,650 passengers and 1,139 crew for a 16-hour stopover in Funchal. It leaves at 22:00, heading for the island of La Palma.

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These two ships are sailing 7 and 14-night cruises on the CAI route, (Cruise in the Atlantic Islands).

The last of the three ships, the “AIDAmar” came from Tenerife, with 1576 passengers and 644 crew. She stays in Funchal for 11 hours and at 20:00, sails to Lisbon.

The ship departed, on the 18th of January, from Port Louis, capital of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, 2,000 km from the southeast coast of the African continent, on a cruise called “33 nights from Mauritius to Hamburg”, with stopovers in Réunion, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Namibia, Cape Verde, Tenerife, now Funchal, followed by Lisbon, Porto, Cherbourg and Hamburg, where the trip ends on February 20th.

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3 thoughts on “Three ships bring 12,672 people”

  1. Namibia is a country. Main port is Walvis Bay, assume this was the port of call. Not a lot to see, Kalahari Dessert maybe. The run up the Skeleton Coast would be interesting though.

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    • CarlosP
      This tourists that like commenting a lot around where that Madeira is full of drugs and dealers and homeless. This transatlantic ships should be inspected by the police to see in they bring in drugs since no one of this people think that the tourists not capable of doing such thing . Or even yachts and sailboats can bring that in independent what this lot thinks

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