Launched in 2016 and custom built to sail Portugal’s sinuous Douro River, the Scenic Azure joins luxury with cutting-edge technology. The ship is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art amenities and a variety of casual and upscale dining options; and a one-to-two staff-to-guest ratio ensures the highest level of service. A National Geographic expert and photographer accompany each departure.
CAPACITY: 96 guests in 48 outward-facing suites
OVERALL LENGTH: 265 feet
PUBLIC AREAS: The vessel is outfitted with four decks, including a spacious all-weather sun deck with comfortable lounge furniture for relaxation and al fresco dining. The ship also holds three elegant dining areas as well as indoor bar and lounge areas, all equipped with expansive panoramic windows.
MEALS: Fare served on board is inspired by regional Portuguese and Spanish cuisine. The main dining area offers buffet and à la cart options three times daily, and exquisite multi-course meals with wine pairings are served upon invitation in two intimate dining rooms. The more casual café offers light meals and snacks, and a bar and lounge has a robust menu of wine, beer, and spirits.
SUITES: All suites face outwards and are equipped with en suite bathrooms, and most have private balconies that can be converted into all-weather sun lounges. Select suites offer spacious lounge areas and large bathrooms. All accommodations are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Plunge pool, wellness center, fitness center, and gift shop. A National Geographic expert and photographer accompany each voyage.