River Cruises Photos of Viking Torgil as We Cruise Portugal's Douro River

Photos of Viking Torgil as We Cruise Portugal’s Douro River

The last few days have flown by as we have sailed up and down the Douro River in Portugal, exploring quaint towns, historically rich cities, and terraced hills in this wonderful country.

Thanks to Viking River Cruises and their kind invitation to join them on this social cruise, we have met wonderful people and journeyed to exciting places.

I will be posting a few more photos and videos of this trip when I get back, but I wanted to share some photos our cruise ship, the Viking Torgil, so all of our readers could check it out even sooner.

This ship was made especially to sail the Douro River in Portugal.   Viking Torgil is shorter than the Viking Longships to which so many are accustomed, but this charming ship also has fewer cabins, making it easier to get to know everyone on board and for the staff to have a more personal experience with the passengers as well.

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Here are some photos of this river cruise ship in some of the destinations we had the chance to explore because of Viking’s invitation.

viking torgil pool at night in porto portugal
Viking Torgil pool at night in Porto, Portugal, an absolutely amazing city we can’t wait to visit again.  The bridge was designed by the same man who designed the Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel.

viking torgil lounge
Lounge of Viking Torgil

viking torgil lounge and bar
Lounge from bar area.

 

viking torgil in porto
In port in Port, Portugal

 

viking torgil in a lock in the douro river in portugal
Going through one of the five locks along the Douro River.

 

viking torgil in port in portugal

 

viking torgil dining room
Dining room.

 

viking torgil aquavit in port
Aquavit on Viking Torgil

view from room in viking torgil
Another shot of Porto. Yes, we really enjoyed this place.

 

stateroom suite on viking torgil
Our stateroom suite living room with bedroom in background. It took my fisheye lens to get it all in.

 

stateroom suite bedroom
A tad blurry, but this is a fisheye shot the bedroom in our suite. The closet is a good size with plenty of room.

 

shower and bathroom in suite of viking torgil
Luxurious shower and bathroom on board Viking Torgil.

 

lounge on viking torgil
Another angle of the lounge area.

 

library and media center on viking torgil
TV and library in lounge area.

 

deck chair in viking torgil in lock of douro river
Great place to lie down while enjoying the experience of going through one of the locks.

 

coffee and pastry station on viking torgil
Here is the place I visit at least 5 times a day it seems. Plenty of coffee and treats to get you through the day.

 

viking torgil pool deck chairs
Sun deck on a sunny day.

torgil in port

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J. Souza
Jon got hooked on cruising after his first cruise on his honeymoon, and today he is always looking for cruise deals and reading information about the cruise industry. Jon lives in the foothills of North Carolina and wishes there were a cruise port that far inland. Jon can be reached at [email protected]
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