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Having done a river cruise last year we thought that we would try another one & consequently we went on this one. Embarkation went very smoothly, although some passengers who flew from the U K arrived too early to get on the boat (boarding from 4 pm) & were "dumped" in a hotel in Porto in very hot conditions 4 hours before they could board.This is hardly a good way to start a holiday as some of them had been up at 3 am. We occupied a lower deck cabin which was very clean but obviously quite small, but had the advantage of being on the same deck as the restaurant.Paying a supplement for a higher cabin is not worth the extra. Everyone is allocated a table in the restaurant which they keep for the week, which worked well for us but may not suit everyone. The standard of food overall was very good, but lunch & dinner was 4 courses with no choice other than vegy on request.We found 4 courses at lunchtime was too much when a buffet meal would have suited most people. Evening entertainment was very good with both Portugese & Spanish traditional music. As usual the excursions were a complete rip off & dont be taken in by the tour operators who try to persuade you to book a package before you go. All the trips were available on board & if anyone would like more info then e-mail me at barrylonghurst@hotmail.com. The boat only sails at night as the river is quite narrow & shallow in places & when it ties up you will find that there is no where to go ashore. The staff were friendly & efficient & mostly well trained. The overall standard of the cruise was very good & we would certainly do another one. do another one.

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Infante Don Henrique Cruise Review by baz121

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Having done a river cruise last year we thought that we would try another one & consequently we went on this one.

Embarkation went very smoothly, although some passengers who flew from the U K arrived too early to get on the boat (boarding from 4 pm) & were "dumped" in a hotel in Porto in very hot conditions 4 hours before they could board.This is hardly a good way to start a holiday as some of them had been up at 3 am.

We occupied a lower deck cabin which was very clean but obviously quite small, but had the advantage of being on the same deck as the restaurant.Paying a supplement for a higher cabin is not worth the extra.

Everyone is allocated a table in the restaurant which they keep for the week, which worked well for us but may not suit everyone.

The standard of food overall was very good, but lunch & dinner was 4 courses with no choice other than vegy on request.We found 4 courses at lunchtime was too much when a buffet meal would have suited most people.

Evening entertainment was very good with both Portugese & Spanish traditional music.

As usual the excursions were a complete rip off & dont be taken in by the tour operators who try to persuade you to book a package before you go. All the trips were available on board & if anyone would like more info then e-mail me at barrylonghurst@hotmail.com.

The boat only sails at night as the river is quite narrow & shallow in places & when it ties up you will find that there is no where to go ashore.

The staff were friendly & efficient & mostly well trained.

The overall standard of the cruise was very good & we would certainly do another one. do another one.
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Cabin 114
quite small but well designed with the limited space, particularly in the bathroom.

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