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  • AmaVida-suite - Wake up in your suite to scenic views of Portugal. The 106-passenger AmaVida features balconies in the majority of its staterooms, which range up to 323 square feet.
  • AmaVida-suite-2 - AmaVida features balconies in the majority of its staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 square feet.
  • AmaVida-twin-balcony-stateroom - A twin balcony stateroom aboard AmaVida. The 106-passenger ship features balconies in the majority of its staterooms, which range up to 323 square feet.
  • AmaVida_2.jpg - Cruise the Douro River Valley of Portugal on a voyage aboard AmaVida.
  • AmaVida-on-Douro-River - Postcard perfect: Experience the sunny side of Europe on a cruise aboard AmaVida through the Douro River Valley of Portugal.
  • AmaVida-sundeck-pool - Take in sweeping views of Portugal's breathtaking Douro River Valley from the best possible spot: the sundeck pool aboard AmaVida.
  • AmaVida-outdoor-dining - Enjoy al fresco dining on the deck of AmaVida as you take in scenic villages along the Douro River in Portugal.
  • AmaVida-Lounge - Relax with a cocktail and chat up new friends or — who knows? — a new business partner on your river cruise down Portugal's Douro River.
  • AmaVida_1.jpg - Explore Portugal's breathtaking Douro River Valley during a voyage aboard AmaVida.
  • douro-valley-winery-tasting.jpg - Wine tasting during a shore excursion in the Douro Valley of Portugal.
  • AmaVida-main-restaurant - Enjoy lunch and dinner in the company of new friends in the main restaurant aboard AmaVida as you sail the scenic Douro River in Portugal.
  • AmaVida-suite-2 - AmaVida features balconies in the majority of its staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 square feet.
  • AmaVida-main-restaurant - Enjoy lunch and dinner in the company of new friends in the main restaurant aboard AmaVida as you sail the scenic Douro River in Portugal.
  • AmaVida-outdoor-dining - Enjoy al fresco dining on the deck of AmaVida as you take in scenic villages along the Douro River in Portugal.
  • AmaVida_6.jpg - Enjoy regional specialties and take in the sights from the main restaurant on AmaVida.
  • AmaVida_8.jpg - Enjoy regional specialties and take in the sights from the main restaurant on AmaVida.
  • AmaVida-Restaurant - Meet interesting people and take in the sights during lunch and dinner in the main restaurant aboard AmaVida during your European river cruise.
  • AmaVida-Lounge - Relax with a cocktail and chat up new friends or — who knows? — a new business partner on your river cruise down Portugal's Douro River.
  • AmaVida-lounge-bar - The lounge bar aboard AmaVida, which sails the scenic Douro River in Portugal.
  • AmaVida-spa - Indulge in a relaxing treatment in AmaVida's spa during your cruise of Portugal's waterways.
  • AmaVida-sundeck-pool - Take in sweeping views of Portugal's breathtaking Douro River Valley from the best possible spot: the sundeck pool aboard AmaVida.
  • AmaVida-pool.jpg - Relax with a book or watch the passing landscapes from the pool on the main deck of your AmaWaterways sailing.
  • AmaVida_7.jpg - Meet interesting new people in the main lounge and bar aboard your AmaWaterways sailing.
  • AmaVida_Cruising_Douro_River.jpg - AmaVida cruising along the Douro River in Portugal.

AmaVida: Grand river cruising on Portugal's Douro River

Have you sailed on AmaVida? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Sailing on the Douro River in Portugal, AmaWaterways' grand 106-passenger vessel, the AmaVida, features balconies in the majority of its staterooms and suites, which are spacious with the largest at 323 sq. ft.

Foodies will will enjoy fine dining in the main dining room, plus al fresco dining for up to 32 guests. AmaVida also features a sun deck swimming pool, fitness center and spa, complimentary in-stateroom Internet access on a 42-inch flat-screen TV and ship-wide Wi-Fi.

Who will like sailing on AmaVida

AmaVida offers wine-themed cruises for those with discerning palettes, but you don't have to love wine to love the luxury of this river cruise experience.  

Where AmaVida sails

AmaVida sails through the Douro River Valley with itineraries that include overnights in both Libson and Madrid. 

Ratings & awards

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Berlitz           

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Dining

Gourmet dining on the AmaVida brings you sophisticated cuisine with attentive service, plus a casual al fresco dining option. Enjoy culinary masterpieces and free-flowing local wines at dinner, while surrounded by the Douro River Valley.

Entertainment

After dinner, there's a variety of entertainment as different performers come on board each night.

The lounge bar aboard AmaVida, which sails the scenic Douro River in Portugal.
/ Courtesy of AmaWaterwaysThe lounge bar aboard AmaVida, which sails the scenic Douro River in Portugal.

Onboard features

  • Sun deck offering unimpeded panoramic views and lounge chairs
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • 24-hour specialty coffee & tea station
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Massage spa
  • Elevator reaching all three stateroom decks
  • Fitness room
  • Heated pool

Staterooms

  • All outside staterooms with balconies for a majority of the staterooms
  • Extra spacious suites are 333 sq. ft. with balcony
  • Balcony staterooms are 215 sq. ft. with panoramic window staterooms, which are 161 sq. ft. 
  • In-room safe, hair dryer, ample closet space and wireless telephone
  • Suites feature a sitting area with sofa
  • All staterooms have complimentary Internet access and Wi-Fi
  • 42-inch flat-screen televisions in every stateroom 
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • Full marble bathrooms
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Sun deck pool
  • Where: AmaVida

  • What: Views of the Douro River
  • Where: AmaVida

  • What: Suite
  • Where: AmaVida
  • Balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full marble bathrooms
  • Sun deck pool with river views

Top dining options on board

Al fresco dining

  • No additional cost

Main restaurant

  • No additional cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Main restaurant

  • No additional cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Fast facts

108 Passengers [?]
30 Crew
4 Decks
2013 Maiden voyage
260 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)

Overheard

“Specially designed for River Douro cruises, AmaVida features elegant interior decor. A river ship highly praised for its fine regional cuisine and top standards.”

Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe

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