AmaDouro

AmaDouro Review and Specifications

Specifications of AmaDouro

Year built2019 new ship
BuilderNavalria Shipyard (Aveiro, Portugal)
ClassDouro river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
OwnerDouro Azul
OperatorAMAwaterways
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)79 m / 259 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage1200 gt
Passengers102
Crew38
Decks4
Cabins51
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAmaVida
Christened byJulia Lo Bue-Said

Review of AmaDouro

MS AmaDouro boat cruises on Douro River in Portugal, departing from Oporto Portugal. Cruisetour itineraries are out of Porto (embarkation), but bookings offer departures either from Lisbon (Portugal) or Madrid (Spain). The itinerary route is through Douro River Valley – Portugal’s wine region known as Alto Douro.

AmaDouro cruise ship (Portugal, Douro River)

Just like most of the top-luxury riverboats in Portugal, the AMA Douro ship is a partnership between AmaWaterways (US company) and the Portuguese cruise line and tour operator Douro Azul (shipowner and boat's co-operator). MS AmaDouro is a modified design Concerto-class APT river ship made specifically for cruising on Douro River. Boat's unique design resulted in elegance, spacious accommodations, spacious public areas and some really unique for a river cruiser features. The AmaDouro ship is also operated by APT Touring (Australian cruise tour company).

Cabins

AmaDouro has a total of 51 cabins (of which 2 Suite, 36 Balconies, 15 with a non-opening window). Most Ama Douro cabins are sized 20 m2 (215 ft2) and have private balconies (floor-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a step-out balcony). Suites are larger (30 m2 / 325 ft2). The number of all cabin categories is 6. Max capacity is 2 guests per cabin.

Each of the AmaDouro staterooms has a private bathroom (glass-door shower, multi shower head, hairdryer, premium bath amenities), mirrored vanity table with chair, wardrobe, wireless phone, electronic safe (in the closet), two long-range portable Wi-Fi audio devices (used on tours/excursions), complimentary bottled water (supplied daily), thermostat-controlled air conditioning. Suites have additionally a sitting area with full-size sofa, table with 2 chairs, mini-bar, large bathroom with full-size bathtub.

Each of the cabins is equipped with a 42-inch flat HDTV (local/satellite reception and movies-on-demand) with an Infotainment system (in-room complimentary Internet, real-time bridge cam views).

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - SU (x2, deck3) - size 323ft2/30m2
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x18, deck3), B (x14, deck2), C (x4, deck2) - size 215ft2/20m2
  • RiverView Staterooms - D (x8, deck1), E (x8, deck1) - size 161ft2/15m2.

Shipboard facilities

Ship's restaurants include Douro (dining room), "Al Fresco" (outdoor, 32 seats), casual dining (Bar Lounge, Sun Deck). Gourmet dining on the ship features International and traditional Portuguese cuisine specialities, premium service, open-deck al fresco dining option. Free-flowing local wines are provided at lunch and dinner.

AmaDouro also has a Main Lounge & Bar (connected to a Teak Front Deck terrace), Douro Lobby, Gift Shop, wellness complex consisting of Spa (Sauna Room, Treatment Room for massages), (Fitness (Gym Room), top-deck (swimming pool, sun loungers, shaded seating area, helipad).

AmaDouro cruise deals are inclusive of alcohol and soft beverages, Internet / Wi-Fi, all tours/excursions, land transfers, live evening entertainment (by local performers), daily enrichment lectures, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea (speciality teas-coffees complemented with snacks and fresh juices). 

AmaWaterways cruise ship (Portugal, Douro River)

AmaDouro river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative AMA cruise rates. They might be different when you book your AmaWaterways AmaDouro cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On AmaDouro cruises, AmaWaterways lines offer discount airfare travel deals on major airlines (without charging Flight Deviation fees).

River Cruise Itineraries

AmaDouro cruises exclusively on Douro River departing from Porto.

Follows the list of AmaWaterways ship AmaDouro river cruise itineraries as themes:

  • "ENTICING DOURO” is an itinerary segment that offers 12-days (sailing 7 days) Douro river cruises from Porto (round-trip cruising, but leaving from Lisbon /hotel stay and guided touring). There are 7 complimentary land tours/excursions, plus 3-night Lisbon luxury hotel package included in the fares.

AmaDouro wiki

AmaDouro is the second of two AMAwaterways riverboats (together with sistership AmaVida) operating luxury river cruises in Portugal. The vessel is operated by company's "AmaVoyages" division via a partnership with "Douro Azul" (Portuguese cruise tour company founded 1993).

AmaDouro is a new (modified) riverboat design adapted for the specifics of River Douro - one of Iberian Peninsula's biggest rivers. This waterway starts near Duruelo de la Sierra (Spain) and ends at Oporto (Portugal). Famous for its port-wines production, the whole Douro Valley region is designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Douro river scenery is accented by a multitude of vineyard estates extending steeply terraced hillsides in the Upper Douro valley.

Along with its modern look (marine design by CMT Engineering Ltd), AmaDouro features the convenience of onboard mini-helicopter tours. One of ship's many "green technology" features are the solar panels (installed on the awning's roof photovoltaic panels, covering total area 155 m2 / 1670 ft2) and combined diesel-electric propulsion. A unique experience on AMAwaterways cruise tours in Portugal are the complimentary bike tours. Guests can use the onboard bicycles on all excursions and tours organized in each of the itinerary ports.

Boat's christening ceremony was scheduled for April 12, 2019, to be held in Porto City (Portugal). The naming ceremony will be led by godmother Julia Lo Bue-Said (CEO of Advantage Travel Partnership / UK’s largest independent travel agent group).

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.

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AmaDouro Itineraries

The below listed AmaDouro cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest AmaWaterways 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 May 04 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Enticing Douro Porto-Leixoes$2803