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Sunny days on the Douro

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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Grahambythesea
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Portugal was a country we had not visited. We booked the pre cruise extension in Lisbon which we found to be a beautiful city (except for the graffiti). We were driven by coach upto Porto to board Radiance, after taking the inevitable COVID test. The ship provided good medical quality masks which we were asked to wear moving around and all the crew also wore. The river has lovely views and ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


We’ll appointed boat, great crew

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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Grannianni
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to visit Portugal Never done a river cruise before This came up with the dates we wanted, and it was day to book. Flights were changed a couple of times. The food is good but not up to the standard we have come expect on Ocean cruises, and the choice was more limited, though most people thought it excellent Most of the excursions are included as well as, transfers, drinks ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


The Best of the Best!

Review for Emerald Destiny to Europe - River Cruise

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Tiamaria0812
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I took a group on Emerald Waterways in the past and had a wonderful experience. Emerald is great from start to finish - from the booking process to the actual cruise, everything was as stress free as possible and top notch! Our entire group had the absolute best time and we all loved the ship! I cannot say enough about how FABULOUS the cruise was! Every single person that worked on board the ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Fabulous first time river cruise

Review for Emerald Destiny to Europe - River Cruise

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Jaspercatleeds
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Originally booked 3 years ago we stuck with Emerald and finally went on the holiday last week. Beautiful ship, very modern and clean. Lovely professional and attentive staff. Great pool, food and service in general. How the team coped with all the COVID PCR tests and completing online locator forms I don't know but they were so helpful with this extra aspect. We enjoyed all the places we visited ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

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Great experience. Wonderful staff and fabulous food.

Review for Emerald Destiny to Europe - River Cruise

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cruisegals73
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

A friend had sailed on Emerald Waterways cruises in the past so I joined her on this Danube River Cruise with 2 other friends. We used our local tour agent to book and organized all the flights etc. She had her husband traveled with us on the cruise as well. We were the maiden voyage after 18 months of not sailing due to Covid. We had a hiccup in that the river was too high to sail for a ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Relax and unwind

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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Maxine.noble
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We were originally booked to do the Danube, but when restrictions were coming in because of the epidemic we switched to the Douro. Having had a wonderful holiday with Emerald before, it was our first choice for this one. We were not disappointed. You are looked after incredibly well from the moment you are collected at the airport. The staff work incredibly hard and always provide the most ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Secrets of the Douro

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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T_PREST
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third river cruise with Emerald having chosen it based on our previous experiences with the company. We certainly made the right choice. From start to finish everything was 10 out of 10, the service, the itinery, transfers etc. Emerald certainly know how to do river cruising. We had a city break in Lisbon before the cruise and the transfer from the airport and subsequent ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Absolutely fantastic cruise

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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Adventurers from Forton
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have been fortunate to have travelled with Emerald previously and have really enjoyed the experience, have to say this is without doubt the best. Hard to identify why but scenery and the fantastic crew stand out for mention. From the moment we stepped onto the Ship we felt comfortable and well looked after, the service levels are just right, not pushy but just right. The staff and I mean ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Douro River Cruise

Review for Emerald Radiance to Africa

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Annt1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise in April 2019 to travel in August 2020. It was cancelled because of Covid and we rebooked for July 2021 however this was cancelled as well but we were offered a booking for 7th August at short notice. We accepted this gladly as we were ready for a holiday. We booked a Panorama Balcony Suite on the Horizon Deck and I knew it would be lovely as we have been on three other ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Stunning scenery with excellent service

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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Spendingitnow47
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was postponed from last year. I cannot fault both Emerald's UK operation or that on board. When our flight out was delayed by a technical fault ten minutes from boarding that meant we would miss our connection in Lisbon, I received a phone call from Emerald re-assuring me that our airport transfer was being re-arranged to meet the revised arrival time. Night time sailing is not ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


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