ms Gil Eanes

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CroisiEurope

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ms Gil Eanes Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Gil Eanes

Year built 2015  /  Age : 2
Flag state France
Builder Meuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
Owner CroisiEurope
Speed 9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA) 80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width) 12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage 1200 gt
Passengers 66 - 132
Crew 20
Decks 4
Cabins 66
Decks with cabins 3

Review of ms Gil Eanes

MS Gil Eanes ship cruises on Douro River in Portugal (wine region). Itineraries are round-trips leaving from Oporto Portugal. This riverboat cruises in Portugal together with the CroisiEurope ships Fernao De MagalhaesVasco de GamaInfante Don HenriqueMiguel Torga.

The riverboat has 66 passenger cabins (equally sized at 139 ft2 / 13 m2), including 4 suites and 1 cabin for disabled. Main Deck staterooms are with riverview windows (non-opening). Middle Deck and Upper Deck cabins are with French balconies (slide-opening windows). Upper Deck additionally has 2 Suite accommodations with private verandas (terraces). As amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), wardrobe/closet, satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.ms Gil Eanes cruise ship

The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room (Gil Eanes restaurant), upper deck lounge with a terrace, sundeck relaxation area (with shaded seating, loungers and deckchairs), gift shop, library, elevator, also complimentary Wi-Fi Internet usage. The Gil Eanes ship’s Douro river cruise itinerary is in Portugal, with optional tours to Spain. The ship is leaving from Porto on roundtrip itineraries. The provided by CroisiEurope gourmet dining options on the ship, along with the organized tours with themed food and wine tasting events allow the Gil Eanes's guests to enjoy the local Portuguese cuisine and wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

CroisiEurope Douro River cruise itineraries

The Gil Eanes ship’s Douro river cruise itineraries from Porto are themed:

  • (code PPH_PP) "Porto, Douro Valley and Salamanca" (Portugal and Spain) - 8 days with two overnights in Porto (after embarkation and before disembarkation).
  • (code POC_PP) "The Douro River" (cruise-only deals, flights/transfers are not Included) - 8 days with an overnight in Porto before disembarkation.
  • (code POC) "The River Douro" (deals inclusive of flights and transfers) - 8 days with two overnights in Porto (after embarkation and before disembarkation), airport transfers (to/from the boat) and two Porto Portugal flights (from/to France).

Among the tours and excursions along the Gil Eanes ship’s Porto cruise itineraries are:

  • (day 1) Porto - embarkation (welcome aboard cocktail), guided tour (optional, with wine tasting)
  • (day 2) Regua (afternoon arrival, overnight stay) - Lamego (guided excursion)
  • (day 3) Vila Real (bus excursion, Casa de Mateus), boarding in Pinhao, evening arrival in Barca d'Alva (overnight stay, Flamenco show on board)
  • (day 4) arrival in Teron (Spain, disembarkation) - Salamanca (UNESCO site / excursion to Spain), re-boarding in Vega de Teron, evening arrival in Senhora de Ribeira (overnight stay, themed entertainment)
  • (day 5) arrival in Ferradosa - "Wines of Porto" (vineyards route /wine tasting tour), afternoon Douro Valley cruising to Entre Os Rios (overnight stay, Gala Dinner event)
  • (day 6) Douro Valley cruise to Porto (afternoon arrival, overnight stay) - guided tour (optional), Fado music entertainment on the ship
  • (day 7) Porto (free time) - Aveiro (afternoon bus excursion), overnight stay, themed folklore entertainment on the ship.

The CroisiEurope line also owns the Douro riverboats Infante Don Henrique, Fernao de Magalhaes and Vasco de Gama.

MS Gil Eanes cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative CroisiEurope Portugal cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Douro river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises in Portugal are price-inclusive of all beverages (coffee, tea, juices, soda drinks, also wine and beer at lunches and dinners), but tours and excursions ashore are optional and cost extra.

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  • Cabin grades number: 4
  • Total number of cabins: 66 (all of which riverview, 4 suites, 1 disabled).
  • Cabins - Main Deck (8 double), Middle Deck (21 double, 2 Suites, 1 disabled), Upper Deck (32 double, 2 Suites with balconies)
  • Restaurants: restaurant
  • Lounges & Bars: lounge with picture windows, TV, bar, sun deck (chaise lounges), gift shop, library, elevator, wi-fi (payable on board).
  • The CroisiEurope cruise company is family owned and based in Strasbourg, France. Established in 1976, this premium line operates all aspects of its cruises: from the vessel building (design and construction) to cuisine and hotel services. CroisiEurope is among Europe's largest cruise line companies.
  • CroisiEurope river cruise deals are inclusive of soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer with lunch and dinner (year-round). The line offers deals inclusive of unlimited drinks during the Europe's high season (April through October) each year. However, unlike most river cruise lines, CroisiEurope charges its guests additionally for shore excursions.
  • The Gil Eanes ship cruises on Douro River in Portugal and Spain. From the same class are the CroisiEurope ships Cyrano de BergeracGerard SchmitterL’EuropeVivaldi, and the line's Portugal ships Fernao De MagalhaesInfante Don HenriqueVasco de Gama.
  • Other major European river cruise lines' ships in Portugal are the AmaWaterways' AmaVida, the Viking Cruises longships HemmingTorgilOsfrid, also Scenic Azure and the Uniworld's Queen Isabel.
  • Named after the explorer Gil Eannes (1395-1445), the ship was christened on April 17, 2015 in Porto. The godmother Mrs Isabel Morais is a wine and tourism manager at Sogrape Vinhos SA (Portuguese winery). The godfather Mr Eduardo Vitor Rodrigues is Vila Nova de Gaia's Mayor).

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 Gil Eanes Itineraries 2017

The below listed ms Gil Eanes cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope 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

30 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip From Porto to Spain
Prices starting
from $2182
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30 Jun      Departing from Porto, Portugal   
02 Jul     Porto, Portugal   
03 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
03 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
04 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
05 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
06 Jul     Ferradosa, Portugal   
06 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
06 Jul     Douro River   
07 Jul     Porto, Portugal   
08 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Portugal   
Porto cruise port

14 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip From Porto to Spain
Prices starting
from $1701
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14 Jul      Departing from Porto, Portugal   
16 Jul     Porto, Portugal   
17 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
17 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
18 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
19 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
20 Jul     Ferradosa, Portugal   
20 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
20 Jul     Douro River   
21 Jul     Porto, Portugal   
22 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Portugal   
Porto cruise port

04 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip From Porto to Spain
Prices starting
from $1902
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04 Aug      Departing from Porto, Portugal   
06 Aug     Porto, Portugal   
07 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
07 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
08 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
09 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
10 Aug     Ferradosa, Portugal   
10 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
10 Aug     Douro River   
11 Aug     Porto, Portugal   
12 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Portugal   
Porto cruise port

11 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip From Porto to Spain
Prices starting
from $1701
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11 Aug      Departing from Porto, Portugal   
13 Aug     Porto, Portugal   
14 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
14 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
15 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
16 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
17 Aug     Ferradosa, Portugal   
17 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
17 Aug     Douro River   
18 Aug     Porto, Portugal   
19 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Portugal   
Porto cruise port

02 November 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Pleasant Portugal
Prices starting
from $1098
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02 Nov      Departing from Porto, Portugal   
04 Nov     Porto, Portugal   
04 Nov - 05 Nov     Regua, Portugal (Overnight)   
05 Nov     Regua, Portugal   
05 Nov     Pinhao, Portugal   
05 Nov - 06 Nov     Porto Antigo, Cinfaes, Portugal (Overnight)   
06 Nov     Porto Antigo, Cinfaes, Portugal   
06 Nov - 07 Nov     Porto, Portugal (Overnight)   
07 Nov - 08 Nov     Porto, Portugal (Overnight)   
08 Nov      Arriving in Porto, Portugal