Exclusive Wine Cruise Enticing Douro Nov 10 - 17, 2020

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Hosted by Paul and Maggie Bush, Owners of Madrona Vineyards, Camino CA.

From planting vineyards when 6 years old to now being a winemaker, Paul’s interest in wine was always rooted in the vine. His love of growing grapes naturally progressed to finding the purest expression of Madrona’s vineyards in the wine. Given the choice, he claims his office would be a tractor and his time would be spent in the field, as that is where the true quality of wine comes from. His minimalist approach to making wine makes him what he calls a “wine elaborator”; or more simply put, taste the vineyard, not the winemaker. Join Paul and Maggie as they take you on this wonderful wine journey along the Enticing Douro.

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – The Douro

Land near a river, and naturally protected by mountain ranges, inspired winemakers to plant vineyards along the Douro, but wild landscapes and nutrient-poor soil made this an extremely difficult task. The birthplace of port wine would simply not exist today if it hadn’t been for the centuries of determined winegrowers who laboriously carved rows of vines into the steep, dramatic terrain.

Their efforts proved worthwhile. Angled, rocky terrain just so happens to be ideal for the growth of grapes. Over the years, the magnitude of the Douro Valley wine region has grown remarkably and it is now divided into three parts. Our Enticing Douro itinerary cruises through all three sub-regions, giving you a taste of Northern Portugal’s famous ports and table wines.

Overview Enticing Douro
CRUISE FROM : Porto to Porto
Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country— the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Sail roundtrip from Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; visit Barca d’Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro; and marvel at Salamanca, the UNESCO-designated “Golden City.” Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.
COUNTRIES: Portugal, Spain
RIVERS: Douro

Enticing Douro At A Glance

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Included Features Enticing Douro

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck with pool
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Guided hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
Dates & Prices Enticing Douro

EMBARK November 10
7-NIGHT CRUISEPortoPorto
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 3 NIGHTS LISBON PRE-CRUISE
Category E
Panoramic Window
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Douro Deck
Category D
Panoramic Window
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $299 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Douro Deck
Category B
Balcony
Lisbon Deck
215 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $1,499 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Lisbon Deck
Category A
Balcony
Porto Deck
215 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $1,799 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Porto Deck
Suite
Balcony
Porto Deck
323 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $3,399 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Porto Deck
Notes:
ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges not included in cruise price$182 per person.

Single Supplement for CruiseCategory E and D 25% of twin price; Category C, B, and A 50% of twin price; Suite 100% of twin price.

Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

All rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. FREE ECONOMY AIRFARE and 2-FOR-1 BUSINESS AIRFARE are valid on select sailings for new double occupancy reservations booked and deposited by October 31, 2019. FREE ECONOMY AIRFARE and 2-FOR-1 BUSINESS AIRFARE promotions are based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability).

Ships Enticing Douro
The AmaVida brings AmaWaterways’ distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River in Portugal. This grand 106-passenger vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 sq. ft.Learn more
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