MS Douro Serenity

MS Douro Serenity cruise ship
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Cruise line
Riviera Travel (River Cruises)

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
17 Jul, 2018 - 25 Jul, 2018

MS Douro Serenity Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Douro Serenity

Year built2017  /  Age : 1
Flag state Portugal
BuilderWest Sea shipyard (Viana do Castelo, Portugal)
ClassDouro river cruiser
OwnerMystic Invest
OperatorRiviera Travel via Douro Azul
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers126
Crew36
Decks4
Cabins63
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsDouro Splendour, Douro Elegance

Review of MS Douro Serenity

MS Douro Serenity cruise ship is a new-design, top-luxury riverboat inaugurated in 2017 (together with Douro Elegance (2017) and Douro Splendour (2018). Douro Serenity cruises on River Douro, with roundtrip 8-day itineraries leaving from Oporto to ports in Portugal and Spain. The ship is owned by the Portugese travel company Douro Azul and exclusively chartered by the UK travel company Riviera Travel.

Douro Serenity river cruise ship

The ship offers top-class hotel amenities and facilities designed to ensure the best river travel vacation experiences in Portugal's Douro Valley wine region. The cozy Bar Lounge is stocked with fine wines and premium spirits. The Lounge has a small bow terrace with open-air seating. Dining Room Restaurant is operated with single open-sitting. Both the Lounge and the Restaurant are fore-located and floor-ceiling windows. The ship also features spacios wellness centre (spa and fitness), Boutique Gift Shop, top-deck located large outdoor swimming pool, roof-covered outdoor lounge (with solar panels).

Douro Elegance river cruise ship

On Main Deck is located the Restaurant, which is with open-seating dining arrangement and table capacity 4 to 8 people. Cold and hot buffet Breakfast additionally offers an omelette station. During the buffet Lunch is always available simpler menu with light food items. Dinners are 4-course and waiter-served. Passengers may also have an early Breakfast (hosted in the bar lounge), along with light Lunch options - offered at the lounge and also on the outdoor Sun Deck (al fresco dining).

The onboard Spa is located on Main Deck. Special spa treatments can be booked in advance. A spacious Fitness Room is located on Lower Deck. A most prominent feature on Douro River cruise ship, Douro Serenity has a top-deck swimming pool (outdoor) and large sunbathing area with premium loungers. The relaxing riverside scenery of Douro Valley provides unique sights to enjoy during your Portugal-themed vacation.

All cabin decks are fully air-conditioned and connected via lift and wide staircase. Sun Deck is accessed only via stairs.

Cabins

Most Douro Serenity staterooms are sized 15 m2 (160 ft2), which is standard size for French balcony cabins on 5-star riverboats in Europe. All cabins as amenities offer polished hardwood entry door, polished wooden furniture with fine fabrics, hotel beds (2 twins convertible to double), individual premium bedding, en-suite marble bathroom, (glass shower, WC, single sink vanity, fluffy towels, premium brand toiletries), individually controlled air-conditioning, wall-mounted flat HDTV (satellite reception), hairdryer, wardrobe, mirrored dressing table with chair, electronic safe (in the closet), phone, tea-coffee making facility, power outlets (2-prong, 220V / UK and Canada-USA passengers will need an adapter or converter).

  • Lower Deck cabins are designed for single travellers. They are smaller (14 m2 / 150 ft2), with one fixed / non-opening window (quarter-height, located close to the ceiling). These are "single cabins" and can be booked with no single supplement. Riviera Travel charges 100% supplement for all other staterooms.
  • Stabdard category rooms are French Balcony cabins sized 15 m2 (160 ft2). They feature an electronically controlled sliding window - lowering horizontally and opening to a railing (false balcony). This allows an unobstructed view of the passing riverside scenery along the cruise itinerary route. Alongside the sliding window the room has table and 2 chairs (for in-cabin dining).
  • Superior Suites (on Upper Deck) are sized 22 m2 (235 ft2) and feature large living area, floor-ceiling windows, step-out balcony, separate French balcony (sitting area with table and 2 chairs).
  • Deluxe Suites (aft on Upper Deck) are sized 30 m2 (325 ft2) and feature larger living area, 2 floor-ceiling windows, step-out balcony, French balcony (sitting area with table and 2 chairs), walk-in closet, bedroom (2 floor-ceiling windows).

Itineraries

Riviera Travel river cruise deals are inclusive of:

  • 5-star stateroom
  • roundtrip flights (UK-Portugal-UK) and ship transfers (oneway flight time 2 hours 40 mins)
  • land tours
  • onboard dining (from departure day dinner to final day breakfast)
  • special events (Welcome Dinner)
  • 24-hour complimentary Coffee Station
  • complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • port charges, airport taxes
  • checked luggage

Riviera Travel Douro cruisetour itinerary features:

  • 7-nights Douro Valley cruising, featuring as itinerary highlights unique scenery, medieval hilltop villages and towns, rolling hills with terraced vineyards, passing river locks, visiting Salamanca Spain.
  • Riviera Travel cruisetour itinerary visits Vila Nova de Gaia, Entre-os-Rios, Regua (Mateus Palace, Castelo de Lamego), Pinhao, Vega de Terron (Castelo Rodrigo, bus travel to Salamanca), return to Barca de Alva, and on the reverse route back to Oporto.
  • included guided Porto City tour (with included visit to Port Wine cellars)
  • included full-day excursion to Salamanca (with included guided city tour and Flamenco show)
  • included tours to Castelo Rodrigo and Mateus Palace and gardens
  • included guided visit to Lamego and Our Lady of the Remedies church (in Lamego)
  • included tour and dinner at Portuguese quinta (farm house)
  • onboard entertainment (traditional flamenco music and dance performance on the ship)

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

MS Douro Serenity Itineraries 2018

The below listed MS Douro Serenity cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Porto cruise port

26 June 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $3292
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26 Jun      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
28 Jun     Pinhao, Portugal   
29 Jun     Vega de Terron, Spain   
30 Jun     Salamanca, Spain   
30 Jun     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
01 Jul     Lamego, Portugal   
01 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
02 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
02 Jul     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
03 Jul - 04 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
04 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

10 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $2842
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10 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
12 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
13 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
14 Jul     Salamanca, Spain   
14 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
15 Jul     Lamego, Portugal   
15 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
16 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
16 Jul     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
17 Jul - 18 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
18 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

17 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $2324
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17 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
19 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
19 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
20 Jul - 21 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain(Overnight)   
21 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain(Salamanca)   
21 Jul - 22 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal(Overnight)   
22 Jul     Douro River, Portugal   
22 Jul - 23 Jul     Regua, Portugal(Overnight)   
23 Jul     Regua, Portugal(Tours ashore)   
23 Jul - 24 Jul     Bitetos, Portugal (Overnight)   
24 Jul - 25 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
25 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

24 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $2324
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24 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
26 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
26 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
27 Jul - 28 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain(Overnight)   
28 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain(Salamanca)   
28 Jul - 29 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal(Overnight)   
29 Jul     Douro River, Portugal   
29 Jul - 30 Jul     Regua, Portugal(Overnight)   
30 Jul     Regua, Portugal(Tours ashore)   
30 Jul - 31 Jul     Bitetos, Portugal (Overnight)   
31 Jul - 01 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
01 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

07 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $3142
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07 Aug      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
09 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
10 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
11 Aug     Salamanca, Spain   
11 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
12 Aug     Lamego, Portugal   
12 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
13 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
13 Aug     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
14 Aug - 15 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
15 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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MS Douro Serenity Itineraries 2019

The below listed MS Douro Serenity cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Porto cruise port

28 May 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $3442
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28 May      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
30 May     Pinhao, Portugal   
31 May     Vega de Terron, Spain   
01 Jun     Salamanca, Spain   
01 Jun     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
02 Jun     Lamego, Portugal   
02 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
03 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
03 Jun     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
05 Jun      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

28 May 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lisbon with Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $4642
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28 May      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
30 May     Pinhao, Portugal   
31 May     Vega de Terron, Spain   
01 Jun     Salamanca, Spain   
01 Jun     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
02 Jun     Lamego, Portugal   
02 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
03 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
03 Jun     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
05 Jun      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

11 June 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $3442
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11 Jun      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
13 Jun     Pinhao, Portugal   
14 Jun     Vega de Terron, Spain   
15 Jun     Salamanca, Spain   
15 Jun     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
16 Jun     Lamego, Portugal   
16 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
17 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
17 Jun     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
18 Jun - 19 Jun     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
19 Jun      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

11 June 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lisbon with Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $4642
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11 Jun      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
13 Jun     Pinhao, Portugal   
14 Jun     Vega de Terron, Spain   
15 Jun     Salamanca, Spain   
15 Jun     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
16 Jun     Lamego, Portugal   
16 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
17 Jun     Regua, Portugal   
17 Jun     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
18 Jun - 19 Jun     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
19 Jun      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

16 July 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $3442
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16 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
18 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
19 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
20 Jul     Salamanca, Spain   
20 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
21 Jul     Lamego, Portugal   
21 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
22 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
22 Jul     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
23 Jul - 24 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
24 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

16 July 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lisbon with Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $4642
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16 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
18 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
19 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
20 Jul     Salamanca, Spain   
20 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
21 Jul     Lamego, Portugal   
21 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
22 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
22 Jul     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
23 Jul - 24 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
24 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

13 August 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $3442
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13 Aug      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
15 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
16 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
17 Aug     Salamanca, Spain   
17 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
18 Aug     Lamego, Portugal   
18 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
19 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
19 Aug     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
20 Aug - 21 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
21 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

13 August 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lisbon with Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $4642
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13 Aug      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
15 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
16 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
17 Aug     Salamanca, Spain   
17 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
18 Aug     Lamego, Portugal   
18 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
19 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
19 Aug     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
20 Aug - 21 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
21 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

10 September 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $3442
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10 Sep      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
12 Sep     Pinhao, Portugal   
13 Sep     Vega de Terron, Spain   
14 Sep     Salamanca, Spain   
14 Sep     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
15 Sep     Lamego, Portugal   
15 Sep     Regua, Portugal   
16 Sep     Regua, Portugal   
16 Sep     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
17 Sep - 18 Sep     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
18 Sep      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

10 September 20197 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lisbon with Douro Discovery
Prices starting
from $4642
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10 Sep      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
12 Sep     Pinhao, Portugal   
13 Sep     Vega de Terron, Spain   
14 Sep     Salamanca, Spain   
14 Sep     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
15 Sep     Lamego, Portugal   
15 Sep     Regua, Portugal   
16 Sep     Regua, Portugal   
16 Sep     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
17 Sep - 18 Sep     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
18 Sep      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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