Enticing Douro September 2017 | Craig Travel

Enticing Douro September 2017

Enticing Douro
Lisbon to Porto
ms AmaVida
September 8, 2017 to September 19, 2017
12 Days
Escorted By:
Slightly Challenging
CT Rating:

We are very pleased to offer once again this exciting itinerary to the Douro River and the great maritime city of Lisbon. This unique itinerary will delight river cruisers and those who love to explore the Old World. Our journey takes us to Lisbon, the city where most of the Portuguese expeditions in the Age of Discovery started their voyage. We will spend three days here with many opportunities to explore its rich heritage and surrounding towns including Sintra and Fatima, one of the holiest places of pilgrimage on earth. We begin our cruise in Porto for seven nights of discovery up the mighty Douro River, a major waterway of the Iberian Peninsula. The banks of the Douro are peppered with villages and vineyards that are uniquely Portuguese. We also take the time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salamanca, Spain, a gem of beauty and history, boasting the world’s third oldest University. Our cruise ship the ms AmaVida debuted in the spring of 2013. Built in Switzerland, it brings the distinctive standard of excellence of AmaWaterways. Accommodating only 106 passengers with balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms, we will most certainly cruise in style.

On Request

Slightly Challenging
CT Rating:

Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps.  Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.


Inclusive Features
  • Return economy airfare from Canadian cities listed
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaVida with overnight moorings
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Lisbon
  • Transfers between airports, hotel and the ship
  • Baggage handling at the hotel and shipside
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines at lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Escorted shore excursions (see itinerary for details)
  • Local guides / lecturers throughout the cruise
  • All gratuities (including guides and ship staff) and taxes for included services (including departure and port taxes)
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value
  • Services of your tour escort and / or cruise director
ms AmaVida

Having debuted in the spring of 2013, the AmaVida has brought AmaWaterways’ distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River in Portugal. This grand 106-passenger vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites. Panoramic Window Staterooms are 161 sq. ft., Balcony Staterooms are 215 sq. ft. while spacious Suites are 323 sq. ft. All suites feature sitting area with sofa, complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi as well as in room safes, hair dryer and ample closet space. Plush bedding, terry bathrobes, flat-screen TVs and full marble bathrooms are signatures of the ms AmaVida. Complimentary bottled water is replenished daily. Guests on the AmaVida will enjoy fine dining in the main dining room, plus al fresco dining for up to 32 guests. The AmaVida also features a Sun Deck offering unimpeded panoramic views with lounge chairs, a swimming pool, fitness center and spa. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel and in-stateroom Internet access on your 42” flat-screen. The Main Lounge with bar and piano is a relaxing way to spend an evening. Dining is a delight with sophisticated cuisine drawing on the best of the region with gourmet and al fresco options to compliment the free-flowing local wines at dinner.



Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $314 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $191 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the enrollment form for general information and conditions

Past Passenger Bonus!  Travelled on AmaWaterways before?  Let us know when you book for possible savings.



To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
Cat D Deluxe Twin (Douro - Window)
Cat C Deluxe Twin (Lisbon - Balcony)
Cat B Deluxe Twin (Lisbon - Balcony)
Cat A Deluxe Twin (Porto - Balcony)
Suite Deluxe Twin (Porto - Balcony)

Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat E Outside Twin on Douro Deck. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Prices are based on taxes, surcharges, airfares and exchange rates effective May 2016 and are subject to change. Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom and a minimum of 20 participants travelling.


Pricing Details

Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking - book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Singles are extremely limited - please ask for rates.


Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017