Scenic Opens Exclusive Dock in Porto

Historic Porto within easy reach

New for sailings on Portugal’s Douro River, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has opened a new dock for exclusive use by both Scenic and sister company Emerald Waterways river ships.

Unlike other river ship docks, this is conveniently located within Cais de Maragaia, a historic area of the World Heritage city of Porto and only a five-minute walk to Ribiera Street, one of Porto’s most popular riverfront promenades known for its distinctive small alleyways and pastel-hued buildings.

Scenic launched its custom-built luxury Scenic Azure, in 2016 as one of the only owner-operated river cruise ships on the Douro with sailings that both begin and end in Porto. At 260 feet long, with only 48 cabins, this is the next-generation of river ships designed with only one purpose: to navigate the calm waters of the Douro, which has narrow locks too short for ships designed for other European rivers.

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