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CroisiEurope announces the arrival of the MS Amalia Rodrigues on the Douro in 2019

Europe's largest river cruise company, CroisiEurope, has announced that it will inaugurate its newest ship - the MS Amalia Rodrigues - in Porto on 20th March 2019

20 Nov 2018

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 and its third premium rated ship on the Golden River.

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 stunning scenery. There is also a spacious lounge, panoramic restaurant, a shop, a large sun deck with sun loungers and a beautiful swimming pool. The 26-person crew use their skills to meet the highest expectations onboard.

Furnished and decorated in Strasbourg, the MS Amalia Rodrigues has a contemporary feel, featuring colours and shapes of the Mediterranean along with plenty of natural lighting and open spaces, designer furniture and stylish, sleek décor.

From April to October, the MS Amalia Rodrigues will offer exceptional cruises on the Douro, 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 breathtaking landscapes en route from Porto to Regua, Pinhao, Teron Vega, Barca d’Alva, Salamanca and Ferradosa.

All-inclusive prices start from $ 1,554 per person for a six-day cruise round trip from Porto including onboard accommodation with all meals and drinks, excursions as well as entertainment and a gala evening.