We are scheduled to take the Douro Plus Lisbon and Madrid cruise later this year and I was watching some youtube videos of it including an interview with Dan Maher on Insider Travel Report and a couple more from Travel Julia's Way which actually included a walking tour of her cabin and the ship. I appreciated the later since she stayed in the same category cabin we booked so I got a realistic look at it's size. The ship itself looks amazing and we're looking forward to being on it. I also have a few questions from all the videos that I'm hoping those who got to sail on it this past year can answer.
It was mentioned (but maybe I misunderstood) that the ship does not sail at night. Every other river cruise we have taken had a fair amount of evening and overnight cruising so this seems a major change and an improvement if being underway noises make it hard to sleep for some of us.
Watching Julia's ship tour I didn't see the self serve coffee/hot drink machine that are in the Arthurs on all the other Tauck ships. Couldn't tell if it was located somewhere else or just not a part of this ship. While we normally went to the dining room for breakfast, on some mornings I wake up earlier than my husband so the coffee and continental breakfast in Arthurs was a nice place to start my day while letting him sleep in.