An analysis by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment reveals that Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest luxury cruise operator, emitted nearly 10 times more sulfur oxides (SOX) in European seas than all 260 million European cars in 2017.
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The Municipality of Funchal (CMF) is committed to studying solutions, together with other entities, to encourage more cruise ship operators to use Madeira as a stop-off point.
The Port of Funchal was busy today, due to the arrival of cruise liners 'Azura' and 'Costa Pacifica,' which between them were carrying nearly seven thousand passengers and crew.
The Ports of Madeira, Funchal and Porto Santo, has confirmed that during Easter week (Sunday 10th until tomorrow the 17th), 21 cruise liners carrying a total of 11,556 passengers and 8,032 crew will have docked in the region.
Unlike hospitality, which is returning to pre-Covid occupancy levels, cruise tourism is experiencing a slow recovery.
Due to the strong wind forecasts for tomorrow, shipping companies have altered their Funchal harbour arrival and departure schedules.
Last night it was confirmed that the the directors of the cruise liner 'Ventura' had cancelled their stopover in Madeira, which was scheduled for today, due to an outbreak of Covid-19.
It's good news for the island, as 100 cruise liners are expected to dock in Funchal harbour over the next 87 days, with 29 liner reservations made for October alone.
The continuation of mandatory PCR testing at the airport, and antigen testing on cruise liner passengers was decided at a meeting of the Regional Government Council (PSD/CDS-PP), yesterday, and will come into effect from 00:00 Saturday.
The Vice-President (VP) of the Regional Government, Pedro Calado has confirmed that cruise ships will only return to Madeira after the summer.
At 5 pm this evening, the vice-president of the Regional Government, Pedro Calado, met with representatives from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) - the largest commercial cruise association in the world - who are visiting the Region to observe that all the necessary adjustments have been made to ensure that the ports and marinas of Madeira are safe.