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MS Douro Queen Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Douro Queen
|Year built||2005 / Age : 15|
|Builder||West Sea shipyard (Viana do Castelo, Portugal)|
|Class||Douro River cruiser|
|Ferry route / homeports||Oporto (Portugal)|
|Owner||Mystic Invest via Mystic Cruises (Portugal)|
|Operator||Saga Cruises UK via Douro Azul|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||78 m / 256 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Decks with cabins||2|
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Launched in 2005, MS Douro Queen cruise ship has as sistership Douro Cruiser (same-designed vessel) and passenger capacity 126 (plus 30 crew/staff). Douro River itineraries are from homeport Oporto (roundtrip departures) and visit riverports 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 often chartered by the UK company Saga Cruises.
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 Queen 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).
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.
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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