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Emerald Radiance Cruise Reviews

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"Been wanting to see the Douro for sometime and our travel against recommended Emerald. What a Find! Brilliant modern ship, superbly comfortable, and the Portugese crew were the most smiley and helpful people we have..."Read More
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Jaslek

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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Wonderful Douro on the Emerald Radiance

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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asland321

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose Emerald as i always wanted to visit Portugal and heard great things about Emerald Waterways. This cruise did not disappoint. The ship was beautiful, the staff was incredible and the cruise was sensational..I enjoyed my time sailing. The room was amazing and the food was great, I loved the excursions. We met the nicest people on board as well. THe food on the ship was so good and the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Fantastic scenic cruise

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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tlchan

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

It was part of our ski trip summer trips. This is a fantastic cruise for people who love scenery,wine vineyards especially port wines, olives and churches. It also is an area that tells you about cork and cork trees. The entertainment was okay...it is a small ship maximum 113 guests and is very fun. The ship is 2 years old and Emerald has made this small ship seem larger with mirrors everywhere. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Absolutely brilliant - we want to go on another

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Ivan Page

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Have just returned from our first river cruise, The Douro in Portugal with Emerald Waterways. What an absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish from the Initial booking procedure and the administration behind it to the cruise itself. Everything you could think of was taken care of. A couple of weeks before we left and quite unexpectedly, two good quality haversacks with logo arrived ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Cruising with Emerald on the Douro River

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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MacVittie

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this cruise line because it is part of the Scenic Cruise Line which has a strong positive reputation. We were also interested in a trip to Portugal and this cruise offered that opportunity to see several towns along the river as well as the topography and use of land. In this manner, we did not have to schlep baggage and worry about where to go, where to eat, and where to stay. The ease ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Beautiful ship, fantastic staff and the Douro is stunning

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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Deefrancken

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We are coming to the end of our week on the Radiance and it has been fantastic. Only 112 passengers in a very modern boat. Rooms are lovely, even on the lower level, when the windows are large rectangles letting in loads of light. The staff from the general manager down are committed to making your stay enjoyable. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. The boat is ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Never been treated so well

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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kwahl1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was a wonderful cruise. Having never been to Portugal or never been on a river cruise, we feel we started at the top. Staff was very good and attentive. Food was exceptional. Land based activities well thought out. Fairly new ship and they have really taken care of it. With 36 staff and 112 people there is bound to be something you like. Remember this is the Douro river, drinking fine wine ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Our first river cruise

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donanan

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

The cruise was to celebrate our Diamond Wedding Anniversary and it was a great success. We found Emerald Waterways and excellent company and they and their staff went the extra mile to make the trip enjoyable. We liked the small ship which meant we got to know the fellow passengers and met and made some lovely friends. The crew and staff were very effecient and friendly, the food and dinning ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Cruise down the Douro

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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Ropen

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Previous experience with Emerald waterways. We found the cruise lived up to expectations. Following the loss of our luggage the crew were wonderful , and went out of there way to help, in tracing our luggage . Giving us toothbrushes and toothpaste ,sun lotion. And laundering our clothes so we had clean clothes until our luggage arrived. Following the breakdown of the air conditioner we were ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Secrets of the Douro

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DianeADC

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this river cruise because it was highly recommended by our travel agent and other collegues who have gone on other river cruises. (The Douro river valley is very picturesque with its vineyards and old vineyard buildings dominating the landscape). We had a 3 day stay in Lisbon before our departure. Hotel Jupiter Lisboa was excellent. The included bus tour of the city was very good. ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Return to the Douro

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - River Cruise

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Melaniejknibbs

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was my second Emerald River cruise. I had already been on the Emerald Radiance the year before and had an excellent time so was slightly worried that it could not be as good again. I was wrong, it was just as excellent and we had the extra bonus of the delightful friendly Mary Berry sailing with us for part of the trip. This time I was traveling with my 23-year-old daughter. I had given ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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