Viking has opened bookings for 2020 sailings of one of its most sought-after itineraries – Portugal’s River of Gold. Travelling from Lisbon to Porto on the Douro, it has proven to be one of Viking’s most popular cruises, with many dates for 2018 and 2019 having already sold out.

It is this growing demand that has urged the cruise line to launch a new vessel in 2019, specifically designed for Portugal’s River of Gold. Hosting 106 passengers, this ship will be smaller than the original Viking Longships, while still including many features such as the Aquavit Terrace and a wide variety of stateroom choices, incorporated into Viking’s signature Scandinavian design.

Over 10 days, guests are offered eight guided tours across Portugal and Spain, with an overnight hotel stay in Lisbon.