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The MS Douro Prince is a friendly and intimate ship with an elegant single-sitting dining room, welcoming lounge, bar, sundeck and gift shop. There are 24 spacious outside cabins including one suite. Cabins on the Main deck have floor to ceiling windows which give access to a small private balcony and cabins on the Upper deck are slightly bigger and have a large picture window. All cabins have a private shower and toilet except the suite which has a bath. All cabins are stylishly decorated with individually controlled air-conditioning, private facilities and TV.
All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning/heating, and are appointed with a closet, vanity with seat, several drawers, two night tables, a television and a hair dryer. Cabins on the Main Deck are approximately 118 sq ft and have floor to ceiling windows which give access to a small private balcony. Cabins on the Upper Deck are approximately 131 sq ft (except for the suite which is 224 sq ft) and have large picture windows.
All standard cabins have twin beds (70cm x 180cm) which can be positioned separately or together as one large double bed. The private bathrooms are equipped with a shower. The suite has a large double bed (which cannot be separated into twin beds) and its bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and overhead shower.
Each cabin is equipped with a European two-pin 220V electrical outlet. We recommend that you bring an international adapter with you. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons is not permitted onboard.
Bottled water is available in the cabins, at the bar and whilst on excursions.
Full of character and charm the vessel offers plenty of space to relax unwind and watch the world go by. Reception is conveniently located on the main deck and is always manned offering assistance when required. Perhaps purchase some souvenirs or top-up on toiletries from the on board shop. The beautiful Main Lounge on the upper deck has a bar and dance floor and is the perfect place to enjoy your leisure time and make new friends. Complimentary tea, coffee and water is served in the bar between 0700-1900 hours. Breakfast lunch and dinner are all served in the bright and airy restaurant located on the main deck. The spacious Sun Deck is equipped with comfortable lounge chairs and an awning for those who enjoy the shade.
The spacious restaurant serves delicious local and international cuisine, and seats all passengers in one open sitting, most tables seating 6 people. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style and dinner is served by your friendly waiter. Special dietary requests such as vegetarian, low salt and low cholesterol should be made to Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance. However, we recommend that you contact the Hotel Manager once on board to reconfirm such requests. We regret that the ship is unable to guarantee special requests and is not equipped to prepare or serve kosher or halal cuisine.
This is a very leisurely cruise with plenty of time to relax on board. During the day, comfortable & casual attire is appropriate. The evenings are smart casual (e.g. a shirt and trousers for gentlemen and a skirt and blouse for ladies). There will be Welcome and Farewell dinners so you may like to bring something a little dressier for these events; gentlemen may wish to wear a jacket and tie and ladies a dress. No black tie is necessary.
One night there will be a traditional Portuguese barbeque so you can taste the local cuisine. The crew are all Portuguese and speak English and will do much to add to your enjoyment whilst onboard.
For your comfort
Upon embarkation a safety briefing will take place by your expert crew and each day the nautical crew will provide you with briefings. There is no smoking permitted anywhere inside the ship. Smoking is permitted outside on the sundeck only.