27.12.2017 - 03.01.2018
NEW YEAR'S CRUISE 2017
A SPECTACULAR CRUISE TO END 2017 AND WELCOME 2018
The rustic and pastoral landscapes of northern Portugal hint at the country’s history as a powerful seafaring kingdom, which helped to colonise the world from the Far East to America. It’s here, in the northern fringes of the Iberian Peninsula, that you find the wonderful Douro River, a spectacular waterway which cuts a course from the Spanish enclave of Duruelo de la Sierra to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal’s captivating city, Porto.
Take a luxury all vegan river cruise on the Douro with Vegan Travel, and you’ll embark on a journey across the breadth of Portugal. Your cruise begins in the ancient city of Porto, and sees you travel up the Douro towards such destinations as Vega de Terron, Régua, Pinhão and Salamanca (in Spain) — uncovering some of the country’s most-esteemed beauty spots and heritage sites along the way.
Enjoy a spectacular all vegan river cruise along the Douro River as it flows through the beautiful Portuguese countryside. Travel in style with Vegan Travel!
Embarkation: 27 December 2017 in Porto
Disembarkation: 03 January 2018 in Porto
Embarkation and disembarkation at Quebrantoes Quay (Vila Nova de Gaia) in central Porto.
THE MS MIGUEL TORGA - BRAND NEW SHIP
New to the waters of the Douro is Miguel Torga, the latest member to join the Croisi Europe fleet. The MS Miguel Torga has been custom-built to negotiate the Douro River, providing an intimate and luxurious home-from-home as you explore the many wonders of this timeless passageway.
A ship designed specifically for serene river cruising, the panoramic windows and spacious sun deck of the Miguel Torga provide guests of our vegan river cruise with a perfect platform to discover and be immersed in this idyllic region.
Inauugurated in April 2017, MS Miguel Torga is a Premium-class, innovative 3-deck Douro River cruise ship. It features a contemporary interior design, a heated top-deck pool and 66 staterooms that accommodate up to 132 passengers. By the way: The name "Miguel Torga" is the pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha (1907-1995), one of the Portugal's greatest 20th century writers. He wrote short stories, theater, poetry and a 16 volume diary.
All vegan meals are included with a buffet breakfast and a 3/4 course set menu for lunch and dinner. Drinks are included during meal times (local beer, local vegan wines, water, fruit juice, tea & coffee) and drinks at the lounge bar (excluding champagne and wines from the extensive wine list) from midday to midnight.
The ship has a lounge with large picture windows for guests' enjoyment and relaxation. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. The sun deck features 360-degree panoramic views of the landscape’s beauty and is a great place to your fellow travelers.
STATEROOMS & SUITES
All cabins aboard the Miguel Torga ship are outside and equipped with modern hotel amenities, such as central heating, air-conditioning, in-cabin bathroom with shower and fine vegan toiletries, personal safe, hairdryer, satellite TV, 220 V power outlets.
Cat. 1 & 2 STANDARD LOWER DECK RIVERVIEW CABIN (12-14m2):
Cat. 3 & 4 LUXURY DOUBLE OR TWIN STATEROOM WITH A FRENCH BALCONY (ca. 12-15m2):
Cat. 5 & 7 LUXURY DOUBLE OR TWIN STATEROOM WITH A FRENCH BALCONY (15m2):
Cat. 6 MINI SUITE WITH A FRENCH BALCONY AND PANORAMA WINDOW (16m2):
Cat. 8 BALCONY SUITE WITH A PRIVATE BALCONY (19m2):
We will gladly reserve the cabin of your choice, but early booking is recommended to ensure your selection!
Cruise with Vegan Travel into 2018 and discover a whole new world of breathtaking natural landscapes, ancient cities and fairy-tale sceneries. Sail away the vegan way - together we can make the world more vegan.
ALL Prices BELOW are Per-Person based on double occupancy.
|CATEGORY||STATEROOM / SUITE||PRICE PER PERSON|
|1||Small Riverview Standard Stateroom (Main Deck)||GBP 825.00
|2||Large Riverview Stateroom (Main Deck)|| GBP 889.00
|3||Small Stateroom with a French Balcony (Middle Deck)||GBP 999.00
|4||Accessible Stateroom with a French Balcony (Middle Deck)||GBP 1,055.00
|5||Superior Stateroom with a French Balcony (Middle Deck)||GBP 1,199.00
|6||Mini Suite with a French Balcony and Picture Window (Middle Deck, aft)||GBP 1,298.00
|7||Superior Stateroom with a French Balcony (Upper Deck)||GBP 1,398.00
|8||Balcony Suite, comes with a private balcony (Upper Deck, aft)||GBP 1,998.00
Single supplement for cruise: 50%.
All prices are per person, in USD / GBP, based on two guests sharing. Pricing and availability is not live yet and should be used for guidance only – please call or email us for full details and live availability. Terms and Conditions apply.
The Inclusions (among others)
- 8-day / 7-night river cruise, all vegan
- Superb vegan meals (full board)
- Panorama Restaurant with open seating
- Drinks during meal times (local beer, vegan wine, water, fruit juice, tea & coffee) and drinks at the lounge bar (excluding champagne and wines from the wine list) whilst on board during the day
- Captain's gala dinner
- New Year's Eve Party
- Authentic local entertainment and activities
- Room steward & housekeeping service
- Evening turndown service
- Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration
- Flat-screen LCD TV (interactive)
- 220 volt outlets
- Vegan Travel Cruise Director to guide and assist
- All fees and taxes
Vegan River Cruise Highlights
- Meet your fellow guests at a Captains welcome dinner on board your brand new ship
- Sail along the beautiful Douro
- Delight in the vegan gastronomic specialties on board
- Learn about vegan cooking during on board cooking demonstrations
Enjoy your cruise!
DECKPLAN MIGUEL TORGA
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE & SHORE EXCURSIONS
We will gladly help you to book your flights, transfers and make all travel arrangements. We also work with 2-3 partner hotels in Porto so that you can enjoy another night or two in a well-rated hotel where you can be sure a decent vegan breakfast is served in the morning.
Destination airport: Porto
(Alternatively, fly into Lisboa and take a train or bus to Porto)
Cheap flights can be found on kayak.co.uk / kayak.com and / or momondo.co.uk / momondo.com.
ORGANIZED SHORE EXCURSIONS
Our ships often dock in cities for many hours, on this cruise even overnight. This is to ensure that you have time to yourself on shore, to explore the cities and scenery at your own pace. But you can experience the fascinating sights and wonders of nature even more comfortably and in-depth on excursions that we and our partners organize, which we offer you as an option.
Shore excursions are a wonderful addition to your Vegan River Cruise. With our diverse, balanced land excursion program, we want to bring new people, unfamiliar cities, fascinating cultural centers, and unforgettable scenery closer to you. We cordially invite you, at your leisure, to look over everything that awaits you – as you know, anticipation is the best kind of pleasure!
And there are many good reasons to book your excursions in advance; Vegan Travel and selected local partners offer you:
-Seamlessly coordinated programs
-Excellent value for the money
-Payment in Euros through your ship account
-English-speaking tour guides with helpful information and insider tips
The most beautiful cities have always been built near bodies of water. Come on land and experience the best view of Europe you can get. Experienced local tour guides will accompany you on an inspiring journey of discovery to the most desirable locations, introducing you to new and wonderful lands and cultures. A wireless audio system is always included, which will help you with your individual exploration on land, ensuring that you don’t miss out on any of the information provided by your tour guide.
You can decide for yourself which excursions you would like to participate in – we provide detailed and informative excursion info packets. Whether it’s a city walking tour, shopping trip, cultural immersion, health and wellness, nightlife, or individual bicycle tours (on your own bicycle or a rental), you’ll be astonished at how multifaceted and inspiring the world on the rivers of Europe really is.