CroisiEurope in general has a very relaxed, unfussy dress code and this ship is no exception. Passengers will want to be comfortable for the daily excursions, which include spells of walking, sometimes on uneven terrain, so flat shoes are advised. Temperatures in the Douro region regularly hit 100 F (40C) in high summer, when cool, light clothing is needed, and sun hats recommended. However, in the shoulder seasons, the weather can be more unpredictable so pack sweaters and rain jackets.
In the evenings, many will change into smart casual outfits for dinner, but Croisi does not demand it. The weekly gala dinner is the dressiest of nights, but still not formal. Leave the cocktail dress and suit at home.
Miguel Torga Inclusions
For all nationalities, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, plus drinks with onboard meals and at the bar, for example, sparkling wine, house wine, beer, select aperitifs and digestifs, water, fruit juices, fizzy drinks and coffee. The exception is the special wine list, Champagne and premium spirits. For example, the house port is included, but for a port aged 20 years, you'll pay 10 euros and a bottle of Moet & Chandon is 49 euros. Small bottles of water are given out ahead of shore excursions and water is placed in cabins too.
Tips are not included, in line with CroisiEurope's French roots, where they are treated as a bonus and not an automatic right. Passengers will find an envelope in their cabin at the end of the cruise, and gratuities are left to the customer's discretion. There is also a gratuities box at the reception desk.
For the U.K. and European markets, the cruise fare, if booked direct, is cruise only, as many passengers opt to drive to the river cruise departure point. American passengers receive shore excursions in their fare, with a choice of two packages: Classic and Discovery. The onboard currency is the euro.