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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that for 2017 our highly successful Douro cruise on Portugal’s most spectacular waterway will be operated on a brand new state of the art vessel, the magnificent five-star MS Douro Serenity. Painstaking research over many months with our highly regarded Portuguese shipping partners, the first luxury ship operator on the Douro, who have been involved in river cruise ship building for over a quarter of a century, has resulted in the creation of a worldclass vessel which is without doubt one of the most exceptional ships afloat on any European river. If cruising is an art, then this ship has truly mastered it; constructed with the very latest technology and a strong environmental ethic in mind, yet simultaneously retaining a classic, refined elegance reminiscent of cruising from a bygone era, this five-star, fully-air-conditioned river cruiser has been purposebuilt to fit the unique size limitations of the Douro’s five locks and features all the facilities you would expect in a top-class hotel and more so your cruise will be as relaxing as possible and your stay on board will be a uniquely memorable one. Accommodating just 126 guests in the most exquisite of surroundings, the ship’s spectacular design and high specification ensures this vessel feels exceptionally light and airy. The generous ratio of 3:1 guests per crew member ensures a first-class personal service plus the friendly ‘small ship’ feel so beloved of Riviera Travel cruise aficionados, enables the ever attentive crew to revel in taking care of all those little things – leaving you to simply sit back, relax and enjoy every minute of your sensational river cruise experience.
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Food & Drink

You'll enjoy a selection of wine, beer, fruit juice and soft drinks to accompany both lunch and dinner. A range of delicious Portuguese, Mediterranean and international flavoured meals will be served in the main lounge. Each night you will indulge in four-course dinners. Buffet style breakfasts and lunches will be served daily as well as complimentary tea and coffee which is always available for you to enjoy.

Entertainment

There's never a dull moment on the MS Douro Serenity as we present an enthralling range of onboard entertainment. A fascinating Portuguese folk music show, a riveting history lesson, and evenings overflowing with wine, song and dance are just some of the delights we have lined up for you.

Relax beside the onboard pool located on the sun deck of your ship. Visit the main lounge and bar with panoramic views and unwind after a day of exploring Portugal before heading to your air-conditioned suite or cabin for an afternoon siesta.

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Kids & Teens

Please note: MS Douro Serenity does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.

Rooms

All cabin categories have an ensuite with a shower, air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a safe and TV. Each room has windows that offer views of Portugal. Upper and Main decks have floor-to-ceiling windows that slide down to create a French-style Balcony allowing you to fully absorb the surroundings and the fresh air of the Douro River.

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Master Suite | Category MS

If you really fancy treating yourself to a little more indulgence by taking your cruise to another level again, the MS Douro Serenity also boasts two Master Suites on the Upper Deck. These suites are a huge 30 square metres (323 square feet), offering the ultimate in space and comfort during your cruise. Tastefully furnished with the same high quality fittings as the standard cabins and Junior Suites with tea and coffee making facilities and bathrobes, most of the additional space is devoted to the living area where you will really notice the difference as you relax in comfort on the sofa or elegant armchair in the most sumptuous of settings.

Plus a further treat - there is a walk-in wardrobe for that added sense of luxury! As well as the full floor to ceiling sliding doors which open out on to a private balcony with table and chairs, there are 2 additional floor to ceiling windows and a larger bathroom with twin wash basins. These really are the epitome of river cruise luxury and you will feel thoroughly spoilt!

Included Double or Twin Configuration
Included Lounge Area
Included Shower
Included Toiletries Provided
Included Suite Benefits
Included TV
Included Free Wi-Fi
Included Safe
Included Hair Dryer
Included Telephone
Included Desk
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Junior Suite | Category JS

For something a little special, you may choose to upgrade to one of the Junior Suites; there are 6 available on the Upper Deck. These suites measure a substantial 22 square metres (237 square feet) for your additional comfort so you’ll really feel completely relaxed in your stylish surroundings. There is a generous living area with two armchairs and a table, small desk and the addition of tea and coffee making facilities and cosy bathrobes.

The Junior Suites feature the same high quality furnishings and fittings as the standard cabins and enjoy fantastic views from both a fixed floor to ceiling window and sliding glass doors allowing you to really bring the outside in! A private balcony with two chairs and a table enables you to enjoy an aperitif al fresco in the privacy of your own cabin whilst watching the delightful river-world go by.

Included Double or Twin Configuration
Included Lounge Area
Included Shower
Included Toiletries Provided
Included TV
Included Free Wi-Fi
Included Safe
Included Hair Dryer
Included Telephone
Included Desk
Panorama Balcony | Category C, B & A Panorama Balcony | Category C, B & A Panorama Balcony | Category C, B & A
Panorama Balcony | Category C, B & A

Standard Cabins on the Lower Deck have smaller fixed windows and as a unique bonus, Stern Cabins on this deck are available for sole occupancy at no extra cost. Single supplements apply for other cabins and decks, all subject to availability. 

All cabins enjoy the benefit of individually controlled air-conditioning, flat screen high-definition satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

Included Double or Twin Configuration
Included Shower
Included Toiletries Provided
Included TV
Included Free Wi-Fi
Included Safe
Included Hair Dryer
Included Telephone
Included Desk
Window Stateroom | Category E & D Window Stateroom | Category E & D
Window Stateroom | Category E & D

The outside facing cabins on the MS Douro Serenity are finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior quality fittings in the most refined taste and at 15 square metres (161 square feet) these are amongst the largest on any European river cruise. Chic styling is evident throughout from the moment you open your beautifully polished hardwood door and step inside your luxury home for the next 7 nights; polished wooden furniture is complemented by fine fabrics, in warm, relaxing colours, uniquely designed and created for the Ms Douro Elegance whilst ‘hotel style’ twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, will ensure a good night’s sleep in the finest crisp linens.

The sparkling marble bathrooms, beautifully designed, all feature shower with fully glazed screen, WC plus fluffy towels and bathroom cosmetics. The living area has two comfortable chairs and a table plus a small desk. All cabins enjoy the benefit of individually controlled air-conditioning, flat screen high-definition satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

Best of all the Standard Cabins on the Upper Deck and Main (middle) Deck have from full floor to ceiling windows which slide down halfway so you can watch the stunning river scenery drifting past without leaving the comfort of your cabin! 

Included Double or Twin Configuration
Included Shower
Included Toiletries Provided
Included TV
Included Free Wi-Fi
Included Safe
Included Hair Dryer
Included Telephone
Included Desk
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