MS Douro Elegance

We 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.

Accommodation

As you are welcomed aboard the five-star pedigree is striking, with a remarkable feeling of spaciousness and harmonious design at every glance.

Accommodation

Food & Drink

The restaurant rivals the finest on shore establishments, taking fine dining to another level complemented by delicate European porcelain, gleaming glassware and the intuitive service in which the Swiss excel.

Dining

Life on Board

Forward of the ship you will find the magnificent lounge and bar, the very heart of the ship, styled by a leading Portuguese designer and sumptuously furnished with elegant settees and comfortable armchairs; plump cushions in smart complementary fabric invite you to sink in and relax – your holiday starts here! 

Enjoy a freshly made cup of tea whilst soaking up the refined ambience, complemented by high quality fittings, thoughtfully positioned lamps, a thick wool carpet, beautifully polished hardwoods and fabulous fresh-cut flowers. A well-stocked bar with friendly professional staff taking delight in attending to your every wish in sampling local wines or preparing whatever takes your fancy completes the convivial scene. 

So just sit back and enjoy the stunning view from the magnificent panoramic windows as the ever-changing river scenery slips effortlessly by. When evening falls, the subdued lighting creates the most gentile ambience so unwind over a digestif or perhaps take a turn on the dance floor to the soothing tones of the resident musician. There really can be few holidays quite as relaxing as this! All three air-conditioned accommodation decks are connected by a lift for your convenience and an elegant wide staircase with gleaming handrail.

Life on Board

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MS Douro Elegance Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Riviera Travel' MS Douro Elegance. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Deck Plans MS Douro Elegance

Browse MS Douro Elegance's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

MS Douro Elegance Deckplans

The Riviera Travel Fleet

The service on board your Riviera Travel cruise ship will be intuitive, unobtrusive, efficient and friendly. Out on deck, there'll be everything you need to make the most of the riverside scenery and the fine weather. Stretch out on one of the many comfortable sun loungers. Cool off in a splash pool. Take advantage of the full bar service. Lose yourself in conversation with like-minded new friends. Have some fun with one of the deck games, like shuffleboard and giant chess. Or maybe just enjoy a quiet, undisturbed read.

MV Ocean Atlantic
MS George Eliot
MS William Wordsworth
MS Robert Burns
MS Douro Splendour
MS Douro Elegance
MS Thomas Hardy
MS Emily Brontë
MS Oscar Wilde
MS Lord Byron
MS Jane Austen
MS Charles Dickens
MS William Shakespeare
MS Swiss Ruby
MS Adriatic Sun
MS Il Mare
MV Mare Blu
MS Aquamarin
MV Corona
RV Mekong Prestige II
MS Rossia
MS Movenpick Darakum

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