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Port Wine and Flamenco April 2022

Port Wine and Flamenco
Madrid to Lisbon
ms AmaVida
April 1, 2022 to April 15, 2022
15 Days
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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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We are very pleased to offer once again this exciting itinerary unveiling the great maritime city of Lisbon, the Douro River and delightful central Spain. This unique itinerary will delight river cruisers and those who love to explore the Old World. We begin our journey in the Spanish capital city of Madrid to take in many of its landmarks. The architecture in Iberia is a fascinating mix of Gothic, Moorish and Italian belying its history of trade and invasions throughout the years. It will certainly satisfy all travellers’ curiosity. We head into the countryside to see some UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as Toledo and Salamanca, then embark in Vega de Terrón to explore Portugal. The banks of the Douro are peppered with villages and vineyards that are uniquely Portuguese. Our visits along this important Iberian waterway will include wine tastings, UNESCO sites, and some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Portugal. We will end our journey in Lisbon, the city where most of the Portuguese expeditions in the “Age of Discovery” started their voyage, including Vasco da Gama. We will spend three days here with many opportunities to explore its rich heritage and surrounding towns such as Fatima, one of the holiest places of pilgrimage on earth.

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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaVida
  • 3 nights first class hotel accommodations with buffet breakfast daily in Madrid and Lisbon as indicated or similar
  • Baggage handling at the hotels and shipside
  • 31 meals | All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines at lunch and dinner (B - 13 breakfasts, L - 7 lunches, D - 11 dinners)
  • Cocktail reception, welcome and farewell dinners
  • Services of your tour escort and / or cruise director
  • Escorted shore excursions
  • All gratuities (including guides and ship staff) and taxes for included services (including departure and port taxes)
  • Air Inclusive rates also include: return economy airfare from Canadian cities listed; transfers between airports, hotel and the ship; airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value
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 102-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 centre and spa. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel and in-stateroom Internet access on your television. 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 alfresco 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

Cruise/Tour only price is based on joining at the hotel in Madrid and leaving at the hotel in Lisbon. 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.


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

VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

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. Prices are based on taxes, surcharges, airfares and exchange rates effective January 2021 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. Our escort will accompany this cruise with a minimum of 20 members travelling. Group members benefit from excellent group rates for included services. If group numbers do not reach set minimums, supplements may apply. Cancellation penalties for this river cruise will begin at time of booking at which time $300pp ($600pp for suites) will be non-refundable. Please discuss with a Craig Travel Sales Specialist at time of booking as well as your travel insurance needs.

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 $245 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $427 to $714 pp plus applicable taxes. 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.  Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Deposit Amount:
$700 per person
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, December 15, 2021