Emerald Radiance

Custom-built to sail the Douro, Emerald Radiance introduces you to Portugal's spectacular countryside.

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Emerald Radiance

The Emerald Radiance will explore Portugal’s Douro region, navigating the eponymous river Douro. Dissecting some of Europe’s most beautiful vineyards and wine-producing villages, the river Douro evocatively stretches through beautiful backdrops on either bank. Fittingly, the bespoke Emerald Radiance has been lovingly designed and built to complement the jaw-dropping scenery unfolding before the ship’s bow.
The Emerald Radiance is our most intimate ship to date, with a capacity of just 112 guests. Paired with the crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3, this low capacity accommodates incredible levels of service.

However, the small scale of the Emerald Radiance does not mean it is missing the key amenities and features to make your holiday atop the Douro any less comfortable or enjoyable. Intelligent deck planning has allowed us to add all the favourite features of Emerald Waterways’ fleet to the Emerald Radiance, and there are even beautiful extra flourishes throughout. From the generously-proportioned suites and staterooms to the contemporary, chic Horizon Bar and Lounge, no aspect of the ship has been compromised by its moderate size.

Amongst the brand new additions featured aboard the Emerald Radiance are the Riverview Suites. Located at the rear of the ship on the Horizon Deck, and boasting floor-to-ceiling windows encasing our innovative balcony; the two Riverview Suites offer amazing, unspoiled panoramic vistas of the river as it flows on by. 

Purpose built for Portugal’s warm climate, the comprehensive Sun Deck aboard the Emerald Radiance provides ample opportunity to sample the sun and gentle river breezes. The open-air aspect of the Emerald Radiance includes The Terrace, the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two with new friends. Or if you fancy a plunge, the Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck is the perfect place for a few lengths before breakfast, under the beautiful Iberian sky. 
Technical Data
  • Length 89 metres
  • Passengers 112
  • Cabins 56
  • Crew 37

Sun Deck

Portugal Sun Deck plan

Horizon Deck

Portugal Horizon Deck plan

Vista Deck

Portugal Vista Deck plan

Riviera Deck

Portugal Riviera Deck plan

Deck Plan

  • Sun Deck with Deck Chairs
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Sky Barbeque
  • Walking Track
  • Serenity Pool
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon bar and Lounge
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Reflections Restaurant
  • Wellness Area/Hairdresser
  • Fitness Area

Cabin Categories

Horizon Deck
  • RA
    Emerald Riverview Suite
  • SA
    Owner's One Bedroom Suite
  • P
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • A
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Vista Deck
  • R
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • B
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • C
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Riviera Deck
  • D
    Emerald Stateroom
  • E
    Emerald Stateroom
  • F
    Emerald Stateroom

Cabin Options

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
15-17m2 / 160-180ft2

We’ve put every effort into designing beautiful staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create a haven for you to relax in as you sail through the most picturesque landscapes. But, with our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, we’ve gone one step further and created a completely new type of suite that’s unique to European river cruising.

These spectacular suites boast our revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs, generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the suite’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery, opening up the suite and bringing the outdoors in. In our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, you’ll find a mini-fridge, perfect for storing any gifts that need keeping cool, such as chocolates, confectionery or special local drinks. You can use your mini-fridge to keep your complimentary bottled water cool too. You’ll also find a safe for your valuables and plenty of storage.

Emerald Riverview Suite
28m2 / 300ft2

Guests sailing Portugal’s Douro on board Emerald Radiance will have the opportunity to book our Riverview Suite. Thoughtfully located at the back of the ship, floor-to-ceiling windows and our innovative indoor balcony system offers endless views of the magnificent locations that line the riverbanks, at any time of day.

At 300ft² (27.9m²), the size and layout of this wonderful suite is unique to the ship and features most of the fantastic inclusions you’d expect from the Emerald Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite. Enjoy hotel-style beds, a pillow menu, a Nespresso™ machine and a complimentary in-suite mini bar.

Owner's One Bedroom Suite
26m2 / 285ft2

Our Owner’s One-Bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite. A separate lounge area and outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather.

These suites also include a selection of special features including a spacious bathroom, luxurious walk-in wardrobe and Nespresso™ machine. Your complimentary mini-bar is restocked daily and, so you can keep up-to-date with the latest news, you’ll have an iPad to use throughout your cruise. In order to offer you a more intimate dining experience, you can also order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in the privacy of your suite.


Emerald Stateroom
14-16m2 / 153-170ft2

All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.