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Infante Don Henrique
Infante Don Henrique

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Infante Don Henrique
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Passengers 142
Crew 26
Passenger to Crew 5.46:1
Launched 2003
Shore Excursions 8

Jeannine Williamson
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Infante Don Henrique Overview

The 142-passenger Infante Don Henrique is one of six CroisiEurope river vessels that sail on Portugal's Douro. The ships also include Vasco de Gama, Gil Eanes and Fernao de Magalhaes, which each measure 246 feet in length. The line has since introduced two newer vessels -- Amalia Rodrigues and Miguel Torga -- which are bigger (262 feet) and which have a more contemporary feel.

Infante Don Henrique, which was built in 2003 and refurbished in 2010, sails on five-night itineraries.

There are 71 cabins -- each measuring 129 square feet -- which are divided between 38 on the upper deck, 19 on the middle deck and 14 on the main deck. They all have double beds that can be configured as twins, floor-to-ceiling picture windows, showers, TVs, hair dryers, safes and air-conditioning.

In addition to the three cabin decks, there's also a sun deck. The panoramic lounge, with a bar and dance floor, is on the middle deck, and the dining room is on the main deck. Other onboard facilities include a shop and an elevator. Wi-Fi is available at additional cost.

CroisiEurope places a lot of emphasis on its French heritage, and meals onboard are inspired by French culinary traditions. Three-course lunches and dinners feature many of the country's classic dishes. And with Alain Bohn, the company's head chef, serving as an active member of the French culinary association Maitres Cuisiniers de France -- which champions French food and drink -- you can expect the menu to be decidedly French. Lunches and dinners are set menus, and breakfast is buffet-style, featuring baguettes, yogurt, muesli and cold cuts among the options.

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CroisiEurope Infante Don Henrique Member Reviews

Infante Don Henrique
Sail Date: Jul 2019
Pros and cons but overall a very pleasant cruise. We would choose Croisieurope again but not the Douro Booking procedure and communication etc was excellent The price was very reasonable and included drinks...Read More
Infante Don Henrique
Sail Date: Jul 2018
After many ocean cruises we thought we would try a river cruise and booked this one through Archers Holidays. We were very very please with the ship, the food, the excursions but above all the attitude, friendliness...Read More
Infante Don Henrique
Sail Date: Jul 2017
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...Read More
Infante Don Henrique
Sail Date: Apr 2017
Wishing to cruise the Duoro River, and finding this Croisieurope offering with hiking excursions made this a perfect choice....and it was. The trip was great. Boat was well maintained and clean. The staff were...Read More

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