Douro River Cruises - under the Mediterranean sun


On a Douro River Cruise you will get to know large parts of Spain and Portugal: lush winegrowing regions, cultures steeped in rich tradition, palaces and castles...


The Douro River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go


The Douro is 897 kilometres long. It rises in northwest Spain and discharges into the north Atlantic Ocean in North Portugal at Porto. The months of June to September are particularly recommended for a Douro River Cruise.


Douro River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions


Portugal's second-largest city, Porto, is on the itinerary of the Douro River Cruise. The quaint old town, Ribeira, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1996, is particularly worth seeing, as is the Maria Pia Bridge, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

Continuing on to Spain, to Vega de Terron you will become familiar with the impressive landscape of the Douro Valley, which brings together extensive vineyards, idyllic olive groves and lush natural scenery.

In the long-famous Spanish university city of Salamanca you will be able to admire the former bullfighting arena, Plaza Mayor, and the house of mussels, "La casa de las conchas".

The Douro River Cruise then continues to Ferradosa — a centre of Portuguese wine. Lush sloping vineyards and picturesque Portuguese towns, such as Sao Salvador do Mundo or Sao Joao de Pesqueira will leave an impression on you.


The Douro River Cruise - an impressive journey


Experience the fascination of Portugal and Spain on a Douro River Cruise. Whether you are a lover of nature, culture or wine, this journey has something for everyone: Landscapes which alternate between lush greenery, bizarre rocky landscapes and vineyards lend this journey its quite particular character.



Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.


More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.


Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer – “Kids Sail Free”. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.