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MS Douro Cruiser

Former name: Algarve Cruiser

MS Douro Cruiser Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Douro Cruiser

Year built2005  /  Age : 15
Flag state Portugal
BuilderWest Sea shipyard (Viana do Castelo, Portugal)
ClassDouro river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
OwnerMystic Invest via Mystic Cruises (Portugal)
OperatorNicko Cruises via Douro Azul
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)78 m / 256 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers130
Crew30
Decks4
Cabins65
Decks with cabins2
Sister-shipsDouro Queen
Former namesAlgarve Cruiser

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Review of MS Douro Cruiser

Launched in 2005, MS Douro Cruiser cruise ship has as sistership Douro Queen (same-designed vessel) and passenger capacity 126 (plus 30 crew/staff). Douro River itineraries are from homeport Oporto (roundtrip departures) and visit ports in Portugal and Spain (Vega de Terron-Salamanca). The riverboat is owned by Mystic Cruises and operated via its subsidiary company Douro Azul (Portugal). The ship is exclusively chartered by Mystic's German brand (and fully-owned subsidiary company) Nicko Cruises.

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Upper Deck cabins are with private step-out balconies. This ship has as main facilities Panorama Restaurant (serving international and traditional Portuguese cuisine specialities), Panorama Bar Lounge, lift (connecting decks Lower and Upper), stairlift (connecting decks Upper to Sun). The main onboard language is German. There is no special program for English-speaking travellers.

The ship Douro Cruiser has 65 staterooms - Upper Deck with step-out balconies, Main Deck with large picture windows. All cabins are outside and similarly sized ~15 m2 (160 ft2), with modern hotel amenities like individual air-conditioning (thermostat-controlled), en-suite bathrooms (shower, WC-toilet, single-sink vanity), electronic safe box (in the closet), phone (intercom), mirrored dressing table with chair, flat TV (satellite reception), hairdryer, two single beds (convertible to double bed).

On Sun Deck are located a sunbathing area with swimming pool and two Jacuzzies, padded premium garden loungers with low tables, shaded seating area (with deckchairs and 4-seat tables) covered by retractable awnings, fore-located Navigation Bridge (called Wheelhouse on riverboats). All sundeck structures are collapsible and lowered when the ship passes under low bridges.

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Panorama Restaurant seats all guests in a single sitting. On embarkation day, passengers can reserve a table for the entire voyage. The Restaurant serves buffet-style breakfasts and lunches, and 4-course dinners (waiter-served). Panorama Lounge serves the cruise company's onboard enrichment program that includes popular quizzes, bingo games, lectures, live music, themed dance evenings, playing cards and board games. During the voyage is also provided traditional Portuguese entertainment by local artists boarding the boat for live dancing and singing performances.

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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MS Douro Cruiser Itineraries

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

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Apr 02 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Apr 02 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1319
2020 Apr 16 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Apr 16 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2463
2020 Apr 23 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Apr 23 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2364
2020 Apr 30 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Apr 30 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1737
2020 May 07 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 May 07 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2529
2020 May 14 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 May 14 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2529
2020 May 21 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 May 21 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes
2020 May 28 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 May 28 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2529
2020 Jun 04 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jun 04 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1902
2020 Jun 11 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jun 11 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2089
2020 Jun 18 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jun 18 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1902
2020 Jun 25 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jun 25 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1902
2020 Jul 02 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jul 02 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1737
2020 Jul 09 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jul 09 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1924
2020 Jul 16 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jul 16 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1737
2020 Jul 23 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jul 23 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1737
2020 Jul 30 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Jul 30 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2199
2020 Aug 06 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Aug 06 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1759
2020 Aug 13 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Aug 13 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1572
2020 Aug 20 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Aug 20 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1737
2020 Aug 27 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Aug 27 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1737
2020 Sep 03 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Sep 03 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2089
2020 Sep 10 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Sep 10 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2793
2020 Sep 17 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Sep 17 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1902
2020 Sep 24 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Sep 24 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1902
2020 Oct 01 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Oct 01 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1902
2020 Oct 08 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Oct 08 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2364
2020 Oct 15 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Oct 15 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $2496
2020 Oct 22 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Oct 22 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1737
2020 Oct 29 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Oct 29 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1572
2020 Nov 05 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Nov 05 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1407
2020 Nov 12 10 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2020 Nov 12 8 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes $1407

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