Introduction

MS Andorinha has been specifically designed for cruising Portugal’s golden Douro River; the newly built 80-meter (263-foot) custom Douro riverboat sports a deck plan optimized for the utmost in spaciousness. The ship boasts 12 spacious 300-square-foot Tauck Suites, 20 225-square-foot cabins, six 200-square-foot cabins, and four 150-square foot cabins.

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Main Info
  • Children Not allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking -
  • Style Premium
  • Decks-
  • Cabins-
  • Size -
  • Ship Type River
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members-
  • Launch Year2020
  • CurrencyEUR
Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair & Motorised Scooter

Wheelchairs and certain types of motorised scooters can be accommodated on some Tauck journeys. It is best that you inquire for the specific journey you are interested in. As a general rule, wheelchairs and motorized scooters are not accepted for Tauck’s international and exotic destinations. The international community does not adhere to the same accessibility standards that hotels, restaurants and public buildings do in the United States. That combined with tour itineraries that might require a considerable bit of walking in old historic city sections, in and around attractions, over cobblestone streets, up hills and climbing staircases make wheelchairs impractical to bring.

Collapsible wheelchairs are more widely accepted for Tauck journeys within the United States and Canada. But even to this, there are exceptions so it always is best to inquire to be certain. Motor coach space limitations make motorized scooters harder to accommodate on journeys, but there are certain model collapsible motorized scooters that can be accommodated on many of Tauck’s North American journeys. Again, it is best to inquire.

Tauck cannot provide wheelchairs to guests or wheelchair assistance during the journey. Persons needing such assistance must be accompanied by an able companion.

Dietary Requirements
Many special dietary needs can be accommodated on Tauck journeys with advance notice, but cannot be guaranteed. Different destinations make some dietary needs harder to accommodate than others. Tauck will do everything possible in communicating your requests to hotels and restaurants. Common dietary requests like ‘low sodium’ or ‘vegetarian’ are likely to be accommodated much easier than very special or unique dietary needs. Meals that are full a la carte offer more flexibility for special dietary requests as do some limited a la carte meals. For the occasional ‘set menu’ or ‘buffet meals’ on Tauck journeys, unique dietary needs may prove a bit more challenging.
Dress Code
Typical dress for any Tauck journey is casual attire. Some journeys may include a specific dinner function or an event in which gentleman may be required to have, or feel more comfortable wearing, a sport jacket. But overall the rule of thumb is casual comfortable clothing. The final tour documentation will mention occasions (if any) on a journey in which a sport jacket or dressier clothing is suggested.
Age Restrictions

Regardless of destination, Tauck journeys are not appropriate for infants or children under 3 years of age.

Please note that guests must be 21 years of age and older in order to book their families' travel arrangements. Certain age recommendations and/or restrictions may apply to some of Tauck journeys. Please inquire at time of booking.

In compliance with their partner hotels and for the safety and security of our guests, children under 18 years of age must be booked into the same room as an accompanying adult.

Deck Plans
Sun Deck

  • Putting Green
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge Chairs

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Diamond Deck

  • Arthur's
  • Category 7 Suites
  • Category 5 Cabins
  • Category 3 Cabins
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Bar
  • Boutique

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Ruby Deck

  • The Compass Rose
  • Kitchen
  • Engines
  • Category 6 Cabins
  • Category 4 Cabins

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Emerald Deck

  • Category 2 Cabin
  • Category 1 Cabins
  • Engines
  • Crew Quarters
  • Spa
  • Fitness
  • Massage

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Accomodation
Entertainment

Onboard entertainment includes enrichment lectures, piano music nightly, in-room movies, culinary demos, local entertainment and “themed” fun.

Panorama Lounge
Whether you’re looking to make a gala night ashore last just a little longer after your return to the riverboat, swap stories of the day’s adventures, or enjoy a nightcap with new friends you just met at dinner, the lounge is a perfect place to kick back and relax.
Lido Bar
The gracious aft lounge in the stern of your riverboat sports an innovative 180° curved glass wall that opens to the fresh air (weather permitting).