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Queen Isabel

Capacity » 118 passageiros
Length » 79 metros
Width » 11,4 metros
Speed » 12 nós
Engine » 2 x 800 hp


About the Ship


Entirely built in Portugal, in Navalria, of Martifer Group, in Aveiro and full equipped with national furniture from Paços de Ferreira, the hotel-ship MS Queen Isabel presents itself with a luxury design where the comfort and the elegance are shown up in every detail in order to give our passengers a nice and unforgettable journey during their cruise in Douro River. With the capacity for 118 passengers distributed by 59 double cabins, every one of them equipped with panoramic windows that give landscape vision of 180 degrees; All cabins are equipped with HD TV, with access to several international major channels, and a Video On-Demand system. This ship has an Al Fresco restaurant that allows all passengers to enjoy the landscape while indulging themselves with the finest Douro cuisine and with the worldwide famous wines of the Douro Valley as well.


Passengers can enjoy a nice heated pool located on the sundeck, as well as keeping in shape on the ships’ gym or relax during a massage therapy on the onboard spa. This ship are equipped with a state of the art optical fiber network that allows very fast broadband Internet access via Wi-Fi (hotspots located throughout the ship).


DouroAzul strives to improve its guests experience and to innovate regarding the activities it offers during its cruise. MS Queen Isabel has a helipoint on the sundeck, allowing the operation of a small helicopter that will offer passengers the opportunity to add aerial tours of the Douro Valley to their cruise experience.


With the MS Queen Isabel DouroAzul went further on its mission for a more “green cruises” on the Douro River, and created a 156 square meters area equipped with photovoltaic solar panels on the sun deck that will generate energy to be used by the ship's systems.




Technical Specifications


Cabins: 59 double cabins
Suites: 2 suites
Restaurant: yes
Restaurant Al fresco: yes
Bar: yes

Elevator: yes

Lounge: yes (main deck)
Fitness Room: yes
Spa: yes
Shop: yes 
Pool: yes (sun deck)
Internet: Sim (wi-fi in all rooms)
Video On-Demand system: Yes (in all rooms)



For Douro Azul 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. 



Community Support  

The MS Queen Isabel is included  in the "DOURO GLOBAL" project and involves a global investment of 37.325.000,00 euros, of which 36.980.000,00 euros are ellegible for a communitary comparticipation through the SI Inovação program of 16.641.000,00 euros. 







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