CroisiEurope has opened its latest ‘premium’ class ship in Oporto, the ‘MS Amália Rodrigues’, which will depart from Oporto for its first inaugural cruise in the Douro, the river cruise company reported.
Specifically, the itinerary will run from Oporto to visit Regua, Pinhao, Vega de Teron, Barça d’Alva and return to the Portuguese city. The name of the ship is due to the Amália Rodrigues Foundation, directed by Alexandrina Quaresma, dedicated to an artist who was known as the queen of fado.
The vessel has 80 meters of length and 11.4 meters of beam and a capacity for 25 crew members and 132 passengers in its 66 double occupancy cabins, including four suites and reduced mobility cabin.
From April to October, CroisiEurope will offer cruises on the Douro on board the ‘MS Amalia Rodrigues’, sailing from Porto in the Atlantic Ocean to the Spanish border. The ship will make itineraries of six and eight days through the Douro Valley, visiting the oldest wine regions in the world and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco since 2001.