The cruise line has revealed that its latest addition, the Ms Amalia Rodrigues, will arrive on the Douro in 2019.

Ms Amalia Rodrigues

The river cruise operator has announced that it will inaugurate the MS Amalia Rodrigues in Porto on 20th March 2019 in the presence of CroisiEurope’s owners, the Schmitter family.

Built at the Meuse and Sambre shipyard in Namur, the MS Amalia Rodrigues is the sixth ship to join CroisiEurope’s fleet on the Douro.

Ms Amalia Rodrigues

The three-deck ship measures 80 metres long and 11.4 metres wide and can accommodate 132 passengers in 66 double-occupancy cabins, including four suites, two of which are on the upper deck and have terraces. 

There is also a cabin for guests with reduced mobility. All cabins are air conditioned and equipped with twin/double bed, private bathroom, wardrobe, flat screen television, hairdryer and safe. 

The 58 cabins on the middle and upper deck have French balconies with large windows to make the most of the scenery. There is also a spacious lounge, panoramic restaurant, a shop, a large sun deck with sun loungers and a swimming pool. 

The MS Amalia Rodrigues has been designed to give a contemporary feel, featuring colours and shapes of the Mediterranean along with natural lighting and open spaces.

From April to October 2019, the MS Amalia Rodrigues will offer cruises from the Atlantic Ocean to the Spanish border. 

The ship will cruise six- and eight-day itineraries through the Douro Valley, one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001, passing scenic landscapes en-route from Porto to Regua, Pinhao, Teron Vega, Barca d’Alva, Salamanca and Ferradosa. 

GTOs looking for more information about the ship and reservations can call 020 8328 1281.

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Main image,  photo credit: CroisiEurope.