Rising near Madrid and flowing through Portugal and Lisbon into the Atlantic Ocean, the Douro is often referred to as the river of gold, due to the golden vegetation, colourful valleys, and respected vineyards.
Excellent service, good food, interesting excursions and good speakers. Not luxurious but good value for money. Not a cruise for those who want casinos and dancing girls but for more serious-minded and, dare I say, older travellers.
Cruise Line: Swan Hellenic
Destination: East Asia
Cruise Ship: Minerva