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MS Fernao de Magalhaes 4 Star 4 Star

Built in 2003 and renovated in 2011, the MS Fernao de Magalhaes sails through the beautiful landscape of Spain and Portugal on the Douro river. It provides modern, well-appointed accommodation and facilities including a lounge bar, gift shop, lift, panorama bar and a large sun deck with a swimming pool. The food served on board is excellent and includes an extensive buffet breakfast and lunch and dinner of French inspiration along with Portuguese and Spanish courses. In the evening you can relax in the lounge which offers guests a full-service bar, dance floor, and panoramic views.


Embarkation and disembarkation at Quebrantoes Quay (Vila Nova de Gaia) in central Porto.

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In our opinion: The Fernao de Magalhaes is a comfortable ship with welcoming and friendly staff and excellent cuisine. It offers a very relaxing cruising experience along the Duoro river. 


  • Main restaurant
  • Lounge-bar with a dance floor
  • Bar
  • Large sundeck
  • Gift shop
  • Lift 
  • Wifi (free)


The cruise is on an All Inclusive basis including an extensive buffet breakfast and a 3 course set menu for lunch and dinner with a French influence as well as regional specialities and international dishes.

Drinks are included during meal times (local beer, local wine, water, fruit juice, tea & coffee) and drinks at the lounge bar (excluding champagne and wines from the wine list) from midday to midnight.

During the day, comfortable and casual attire is appropriate, whereas in the evenings the dress code is smart casual.


The MS Fernao de Magalhaes is a 3 deck sailing vessel with 71 cabins:

  • Upper deck: 38 twins
  • Middle deck: 18 cabins (16 twins, 2 cabins with 2 single beds)
  • Main deck: 15 cabins (13 twins, 2 cabins with 2 single beds)

All cabins are equipped with:

  • Shower and toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Safe

The cabins located on all decks have picture windows. Supplements apply for cabins on the Middle and Upper Decks.

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