Your floating home for the 2024 Summer Serenade Concert Cruise Experience with Dr. Ariel Quintana is the MS Amalia Rodrigues — a five anchor premium ship that cruises on the Douro from Portugal to Spain. This ship’s interior pays homage to the Queen of Fado, Amalia Rodrigues, a famous and beloved Portuguese singer and actress.
Designed in warm terracotta tones, the ship’s design makes reference to the colorful streets of Lisbon and you’ll find accessories the fadista wear on stage throughout the vessel. “Light-hued woods and wicker bring to mind the guitars that are part of the genuine southern Portuguese spirit” states owner CroisiEurope on the river cruise’s introductory page.
Built in 2018 and christened in 2019, this superior-category ship offers ample space in each cabin and public areas. Large picture windows on the upper- and mid-decks offer excellent views to the stunning scenery travelers enjoy as the ship cruises along the famous Douro river. These decks also offer four suites. Two of these premium suites even include private patios with sun loungers.
There’s also the restaurant on the main deck, a bar and lounge and bar, plus a cozy patio on the mid deck bow to soak up great landscape views. The top sun deck features a small pool and sun loungers.