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Scenic Azure

Scenic Azure

launched 2016

tonnage 1,780

length 80 m

crew 36

capacity 96

As the only Scenic Space-Ship sailing the Douro River, enjoy the same truly all-inclusive luxury experience with just 96 guests on board. Enjoy a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

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Royal One-Bedroom Suite

At 420ft², this is the largest suite on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a separate lounge area and a luxurious bathroom offering a separate bath and shower.

Junior Balcony Suite

These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.

Balcony Suite

Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.

Standard Suite

Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

Sun Deck

Diamond Deck

Sapphire Deck

Jewel Deck

Crystal Dining

Enjoy a wealth of buffet breakfasts, lunches and chef-prepared meals at Crystal Dining, the main dining area on board Scenic Azure.

Portobellos Restaurant

Prepare for culinary indulgence at Portobellos, one of the signature dining experiences on board Scenic Azure. Here, savour five beautiful courses, each inspired by the local region and complemented by a choice of excellent wines.

River Café

Welcome to the River Café, one of the principal dining venues on board Scenic Azure. Here we serve light lunches and buffet breakfasts, giving you an alternative space where you can take advantage of our delightful chef-prepared meals.

In-Suite Dining

If you’re in a more relaxed mood, or simply want a little time to yourself, the inclusive room service ensures that you can also eat in the comfort of your own suite.

Table d’Or

Dining doesn’t get better than Table d’Or, an unforgettable restaurant experience exclusively available to our Diamond Deck and Junior Suite guests. An evening of degustation awaits, as you savour six carefully-prepared dishes, each paired with a hand-selected local wine.

Riverview Terrace

Perfect for light bites or afternoon refreshments, Riverview Terrace is our Sun Deck lounge and bar area, where you can enjoy snacks and drinks during the day. Combined with our all-inclusive service, this is the ideal spot to unwind with a glass of your favourite tipple as the wonders of the Douro drift by.

Panorama Lounge & Bar

Enjoy local entertainment, chat with new friends or peruse our extensive drinks list at Panorama Lounge & Bar. As the main lounge area on board Scenic Azure, this is where you can relax and enjoy a stimulating evening on the river.

The Sun Deck

Soak up the Portuguese sunshine from the Sun Deck – a spacious, open-air lounge and leisure area where you’ll spend much of your downtime on board. With deck chairs, Vitality Pool, café and games area, it’s perfect for a slice of alfresco living during your Douro river cruise.


Located at the heart of Scenic Azure, the reception area is a place to get help and advice during your river cruise; it’s also the meeting point for excursions and events. Whatever you need, our helpful crew are always on hand to help.

Gift Shop

Pick up those all-important essentials or a gift for loved ones back home at Scenic Azure’s on board gift shop. You’ll find it near the reception.


This is where our crew pilot your luxury Space-Ship, navigating the meandering passage of the Douro from Porto to the Spanish border. Stop by during your cruise for a glimpse behind the scenes.

Vitality Pool

Soak up the Portuguese sunshine from the Sun Deck – a spacious, open-air lounge and leisure area where you’ll spend much of your downtime on board. With deck chairs, Vitality Pool, café and games area, it’s perfect for a slice of alfresco living during your Douro river cruise.

Walking Track

For those who like to walk off their lunch or simply admire the view, the walking track is a place to stretch your legs during your time on board. Circling the perimeter of the ship, it’s ideal for taking in all the Douro’s magnificent vistas.

Fitness Area

With Scenic Azure’s dedicated Fitness Area, you’ll be able to continue your fitness regime on a Douro river cruise. Kitted out with a range of exercise equipment, including cardio and weight machines, it’s a great place to stay active on your travels.

Scenic e-bikes

Take a ride on a Scenic E-Bike and experience the wonders of Portugal like never before. These power-assisted bicycles are perfect for seeing the sights at a pace that suits you.

Unforgettable Excursions

From our selection of incredible Scenic Freechoice excursions to our signature Scenic Enrich events, every day brings new opportunities for discovery and exploration on your Douro river journey. And best of all? They’re all included.

Scenic Tailormade

Introducing Scenic Tailormade, our on board, off board discovery system. Immersing you in the wonders of the Douro, this state-of-the-art GPS device can be used on and off the ship to bring you closer to the heart of local life.

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress is semi formal or business casual and casual elegance for ladies. For gentlemen a jacket and tie are requested for the Captain’s Dinner.

Age Restriction

Travellers who are less than 21 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin/ room with an adult aged 21 or over. Children under 12 years of age are not accepted. This is a condition of carriers and cruise operators.

Dietary Requirements

Scenic accommodate special dietary requirements to the best of our ability across our river and ocean cruises, and escorted tours. If you have special dietary requests, please notify us at the time of booking and inform your Cruise Director when you arrive.

Please note: while we endeavour to accommodate all dietary requirements, special requests are not guaranteed and failure to meet any request is not breach of contract on our behalf.


Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available on board some of our vessels. Please be aware that internet access may be limited or none existent at certain times due to high demand from other users, or proximity to telecommunication services. We cannot guarantee that you will have full Wi-Fi coverage in your suite.

If you are travelling on an escorted tour, please note that Wi-Fi is available at selected hotels only.

Medical Facilities

Scenic Space-Ships do not carry medical personnel on board and immediate medical attention cannot always be guaranteed. However, our staff are trained in first aid, and can provide basic medical assistance. Should you need to call medical services, this will be at your own expense. Please be aware that we cannot provide personal escorts for medical visits.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted in suites or any other indoor area across the Scenic fleet.

Smoking is permitted in specific areas of external decks. However, we cannot guarantee that these facilities will always be available.

Packing Tips

There are no specific pieces of clothing we insist you pack, however we can offer pieces of advice, based upon your itinerary. We recommend comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing, as well as any garments, such as hats, gloves and water-resistant jackets, which will help you to stay comfortable whatever the weather. The dress code across all Scenic cruise and tour itineraries is casual and comfortable. Dinner attire is smart casual — open-neck shirts, trousers and dresses; you may wear a jacket or blazer with a tie but it is not required.

Other Details

Adults Only: No kids

Childrens Facilities: None

Nursery: None

Smoking: Some

Gratuities: Tipping and gratuities for drivers, local guides, porters, and waiting staff are included in the total price of your holiday. Please note: tipping is not included for meals, drinks, taxis and transfers outside your itinerary and only applies to on board services. We’d recommend tipping 10-15% in restaurants (unless a service charge has already been applied) and 10-15% on taxi meters. As a rule, always pre-negotiate taxi fares before agreeing to travel.

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