Tauck, the family-owned travel company offering over 140 different all-inclusive guided journeys worldwide, will be introducing a new river ship that will navigate the Douro River in Portugal and Spain. This is its first river cruise offered on the Douro River.
The new ship, which will have a crew of 36, will measure 263 feet in length with a beam of 38 feet. Guests will be accommodated in 42 cabins, including 12 300-square-foot suites on the upper Diamond Deck and 20 225-square-foot staterooms primarily on the vessel’s Ruby or mid-level deck. The remaining accommodations—six 200-square-foot cabins and four 150-square-foot cabins—will be on the lower or Emerald Deck. The Andorinha also will feature a Panorama Lounge, Compass Rose restaurant for fine dining, and a second dining venue Arthur’s (named for Tauck chairman Arthur Tauck Jr.) serving more casual fare.
Tauck will offer three new Douro River itineraries aboard the Andorinha; a 12-day journey that bookends a seven-night Douro cruise with two-night hotel stays in Lisbon and Madrid; an eight-day “cruise-only” itinerary along the river; and an eight-day Tauck Bridges cruise designed specifically for families with four with departures slated for late June through early July 2020. Itinerary details and pricing will be announced later this year.
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