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Tauck’s new river ships MS Andorinha will have a pop-up restaurant on the sun deck that rises from the stern of ship on hydraulic lifts to become an informal eatery serving steak and regional fare.

The pop-up called Arthur’s will be a more casual alternative to the ship’s more formal main restaurant Compass Rose. Arthur’s will also serve complimentary fruit, snacks and beverages.

But it is the pool that is the real star. The sun deck will have an infinity pool that is five-times the size of the plunge pools on the line’s other vessels. It will also have canopied Balinese day beds, an outdoor grill for casual barbeques and a full-service bar.

MS Andorinha pool

The infinity pool on the MS Andorinha is five-times the size of the plunge pools on the line’s other vessels

The ship’s lobby, reception area, main restaurant and lounge will have natural light from a glass-ceiling atrium which spans two floors.

The ship will have 42 cabins including 12, 300-sq foot suites on the upper deck.

The 84-guest MS Andorinha will officially be launched next March when she will sail on three new itineraries on Portugal’s Douro River including a seven-night cruise with a two night hotel stay in Madrid and Lisbon, an eight-day cruise and an eight-day Tauck Bridges cruise for families.

The MS Andorinha will be christened on 31 March in Porto and sail on the Douro in the first week of April.