MS Miguel Torga Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Miguel Torga
|Year built||2016 / Age : 2|
|Builder||Meuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)|
|Class||Douro river cruiser|
|Ferry route / homeports||Oporto (Portugal)|
|Speed||9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph|
|Length (LOA)||80 m / 262 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1200 gt|
|Passengers||66 - 132|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Christened by||Isabel Ferreira de Castro|
Review of MS Miguel Torga
MS Miguel Torga ship cruises on Douro River in Portugal (wine region). Itineraries are round-trips leaving from Oporto Portugal. This riverboat cruises in Portugal together with the CroisiEurope ships Fernao De Magalhaes, Gil Eanes, Infante Don Henrique, Vasco de Gama, Amalia Rodrigues (sistership).
This is a Premium-class, innovative, 3-deck riverboat. It features a contemporary interior design, a top-deck pool and 66 staterooms that accommodate up to 132 passengers. The name "Miguel Torga" is the pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha (1907-1995), one of Portugal's greatest 20th century writers. He was author of short stories, poetry and a 16-volume diary.
All the 66 cabins on Miguel Torga are outside, and 58 are with French balconies. As standard are offered modern hotel amenities, including twin or double beds (with premium bedding and pillows), seating area (table with chairs), mirrored dressing table / writing desk with chair, wardrobe, en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, hairdryer), electronic safe box (in the closet), hairdryer, flat TV (satellite reception), central heating (individual air-conditioning), 220V power outlets.
The 3-deck Miguel Torga ship can accommodate 132 passengers in a total of 66 double-occupancy cabins (58 with French balconies plus 4 suites). Both suites are aft on Upper Deck and with step-out terraces.
Dining aboard CroisiEurope ships is always a gourmet pleasure as the "cruise food" is taken very seriously. Passengers soon become friends with their waiter and quickly come to admire the choices by Serge Dubs, world-renowned sommelier. Dinner is served at set times in a single sitting. Breakfast is buffet style and served in the restaurant. No formal nights are held onboard and dress code is smart casual.
The ship has a bar lounge for live entertainment in the evenings and daily relaxation. Wi-Fi is available free of charge in the lobby and lounge areas. The sun deck offers 360-degree panoramic views and features a sunbathing area with a swimming pool. The pool is not heated and open during summer months only.
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MS Miguel Torga wiki
- On May 19, 2017, was the boat's christening ceremony held dockside in Oporto Portugal, The 2-night inaugural cruise leaft from Porto to Regua.
- CroisiEurope's 5th Douro River cruise ship Miguel Torga was named by godmother Ms Isabel Ferreira de Castro - northern Portugal's director of tourism.
- The ship operates on 6- to 8-night Douro River cruise itineraries in Portugal - a route best known for its scenic views and wine trails.