The previous review by Mr Polich in June, was exactly our experiance in July.
The boat was our first disappointment, painted a depressing brown,(not the boat shown on Ama as the Amadouro)
Being pnly four months old, we also found the interior disappointingly old fashioned in design.
We booked too late to get a balcony, but as we were parked up next to other boats much of the time, we really didnt miss not having one.
The french window cabin is smaller, but we managed fine. We appreciated the huge comfortable bed, good linen, and storage (note there is only one chair) Being at the back of the boat, the engines can wake you.
Bring your own water bottles to refill...the ones provided leaked (the inside seals had been lost)
Lunch at Avessada was poor. Mateus palace was pretty from outside, but disappointing inside, and full of tour groups