River Cruising, Relaxation & Recipes
Be carried away by the charm of the Mediterranean countries during your Douro River Cruise, one of the most relaxing ways to travel. From Portugal to Spain, you will visit Porto, a lively and fascinating city where you can taste its famous wine, or Guimarães, the beating heart of Portugal with a remarkable history that gives it today all its charm.
You will be guided throughout this journey through the unique landscapes of the Douro and also cities with a rich heritage such as Lamego, Salamanca or Vila Real.
Whether you like to stroll among famous sights, fancy hearing all about the Douro’s fascinating history or savour exquisite cuisine prepared by dedicated chefs – this is the perfect European river cruise.
With a fleet of 56 ships and 43 years of experience, CroisiEurope has become the European leader in river cruising. Your cruise will be on-board the MS Gil Eanes. Built and christened in 2015, this new-generation ship has ample space throughout for passenger comfort and splendid panoramic windows. Its elegant taupe, bronze, and white tones combine perfectly with the blue shades that conjure up the Portuguese tile work.
The Upper and Mid Deck cabins have large picture windows and French balconies. These decks also have four suites. Two suites on the Upper Deck come with sun loungers. The generous windows on the Main Deck provide great views from the privacy of your cabin.
All the meals during the cruise are served in the restaurant on the Main Deck. All on-board fun, music, and dancing happen in the lounge and bar on the Mid Deck bow. An outdoor area is found near the bow. The Sun Deck has a pool for cooling off and sun loungers to relax while catching some rays.
Ports of Call:
PORTO – REGUA – VEGA DE TERRON – BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA – BARCA D’ALVA – FERRADOSA – PINHAO – PORTO
We have searched long and hard for a CroisiEurope recipe that you can make at home given that our store cupboards are bare.
We have found the recipe below. We do realise it is a Christmas recipe (with a Christmas greeting at the bottom) but the ingredients are basics which you may have to hand (and we liked the gingerbread man or is he a Bredele man?!). Hopefully you will forgive us as we are now so close to X for Xmas in our A-Z of Cruising!
One of the Christmas traditions in Alsace is the baking of “Bredele” cookies. The recipe below is from CroisiEurope Chef Alain Bohn. Bon appetit!