10 YRS VT - THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES - ON THE DOURO, EUROPE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL RIVER

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  • day 1
    Porto
     
  • day 2
    Porto
     
  • day 2
    Regua
     
  • day 2
    Pinhao
     
  • day 3
    Pinhao
     
  • day 3
    Vega de Terron
     
  • day 4
    Vega de Terron
     
  • day 4
    Barca de Alva
     
  • day 5
    Barca de Alva
     
  • day 5
    Pinhao
     
  • day 6
    Pinhao
     
  • day 6
    Regua
     
  • day 6
    Bitetos
     
  • day 7
    Bitetos
     
  • day 7
    Cais la Lixa
     
  • day 7
    Porto
     
  • day 8
    Porto
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Experience the thrill of an all-vegan European adventure with the opulence of a luxurious boutique hotel. Between onshore adventures, relax in the comfort of the spacious and stylish accommodations of the brand new MS Porto Mirante.
Step on board the beautifully crafted ship MS Porto Mirante, a spacious 80-meters long with cabins and amenities spread over four decks. This brand new, state-of-the-art ship offers a first-class service to each and every guest.
The sun deck is a space to unwind, enjoy a drink in the sky lounge, and chat with fellow vegan adventurers. Why not enjoy a swim in the heated pool or relax on a lounger - all while admiring the panoramic vistas of the beautiful Douro region.

The main restaurant offers an intimate yet relaxed fine dining experience with informal seating for easy conversation with brilliant like-minded people from around the world.

The spacious cabins are spread over 3 decks, with individually controlled air-conditioning, a contemporary bathroom with a rain shower and double or twin beds.

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
07-11-24 Porto - -
08-11-24 Porto - 07:00
08-11-24 Regua 13:00 14:00
08-11-24 Pinhao 17:00 -
09-11-24 Pinhao - 13:00
09-11-24 Vega de Terron 19:00 -
10-11-24 Vega de Terron - 12:00
10-11-24 Barca de Alva 12:30 -
11-11-24 Barca de Alva - 12:30
11-11-24 Pinhao 18:30 -
12-11-24 Pinhao - 07:00
12-11-24 Regua 09:00 14:00
12-11-24 Bitetos 18:30 -
13-11-24 Bitetos 07:00 -
13-11-24 Cais la Lixa 08:30 09:00
13-11-24 Porto 10:30 -
14-11-24 Porto - -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is su bject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

MS Porto Mirante

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Experience the thrill of an all-vegan European adventure with the opulence of a luxurious boutique hotel. Between onshore adventures, relax in the comfort of the spacious and stylish accommodations of the brand new MS Porto Mirante.
Step on board the beautifully crafted ship MS Porto Mirante, a spacious 80-meters long with cabins and amenities spread over four decks. This brand new, state-of-the-art ship offers a first-class service to each and every guest.
The sun deck is a space to unwind, enjoy a drink in the sky lounge, and chat with fellow vegan adventurers. Why not enjoy a swim in the heated pool or relax on a lounger - all while admiring the panoramic vistas of the beautiful Douro region.

The main restaurant offers an intimate yet relaxed fine dining experience with informal seating for easy conversation with brilliant like-minded people from around the world.

The spacious cabins are spread over 3 decks, with individually controlled air-conditioning, a contemporary bathroom with a rain shower and double or twin beds.

Cat. 1 Riverview Stateroom

Cabins range in size from 170 square feet, spacious for the Douro River where vessels are even more restricted in terms of size than ships on rivers like the Danube and Rhine.
Category 1 staterooms include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 150 cm (two beds 200 cm x 75 cm each when separate); 79" x 59" (two beds 79" x 29.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings: 2 Chairs, 2 Nightstands, 1 Desk, Closet, Mirrors

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries

Bathroom Amenities: Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: Flat Screen TV with Remote Control, Hair dryer, Individually Controlled Heating and A/C, iPod Dock with Alarm Clock, Mini-Bar/Refrigerator, Nespresso machine, Outlets: 220v above nightstands and desk, 110V above desk, Safe, Shoe Polish Towels, Wine Glasses

Includes the following cabin numbers : 102, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110

Cat. 2 Mini Suite with French Balcony

Located on the Middle Deck with 170 square feet, spacious for the Douro River where vessels are even more restricted in terms of size than ships on rivers like the Danube and Rhine.
Category 2 Mini Suites include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 150 cm (two beds 200 cm x 75 cm each when separate); 79" x 59" (two beds 79" x 29.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Mini Suite Furnishings: 2 Chairs, 2 Nightstands, Desk, Closet, Mirrors, french balcony

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries

Bathroom Amenities: Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: Flat Screen TV with Remote Control, Hair dryer, Individually Controlled Heating and A/C, iPod Dock with Alarm Clock, Mini-Bar/Refrigerator, Nespresso machine, Outlets: 220v above nightstands and desk, 110V above desk, Safe, Shoe Polish Towels, Wine Glass

Includes the following cabin numbers : 201, 204, 213, 215, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 224

Cat. 3 Superior Mini Suite with French Balcony

Located on the Upper Deck with 170 square feet, spacious for the Douro River where vessels are even more restricted in terms of size than ships on rivers like the Danube and Rhine.
Category 2 Mini Suites include fine vegan toiletries, cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. Terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers are all provided, as is an interactive television system, mini-bar and full air conditioning.

Beds: 2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 150 cm (two beds 200 cm x 75 cm each when separate); 79" x 59" (two beds 79" x 29.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Mini Suite Furnishings: 2 Chair, 2 Nightstands, Desk, Closet, Mirrors, french balcony

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower and fine vegan toiletries

Bathroom Amenities: Towels, Washcloths, Bathrobes & Slippers (2 per cabin), One Sink, Outlet for Electric Shaver (220v only in bathroom), Shower Cap, fine vegan toiletries

Stateroom Amenities: Flat Screen TV with Remote Control, Hair dryer, Individually Controlled Heating and A/C, iPod Dock with Alarm Clock, Mini-Bar/Refrigerator, Nespresso machine, Outlets: 220v above nightstands and desk, 110V above desk, Safe, Shoe Polish Towels, Wine Glass

Includes the following cabin numbers : 301, 303, 304, 306, 318, 319, 320, 323, 324

WILL YOU OFFER A PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM?

Yes, we will offer a pre-cruise program including one extra night in our partner hotel in Porto.

You can find all details here very soon. 
If you have booked this cruise you will receive all details via e-mail as well. 

Important: If you have booked both, our Anniversary Rhine Cruise AND the Douro cruise, this program as well as your flight from Basel to Porto, are already included for you.

IS THERE WIFI ONBOARD?

Yes, there will be WiFi onboard the ship, which is also already included in your cruise fare! Being close to shore, the connection is quite good at river cruises but internet on board can never be as reliable as on land. There will always be some level of unreliability, especially the further out to sea you sail.

Our connection relies on a cellular or satellite terminal—the best possible solution for river cruising. Due to the nature of data bandwidth and latency, as well as potential interruptions in satellite signals based on terrain and weather, you may experience slower online connections than you are accustomed to at home. That’s why we recommend to download your content such as movies, series or software updates before the cruise, so there is enough data for everyone to use the WiFi.

DO YOU OFFER SHORE EXCURSIONS?

Once we finished the planning of our shore excursions, all booked guests will receive an email with all details of our shore excursions.
Usually these details are available 6 - 8 weeks prior to cruise departure. 

You will also be able to see the details here at the FAQs. It is highly recommended to book shore excursions prior to the cruise.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

- International Flights

- Airport transfers

- Any additional food or beverages obtained outside of the package specifications

- Purchases of drinks, souvenirs, gifts and other personal items on board or ashore

- Personal services such as spa, laundry and telecommunication charges

- Baggage, travel cancellation and personal insurance

WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL DEMOGRAPHICS OF OTHER PASSENGERS ONBOARD?

Travelers come from around the world, though all speak English fluently. They range in age from millenials to seniors. Couples, solo travelers, and honeymooners are all common. No one should feel out of place! A vegan journey of discovery not to be missed!

WHERE DO I FLY TO? 

Please fly into / out of Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO), often known simply as Porto Airport. Located 11km northwest of Porto city centre, the airport caters to some six million passengers a year. This makes it the second-busiest airport in Portugal after Lisbon's Portela Airport.

WHERE EXACTLY WILL THE SHIP BE ON EMBARKATION DAY? 

The exact coordinates will be announced to us only a few weeks before the cruise starts. You will get the information with your travel documents. 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY CRUISE TICKETS AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WITH ALL DETAILS?

Vegan Travel will send out the travel documents and cruise tickets via email 2 - 4 weeks prior to the cruise.

HOW DO I BOOK CRUISE EXTENSIONS?

After you booked the cruise, simply send an email to excursions@vegan-cruises.com with your booking number and number of guests who would like to join the extension. 

We will then get back to you ASAP with a booking confirmation for the extension.