“The Ports of Madeira totalled 62 stopovers by cruise ships last April”, reads information sent by the Administration of Ports of Madeira (Apram).

In comparative terms with the same month of 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic, this total corresponds to nine more stopovers in Porto do Funchal (44 in 2019) and seven more in Porto Santo (two in 2019)”.

Apram highlights that, “in the last 10 years, only in November 2012, which was a completely exceptional year”, 64 stopovers were registered, one of them in Porto Santo.

Fewer passengers

Although the number of stopovers of ships registered an increase, the same has not happened with regard to the number of passengers in transit in Madeira.

“Last April there was movement of 44,810 passengers, 33,639 less than in the same period in 2019”.