We booked this cruise without reading any reviews just by listening to our travel agent. However when I went on to read reviews we can honestly say we were dreading it.
We flew into Funchal from our local airport on arrival everything went very well and it was not long till we were on the mini bus taking us to the ship.
Saw the ship on the horizon and it looked ok. Got on board and again the embarkation process went well.
Very cosy but adequate for a week would not have wanted to spend a long time in cabin. But as a base it was ok. Lovely big window not a tiny porthole. Plenty of storage space for a week.
Lovely place however when we visited they had the floods a few weeks earlier so they were still clearing up.
Arrecife was lovely really nice town to walk around new marina there and a good market.
As with all of the ports we visited it was a nice easy walk into the town got there quite early and nothing seemed to open up till about 10 30am. Also a nice beach within easy walking distance.
Fabulous capital our favourite port. A lot of lovely buildings and great shops.
Lovely little Island with cobbled streets and quaint shops with the most amazing balconies.