Douro River Cruise Prices 2022 is part of a continuing series of comparison charts and articles featuring European River Cruises offered by world class river cruise lines. Our goal is to provide a True Per Diem for each cruise, or the daily cost breakdown of the trip once all extra fees are added to the cruise fare.
Comparison charts serve as a guide and attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions from our readers:
- What is a Douro river cruise going to cost me?
- How does the cruise I am looking at compare to Douro river cruises offered by other companies?
- What is the price for an entry-level cabin?
- What’s the price for an upgrade?
- What’s included in a 2022 Douro River cruise?
- What Rhine river cruise incentives are there for 2022?
Our goal is to provide a True Per Diem for each cruise, or the daily cost breakdown of the trip once all extra fees are added to the cruise fare.
Why Cruise The Douro?
Most Douro River cruises begin and end in Porto, one of Portugal’s oldest and most charming cities. Some cruise lines offer pre-cruise tours of Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly coastal capital. An overnight stay in Lisbon is included in the Viking River Cruises’ Douro itinerary. In addition, some Douro river cruises include a visit to Salamanca, Spain or offer a post cruise package there – or to Madrid.
The Douro River Valley is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, where wine has been produced for the past 2,000 years. The river meanders through Portugal’s dramatic mountains, vineyards, and olive groves. Excursions along the way include stops at historic villages with charming architecture. Itineraries include dining and port wine tastings at Quintas, the ancient rural vineyards. There are also guided tours of quaint historic towns and museums.
Understanding The Pricing Charts
The prices in this chart are based on double occupancy. The upgrade costs for a cabin with a balcony are per person. The value of the incentive is broken down per day, per person. True per diem will include the savings of incentives/discounts offered at the time of research as well as the imputed value of items that are not included.
Prices and details reflect information available at the time of research. Cruise lines offer varying incentives with differing time limits or deadlines, and it is best to check with a travel agent or the cruise company’s website. The incentives that are included in the charts were current at the time they were compiled and may no longer apply or there may be a new special offer.
|Ship||AmaDouro||Gil Eanes||Emerald Radiance||Douro Splendour||Scenic Azure||MS Andorinha||S.S. São Gabriel||Viking Hemming|
|Sailing Date||June 11, 2022||June 7, 2022||June 11, 2022||June 10, 2022||June 4, 2022||June 10, 2022||June 12, 2022||June 25, 2022|
|Itinerary||Enticing Duoro||Porto, The Douro Valley and Salamanca||Secrets Of The Douro||The Douro, Porto and Salamanca||Delightful Douro||Villages and Vintages: Cruising the Douro River Valley||Douro River Valley||Portugal's River of Gold|
|Cabin Category||Category E||Category A||Category F||Lower Deck Cabin||Category E||Category 1||Classic||Category E|
|Room With A View?||Window||Window||Window||Window||Window||Window||Window||Window|
|Per diem||$512||$393||$549||$440||$637||SOLD OUT||$737||$430|
|Gratuities (on ship)||$18||$18||Included||$18||Included||Included||Included||$18|
|Gratuities (on shore) *||$2.50||$2.50||Included||$2.50||Included||Included||Included||$2.50|
|Value of Incentive||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N /A||$75||$50|
|True Per Diem||$562||$414||$552||$480||$637||SOLD OUT||$687||$400|
|Per Diem/Square Foot *||$3.49||$3.21||$3.45||$3.72||$3.70||N/A||$5.09||$2.58|
|Balcony Upgrade||$1,699||N/A||$1,500||$460||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||$2,000||$2,000|
|Balcony Per Diem||$775||N/A||$740||$537||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||$937||$600|
|Square Footage Upgrade||215||N/A||160||151||N/A||N/A||156||185|
|Per Diem/Upgrade Square Foot||$3.60||N/A||$4.62||$3.56||N/A||N/A||$6.01||$3.25|