MS Douro Elegance

MS Douro Elegance current position

MS Douro Elegance current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 41.13824 N / -8.61828 W) cruising en route to VCASTELO. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Douro Elegance

MS Douro Elegance current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance. Prices start from USD 3099 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Jul, 2024 and ends on 16 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
09 Jul    Departing from Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal hotels
10 Jul    Regua, Portugal, Lamego
12 Jul    Vega de Terron-Salamanca, Spain
13 Jul    Regua, Portugal, Lamego
14 Jul    Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
15 Jul - 16 Jul    Arriving in Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal hotels

Specifications of MS Douro Elegance

Year of build2017  /  Age: 7
Flag state Portugal
BuilderWestSEA Shipyard (Viana do Castelo, Portugal)
ClassDouro river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 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 Serenity
OwnerMystic Invest Holding via DouroAzul (Portugal)
OperatorRiviera Travel UK via Douro Azul

MS Douro Elegance Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes
2024 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2449
2024 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $3099
2024 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2949
2024 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2899
2024 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2899
2024 Jul 31 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2024 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for solo travellers - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes
2024 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2799
2024 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2899
2024 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $3299
2024 Aug 28 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2024 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $3149
2024 Sep 04 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2024 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes
2024 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2399
2024 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $3299
2024 Oct 23 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3978
2024 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2899
2024 Oct 30 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3328
2024 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for solo travellers - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes
2024 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $1599
2025 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for solo travellers - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes
2025 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for solo travellers - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes
2025 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $1999
2025 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2049
2025 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2199
2025 Apr 18 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $2878
2025 Apr 24 6 days, round-trip History of the Douro from Portugal to Spain - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2349
2025 May 01 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2299
2025 May 08 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2399
2025 May 09 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3078
2025 May 15 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2499
2025 May 22 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2549
2025 May 29 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2549
2025 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2549
2025 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2549
2025 Jun 13 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3228
2025 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2549
2025 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2499
2025 Jun 27 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3178
2025 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2399
2025 Jul 04 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3078
2025 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2249
2025 Jul 17 6 days, round-trip History of the Douro from Portugal to Spain - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2349
2025 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2099
2025 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2099
2025 Aug 01 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $2778
2025 Aug 07 6 days, round-trip History of the Douro from Portugal to Spain - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2249
2025 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2099
2025 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2199
2025 Aug 22 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $2878
2025 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2349
2025 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2649
2025 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2699
2025 Sep 12 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3378
2025 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2699
2025 Sep 19 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3378
2025 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2649
2025 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2499
2025 Oct 03 8 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $3178
2025 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2349
2025 Oct 16 6 days, round-trip History of the Douro from Portugal to Spain - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2349
2025 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes $2099
2025 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for solo travellers - MS Douro Elegance Porto-Leixoes

MS Douro Elegance Review

Review of MS Douro Elegance

MS Douro Elegance cruise ship is a new-design, top-luxury riverboat inaugurated in 2017, with sisterships Douro Serenity (2017) and Douro Splendour (2018). Douro Elegance cruises on River Douro, with roundtrip 8-day itineraries leaving from Oporto to ports and destinations in Portugal and Spain.

The ship is owned by the Portuguese travel company Douro Azul (fully-owned subsidiary and travel brand of Mystic Cruises) and exclusively chartered by the UK cruisetour company Riviera Travel.

MS Douro Elegance river cruise ship

The vessel is Portugal-flagged (MMSI number 263673932) and registered in Lisbon. The shipbuilder is WestSEA (shipyard in Viana do Castelo, Portugal).

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 spacious wellness center (spa and fitness), Boutique Gift Shop, top-deck located large outdoor swimming pool, roof-covered outdoor lounge (with solar panels).

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 omelet 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 Elegance 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.

Decks and Cabins

Most Douro Elegance staterooms are sized 15 m2 (160 ft2), which is the 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).

MS Douro Serenity river cruise ship

Lower Deck cabins are designed for single travelers. 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 a 100% supplement for all other staterooms.

Standard 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 a table and 2 chairs (for in-cabin dining).

Superior Suites (on Upper Deck) are sized 22 m2 (235 ft2) and feature a 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 a 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).

The boat has 4 decks, of which 3 are with cabins.

Itineraries

Riviera Travel river cruise deals are inclusive of:

  • 5-star stateroom
  • roundtrip flights (UK-Portugal-UK) and ship transfers (one-way 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 cruise tour 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 cruise tour 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 an included visit to Port Wine cellars)
  • included a 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 (farmhouse)
  • 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.

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