MS Douro Splendour

MS Douro Splendour current position

MS Douro Splendour current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 41.68982 N / -8.83118 W) cruising en route to Viana do Castelo. The AIS position was reported 7 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Douro Splendour

MS Douro Splendour current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Douro Splendour, themed as "Easter". The itinerary starts on 31 Mar, 2024 and ends on 07 Apr, 2024.

Date / TimePort
31 Mar - 01 Apr    Departing from Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal hotels
03 Apr    Vega de Terron-Salamanca, Spain
04 Apr - 05 Apr    Regua, Portugal, Lamego
06 Apr - 07 Apr    Arriving in Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal hotels

Specifications of MS Douro Splendour

Year of build2018  /  Age: 6
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 Serenity, Douro Elegance
OwnerMystic Invest Holding via DouroAzul (Portugal)
OperatorRiviera Travel UK via Douro Azul

MS Douro Splendour Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 May 05 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 May 12 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 May 19 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 May 26 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $3349
2024 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $3749
2024 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2499
2024 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2349
2024 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1999
2024 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2699
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2549
2024 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2549
2024 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2549
2024 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2549
2024 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1849
2024 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1999
2024 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2699
2024 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2599
2024 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2599
2024 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $3349
2024 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2249
2024 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $3399
2024 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2999
2024 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2599
2024 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2024 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1349
2025 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2025 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1729
2025 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1829
2025 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1879
2025 May 04 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1979
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2029
2025 May 18 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2079
2025 May 25 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2129
2025 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2179
2025 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2179
2025 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2179
2025 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2129
2025 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2129
2025 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1929
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1779
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1729
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1729
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1979
2025 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2279
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2279
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2279
2025 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2179
2025 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2029
2025 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1879
2025 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $1729
2025 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes $2229
2025 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Douro, Porto and Salamanca River Cruise for Solo Travellers - MS Douro Splendour Porto-Leixoes

MS Douro Splendour Review

Review of MS Douro Splendour

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

The vessel is Portugal-flagged (MMSI number 263673951) 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 a spacious wellness center (spa and fitness), Boutique Gift Shop, top-deck located large outdoor swimming pool, roof-covered outdoor lounge (with solar panels).

MS Douro Elegance river cruise ship

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 Splendour 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 Splendour 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).

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)

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