Royal Barge Added to Douro Azul Cruise Portfolio

Cruise operator Douro Azul has greatly enhanced its river cruise programme with the addition of Queen Elizabeth II's royal barge, as used in her recent Diamond Jubilee pageant on the River Thames in London.
The barge is called the Spirit of Chartwell and carries thirty passengers in total luxury along the River Douro between Porto and Pinhão.
The on-board fittings and facilities are unparalleled and include rich mahogany hardwood finishing, original artwork, a trouser press, 32-inch flat-screen TV, walk-in shower and sumptuous carpeting throughout.
Prices for the 7-night/8-day voyage on the Spirit of Chartwell start at €3,150 in the months of March, July, August, November and December, rising to €4,150 in the peak harvest season months of September and October.