ms Gil Eanes

ms Gil Eanes cruise ship
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Cruise line
CroisiEurope

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
10 Jul, 2018 - 18 Jul, 2018

ms Gil Eanes Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Gil Eanes

Year built2015  /  Age : 3
Flag state France
BuilderMeuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
ClassDouro river cruiser
OwnerCroisiEurope
OperatorCroisiEurope Portugal
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1200 gt
Passengers66 - 132
Crew20
Decks4
Cabins66
Decks with cabins3

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, Amalia Rodrigues.

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 2018

The below listed ms Gil Eanes cruise prices on 2018 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

03 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip From Porto to Spain
Prices starting
from $2190
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03 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
05 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
06 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
06 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
07 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
08 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
09 Jul     Ferradosa, Portugal   
09 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
09 Jul     Douro River, Portugal   
10 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
11 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

03 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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03 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
05 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
06 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
07 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
08 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
09 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
10 Jul     Lamego, Portugal   
10 Jul - 11 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
11 Jul      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

10 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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10 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
12 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
13 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
14 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
15 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
16 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
17 Jul     Lamego, 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 Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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17 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
19 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
20 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
21 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
22 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
23 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
24 Jul     Lamego, Portugal   
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 From Porto to Spain
Prices starting
from $2190
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24 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
26 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
27 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
27 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
28 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
29 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
30 Jul     Ferradosa, Portugal   
30 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
30 Jul     Douro River, Portugal   
31 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
01 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

24 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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24 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
26 Jul     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
27 Jul     Regua, Portugal   
28 Jul     Vega de Terron, Spain   
29 Jul     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
30 Jul     Pinhao, Portugal   
31 Jul     Lamego, Portugal   
31 Jul - 01 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
01 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

31 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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31 Jul      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
02 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
03 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
04 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
05 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
06 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
07 Aug     Lamego, Portugal   
07 Aug - 08 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
08 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

07 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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07 Aug      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
09 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
10 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
11 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
12 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
13 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
14 Aug     Lamego, Portugal   
14 Aug - 15 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
15 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

14 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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14 Aug      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
16 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
17 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
18 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
19 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
20 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
21 Aug     Lamego, Portugal   
21 Aug - 22 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
22 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

21 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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21 Aug      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
23 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
24 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
25 Aug     Vega de Terron, Spain   
26 Aug     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
27 Aug     Pinhao, Portugal   
28 Aug     Lamego, Portugal   
28 Aug - 29 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
29 Aug      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

28 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2319
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28 Aug      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
30 Aug     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
31 Aug     Regua, Portugal   
01 Sep     Vega de Terron, Spain   
02 Sep     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
03 Sep     Pinhao, Portugal   
04 Sep     Lamego, Portugal   
04 Sep - 05 Sep     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
05 Sep      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

19 September 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2612
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19 Sep      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
21 Sep     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Sep     Regua, Portugal   
23 Sep     Vega de Terron, Spain   
24 Sep     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
25 Sep     Pinhao, Portugal   
26 Sep     Lamego, Portugal   
26 Sep - 27 Sep     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
27 Sep      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

26 September 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2612
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26 Sep      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
28 Sep     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
29 Sep     Regua, Portugal   
30 Sep     Vega de Terron, Spain   
01 Oct     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
02 Oct     Pinhao, Portugal   
03 Oct     Lamego, Portugal   
03 Oct - 04 Oct     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
04 Oct      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

08 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2612
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08 Oct      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
10 Oct     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
11 Oct     Regua, Portugal   
12 Oct     Vega de Terron, Spain   
13 Oct     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
14 Oct     Pinhao, Portugal   
15 Oct     Lamego, Portugal   
15 Oct - 16 Oct     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
16 Oct      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

15 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
Prices starting
from $2612
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15 Oct      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
17 Oct     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
18 Oct     Regua, Portugal   
19 Oct     Vega de Terron, Spain   
20 Oct     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
21 Oct     Pinhao, Portugal   
22 Oct     Lamego, Portugal   
22 Oct - 23 Oct     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
23 Oct      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

05 November 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The River Douro
Prices starting
from $2382
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05 Nov      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
07 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
07 Nov - 08 Nov     Regua, Portugal(Overnight)   
08 Nov     Regua, Portugal   
08 Nov     Pinhao, Portugal   
08 Nov - 09 Nov     Vega de Terron, Spain(Overnight)   
09 Nov     Vega de Terron, Spain(Salamanca)   
09 Nov     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
10 Nov     Barca d'Alva, Portugal   
10 Nov     Ferradosa, Portugal   
10 Nov     Pinhao, Portugal   
11 Nov     Pinhao, Portugal   
11 Nov - 12 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal(Overnight)   
12 Nov     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
13 Nov      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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