Miguel Torga sails six and eight-day voyages through the Douro Valley (Image: CroisiEurope)
CroisiEurope inaugurated its newest vessel, Miguel Torga, on the Douro River in Porto, Portugal at the end of March.
Miguel Torga was christened at a ceremony attended by godmother Isabel Ferreira de Castro, also director of tourism in Porto and Northern Portugal, and godfather Domingos Carvas, who is also mayor of Portugal’s Sabrosa region.
Built in 2016 at the Sambre and Meuse Shipyard in Namur, Belgium, Miguel Torga is the fifth boat to join CroisiEurope’s fleet on the Douro and the company’s second premium rated ship on the river. The vessel is named after author and poet Miguel Torga who was born in the Sabrosa region in 1907 and is considered by some as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
The three-deck ship is 80 metres long and can accommodate 132 passengers in 66 double-occupancy cabins, including four suites and one cabin for guests with reduced mobility. All cabins have exterior views, a double bed that can be separated into two twins, an armoire, a flat-screen television, a hair dryer, a safe and a private bathroom.
Other onboard highlights include a lounge, a panoramic restaurant, a boutique, an expansive sun deck with loungers and a 258-square-foot pool. The vessel is operated by 32 crew members.
Miguel Torga sails six and eight-day voyages through the Douro Valley, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.