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Offer ID: 1476857

9-night Portugal's River of Gold Cruise/Land Package

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Land Tour: Lisbon Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
11/25/24
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Depart
11/25/24
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Welcome to Lisbon; we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Lisbon. Relax this afternoon and evening or explore the city a bit on your own.,

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Land Tour: Lisbon Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
11/26/24
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Depart
11/26/24
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After breakfast, embark on a half-day tour of Lisbon. Guests sailing on Viking Hemming or Viking Torgil will begin at Belém with a tour of Jerónimos Monastery, one of the most prominent examples of Portuguese late Gothic Manueline style of architecture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Tower of Belém, where you will stop for a photograph. Guests sailing on Viking Osfrid and Viking Helgrim will enjoy a guided tour of the Maritime Museum, located in the monastery's west wing. This afternoon, you may join an optional tour to explore more of Lisbon or get a taste of its cuisine. (Breakfast),

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Land Tour: Lisbon Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
11/27/24
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Depart
11/27/24
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Have breakfast, then check out of your hotel and take a scenic ride to Porto. Stop for lunch in Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe's oldest universities. Upon arrival in Porto, proceed to the dock at Vila Nova de Gaia to board your ship. Then, after boarding, you can relax and get settled in your stateroom. This evening, you can join an optional tour to experience culinary delights at Porto's famed Graham's 1890 Lodge and sample a selection of their award-winning ports. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

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Land Tour: Coimbra Destination Guide
Arrive
11/27/24
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Depart
11/27/24
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Have breakfast, then check out of your hotel and take a scenic ride to Porto. Stop for lunch in Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe's oldest universities. Upon arrival in Porto, proceed to the dock at Vila Nova de Gaia to board your ship. Then, after boarding, you can relax and get settled in your stateroom. This evening, you can join an optional tour to experience culinary delights at Porto's famed Graham's 1890 Lodge and sample a selection of their award-winning ports. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

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Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
Arrive
11/27/24
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Depart
11/27/24
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Have breakfast, then check out of your hotel and take a scenic ride to Porto. Stop for lunch in Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe's oldest universities. Upon arrival in Porto, proceed to the dock at Vila Nova de Gaia to board your ship. Then, after boarding, you can relax and get settled in your stateroom. This evening, you can join an optional tour to experience culinary delights at Porto's famed Graham's 1890 Lodge and sample a selection of their award-winning ports. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Porto (Oporto) Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
11/27/24
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Depart
11/27/24
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Have breakfast, then check out of your hotel and take a scenic ride to Porto. Stop for lunch in Coimbra, birthplace of six Portuguese kings and home to one of Europe's oldest universities. Upon arrival in Porto, proceed to the dock at Vila Nova de Gaia to board your ship. Then, after boarding, you can relax and get settled in your stateroom. This evening, you can join an optional tour to experience culinary delights at Porto's famed Graham's 1890 Lodge and sample a selection of their award-winning ports. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

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Peso da Regua
Arrive
11/28/24
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Depart
11/28/24
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This morning, we sail along the Douro, arriving at Régua in early afternoon. Disembark 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 statuary, 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. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão for dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Peso da Régua is a town in the north of Portugal, on the River Douro. It has a population of about 10,000 and is in the heart of Portugal's port wine-producing region.

Vila Real
Arrive
11/28/24
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Depart
11/28/24
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This morning, we sail along the Douro, arriving at Régua in early afternoon. Disembark 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 statuary, 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. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão for dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Located at the meeting point of two rivers, Vila Real has become a busy commercial town based around the wine and port trade. Its main attraction is its fine 15th Century Gothic Cathedral that was originally a church belonging to the Order of Dominicans whose Monastery was completely destroyed in the 19th Century. The Igreja dos Clérigos is a church with an attractive Baroque facade and tiled interior. There is a splendid 16-arch example of a Roman bridge over the River Tâmega. It is from this town boat trips through the upper valley of the River Dão can be booked. A specialty food of the town is the "Touchinho do Céu" made with pumpkin filling.

Pinhao
Arrive
11/28/24
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Depart
11/28/24
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This morning, we sail along the Douro, arriving at Régua in early afternoon. Disembark 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 statuary, 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. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão for dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Spectacularly located at the confluence of the Douro and Pinhão rivers, the small town of Pinhão is the epicenter of the Port winemaking area. Although a sleepy town for most of the year, Pinhão bursts into life in autumn during the annual grape harvest, attracting pickers from all over the country. Popular for its peaceful riverside location and surrounding scenery, Pinhão is a mecca for lovers of fine wine. Built on the site of an 18th century wine estate, the four-star Vintage House Hotel operates regular tastings and courses covering a wide range of aspects, such as the main types, how the wine is made and buying and storing. The railway line passes within view of some of the most famous Port vineyards. Croft’s Quinta da Roeda, Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos and Cockburn’s Tua are all within sight of the train. Further along are two of the grandest of vineyard estates: Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas and the Symingtons’ Quinta do Vesúvio, both of which have their own private railway stations.

Barca d'Alva
Arrive
11/29/24
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Depart
11/29/24
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This morning, we sail east along the Douro. See dramatic, sheer rock formations, picturesque terraced vineyards, and graceful bridges and trestles along the way; you also pass through two of the river's locks at the Valeira and Pocinho Dams. We arrive at Barca d'Alva, not far from the Spanish border, in mid-afternoon. This afternoon, enjoy a tour to Castelo Rodrigo. Located approximately 2,200 feet above sea level and surrounded by almond trees, Castelo Rodrigo is one of Portugal's 12 historic parishes; its streets are narrow and steep, and its houses still present 16th-century façades. Here you see Sinagoga Street, a remembrance of the Jewish community established by refugees from the Spanish Inquisition; you can visit the local church as well. As we ride back to our ship, we will stop along the way to admire panoramic views. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

This tiny village, only a few hundred feet from the Spanish border, sits on the banks of the Douro River. The Douro River Valley is famous for its vineyards and port wine grapes. Also see almond, olive and cherry orchards lining the valley.

Castelo Rodrigo
Arrive
11/29/24
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Depart
11/29/24
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This morning, we sail east along the Douro. See dramatic, sheer rock formations, picturesque terraced vineyards, and graceful bridges and trestles along the way; you also pass through two of the river's locks at the Valeira and Pocinho Dams. We arrive at Barca d'Alva, not far from the Spanish border, in mid-afternoon. This afternoon, enjoy a tour to Castelo Rodrigo. Located approximately 2,200 feet above sea level and surrounded by almond trees, Castelo Rodrigo is one of Portugal's 12 historic parishes; its streets are narrow and steep, and its houses still present 16th-century façades. Here you see Sinagoga Street, a remembrance of the Jewish community established by refugees from the Spanish Inquisition; you can visit the local church as well. As we ride back to our ship, we will stop along the way to admire panoramic views. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Barca d'Alva
Arrive
11/30/24
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Depart
11/30/24
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Today you have a full-day excursion to Salamanca, Spain. This ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a living museum that takes visitors back to the Middle Ages; yet it is also a cosmopolitan and multicultural city with a large population of international students. Take a ride through the Iberian countryside to Salamanca, then spend some time exploring the shops and cafés of the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) on your own. At the local market, enjoy sampling regional cuisine. Your guided city tour takes you to the Gothic House of Shells, 13th-century Salamanca University and the New Cathedral, built from 1513 through 1733. The Old Cathedral still exists and can be visited during free time. Rejoin your ship in Vega de Terrón. (Breakfast, Dinner),

This tiny village, only a few hundred feet from the Spanish border, sits on the banks of the Douro River. The Douro River Valley is famous for its vineyards and port wine grapes. Also see almond, olive and cherry orchards lining the valley.

Salamanca Destination Guide
Arrive
11/30/24
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Depart
11/30/24
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Today you have a full-day excursion to Salamanca, Spain. This ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a living museum that takes visitors back to the Middle Ages; yet it is also a cosmopolitan and multicultural city with a large population of international students. Take a ride through the Iberian countryside to Salamanca, then spend some time exploring the shops and cafés of the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) on your own. At the local market, enjoy sampling regional cuisine. Your guided city tour takes you to the Gothic House of Shells, 13th-century Salamanca University and the New Cathedral, built from 1513 through 1733. The Old Cathedral still exists and can be visited during free time. Rejoin your ship in Vega de Terrón. (Breakfast, Dinner),

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Vega de Terron
Arrive
11/30/24
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Depart
11/30/24
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Today you have a full-day excursion to Salamanca, Spain. This ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a living museum that takes visitors back to the Middle Ages; yet it is also a cosmopolitan and multicultural city with a large population of international students. Take a ride through the Iberian countryside to Salamanca, then spend some time exploring the shops and cafés of the Plaza Mayor (Main Square) on your own. At the local market, enjoy sampling regional cuisine. Your guided city tour takes you to the Gothic House of Shells, 13th-century Salamanca University and the New Cathedral, built from 1513 through 1733. The Old Cathedral still exists and can be visited during free time. Rejoin your ship in Vega de Terrón. (Breakfast, Dinner),

Tours of the wine country along the Douro River often include stops at this peaceful town on the way to Salamanca, Spain.

Pinhao
Arrive
12/01/24
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Depart
12/01/24
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This morning, we sail west along the Douro passing some of the area's quintas (vineyards), where you may catch glimpses of vintners tending their vines. After breakfast, disembark for a scenic drive up to the little village of Favaios, and make your way to one of the last traditional bakeries in the Douro River Valley. Discover how bread was made in the old days and how it tasted with a sample fresh from the oven. Visit the local museum and explore a typical Portuguese village not yet discovered by the masses. Then continue for lunch at Quinta da Avessada, a rustic centuries-old winery in the heart of the Douro Wine District (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and sample local fortified wine such as muscatel. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão and set sail to Régua, where you remain docked overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Spectacularly located at the confluence of the Douro and Pinhão rivers, the small town of Pinhão is the epicenter of the Port winemaking area. Although a sleepy town for most of the year, Pinhão bursts into life in autumn during the annual grape harvest, attracting pickers from all over the country. Popular for its peaceful riverside location and surrounding scenery, Pinhão is a mecca for lovers of fine wine. Built on the site of an 18th century wine estate, the four-star Vintage House Hotel operates regular tastings and courses covering a wide range of aspects, such as the main types, how the wine is made and buying and storing. The railway line passes within view of some of the most famous Port vineyards. Croft’s Quinta da Roeda, Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos and Cockburn’s Tua are all within sight of the train. Further along are two of the grandest of vineyard estates: Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas and the Symingtons’ Quinta do Vesúvio, both of which have their own private railway stations.

Favaios
Arrive
12/01/24
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Depart
12/01/24
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This morning, we sail west along the Douro passing some of the area's quintas (vineyards), where you may catch glimpses of vintners tending their vines. After breakfast, disembark for a scenic drive up to the little village of Favaios, and make your way to one of the last traditional bakeries in the Douro River Valley. Discover how bread was made in the old days and how it tasted with a sample fresh from the oven. Visit the local museum and explore a typical Portuguese village not yet discovered by the masses. Then continue for lunch at Quinta da Avessada, a rustic centuries-old winery in the heart of the Douro Wine District (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and sample local fortified wine such as muscatel. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão and set sail to Régua, where you remain docked overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Quinta da Avessada
Arrive
12/01/24
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Depart
12/01/24
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This morning, we sail west along the Douro passing some of the area's quintas (vineyards), where you may catch glimpses of vintners tending their vines. After breakfast, disembark for a scenic drive up to the little village of Favaios, and make your way to one of the last traditional bakeries in the Douro River Valley. Discover how bread was made in the old days and how it tasted with a sample fresh from the oven. Visit the local museum and explore a typical Portuguese village not yet discovered by the masses. Then continue for lunch at Quinta da Avessada, a rustic centuries-old winery in the heart of the Douro Wine District (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and sample local fortified wine such as muscatel. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão and set sail to Régua, where you remain docked overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Peso da Regua
Arrive
12/01/24
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Depart
12/01/24
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This morning, we sail west along the Douro passing some of the area's quintas (vineyards), where you may catch glimpses of vintners tending their vines. After breakfast, disembark for a scenic drive up to the little village of Favaios, and make your way to one of the last traditional bakeries in the Douro River Valley. Discover how bread was made in the old days and how it tasted with a sample fresh from the oven. Visit the local museum and explore a typical Portuguese village not yet discovered by the masses. Then continue for lunch at Quinta da Avessada, a rustic centuries-old winery in the heart of the Douro Wine District (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and sample local fortified wine such as muscatel. Rejoin your ship in Pinhão and set sail to Régua, where you remain docked overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Peso da Régua is a town in the north of Portugal, on the River Douro. It has a population of about 10,000 and is in the heart of Portugal's port wine-producing region.

Peso da Regua
Arrive
12/02/24
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Depart
12/02/24
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After breakfast, disembark for a visit to Lamego, a small town known for its Baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, dating back to the 14th century and still used by pilgrims today. Visit the shrine, decorated with exquisite tilework in the Moorish manner, and descend the grand Baroque staircase. You also see the town's Gothic cathedral and the ruins of 12th-century Lamego Castle, with its unusual vaulted cistern. Return to your ship for lunch and scenic afternoon sailing along the Douro as you head back toward Porto. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Peso da Régua is a town in the north of Portugal, on the River Douro. It has a population of about 10,000 and is in the heart of Portugal's port wine-producing region.

Lamego
Arrive
12/02/24
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Depart
12/02/24
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After breakfast, disembark for a visit to Lamego, a small town known for its Baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, dating back to the 14th century and still used by pilgrims today. Visit the shrine, decorated with exquisite tilework in the Moorish manner, and descend the grand Baroque staircase. You also see the town's Gothic cathedral and the ruins of 12th-century Lamego Castle, with its unusual vaulted cistern. Return to your ship for lunch and scenic afternoon sailing along the Douro as you head back toward Porto. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Overlooked by one of Portugal's most important shrines, Lamego is an ancient episcopal city lying within the Upper Douro's demarcated Port wine area. Located in a fertile valley, it is a delightful Baroque town with a central square laid out as a public garden surrounded by elegant 17th-century buildings. Its most significant role in the country's history was as the site where, in 1143, the cortes met for the very first time to declare Afonso Henriques as Portugal's first king.

Porto (Oporto) Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
12/03/24
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Depart
12/03/24
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After breakfast, take a city tour of Porto, a charming riverside community whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire its graceful bridges, grand cathedral, and romantic 16th- through 19th-century buildings nestled together on narrow cobblestone streets. This afternoon, you have time to explore Porto on your own, or take an optional excursion to Guimarães and its medieval quarter. 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 helicopter sightseeing tour. This evening, your ship remains docked overnight. Dine onboard or choose to join us to sample an array of culinary delights paired with wine at Porto's famed Graham's 1890 Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

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Porto (Oporto) Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
12/04/24
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Depart
12/04/24
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After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your time in the region with a two-night extension to Braga, Portugal, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Breakfast); Note: Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.,

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Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise Inclusions
    • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
    • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
    • Visits to UNESCO Sites
    • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
    • Cultural Curriculum
    • Meals including regional specialties
    • Most alfresco dining on the rivers
    • Welcome Cocktails & Farewell Dinner
    • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
    • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
    • Walking track & sports deck
    • Curated library
    • 24-hour guest services
    • All port taxes & fees
    • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with Viking Air purchase
    • Viking Service Guarantee
    YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:
    • River-view stateroom Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
    • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
    • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
    • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
    • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
    • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
    • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
    • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

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1476857

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