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Delightful Douro - Porto to Porto

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 03 Sep 2023
  • Sails from Porto, Portugal
  • Ship Scenic Azure
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1893497
  • Voyage code ‍DOUS030923.1

Your Itinerary

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal Sun 03 Sep 2023

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

The Douro river snakes its way throughout the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards.

Regua Mon 04 Sep 2023

Close to a nature reserve is Peso de Régua, a riverside town which monopolised the port wine industry in the 1800s

Vega de Terron

Vega de Terron Tue 05 Sep 2023

Vega de Terron

Vega de Terron

Pocinho Thu 07 Sep 2023

The northern village of Pocinho is the end point of a stunning Linha do Douro train ride through the Douro Valley

Pinhao, Portugal

Pinhao Thu 07 Sep 2023

Pinhao, Portugal

Pinhao

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal Fri 08 Sep 2023

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

The Douro river snakes its way throughout the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards.

What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Scenic Status points
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th June 2022 and receive a FREE John Lewis gift card worth up to £75

Book today and earn up to £0.00 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These 247ft2 spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.

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Standard Suite

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Standard Suites are 172ft2 and are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

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Private Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

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Riverview Suite

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The 182ft2 Riverview Suite is located on the Sapphire deck. This stylishly decorated suite features a spacious bathroom with premium toiletries. This suite also benefits from the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system

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Royal One-Bedroom Suite

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At 420ft², this is the largest suite on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a separate lounge area and a luxurious bathroom offering a separate bath and shower.

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The Ship - Scenic Azure

  • Occupancy96
  • Tonnage1,780 tons
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As the only Scenic ship sailing the Douro in Portugal, the 5-star Scenic Azure allows you to make the most of your time on-board. With the same all-inclusive luxury experience that has become synonymous with Scenic and just 96 passengers, guests can enjoy a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Launched in 2016, Scenic Azure marries cutting-edge technology with the opulent flourishes you’ve come to expect from Scenic. Developed to negotiate the meandering flow of the majestic Douro, this 265 foot Space-Ship affords a truly blissful experience for those seeking a break amid the scenic splendor of this exquisite waterway. The 5-star Scenic Azure boasts the same all-inclusive luxury experience that has become synonymous with Scenic. From unlimited complimentary drinks to on-shore excursions, it's all included and pre-planned to ensure you make the most of your time on the Douro. Whether you're docked in a sunny port or sailing the waters, you'll soon discover that this ship has been constructed primarily for the enjoyment of our guests. With innovative new technology, your Space-Ship Scenic Azure will be your gracious floating hotel as you cruise the waterways of Portugal. From the moment you step on board you’ll be spoilt for choice. From our wide selection of dining options right down to your pillow menu, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury, every moment of the day. On board you’ll have full access to a gym, special on board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet and of course luxuriously appointed suites to retire to at the end of the day. Your Cruise Director, as well as every member of our hospitable on board team, are on hand to make sure you make the most of every minute of your time on board your Space-Ship.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Scenic River Cruises FAQs

Do Scenic river cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic cruises do have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure for your 2022, 2023, or 2024 travel plans. 

Scenic cruises cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic river cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Scenic river cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Are drinks included on a Scenic River cruise?

There are designated complimentary tea and coffee making facilities throughout the ship. Complimentary alcoholic premium wine, beer and spirits are available all day every day as well as complimentary premium soft drinks.

Each suite has a complimentary mini bar with alcohol, soft drinks and snacks re-stocked daily with your preferences.


Is there internet available onboard?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available onboard but cannot be guaranteed.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on board?

All tipping and gratuities are included in your cruise fare.


Can I smoke on board a Scenic River Ship?

Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas, it is NOT permitted in the Suites or any inside areas.


Do Scenic cater to dietary needs, food intolerances and diets?

Scenic can cater for most dietary needs and intolerances but these are request only and advance notice will need to be given.


Are there multiple dining options onboard?

There is a buffet style breakfast and lunch available onboard. In the evening there is an array of à la carte dining options from casual to fine dining made with local produce.


Is there a dress code onboard Scenic?

The dress code is comfortable and casual onboard, with dinner attire being smart casual, dresses, shirt and trousers.


What clothing should I pack?

It is recommended that you pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes, waterproof jacket, hat and gloves so you can be prepared for any weather. If you are travelling in summertime do not forget your sunscreen.


What is the currency onboard?

The currency onboard for most destinations is the Euro. There are a few countries that have retained their own currency: Switzerland, Eastern European States and the Scandinavian nations.


What language do the staff speak onboard?

All the staff onboard speak English, and the announcements are also in English.


What is the luggage allowance for Scenic?

Each guest is entitled to one suitcase width and height not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28cm (30 x 21 x 11in) with the weight not exceeding 20kg


Are shore excursions and tours included?

The majority of excursions and tours are included in your cruise, however there are some optional tours that incur a supplement.


Are there any Scenic River itineraries that are no-fly?

Yes, some itineraries are also available as a no-fly option with trains departing from London St. Pancras station.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle, Rhine Highlights and Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights travel to Brussels via train and transfer to Amsterdam.

Idyllic Rhône, Normandy & Gems of the Seine, South of France, Bordeaux Affair and Beautiful Bordeaux travel to Paris and transfer to the ship.

All trains generally depart early morning and may include a change of stations or train, transfers between stations are included. Should guests decide not to go with rail once the timings are released flight supplements will apply at an additional cost.


Last Updated: 14/06/2022

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