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Cruises on the Douro

Rua dos Canastreiros 40/42, 4050-149, Portugal
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Spirit of Chartwell

Just returned from a week on the Douro on this lovely ship. Only a maximum of 30 guests, with 14... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
668joan
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Beganne, France
Avoid the Viking Hemming if you can

We had wet (and I mean wet) and stained carpets on Day 1. The manager tried to say they were just... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Diana D
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  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
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“day cruise” (5 reviews)
“food and wine” (3 reviews)
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Rua dos Canastreiros 40/42, 4050-149, Portugal
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"lunch and dinner"
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"day cruise"
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"food and wine"
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"two days"
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"spanish border"
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"each direction"
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"a great deal"
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"buffet breakfast"
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"entertainment every night"
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"customer service"
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"french company"
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"fun experience"
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"folk dancing"
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"sight seeing"
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"spent a week"
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"the river"
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"value for money"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a week on the Douro on this lovely ship. Only a maximum of 30 guests, with 14 crew to look after us, it was a wonderful, restful holiday. The food, prepared by M.Christophe Tremblaye, was really excellent, catering for Vegetarians each meal,...More

Thank 668joan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had wet (and I mean wet) and stained carpets on Day 1. The manager tried to say they were just damp perhaps from a recent shampooing. Our steward said he didn't shampoo them. Lots of rooms on the lower floor had them so it...More

1  Thank Diana D
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This was an excellent trip to take, but be aware that sailing plans are very subject to river conditions and if Spain releases water from the dam, you can not travel as far up the Douro as you'd like. All that being said, Viking and...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

This was a smaller boat than our two previous Viking trips in China and northern Europe, but very nice. As always the service was excellent and the food and wine was flowing freely. For us wine lovers, the free wine at lunch and dinner is...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

We where really looking forward to our first river cruise. The Douro river is beautiful also places you visit. Our problem was open dining didn’t exist passengers where pre tipping waiters to reserve large tables to sit with their group or same nationality and have...More

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

We’re on our second Viking river cruise and the attached picture is from right now on the Viking Osfrid on 10/14/2017. Our top floor view after 5 nights on the ship, 3 of those days and nights have been of nothing but the ship next...More

3  Thank DadofAnni
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

As far as I can tell, the AMA boats and experience were the best on the river. The crew of the AMA Vida were exceptional and our experience focused on the food and wine of the region. We had the pleasure of cruising during the...More

Thank EclecticE
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

This will be remembered as one of our best holidays - all thanks to Titan. The river boat was excellent - accommodation and dining on board really good. The staff /crew were lovely. The scenery magnificent and the days ashore visiting vineyards very interesting -...More

Thank MikeMina
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

Our 8 day cruise from Porto/Salamanca/Porto with Emerald Radiance was an amazing treat to scenery which can only be seen from the river. The 5 locks involved in getting to the Spanish border are some of the biggest drops in water levels in Europe. The...More

1  Thank MIKE186368
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Never been to Portugal before but this was a fabulous introduction. Loved the cruise up the river, watching the world go by. Drinks with meals were plentiful, if needed. Food was mainly Portuguese and sooo tasty. Chef Nuno was very skilled. Shore excursions available and...More

1  Thank toddteddy
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Hursto
October 13, 2017|
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Response from osubimmer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to reply so late...we booked direct with cruise line over internet
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Rosieps
May 17, 2016|
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Response from osubimmer | Reviewed this property |
No, it takes several days to cruise all of the Douro
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