ms Fernao de Magalhaes

Former name: MS Magellan Phoenix (Phoenix Reisen)

ms Fernao de Magalhaes current position

ms Fernao de Magalhaes current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 41.14463 N / -8.64791 W) cruising The AIS position was reported 7 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Fernao de Magalhaes

ms Fernao de Magalhaes current cruise is 11 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon. The itinerary starts on 21 Sep, 2023 and ends on 02 Oct, 2023.

Date / TimePort
21 Sep - 23 Sep 13:30    Departing from Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal hotels
23 Sep 17:00 - 24 Sep 07:00    Bitetos, Portugal
24 Sep 13:00 - 25 Sep 10:00    Regua, Portugal, Lamego
25 Sep 19:00 - 26 Sep 09:00    Vega de Terron-Salamanca, Spain
26 Sep 09:30 - 27 Sep 08:00    Barca d'Alva, Portugal, Castelo Rodrigo
27 Sep 12:30 - 14:30    Ferradosa, Portugal
27 Sep 18:00 - 28 Sep 12:00    Pinhao, Portugal, Favaios
28 Sep 14:00 - 18:00    Regua, Portugal, Lamego
28 Sep 20:00 - 29 Sep 07:00    Porto Antigo, Cinfaes, Portugal
29 Sep 14:00 - 30 Sep    Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal
30 Sep - 01 Oct    Arriving in Lisbon, Portugal hotels
02 Oct    flight

Specifications of ms Fernao de Magalhaes

Year of build2003  /  Age: 20
Flag state France
BuilderMeuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
ClassDouro river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
Speed9 kn / 17 km/h / 10 mph
Length (LOA)75 m / 246 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1200 gt
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2011
Former namesMS Magellan Phoenix (Phoenix Reisen)
OperatorCroisiEurope Portugal, Phoenix Reisen

ms Fernao de Magalhaes Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Sep 21 11 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2023 Sep 30 11 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2023 Sep 30 9 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes
2023 Oct 09 11 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2023 Oct 09 9 days, round-trip Douro Porto-Leixoes

ms Fernao de Magalhaes Review

Review of ms Fernao de Magalhaes

MS Fernao De Magalhaes 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 Vasco de GamaGil EanesInfante Don HenriqueMiguel Torga, Amalia Rodrigues.

ms Fernao de Magalhaes cruise ship (CroisiEurope Portugal)

The vessel (ENI number 1823118) is France-flagged (MMSI 226008580). When chartered by Phoenix Reisen, the boat is traded/rebranded as "MS Magellan Phoenix".


MS Fernao de Magalhaes has a total of 71 cabins (all of which Riverview, no suites, none for disabled) in 2 grades, situated on the Main Deck (15 double), Middle Deck (18 double), Upper Deck (38 double). The riverboat's 71 passenger cabins (equally sized at 129 ft2 / 12 m2), include 5 cabins with 2 single beds. Main Deck staterooms are with Riverview windows (non-opening). Middle Deck and Upper Deck cabins are with French balconies (slide-opening windows). Upper Deck additionally has 2 Suite accommodations with private verandas (terraces). As for amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), wardrobe/closet, satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.

Shipboard facilities

The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room (Fernao De Magalhaes restaurant), upper deck lounge with a terrace, sundeck relaxation area (with shaded seating, loungers and deckchairs), gift shop, library, elevator, also complimentary Wi-Fi Internet usage. The Fernao De Magalhaes ship’s Douro river cruise itinerary is in Portugal, with optional tours to Spain. The ship is leaving from Porto on roundtrip itineraries. The provided by CroisiEurope gourmet dining options on the ship, along with the organized tours with themed food and wine tasting events allow the Fernao De Magalhaes's guests to enjoy the local Portuguese cuisine and wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

CroisiEurope Douro River cruise itineraries

The Fernao De Magalhaes ship’s Douro river cruise itineraries from Porto are themed:

  • (code PPH_PP) "Porto, Douro Valley, and Salamanca" (Portugal and Spain) - 8 days with two overnights in Porto (after embarkation and before disembarkation).
  • (code POB) "Pleasant Portugal" - 6 days Douro Valley cruise (two overnights in Porto).
  • (code POF_ETE) "Douro Valley and Salamanca " (Portugal and Spain cruise-only deals, flights/transfers are not Included) - 8 days with an overnight in Porto before disembarkation.
  • (code POI) "Douro Valley and Salamanca" - 8 days (6 day cruising) deals are inclusive of 3-star Lisbon hotel package - day 1 (evening arrival, hotel dinner), day 2 (guided city tour, Belem Cultural Center, Jeronimos Monastery, afternoon scenic bus tour), day 3 (bus travel from Lisbon to Coimbra /afternoon arrival, bus travel to Porto for embarkation).

Among the tours and excursions along the Fernao De Magalhaes ship’s Porto cruise itineraries are:

  • (day 1) Porto - embarkation (welcome aboard cocktail), guided tour (optional, with wine tasting)
  • (day 2) Regua (afternoon arrival, overnight stay) - Lamego (guided excursion)
  • (day 3) Vila Real (bus excursion, Casa de Mateus), boarding in Pinhao, evening arrival in Barca d'Alva (overnight stay, Flamenco show on board)
  • (day 4) arrival in Vega de Teron (Spain, disembarkation) - Salamanca (UNESCO site / guided excursion), re-boarding in Vega de Teron, evening arrival in Senhora de Ribeira (overnight stay, themed entertainment)
  • (day 5) arrival in Ferradosa - "Wines of Porto" (vineyards route /wine tasting tour), afternoon Douro Valley cruising to Entre Os Rios (overnight stay, Gala Dinner event)
  • (day 6) Douro Valley cruise to Porto (afternoon arrival, overnight stay) - guided tour (optional), Fado music entertainment on the ship
  • (day 7) Porto (free time) - Aveiro (afternoon bus excursion), overnight stay, themed folklore entertainment on the ship.
  • The 6-day "Pleasant Portugal" cruise itinerary visits Porto Antigo (afternoon arrival on day 3, overnight stay)- Solar de Mateus (house & gardens / optional excursion).
  • The cruise-only deals (POF_ETE) additionally include the optional wine cellar tour (Porto white wine tasting in Folgosa /Armamar) - disembarkation and re-boarding the ship in Ferradosa, with afternoon cruising to Leverinho (overnight stay, Portuguese folklore themed entertainment on the boat).

The CroisiEurope line also owns the Douro riverboats Gil Eanes, Infante Don Henrique, and Vasco de Gama.

MS Fernao de Magalhaes cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative CroisiEurope Portugal cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Douro river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers, and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises in Portugal are price-inclusive of all beverages (coffee, tea, juices, soda drinks, also wine and beer at lunches and dinners), but tours and excursions ashore are optional and cost extra. Until we list here all 2016 dates, see in the following table a list of exemplary itineraries with prices per person.

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The CroisiEurope cruise company is family owned and based in Strasbourg, France. Established in 1976, this premium line operates all aspects of its cruises: from the vessel building (design and construction) to cuisine and hotel services. CroisiEurope is among Europe's largest cruise line companies.

CroisiEurope river cruise deals are inclusive of soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer with lunch and dinner (year-round). The line offers deals inclusive of unlimited drinks during Europe's high season (April through October) each year. However, unlike most river cruise lines, CroisiEurope charges its guests additionally for shore excursions.

The Fernao de Magalhaes ship cruises on Douro river in Portugal and Spain (with round-trip itinerary from Porto, Portugal). From the same class are the CroisiEurope ships Cyrano de BergeracGerard SchmitterL’EuropeVivaldi, and the line's Portugal ships Gil EanesInfante Don HenriqueVasco de Gama.

Other major European river cruise lines' ships in Portugal are the AmaWaterways' AmaVida, the Viking Cruises longships HemmingTorgilOsfrid, also Scenic Azure and the Uniworld's Queen Isabel.

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.