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Douro Cruiser

Capacity » 130 passageiros
Length » 78,11 metros
Width » 11,4 metros
Speed » 12 nós
Engine » 2 x 800 hp
Capacity Length Width Speed  Engine
65 double cabins  78,111 m 11,40 m  12 nós  2 x 800 hp


About the Ship


The hotel ship Douro Cruiser was built, in 2005, in Viana do Castelo. Initially called Algarve Cruiser, this ship operated in Algarve, between Portimão and the Guadiana River. When, in 2008, the ship returned to the Douro, its name was changed to Douro Cruiser.


The Douro Cruiser has four decks: lower, main, upper and sun deck. The lower deck has a restaurant, a gift shop and the crew area. On the main deck there are the reception, a lounge bar with a dance floor and 27 cabins with panoramic window. On the upper deck the are 38 double cabins with private balcony; on the sun deck there is a swimming pool and an area of about 300m2 for placement of chairs and loungers. The cabins are very comfortable and relatively spacious, with about 15m2, have private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, air conditioning and TV multichannel. All cabins are faced to the outside.



 All cabins have private bathroom with shower and individual air conditioning, and they are faced to the outside. Cabins in the Upper Deck have panoramic windows that give access to a private balcony. Main Deck cabins have panoramic windows.
All cabins have two beds that can be placed together or separated.


Technical Features

Deck by deck description

 Sun Deck, with 300 m2
- Swimming pool

Upper deck
- 38 double cabins with private balcony

Main deck
- Panoramic Bar with dance floor
- 27 double cabins with panoramic window
- Reception
Lower Deck
- Restaurant
- Crew Area
- Gift Shop

There are two types of cabins:

- Upper Deck – 38 cabins with private balcony – 15 m2
- Main Deck- 27 cabins with panoramic window – 12.5 m2

Public Areas

- Restaurant – it is equiped with 8 rectangular tables for 8, 6 and 4 people each. Marble buffet table.
- Lounge Bar – with panoramic windows, it has a bar and a dance floor.
- Lobby, Reception and Gift Shop are decorated with fine woods.



For DouroAzul passengers safety is very important. DouroAzul complies thoroughly with the requirements established by competent authorities.

In a few words it should be mentioned that all ships of the fleet are equiped, among other equipments, with electronic navigation systems, several communication bands, life jackets both for adults and children, rafts, floats, fire detection and extinguishing devices (fixed and movable), a complete on board pharmacy capable of answering to first aid situations.

All DouroAzul crew members have first aid, fire prevention and suppression, survival techniques and personal safety and social responsibilities courses.

Emergency drills supervised by a safety officer are carried out periodical and regularly in order to practice and motivate the crews for all and any emergency situation.

Every year are carried out emergency drills in which several entities participate such as the Port Authority, Fire Department (professional and volunteer), INEM (National Institute of Medical Emergency), Civil Protection, among other entities, in order to test in real time the intervention of the several emergency entities.


Douro Cruiser


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