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Douro Elegance


Riviera River Cruises are absolutely thrilled to announce that our highly successful Douro cruise on Portugal’s most spectacular waterway will now be operated on a brand new state of the art vessel, the magnificent five-star MS Douro Elegance. 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 purpose-built 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.

Activities on Douro Elegance


  • Stunning restaurant on the Main Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and four-course dinner
  • Magnificent lounge and bar (where early risers' breakfast is served)
  • Lift from Lower to Upper Deck
  • Laundry Service
  • Spa and wellness area featuring a fitness room for those of you who like to enjoy a work-out to kick-start your day
  • Boutique gift shop for your holiday souvenirs
  • Reception area open 24hrs
  • Outdoor swimming pool located on the Sun Deck
  • Thoroughly air conditioned public areas and individual heating controls in the cabins
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in every cabin and suite

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Douro Elegance Fast Facts
Maiden Voyage 2017
Length 262
Passenger Capacity 126
Number of Crew 36
Passenger Decks 4
Total Accommodations 63
Suites 63
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