New cruise line Portuscale Cruises partners with Discover the World

Portuscale Cruises, a recently launched cruise line based in Portugal, has partnered with Discover the World to provide sales and marketing support in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore for its cruises.

Rui Alegre, Chairman and CEO of Portuscale Cruises said, “We were looking for a partner to assist with our sales and marketing activity, and to handle our reservations, especially in Australia where we will have a ship based during the 2015 summer cruise season for a number of cruises, and Discover the World was highly recommended to us. We also decided to have Discover provide sales in New Zealand.  Although our focus was on Australia and New Zealand, Discover suggested other sales opportunities in Brazil, because of its ties to Portugal, and Asia to sell our seasonal and Mediterranean cruises.”

Jenny Adams, CEO of Discover the World said, “Portuscale Cruises offers “small but beautiful” cruises aboard its classic ship, the M/V Funchal, and unique destination focused itineraries, a variety of shore excursions taking in the history and culture of the destination. With a majority of Portuguese crew specially trained, guests will feel welcomed as soon as they step aboard the M/V Funchal, and they will discover the gastronomy offerings and encounter an excellent atmosphere. Our sales strategy will incorporate not only the destinations for their cruises, but these significant guest benefits when selecting Portuscale Cruises.”

In 2014, Portuscale Cruises is offering voyages onboard the M/V Funchal to Morocco, the Canary Islands, Azores, Portugal, Italy, Malta, France and Norway to name but a few of the destinations passengers can experience. And in January 2015, M/V Funchal will make her way south to Australia from Barcelona on a 45 day voyage, calling at ports rarely offered by mainstream cruise companies. Whilst in Australia, M/V Funchal will do 4, 6 and 8 day cruises in Australian waters from Newcastle and Geelong, before making her way north on a 57 day voyage to Europe which will include the Gallipoli centenary anniversary.

For more information on the voyages offered by Portuscale Cruises, or to make a booking please call 1800 221 625 or email

For more information about Discover the World, please contact Olga Korobko, General Manager Marketing & Operations on (02) 9959 3696, email or visit

About Discover the World

Discover the World has earned a reputation as a leader in global travel distribution and its success in developing a worldwide network of 85 offices in more than 60 countries capable of exceptional representation performance is unmatched. With a portfolio of more than 80 clients utilising its sales, marketing and business process outsourcing services, Discover the World remains a dominant innovator for the travel industry.

In Australia, in addition to Portuscale Cruises, Discover the World represents Expedia TAAP, Caesars Entertainment Hotels & Resorts, Hurtigruten, Variety Cruises, Swan Hellenic, Voyages of Discovery, Hebridean Island Cruises, Convertible Caravans of Europe, US Airways, Copa Airlines, Aeromexico, Ukraine International Airlines and Air Tahiti.

About Portuscale Cruises

Portuscale Cruises is a new cruise company, which started operating in 2013 following the acquisition and revamping of four classic and charming vessels. The company’s motto is “small is beautiful”.

An icon in the Portuguese maritime industry known as the “true jewel of the crown”, MV Funchal has sailed all known seas, providing guests with unforgettable experiences. M/V Funchal underwent an extensive US$22 million renovation in 2013 which brought her back to her former glory. Today, she offers a welcoming atmosphere with just 466 (twin share) like minded passengers, classic accommodation, charming interiors and modern conveniences whilst retaining her old world charm.  Her spacious open decks and intimate atmosphere make it the perfect place for true cruise and sea enthusiasts.

Portuscale Cruises has an office in Melbourne, which is headed up by Rosalea Ryan who is responsible for all of its Australian voyages operations.

To learn more about Portuscale Cruises, go to–The-discoveries-continue.aspx


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