ms Gil Eanes

ms Gil Eanes Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Gil Eanes

Year built2015  /  Age : 4
Flag state France
BuilderMeuse & Sambre Shipyard (Beez-Namur, Belgium)
ClassDouro river cruiser
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
OwnerCroisiEurope
OperatorCroisiEurope Portugal
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1200 gt
Passengers66 - 132
Crew20
Decks4
Cabins66
Decks with cabins3

Current itinerary of ms Gil Eanes

ms Gil Eanes current cruise is 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca . Prices start from USD 1745 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 18 May, 2019 and ends on 25 May, 2019.

Date / TimePort
18 May 18:00    Departing from Porto-Leixoes, Portugal hotels
19 May    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
20 May 10:15 - 10:15    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
20 May 12:00    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
20 May 18:30    Regua, Portugal
21 May 08:45 - 08:45    Regua, Portugal
21 May 11:30    Pinhao, Portugal
21 May 20:00    Vega de Terron, Salamanca, Spain
22 May 10:00 - 10:00    Vega de Terron, Salamanca, Spain
22 May 10:30    Barca d'Alva, Portugal
23 May 07:45 - 07:45    Barca d'Alva, Portugal
23 May 13:00    Ferradosa, Portugal
23 May 17:30    Pinhao, Portugal
24 May 08:45 - 08:45    Pinhao, Portugal
24 May 11:30    Regua, Portugal
24 May 21:00    Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
25 May 09:00 - 09:00    Arriving in Porto-Leixoes, Portugal hotels

Review of ms Gil Eanes

MS Gil Eanes 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 MagalhaesVasco de GamaInfante Don HenriqueMiguel Torga, Amalia Rodrigues.

ms Gil Eanes cruise ship

Cabins

Gil Eanes has a total of 66 cabins (all of which Riverview, 4 suites, 1 disabled) in 4 grades, situated on the Main Deck (8 double), Middle Deck (21 double, 2 Suites, 1 disabled), Upper Deck (32 double, 2 Suites with balconies). The riverboat's 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 (Gil Eanes 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 Gil Eanes 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 Gil Eanes's guests to enjoy the local Portuguese cuisine and wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

CroisiEurope Douro River cruise itineraries

The Gil Eanes 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 POC_PP) "The Douro River" (cruise-only deals, flights/transfers are not Included) - 8 days with an overnight in Porto before disembarkation.
  • (code POC) "The River Douro" (deals inclusive of flights and transfers) - 8 days with two overnights in Porto (after embarkation and before disembarkation), airport transfers (to/from the boat) and two Porto Portugal flights (from/to France).

Among the tours and excursions along the Gil Eanes 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 Teron (Spain, disembarkation) - Salamanca (UNESCO site/excursion to Spain), 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 CroisiEurope line also owns the Douro riverboats Infante Don Henrique, Fernao de Magalhaes, and Vasco de Gama.

MS Gil Eanes 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.

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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 Gil Eanes ship cruises on Douro River in Portugal and Spain. From the same class are the CroisiEurope ships Cyrano de BergeracGerard SchmitterL’EuropeVivaldi, and the line's Portugal ships Fernao De MagalhaesInfante 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.

Named after the explorer Gil Eannes (1395-1445), the ship was christened on April 17, 2015, in Porto. The godmother Mrs. Isabel Morais is a wine and tourism manager at Sogrape Vinhos SA (Portuguese winery). The godfather Mr. Eduardo Vitor Rodrigues is Vila Nova de Gaia's Mayor).

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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ms Gil Eanes Itineraries

The below listed ms Gil Eanes cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1745
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1763
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1745
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1745
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1322
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Porto-Leixoes $1007
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1529
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1511
2019 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Porto and the Douro Valley Porto-Leixoes $967
2019 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal Porto-Leixoes $1642
2019 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal Porto-Leixoes $1373
2020 Mar 29 5 days, round-trip Porto and the Douro Valley Porto-Leixoes $936
2020 Apr 03 5 days, round-trip Porto and the Douro Valley Porto-Leixoes $936
2020 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1368
2020 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1368
2020 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1557
2020 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1557
2020 May 20 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $1175
2020 May 25 5 days, round-trip Porto-Leixoes $1323
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1557
2020 Jun 06 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $999
2020 Jun 18 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $999
2020 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1323
2020 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1323
2020 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1323
2020 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1323
2020 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1323
2020 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1323
2020 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca Porto-Leixoes $1512
2020 Sep 01 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $999
2020 Sep 13 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $1386
2020 Sep 18 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $1175
2020 Sep 30 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $999
2020 Oct 05 5 days, round-trip Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) Porto-Leixoes $1175
2020 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal Porto-Leixoes $1373