MS Andorinha

Why cruise on this ship?

Custom-designed by our long-time partner Scylla to accommodate no more than 84 guests within an innovative deck plan featuring 12 300-sq. ft. Tauck Suites and 20 225-sq. ft. cabins, this brand-new 80-meter (263-foot) riverboat was specifically built for cruising amidst the historic quintas and picturesque villages along Portugal’s golden Douro River.
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Dining

Tauck’s “free choice” dining allows you to eat many of your meals when you want and with whom you want. Special occasion dinners are held as group functions, and lunches that are included during group sightseeing excursions are often held in a group setting.

Most meals are included on Tauck journeys. Dining is a delightful and integral part of the Tauck experience – and that is why Tauck selects restaurants that offer a true taste of each region you visit. Some meals are full a la carte, some may be limited a la carte, and some may be from a set menu or buffet.

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Dining Room

Dine on fine, freshly prepared cuisine with regional wines and beer included at lunch and dinner onboard, with attentive, friendly service – plus regional treats and tastings – as you enjoy great views of the passing scenery in this panoramic main dining room.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional
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Arthur's Bistro

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) – and doubles as a second dining venue featuring classic favourites and lighter fare.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

Entertaining

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

Features

  • Lounge
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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).

Features

  • Bar

Enrichment

You will find that the main enrichment onboard will be lectures. However, when you step off the ship, local experts eagerly await to show you around the call-in area.

From spending a morning exploring ruins of Roman amphitheatres, to enjoying a glass of pastis and a game of pétanque with the locals, the local experts will show you the best and most interesting sights arounds.

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Onboard Bicycles

Looking for something different during free time ashore? Your Tauck riverboat is equipped with bicycles that you and your companions can use for independent exploration along the riverside, past lush vineyards, through a historic village or wherever your heart takes you.

Features

  • Bikes

Health and fitness

Facilities include a Fitness centre, massage room, hairdresser, putting green on Sun Deck, whirlpool on Sun Deck – available 24 hours. Bicycles are also available aboard for use ashore.

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Fitness Centre

Stay in shape throughout your cruise by making workout sessions in our onboard fitness centre a regular part of your shipboard routine. The riverboat’s compact, efficient gym features treadmills, stationary bicycles, weights, stretch bands and yoga mats.

Features

  • Gym

Kids and teens

There are no dedicated Kids & Teens facilities onboard. However, the bond between children and adults as they experience the world together makes for special memories that last lifetimes. It is for that reason that the line created ‘Tauck Bridges’ – journeys for the whole family to enjoy together. Each of these kid-friendly family oriented journeys has a minimum recommended age rating to encourage comfort and enjoyment for all guests. Tauck Bridges itineraries are not recommended for children under 3 years of age. All children on Tauck journeys must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Accommodation

Every one of our suites and staterooms are chic, modern sanctuaries fusing authentic Asian style with contemporary design. With all the amenities you’d expect from a world-class hotel, you’ll enjoy a restful sleep in your queen or twin-size bed, as well as an en-suite bathroom, luxury toiletries and bath robes. And once back from your included excursion unwind by watching films on your HD flat-screen television and keep up with loved ones, using free Wi-Fi.

Deck plans

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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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Ship facts
Passengers
84
Crew
Launched
2020
Last refit
Tonnage
t
Length
80m
Width
Speed
kts
Decks
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR