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Amalia Rodrigues

Amalia Rodrigues

Inaugural: 2019

Flag: France

Capacity: 132

Crew: 36

Cabins: 66

Guest Decks: 3

Length: 82 m

Beam: 10.8 m

Draft: 1.4 m

Speed: 8.65 knots

 

 

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Lisbon Pride & Douro River All-Gay Cruise

June 26–July 5, 2020
CroisiEurope Amalia Rodrigues

9 nights from Lisbon to Porto, Portugal

Lisbon Pride Gay Cruise 2020Explore the culture, cuisine, and traditions of Portugal and Spain as VACAYA brings you Lisbon Gay Pride and the Douro River! We’re taking over the 5-star Brown’s Central Hotel in Lisbon for 4 nights, then sailing an all-LGBT+ cruise on the brand new CroisiEurope Amalia Rodrigues for 5 more nights! There’s simply no better way to enjoy Pride Season than by spending 9 nights with VACAYA in Summer 2020!

Savvy travelers recognize “value” doesn’t necessarily mean “low price.” Instead, value is defined as getting something extraordinary for a great price. And that is exactly what VACAYA’s Lisbon Pride & Douro Valley River Cruise delivers!

 

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• VACAYA Luxe Experience, June 26-July 5, 2020

• The Whole Ship is Ours - Only 132 Guests!

• 4-Night Hotel During Lisbon Pride

• 5-Night Cruise, including an Overnight in Porto

• Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites

• Panoramic Views from Every Vantage Point

• Included Cruise Beverage Package

• Sample Wines of the Douro Valley

• Included Cruise Excursions

• Optional Tour to Sintra, Portugal

• Optional Biking Tour in Salamanca, Spain

• Included VACAYA Signature Activities & Parties

 

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Exclusive & Welcoming

The Ship and Hotel are All Ours and We’re Welcoming to All
There’s no other large-scale travel company on earth welcoming the entire LGBTQIAPK community. VACAYA charters entire ships and hotels so our travelers have the freedom to express their individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, or simply relax… together. We create a warm environment where ALL who believe love is love are welcome and we make it easy to leave your cares behind and to focus on the fun!

VACAYA is Your Travel Savvy Companion, Making Sure Every Detail is Perfect
Having traveled to every corner of the globe, The Vacayans are your travel savvy companions and we understand what’s important to you – fun, friends, adventure, and clear timely communication. After all, this is your vacation and it should be a stress-free experience.

We Make it Easy to Enjoy One-of-a-Kind Experiences
We’ll be in Lisbon for the Gay Pride Village, also known as Arraial Pride that takes place in the heart of the city. It is a combination of rallies, performances, and parties. The Vacayans will show you the best the city has to offer, including gay bar crawls, special exhibitions, and of course the Lisbon Gay Pride Village located in Terreiro do Paco – steps from our exclusive host hotel. Here you’ll find a selection of gay bars, food stalls, and an impressive line up of guest DJs, dance acts, bands, and special international guest appearances.

 

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We Throw Welcoming Parties that Add to the Fun
Part of the fun of each and every VACAYA vacation is our parties. On our more intimate river cruise voyages, they’re more of the “cocktail” variety – a chance to let loose and get to know your travel mates. And while costumes are always encouraged, they’re never required. And of course we will be heading out to many of the amazing Pride Parties in Lisbon so you can join in the fun with the locals, along with fellow cruisers!

We Feature a Mix of Local Talent and the best in LGBT+ Entertainment
The LGBT press has said that VACAYA’s best kept secret is “the value of our entertainment.” And this cruise vacation will be no exception. We’ll expose you to highly authentic traditional cultural dance and music performances and we’ll mix in the best of Broadway and award-winning cabaret acts that are sure to please.

 

Brown's Central Hotel Lisbon

 

Your Home for Pride in the Middle of it All

Prior to our 5-night river cruise, you’ll enjoy 4 nights in Lisbon during the annual Lisbon Pride celebrations!

The Brown’s Central Hotel is located on the charming narrow cobblestone streets of lower Lisbon, which run down to the wide Tagus River. This 18th-century building, with its pistachio-green façade, offers stylish rooms and a buzzy bar and brasserie. Frequent art exhibitions, live performances, talks, and pop ups make this as popular with locals as with visitors. It’s from this authentic vantage point that we’ll take in the magic of Lisbon Pride!

 

Brrown's Central Hotel Lisbon Room

 

Included Amenities with all Rooms

• 4 Night Luxury Hotel Accommodations

• Daily Breakfast Buffet

• Unlimited WiFi

• Evening Hors d’oeuvres at the Bar

• Exclusive VACAYA activities and events

 

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Discover the heart of Portugal

A river cruise is one of the most elegant and worry-free ways to travel. Onboard Croisi Amalia Rodrigues, all of your meals and most drinks are included. With only 132 guests on the ship, not only is your VACAYA Luxe river cruise a great value, but it offers a truly intimate cruising experience, as well. Onboard, you’ll enjoy a continuous view of the incredible landscapes along the famous waterways, and you’ll also see a different side of Europe – one that can only be experienced from the river.

 

Amalia Rodrigues pool

 

The ship’s name honors Amalia Rebordao Rodrigues – Portuguese fado singer and actress also known as “Rainha do Fado” (“Queen of Fado”). Until her death, Amalia sold over 30 million albums worldwide. She remains Portugal’s best-selling artist ever. So let’s raise a glass to her and our new-found friends as we watch the endless vistas roll by. No formal nights are held onboard and the dress code is smart casual.

 

Amalia Rodrigues Sun Deck

 

This innovative premium rivership features contemporary design, a pool, and 66 staterooms/suites.

Sun Deck
The Sun Deck offers stellar views of the beautiful scenery as it glides by. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the warm summer sun or a night full of stars as you take in the magical charms of Europe’s famed Douro River.

Heated Pool
Amalia Rodrigues’ heated pool sets a new standard for riverships and is a perfect spot to meet up with friends and share a cocktail after a great day of sightseeing.

 

Amalia Rodrigues Restaurant

 

The Restaurant
Dining aboard Amalia Rodrigues is an endless array of palate-pleasing farm-to-table locally inspired sensations. The restaurant is where all meals are served and it seats all guests at tables which vary in size – each with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is one of casual elegance.

Reception Desk
A perfect place to meet up with friends before excursions or to ask any information you may need of the staff. The Gift Shop is also located here and you'll find a wide assortment of souvenirs and post cards.

The Lounge with Dancefloor
At the heart of the Amalia Rodrigues is the Bar and Lounge. The lounge is a chic social space with panoramic views. Cocktails, games, parties, and VACAYA’s fantastic entertainment all happen here.

 

Amalia Rodrigues lounge

 

Included in Fare

• 5 Night Cruise of the Douro Valley

• All meals onboard

• Open bar, including wine, beer, premium spirits, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, & tea

• Most Excursions

• Onboard WiFi

• VACAYA entertainment, activities, and parties

 

Amalia Rodrigues Stateroom

 

Stateroom Amenities

• Television

• Telephone (for internal calls only)

• Ensuite Bathroom with shower and toilet

• Towels

• Stateroom Safe

• Independent Air Conditioning

• Electricity 220V Only

Please note there is no laundry service.

 

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Lisbon Pride & Douro River
All-Gay Cruise & Tour 2020 Itinerary

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Lisbon Gay Tour

Day 1 - Friday, June 26, 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

Discover ageless Lisbon, a city famous for its hospitality and the way it welcomes visitors. Take in the historic center, the Baixa Pombalina, with its traditional shops and museums, and the lively streets of Chiado, with their eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional stores. All a short stroll from our conveniently located exclusive VACAYA Hotel, Brown’s Central.

 

Lisbon Gay Pride 2020

Day 2 - Saturday, June 27, 2020
Lisbon Gay Pride 2020

Join us for Lisbon Gay Pride, officially known as Arraial Lisboa Pride. The celebration centers around the themes of freedom, diversity, and equality. Experience the unique Lisbon Pride Village and its vendor booths, bars, stages, DJs, and dance floors.

 

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Day 3 - Sunday, June 28, 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Pride concludes today with light-hearted festivities. Spend the day exploring Bairro Alto, the hub of the local gay community and home to the city’s best gay bars. Thousands will descend on this electric neighborhood adorned in rainbow flags, feather boas, and beads to celebrate LGBT pride.

 

Sintra Portugal gay tour

Day 4 - Monday, June 29, 2020
Lisbon (Sintra), Portugal

Join us for this optional tour of Sintra, a delightful Portuguese town of extravagant palaces, opulent mansions, and the ruins of an ancient castle. Sintra, also known as “Monte da Lua” or Moon Hill, welcomes us with a variety of fascinating historic buildings and enthralling attractions. We’ll tour Sintra Village, a favorite spot of Portuguese Royal families of centuries past. We’ll also visit the National Palace, the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, inhabited more or less continuously from the early 15th century to the late 19th century.

The optional tour of Sintra is $149 per person and includes transfers, admission to the National Palace, and lunch. As a special BONUS OFFER, if you pay for your trip in full before December 24, 2019, this tour is yours for FREE!

 

Porto gay tour

Day 5 - Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Lisbon / Coimbra / Porto

Join us for a light breakfast before checking out of the beautiful Brown’s Central Hotel. We’ll take a scenic drive to Porto, stopping for lunch along the way in Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. Upon our arrival in Porto, we’ll proceed to the dock in Vila Nova de Gaia to board the Amalia Rodrigues. Once we’ve settled in, you can relax before enjoying a cocktail and meeting our crew. After dinner, join us for a night tour of Porto that includes a breathtaking view of the city lights reflecting upon the Douro.

 

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Day 6 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Porto, Portugal

After breakfast onboard, join us for a city tour of Porto, a charming riverside community whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire its graceful bridges, baroque cathedrals, and romantic 16th-century buildings nestled together on narrow cobblestone streets. After our tours, we’ll return to our ship and spend the afternoon sailing along the Douro.

 

Douro River gay cruise - Vila Real

Day 7 - Saturday, September 5, 2020
Regua & Vila Real

This morning, take a tour of the extraordinary Mateus Palace, a stunning baroque palace that was home to the last Count of Vila Real. Wonder at its pinnacled façade, grand stairway, richly appointed interiors, and priceless objects on display. Discover the palace’s enchanting formal gardens featuring cedar-lined walkways, exquisite sculpted hedges, and serene bodies of water. We’ll return to the ship for an afternoon of cruising, where you can relax in the pool up on the Sun Deck or unwind with friends and a drink in the lounge as we sail towards Spain.

 

Douro river gay cruise - Salamanca, Spain

Day 8 - Friday, July 3, 2020
Salamanca, Spain

Today you’ll have a choice of excursions. Discover the ancient city of Salamanca, Spain – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will transport you back to the Middle Ages. Nicknamed La Dorada (The Golden One) for its sandstone buildings that appear to glow, Salamanca is a magical destination that boasts top-rate history, culture, food, and attractions. Tour the 13th-century Salamanca University and the “New” Cathedral, built from 1513 through 1733. Stroll through Plaza Mayor, featuring baroque architectural details, pedestrian-only streets, and sweeping arches.

For the more adventurous, choose a bike ride through the Iberian countryside to Salamanca’s old town, then spend some time exploring the shops and cafés of the Plaza Mayor on your own. The bike excursion is an additional $75 per person.

 

Douro river gay cruise - Leverinho

Day 9 - Saturday, July 4, 2020
Ferradosa To Leverinho, Portugal

This morning, we sail west along the Douro past some of the area’s picturesque terraced quintas (vineyards). See dramatic, sheer rock formations and graceful bridges and trestles along the way. We arrive in Ferradosa in the afternoon, a sleepy little town nestled among the terraced slopes of the Douro Valley in the heart of Port wine country. We’ll visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pesqueira, two towns set among the vineyards in the Rio Torto Valley where you will have the opportunity to visit a quinta (wine cellar) before returning to the Amalia Rodrigues for our final afternoon of sailing.

 

Gay Porto, Portugal

Day 10 - Sunday, July 5, 2020
Porto, Portugal

Enjoy one last breakfast onboard Amalia Rodrigues before disembarking. You’ll have the option of returning to Lisbon with our included transfer for your flight home/extra days in Lisbon or extending your stay in Porto.

 

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Lisbon Pride & Douro River All-Gay Cruise 2020 Rates

Category Description
Price, per pers USD
Availability
SUITES
Hotel Junior Suite
Ship Grand Suite
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be a Junior Suite, which offers a king size bed and a fully equipped working area with iMac Computer and MediaHub with international sockets. This room offers a street view and a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. Suite Size: approximately 290 sq ft.
SHIP Grand Suites boast a large Queen bed or two Twin beds, lounge area, and a fantastic outdoor balcony, allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings and the beautiful weather. These suites include a spacious bathroom, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning controls, electricity (220V Only), WiFi, and a USB charging station. Grand suites are approximately 167 sq ft with a generous 38 sq ft balcony.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION For an additional 2100 USD, upgrade to the singular Glorious Suite.
$ 6,997

Hotel Junior Suite
Ship Signature Suite
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be a Junior Suite, which offers a king size bed and a fully equipped working area with iMac Computer and MediaHub with international sockets. This room offers a street view and a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. Suite Size: approximately 290 sq ft.
SHIP Signature Suites boast a large and comfortable Queen bed or two Twin beds, a lounge area, and an aft facing Juliette balcony allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings and the warm summer weather. These suites also include a spacious bathroom, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning, electricity (220V Only), WiFi, and a USB charging station. Signature Suites are approximately 167 sq ft.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION For an additional 2100 USD, upgrade to the singular Glorious Suite.
$ 5,697

BALCONY STATEROOMS
Hotel Charming Deluxe Room
Ship Balcony Stateroom
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be Charming Deluxe Room. A wise choice to relax and refill your energy to explore this urban and vibrant city. This room has a Queen bed, private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower, Marshall SoundSystem, SmartTV +MediaHub, and a working area. Size: approximately 236 sq ft.
SHIP Balcony Staterooms boast a large and comfortable Queen bed or two Twin beds, a lounge area, and a Juliette balcony allowing you to enjoy the stunning views of your surroundings. These Balcony Staterooms also include an ensuite bathroom with shower, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning, electricity (220V Only), WiFi, and a USB charging station. The Balcony Stateroom is approximately 145 sq ft.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION A Limited number of Hotel Upgrades are available to a Stylish Attic Room for 550 USD.
$ 4,697

Hotel City View Room
Ship Balcony Stateroom
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be City View Standard Room. The standard room with street view offers a comfortable and cozy night’s sleep with a view. This room has a Queen bed, private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower, Marshall SoundSystem, and a SmartTV +MediaHub. Size: approximately 139 sq ft.
SHIP Balcony Staterooms boast a large and comfortable Queen bed or two Twin beds, a lounge area, and a Juliette balcony allowing you to enjoy the stunning views of your surroundings. These Balcony Staterooms also include an ensuite bathroom with shower, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning, electricity (220V Only), WiFi, and a USB charging station. The Balcony Stateroom is approximately 145 sq ft.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION A Limited number of Hotel Upgrades are available to a Stylish Attic Room for 550 USD.
$ 4,497

Hotel City View Room
Ship Balcony Stateroom
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be City View Standard Room. The standard room with street view offers a comfortable and cozy night’s sleep with a view. This room has a Queen bed, private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower, Marshall SoundSystem, and a SmartTV +MediaHub. Size: approximately 139 sq ft.
SHIP Balcony Staterooms boast a large and comfortable Queen bed or two Twin beds, a lounge area, and a Juliette balcony allowing you to enjoy the stunning views of your surroundings. These Balcony Staterooms also include an ensuite bathroom with shower, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning, electricity (220V Only), WiFi, and a USB charging station. The Balcony Stateroom is approximately 145 sq ft.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION A Limited number of Hotel Upgrades are available to a Stylish Attic Room for 550 USD.
$ 4,197

Hotel Inside Room
Ship Balcony Stateroom
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be Cozy Interior Room. It offers a quiet and comfortable night’s sleep. This interior room has a Queen bed, private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower, Marshall SoundSystem, and a SmartTV +MediaHub. Size: approximately 139 sq ft.
SHIP Balcony Staterooms boast a large and comfortable Queen bed or two Twin beds, a lounge area, and a Juliette balcony allowing you to enjoy the stunning views of your surroundings. These Balcony Staterooms also include an ensuite bathroom with shower, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning, electricity (220V Only), WiFi, and a USB charging station. The Balcony Stateroom is approximately 145 sq ft.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION A Limited number of Hotel Upgrades are available to a Stylish Attic Room for 550 USD.
$ 3,997

WINDOW STATEROOMS
Hotel Inside Room
Ship Window Stateroom
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be Cozy Interior Room. It offers a quiet and comfortable night’s sleep. This interior room has a Queen bed, private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower, Marshall SoundSystem, and a SmartTV +MediaHub. Size: approximately 139 sq ft.
SHIP Window Staterooms boast a comfortable Queen bed or two Twin beds, and two large windows to take in the lush passing landscape. These Window Staterooms include an ensuite bathroom with shower, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V, WiFi, and a USB charging station. The Window Staterooms are approximately 139 to 145 sq ft.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION Upgrade options may be available to City View or Deluxe Rooms for an additional charge of 250 USD and 350 USD respectively.
$ 3,897

Hotel Inside Room
Ship Window Stateroom
HOTEL Your accommodation at Brown’s Central Hotel will be Cozy Interior Room. It offers a quiet and comfortable night’s sleep. This interior room has a Queen bed, private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower, Marshall SoundSystem, and a SmartTV +MediaHub. Size: approximately 139 sq ft.
SHIP Window Staterooms boast a comfortable Queen bed or two Twin beds, and two large windows to take in the lush passing landscape. These Window Staterooms include an ensuite bathroom with shower, TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V, WiFi, and a USB charging station. The Window Staterooms are approximately 139 to 145 sq ft.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTION Upgrade options may be available to City View or Deluxe Rooms for an additional charge of 250 USD and 350 USD respectively.
$ 2,997

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Price per person based on a double occupancy.

Prices are subject to change at any time – with or without notice.

Solo guests in their own stateroom pay double fare, double gratuities, and single port taxes/admin fees.

Port taxes and admin fees are additional 199 USD per person.

Pre-Paid Gratuities are for the cruise are additional 99 USD per person.

Minimum Payment Schedule
25% First deposit per person is required upon booking, Second deposit of 25% is due 300 days before, Third deposit is due 240 days before. Full payment is due 180 days prior to departure.

Automatic Monthly Payments Option:
Your initial deposit is due at time of booking. Then, your remaining monthly payments will be calculated using the number of months between your booking and the final payment due date. Payments will be charged on the 15th or the last day of each month (determined automatically depending on the day of the month you book).

Early Pay in Full Bonus Offer:
All bookings paid in full by December 24, 2019 will receive our Optional Sintra Excursion for free (a 149 USD value per person).

All reservations are subject to VACAYA Cancellation/Refund Policy and Terms and Conditions.

 

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