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MS Douro Elegance

Riviera river cruises are absolutely thrilled to announce that their highly successful Douro cruise on Portugal’s most spectacular waterway will now be operated on a brand new state of the art vessel, the magnificent five-star MS Douro Elegance. Painstaking research over many months with highly regarded Portuguese shipping partners, the first luxury ship operator on the Douro, who have been involved in river cruise ship building for over a quarter of a century, has resulted in the creation of a worldclass vessel which is without doubt one of the most exceptional ships afloat on any European river.

    • 262

    • Length
    • 2017

    • Built Year
    • 36

    • Crew
    • 126

    • Pax Capacity
    • 8

    • Suites


Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Jun 11, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,849
Jun 25, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,699
Jul 02, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,149
Jul 09, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$4,149
Jul 16, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$4,149
Jul 23, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$4,049
Jul 30, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,899
Aug 13, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,899
Aug 20, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$4,049
Aug 27, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$4,499
Sep 03, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$4,299
Sep 10, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$4,049
Oct 15, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,199
Oct 29, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,599
Nov 12, 2024RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,049
Apr 03, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,549
Apr 10, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,699
Apr 17, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,849
Apr 24, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,049
May 01, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,049
May 08, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,199
May 15, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,249
May 22, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,349
May 29, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,349
Jun 05, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,399
Jun 12, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,399
Jun 19, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,399
Jun 26, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,349
Jul 03, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,199
Jul 10, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,949
Jul 17, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,099
Jul 24, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,699
Jul 31, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,699
Aug 07, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,849
Aug 14, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,699
Aug 21, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,849
Aug 28, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,099
Sep 04, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,599
Sep 11, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,599
Sep 18, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,599
Sep 25, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,599
Oct 02, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,349
Oct 09, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,099
Oct 16, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$3,099
Oct 23, 2025RivieraMS Douro ElegancePortoPorto8$2,699

Ship Information

  • Maiden Voyage: 2017
  • Length: 262
  • Passenger Capacity: 126
  • Normal Crew Size: 36
  • Staterooms: 62
  • Suites: 8


Quality dining is an integral part of your river cruise experience – Riviera river cruise ships take this to the highest five-star levels with superb cuisine prepared by a dedicated brigade of chefs. Start the morning with a delicious breakfast. A very comprehensive lunch buffet allows a selection of as little or as much as you wish from a most appetizing selection. The day’s culinary highlight is the splendid four-course dinner: entrée, soup, main and dessert, all in the elegant ambience of a first-class restaurant.

Age Restrictions

Riviera river cruises are unable to accommodate children under 12 years old at the date of departure. Riviera river cruises reserves the right to limit the number of children on any particular trip. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor’s parent, a “Parental Consent Guardianship Form” must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.


Tips are not charged at a set percentage and are not included in the holiday cost, as Riviera river cruises understand that giving a gratuity should be entirely at your discretion. As a guideline it is recommended giving €5-10 per person per day should you feel that is appropriate. Usually, an envelope is left in your cabin on the final evening, for you to drop off at reception if you choose to, the following morning.


Category Lower Deck - Standard
Square Footage: 129

Category Lower Deck - Standard

Chic styling is evident throughout from the moment you open your beautifully polished hardwood door and step inside your luxury home for the next 7 nights; polished wooden furniture is complemented by fine fabrics, in warm, relaxing colours, uniquely designed and created for the Ms Douro Elegance whilst ‘hotel style’ twin beds with individual bedding which can be moved together or separated accordingly, will ensure a good night’s sleep in the finest crisp linens.

Category Middle Deck - Standard
Square Footage: 151

Category Middle Deck - Standard

All the outside facing cabins on the MS Douro Elegance are finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior quality fittings in the most refined taste and at 14 square metres (151 square feet) these are amongst the largest on any European river cruise.

Category Middle Deck - Standard Stern
Square Footage: 151

Category Middle Deck - Standard Stern

All the outside facing cabins on the MS Douro Elegance are finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior quality fittings in the most refined taste and at 14 square metres (151 square feet) these are amongst the largest on any European river cruise.

Category Upper Deck - Standard
Square Footage: 151

Category Upper Deck - Standard

All the outside facing cabins on the MS Douro Elegance are finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior quality fittings in the most refined taste and at 14 square metres (151 square feet). Best of all the Standard Cabins on the Upper Deck and Main (middle) Deck have full floor to ceiling windows which slide down halfway.

Category Upper Deck - Superior Suite
Square Footage: 205

Category Upper Deck - Superior Suite

For something a little special, you may choose to upgrade to one of the Superior Suites; there are 6 available on the Upper Deck. These suites measure a substantial 19 square metres (205 square feet) for your additional comfort so you’ll really feel completely relaxed in your stylish surroundings. There is a generous living area with two armchairs and a table, small desk, tea and coffee making facilities and cozy bathrobes.

Category Upper Deck - Deluxe Suite
Square Footage: 312

Category Upper Deck - Deluxe Suite

If you really fancy treating yourself to a little more indulgence by taking your cruise to another level again, the MS Douro Elegance also boasts two Deluxe Suites on the Upper Deck. These suites are a huge 29 square metres (312 square feet), offering the ultimate in space and comfort during your cruise. Tastefully furnished with the same high quality fittings as the other cabins and suites with tea and coffee making facilities and bathrobes. Most of the additional space is devoted to the living area where you will really notice the difference as you relax in comfort on the sofa or elegant armchair in the most sumptuous of settings.

Life on Board



Stunning restaurant on the Main Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and four-course dinner.


Fitness Center

Fitness room for those of you who like to enjoy a work-out to kick-start your day



Outdoor swimming pool located on the Sun Deck


Spa and Wellness Center

Spa and wellness area when you want to stay fit or sit back and relax.

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