11,000 visitors scheduled today
The port of Funchal was crowded again this morning, as the photos sent to the blog illustrate. There were three ships docked and a fourth, the Zenith, at anchor, scheduled to dock at 13:00 after the departure of MSC Poesia later today.
The arrival of the 400-berth, 180-crew Berlin is expected after the departure of Zenith at 5:00 pm.
The first of the current ships to arrive in port was Mein Schiff 3 last night, coming from Las Palmas with 2337 passengers and 993 crew. It left at 2:00 pm, heading back to the same destination.
MSC Poetry is on a transatlantic voyage, and arrived from Lisbon, with 2338 passengers and 943 crew members It departs at 1:00 pm, heading to the city of Fortaleza, Brazil.
The Zenith arrives from Tenerife with 924 passengers and 574 crew. At 17:00 it will its continue trip back to the Canary Islands.
AIDAstella came from Las Palmas with 2130 passengers and 622 crew and is sailing early tomorrow at 8:00 am to the island of Lanzarote.
Adding all of the above up, the port of Funchal will today receive a total of more than 11 thousand people (11,441), including passengers and crew.