The MV Funchal, the first vessel managed by Classic International Cruises, actually began her career as the Portuguese Presidential Yacht, for transatlantic visits, before her conversion into a cruise vessel. A regular refurbishment programme has maintained her high standard.

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Ocean Cruise
Passenger capacity: 571
Passenger Decks: 6
Total Cabins: 244
Cabins (Balcony): 0
Cabins (Outside): 162
Cabins (Inside): 82
Draught: 6.50m
Gross Tonnage: 9563
Restaurants: 2
Bars: 1
Swimming Pools: 1
Spa: No
Gym: No
Casino: Yes

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 ambience. As a 571 passengers capacity vessel, she is exceptionally convivial and this more social, personalised style of cruising, along with her attentive and dedicated staff crew, some of which have been with her for over 20 years, has enabled her to attract a strong loyal following of repeat clientele.

All around the world, along the magnificent South America coastline, the Artic Circle, the Norwegian Fjords, The Atlantic Islands, the Mediterranean Sea and recently Australia, the Funchal presently stands out one of the finest examples of classic cruise liner, whose kind is increasingly sought out by experienced cruise travellers.

She truly is as enchanting as the beautiful island of Madeira, from whose capital she takes her name.


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