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Emerald Radiance

Portugal River Cruise Ships
New in 2017, Emerald Radiance navigates the beautiful Douro, giving guests the chance to enjoy the famous Portuguese climate and the beautiful vineyard-strewn panoramas. Emerald Radiance boasts extensive, exceptional open-air public spaces – so guests can enjoy a barbecue on the Sun Deck or take a plunge in the open-air pool.

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.

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Meticulously designed and planned by a team of river cruise experts and leading interior designers, the Emerald Radiance’s finish, inside and out, is opulent yet tasteful. Aesthetically more akin to a luxury boutique hotel than a river-faring vessel; the Emerald Radiance exudes a chic, contemporary characteristic.

Deck Plans & Cabins

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 favorite 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.

Experience Life Onboard

Begin your fantastic voyage from the historic town of Porto, with a cruise on the 112-passenger Emerald Radiance through the beautiful Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. A land almost lost in time, delight in the traditional warmth of the Portuguese people, their food, music and dance. Visit extensive wine cellars in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia, and traditional villages like Pinhão and Regua. Savor their world-famous port, the vintage result of secret fortified winemaking methods handed down through the generations. Spend a full day exploring the ancient, lovely town of Salamanca just over the border in Spain. After 8 days in Portugal and Spain board a flight to Lyon, France, for the second half your exciting, custom vacation experience. 

Discover a corner of Europe cherished by those lucky enough to visit its curving landscapes, gorgeous family-run wine estates and cities fashioned by the architects of foregone eras.

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