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Douro Serenity | Portugal & Spain River Cruises

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Life on board a river ship is one of the true pleasures of luxury cruising, and the m/s Douro Serenity offers some incredible amenities and services for our passengers traveling through Portugal and Spain on a Vantage cruise. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, entertainment, or simply an opportunity to get some quiet time away from it all, there are countless ways to enjoy your experience just how you want it. You’ll find everything as you sail this state-of-the-art luxury river vessel, including suites and cabins that all face outward, world-class dining, privacy, and exquisite service.





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Gourmet Dining

Wine is a highlight of the Douro Valley, where generations of winemakers have created some of the world’s finest vintages. Wines harvested locally, including Tons Duorum Branco, Tons Duorum Tinto, Porca Murça Branco, Porca Murça Tinto, Castelo Rodrigo Siria, and Caselo Rodrigo Touriga Nacional are expertly paired with the cuisine to enhance the dining experience.

SERENITY DINING ROOM

The Serenity Dining Room is our main shipboard dining venue. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring a menu of gourmet cuisine based on classic continental and American favorites, as well as regional specialties and healthy choices at every meal. Dinners are single-seating dining with no seating plan, so you can dine with whomever you choose. Some breakfasts and lunches are served buffet-style.

Inspired Cuisine

We can call our meals “inspired” because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs, who have been trained at Europe’s best culinary schools. With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine — on board our river cruise ships, in our hotels, and in restaurants.

In-Room Dining

If you have chosen accommodations in our Owner’s Suite or Deluxe Suite categories — or if you are a member of our President’s Club and have chosen any cabin category — you have the option of taking your meals in your room. In- room breakfasts are continental, but you may order lunch and dinner right off the regular menu. Simply speak to your steward in advance so that we may accommodate your wishes.

Healthy Choices

Along with the international fare, you’ll also find many American favorites and choices for the health-conscious — such as a grilled seafood — noted with an asterisk on the daily menu. Lighter fare is served for lunch and dinner, and you are welcome to help yourself to a fresh fruit smoothie, available in the lounge.




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Bars & Lounges

One of the joys of a luxury cruise on the m/s Douro Serenity, no matter where you sail, is enjoying elegant drinks and beautiful spaces to mix, mingle, or simply relax. On each of our world-class ships, Vantage is proud to bring you the best craft cocktails and luxurious lounges to unwind in while at sea.

Main Bar

At the Main Bar, you’ll enjoy spectacular panoramic views while sipping world-class drinks with friends, both new and old. Enjoy an exquisite martini or your favorite wine varietal while watching the beautiful natural scenery pass by, and even local Iberian villages and cities, all from the comfort of the bar.

Main Lounge

The Main Lounge is where guests gather to share stories from the day’s adventures, unwind, and relax with friends and family as they sail. You’ll find comfortable chairs and couches to rest your legs while listening to music, enjoying a cool drink, and taking in views and the unique onboard ambiance Vantage provides on each luxury cruise vessel.




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Spa & Wellness

A balanced vacation should always include some time to center yourself, relax the mind, and relax the body to feel great. Enjoy all the wonderful spa services we offer while you sail and rejuvenate your energy with our wellness and salon options too! You’ll feel rested, relaxed, and ready to go at each stop along your fabulous cruise.

Swimming Pool

Have a swim in our luxurious pool, and soak in the sites from your cruise journey as you do so. Whether you want to take a relaxing dip or get a few laps in for exercise, you’ll love our onboard swimming pool. This is a great way to spend time while on the river, and a guest favorite, whether sailing solo or with friends and family.

Spa Services

Restore your mind, body, and soul with an expert massage. Staffed by a professional massage therapist, a spa treatment makes a rejuvenating accompaniment to a leisurely morning or afternoon of sailing. Whether you opt for a relaxing Swedish massage or a vigorous deep tissue massage, any hint of stress will melt away.




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Common Areas

While onboard, you’ll enjoy plenty of space and comfort in our elegant common areas. Our ships are designed to feel like a 5-star hotel, and you’ll see why as you walk through the various common areas of the ship. Discover the many onboard amenities and services as you sail to your next incredible destination with Vantage.

Gift Shop

Make your memories come to life with souvenirs, clothes, and other fun keepsakes from our gift shop. We have a great selection of gifts for you to bring home with you, and they make the perfect presents for your loved ones, or just for you. Find gifts that make you smile for years as you mark your amazing cruise vacation with a high-quality souvenir.




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Entertainment & Enrichment

Throughout your Douro River cruise, you’ll be exposed to local arts and entertainment both on shore and aboard ship. For example, you’ll enjoy live entertainment on board, including a Portuguese folk music show performed by the group Alto da Escrita, as well as performances by an authentic tuna band, and Music Trio. You’ll also enjoy fun activities ashore, including a pub crawl and a lively flamenco dinner show.

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