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Lisbon Pride & Douro River Cruise

June 17 - 26, 2022

Join us for the party of the year in Portugal, Arraial Lisboa Pride 2022. It’s the largest LGBTQ+ event in Lisbon celebrating our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans community. This proud and loud celebration of equality takes place in the main square of Lisbon - Terreiro do Paco. Come live like you never have before in Lisbon! Before all of that, relax on a wine lover tour like no other as we sail OUTbound with a dream river cruise through the Douro Valley. From the excitement of the streets of Porto to the peaceful wineries producing Portugal’s much-loved port wine to the ancient Spanish city of Salamanca, the Douro is a rustic region of indulgent pleasures.

Bucket List Moments
  • Celebrate Arraial Lisbon Pride

  • Cross the Douro River in a traditional Rabelo boat

  • Get lost in the hedge maze of Mateus Palace

  • Taste a tawny port that's been aged 35 years

  • Walk the Pink Street of Lisbon

Lisbon Pride, Porto, Salamanca & the Douro Valley

Book today and choose a payment plan that fits your budget! Choose from either convenient quarterly payments or spread your payments out over monthly installments. Either way, OUTbound has a payment plan designed for any budget!

All Included!!! All Inclusive!!!
  • All Meals & Alcoholic Drinks Included Onboard Our Ship
  • All Shore Excursions Included During Our Cruise
  • All Cruise Ship Tips & Gratuities Included

MS Amalia Rodrigues

132 Passengers / 4 Suites / 62 Staterooms

Built to navigate the waters of the Douro Valley and make the most of the delightful Portuguese climate, our ship pays homage to the Queen of Fado, Amalia Rodrigues, the famous Portuguese singer and actress. The warm terracotta tones reflect the gowns the fadista wore on stage, while light-hued woods bring to mind the guitars that are part of the genuine Portuguese spirit. Boasting a spacious open-air Sun Deck, wonderful dining areas and generously appointed suites and staterooms, every inch of this vessel has been designed for your comfort and enjoyment.

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Friday, June 17Porto4:00pmovernight
Saturday, June 18Porto1:00pm
Regua7:30pmovernight
Sunday, June 19Vila Real9:00am
Pinhão11:30am1:00pm
Monday, June 20Salamanca8:00am4:00pm
Tuesday, June 21Ferradosa9:00am11:00am
Leverinho8:00pmovernight
Wednesday, June 22Porto9:00amdisembark
Coimbra11:00am1:30pm
Lisbon4:00pm
Thursday, June 23Sintra
Friday, June 24Lisbon
Saturday, June 25Arraial Lisboa Pride
Sunday, June 26Lisbon
Porto, Portugal

Bem vindo a Porto! Porto is a trendy and charming mix of now and then. This evening, meet your OUTbound hosts and mingle with your fellow guests. We’ll introduce the crew with a welcome aboard cocktail before heading OUTbound to explore the fascinating city of Porto after dark. A vibrant city, Porto’s nightlife is even more alive with energy. We’ll see the city as it lights up, from panoramic spots overlooking its famous old town to a trip along the banks of the Douro to see reflections of the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, a double-deck metal arch bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1879, a full 10 years before beginning work on his tower in Paris.

Porto, Portugal

Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Admire its graceful bridges, grand cathedral and romantic buildings nestled together on narrow cobblestone streets. Sample wines that have been in the making for generations at the historic Quinta da Aveleda estate, or soar over the historic “City of Bridges” on a thrilling gondola ride along the banks of the Douro.

Vila Real, Portugal

Explore Mateus Palace, a stunning baroque palace that was the home to the last Count of Vila Real. See its pinnacled façade, grand stairway, richly appointed interiors and priceless objects on display before strolling through the palace’s enchanting formal gardens featuring exquisitely sculpted hedges and serene bodies of water. Visit one of the area’s iconic port wine making institutions. See its vineyard and tour the facility to learn how these unique Portuguese products are crafted, then sample the libation in their tasting room.

Salamanca, Spain

This ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a living museum that takes visitors back to the Middle Ages. Take a ride through the Iberian countryside, then spend some time exploring the shops and cafés of the Plaza Mayor. See the Gothic House of Shells, the 13th century Salamanca University and the New Cathedral, before hitting the local market to enjoy sampling some regional cuisine.

Ferradosa, Portugal

Continue your OUTbound venture through the enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lay hidden in the rural hillsides. Experience the unique culture of the Douro Valley while enjoying traditional cuisine, port wine and ‘fado’ singing. Fado music is a form of Portuguese singing often associated with pubs, cafés, and restaurants. This music genre originated in Portugal around the 1820s, and is known for how expressive and profoundly melancholic it is.

Transfer to Lisbon

This morning we’re OUTbound from Porto to Lisbon. Along the way we’ll stop in Coimbra, home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. Stroll through old-timey shops, cafés and bakeries all under the watchful eye of Coimbra’s historic university, capping the hill above town. After lunch, we’ll continue south and arrive at our host hotel in Lisbon, Portugal’s old world capital city. Once settled into your room at the Brown’s Central Hotel, spend the evening on your own exploring Lisbon and all this charming city has to offer.

Touring Sintra

Bem vindo a Lisboa! Enjoy a relaxing day on your own in Lisbon, or join us for an optional tour of Sintra. For centuries, Portugal’s aristocracy considered Sintra the perfect place to escape from city life. Sintra is a mix of natural and man-made beauty, with fantasy castles set amid exotic tropical plants, lush green valleys and craggy hilltops providing stunning views of Lisbon down below. We’ll see The Sintra National Palace, distinguished by dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tilework and visit the hilltop Pena National Palace, known for its whimsical design, colorful façade, and sweeping views.

Exploring Lisbon On Your Own

Lisbon is a trendy and charming mix of now and then. Vintage trolleys shiver up and down its hills, centuries-old statues mark grand squares, and Art Nouveau cafés are alive with energy. It’s a city of ironwork balconies, mosaic sidewalks, red-tiled roofs, and stunning vistas. Explore the LGBTQ+ businesses around our host hotel, the Brown’s Central, located in the very heart of the Historic Baixa and Chiado district of Lisbon. Discover elegant outdoor cafés, exciting art, fun-to-browse shops, stunning vistas, delicious food, entertaining museums and a sailors’ quarter with a hill-capping castle. Tonight, get a front-row seat as Lisbon gears up for Arraial Lisboa Pride!

Arraial Lisboa Pride

Today, show your pride in Portugal’s charming capital city by the sea, as the Arraial Lisboa Pride party starts in Terreiro do Paço, one of the most amazing squares in Europe. Here you will find countless gay bars, food stalls and an impressive stage lineup featuring live music, dance acts, vendor booths and special international guest appearances. Highlights not to miss are the massive street festival, a vibrant parade, and all the club parties, along with plenty of other more cultural events too! The celebrations center around the themes of freedom, diversity and equality... so be prepared to share a whole lot of alfresco fun!

Leave For Home

This morning we say “Obrigado” to the city of Lisbon and our fantastic OUTbound Portugal Pride experience. Spend your final hours in Lisbon exploring more of Bairro Alto, our surrounding bohemian neighborhood and its bright colors and romantic streets. Take one last stroll through Rossio Square in the heart of Lisbon, perfect for relaxing and people watching. We’ll check out of the Browns Central Hotel this morning and transfer to Lisbon Portela Airport for our flights home.

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Friday, June 17Porto4:00pmovernight
Saturday, June 18Porto1:00pm
Regua7:30pmovernight
Sunday, June 19Vila Real9:00am
Pinhão11:30am1:00pm
Monday, June 20Salamanca8:00am4:00pm
Tuesday, June 21Ferradosa9:00am11:00am
Leverinho8:00pmovernight
Wednesday, June 22Porto9:00amdisembark
Coimbra11:00am1:30pm
Lisbon4:00pm
Thursday, June 23Sintra
Friday, June 24Lisbon
Saturday, June 25Arraial Lisboa Pride
Sunday, June 26Lisbon
Porto, Portugal

After dinner, join us for a tour of Porto by night. A vibrant city, Porto’s nightlife is even more alive with energy. We’ll see the city as it lights up, from panoramic spots overlooking its famous old town to a trip along the banks of the Douro to see reflections of the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, a double-deck metal arch bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1879, a full 10 years before beginning work on his tower in Paris. After our tour, spend some time on your own exploring the local bars and night clubs, offering music for every taste.

Porto, Portugal

On today's tour we’ll board one of the city’s trams and travel all the way to the mouth of the Douro on the Atlantic coast. Along the way we’ll visit Porto’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll admire Porto’s graceful bridges, grand cathedral and romantic historic buildings nestled together on cobblestone streets. We’ll conclude our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties before returning to our ship and beginning our cruise along the Douro.

Via Real, Portugal

Join us for an excursion to Vila Real, site of the extraordinary Mateus Palace (the building depicted on the Mateus Rosé wine labels). This stunning baroque palace was the home of the last Count of Vila Real. Its pinnacled façade, grand stairway, richly appointed interiors and priceless objects on display will astonish you, as will the palace’s enchanting formal gardens featuring cedar-lined walkways, exquisite sculpted hedges and serene pools of water. We’ll also visit one of the area’s iconic port wineries, touring the facility to learn how these unique Portuguese products are crafted, then sample the ports themselves in the tasting room.

Salamanca, Spain

Today we’ll take a ride through the Iberian countryside to Salamanca, embarking OUTbound on a city tour before spending some time exploring the shops and cafés of the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) on your own. At the local market, enjoy sampling regional cuisine. Our guided city tour takes us to the Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 sea shells. We’ll also visit the 13th century Salamanca University and the New Cathedral, built from 1513 through 1733. The Old Cathedral still exists and can be visited during our free time.

Ferradosa, Portugal

On today's tour we'll take a scenic drive up to the little village of Ferradosa, where we’ll make our way OUTbound to one of the traditional wineries of the Douro River Valley. Discover how port was made in the old days, and how those traditions continue to present day. Sample local fortified port varieties such as Ruby, a deeply-colored red port; Vintage, a type of Ruby that requires aging in the bottle (sometimes for decades); and Tawny, a very sweet barrel-aged port with oxidative nut and caramel flavors.

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Panoramic Lounge

The Panoramic Lounge is the hub for social interaction of our OUTbounders on board during our Douro cruise. The floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides of the space offering breathtaking views of the Douro River and the stunning landscapes beyond. You’ll find comfortable seating and tables ideal for playing board games, chatting with old friends and new, drinking a specialty coffee, enjoying hand-crafted cocktails or indulging in some of the local port wines the region is famous for.

Main Bar

Sailing along the UNESCO-designated Douro River, you’ll have the chance to taste new wines from the old world. The main bar is located within the Panoramic Lounge on the Middle Deck at the front of the ship, just past the reception desk. Here, in the heart of the ship, you can relax, catch up with new friends and enjoy the evening’s entertainment. The space offers floor-to-ceiling windows and great views of the spectacular scenery. Head to the bar for sunset or an after dinner nightcap. It’s an ideal place to snuggle into a comfy couch, order a drink and watch the world go by.

Restaurant

Explore Mateus Palace, a stunning baroque palace that was the home to the last Count of Vila Real. See its pinnacled façade, grand stairway, richly appointed interiors and priceless objects on display before strolling through the palace’s enchanting formal gardens featuring exquisitely sculpted hedges and serene bodies of water. Savor authentic regional delicacies as we cruise the Douro, along with more familiar western cuisine for those who are looking for a taste of home. All the food on board is sourced from regional suppliers, meaning your meals are both extremely fresh and always in season. Enjoy plentiful buffets for breakfast and lunch with a wide variety of choices. Every OUTbounder will be invited to indulge in the multi-course dinner menus, specially paired with selections from the region’s best wineries. Throughout your voyage, you’ll be treated to unlimited mixed drinks, wine, beer or soft drinks, all included in the price of your cruise.

Sun Deck

Built for Portugal’s warm climate, the comprehensive Sun Deck provides ample opportunity to sample the sun and gentle river breezes. The open-air aspect of the deck is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two with your fellow OUTbounders. The pool on the Sun Deck is the perfect place to relax with a few friends, enjoying a glass of vinho verde under the beautiful Iberian sky. It’s also the ideal way to spend your afternoon enjoying a panoramic view of the magnificent landscapes. Literally on top of the world, you’ll spend hours simply soaking up the views as the world around us drifts by. With plenty of comfy seating and a walking track for those active OUTbounders, there’s an option for everyone up top.

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Brown’s Central Hotel

Our host Brown's Central Hotel is a boutique hotel ideally located in the center of the city, near Lisbon’s gay district found in the old Bairro Alto and neighboring trendy Principe Real area. During Lisbon Pride weekend you'll find huge all-night club events, trendy cocktail bars, drag shows and go-go boys galore tempting those who are out exploring during pride weekend, though there are also plenty cafés and beaches to see along with the main pride events.

Junior Suite

With a king size bed for imperial sleeps, the Junior Suite of our host hotel offers you attention like no other room can. Fully equipped working area with iMac Computer and MediaHub with international sockets to make sure that you have all you need. Let yourself go, find out all the special features and enjoy the ride in our Junior Suite! This room offers street view and a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. This Junior Suite is paired with the Royal and Riverview Suites onboard our riverboat.

Charming Deluxe Superior

Want to feel special and deluxe on your stay in Lisboa? The Superior Room of our host hotel gives you the chance to relax and refill your energy to explore this urban and vibrant city during Pride. Get inspired by all the carefully selected details and features that grant more comfort and premium feelings during your stay. This room has a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. The Charming Deluxe Superior room is paired with Upper Deck Staterooms onboard our riverboat.

Street View Superior Room

If you are ready for charming comfort, look no further. Our host hotel's Street View Superior room is a combination of elegance, jazzy atmosphere and elegance before you fall into a good night sleep in this queen-sized bed. This room has street view and private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. The Street View Superior room is paired with Embarkation and Lower Deck Staterooms onboard our riverboat.

Stylish Attic Room Upgrade

Want to have a completely different Lisbon Pride experience? Upgrade to a Stylish Attic Room to be different and feel special. Combination of attic and French mansard ceiling, loads of natural light and carefully chosen stylish decorations that creates a wow moment once you enter the room. A tiny tip for all “giants” out there reading this – remember your head... we warn you! This room has a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. Upgrade to a Stylish Attic Room for $150/pp

Grand Glamour Suite Upgrade

Even expression like Grand Glamour cannot fully represent and describe the greatness of this room. Walk into an amazing open space, big enough to inspire a new story for your Pride celebration. All the incredible details, carefully and passionately selected, will take you into another dimension. Spoil yourself by upgrading to Grand Glamour. Upgrade to the Grand Glamour Suite for $350/pp

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Royal Suites

Starting at $5,997 per person. Located on the Upper Deck in a commanding position at the back of the ship, Royal Suites are 205sqft and boast floor-to-ceiling windows that encase your own private balcony. The two Royal Suites offer amazingly spacious terraces that transform your suite into an open-air space. Light wooden cabinetry, fluffy white duvets, faux suede headboards, gray and tan accents and local Iberian tones create a light, airy and comfortable sleeping environment. Royal Suites aboard our ship will be paired with a Junior Suite at our host hotel the Brown's Central during our stay in Lisbon.

Riverview Suites

Starting at $5,397 per person. Located at the rear of the ship on the Embarkation Deck, the exquisite Riverview Suites are 205sqft, with twice as many panoramic windows as a standard stateroom, provide unspoiled panoramic vistas of the river and breathtaking landscapes beyond. The queen-sized bed can be reconfigured into two twins if you prefer. Riverview Suites aboard our ship will be paired with a Junior Suite at our host hotel the Brown's Central during our stay in Lisbon.

Upper Deck Staterooms

Starting at $3,697 per person. Every stateroom located on the Upper Deck measures 143sqft and has a French balcony, a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door that opens for an even closer look at the passing shorelines covered with terraced vineyards. Guests can choose to have their twin beds converted into a single queen-sized bed in any stateroom. Upper Deck Staterooms aboard our ship will be paired with a Charming Deluxe Superior room at our host hotel the Brown's Central during our stay in Lisbon.

Embarkation Deck Staterooms

Starting at $3,397 per person. Staterooms located on the Embarkation Deck all have French balconies. Lay back in your 143sqft stateroom and watch a film in bed on your retractable flat-screen TV and infotainment system, perfect for unwinding after an unforgettable day OUTbound on the Douro. Embarkation Deck Staterooms aboard our ship will be paired with a Charming Deluxe Superior room at our host hotel the Brown's Central during our stay in Lisbon.

Main Deck Staterooms

Starting at $2,997 per person. Staterooms located on the Main Deck offer large windows running almost the entire length of your 143sqft cabin. Your stateroom is impeccably designed and customized for convenience. Light wooden cabinetry, fluffy white duvets, faux suede headboards, gray and tan accents and local Iberian tones create a light and airy environment. The queen-sized bed can be reconfigured into two twins if you prefer. Main Deck Staterooms aboard our ship will be paired with a Street View Superior room at our host hotel the Brown's Central during our stay in Lisbon.

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