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Emerald Radiance Cruise Reviews

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73 Emerald Radiance Cruise Reviews


Ivan Page avatar

Ivan Page

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Absolutely brilliant - we want to go on another

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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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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tlchan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic scenic cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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MacVittie

1 Review Written

Cruising with Emerald on the Douro River

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Deefrancken

1 Review Written

Beautiful ship, fantastic staff and the Douro is stunning

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Melaniejknibbs

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Return to the Douro

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Melaniejknibbs

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Emerald River cruise but not the last

This was my first Emerald River cruise. The captain and crew made you feel so very special with personal attention from the hotel manager, Manuel and the Maitre D, Cornel. All the staff were polite, very ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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DianeADC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Secrets of the Douro

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Jaslek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Heavenly week

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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josacalemric

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Douro River Cruise

Never having been to North Portugal, we thought this cruise on the Douro would cross a lot of boxes which it certainly did. A most comfortable ship though, splitting hairs, the Emerald Destiny which we sailed in ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Susan Surette-Draper

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The cruise was a way for us to visit Portugal without driving.

We had previously cruised with Emerald (15-Day Splendours of Europe in 2017) so we felt familiar with the Emerald tours. As expected, the ship was very clean everywhere, rooms, restaurants, common areas. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ggsmith

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great value, wonderful staff, nice ship

WE chose this cruise over Viking because of the great deal. Our fare included the Premium Liquor package, r/t airfare for $295, an upgraded room, and one extra excursion. Viking's fare was almost $2000 more for all ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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pardent

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great experience

We chose this cruise because we have had excellent holidays with Emerald before and we had not done this cruise. The ship was quite new and was kept in immaculate condition. We were in an Owner's Suite which ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Mrs Clooney

19 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

This cruise was part of a 21 day Lisbon to Nice Package put together by Emerald / Evergreen as it’s known in Australia.. So this will be a trip report and review on the boat itself.. We arrived in Lisbon a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Celtic Nomad

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Radiant Luxury

My Mum, in her eighties, had the River Duoro on her wishlist, and I, in my early 50s was very lucky to be her travel companion! The Emerald Radiance and it's staff were superb; the food, the wines, the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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pamelamj

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise

This cruise is sold as Evergreen in Australia and is the "budget" line for Scenic. Not quite so plush and not all-inclusive. However it is a good choice for those who may not want to do all the tours (walking tours ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Cruising Fish

1 Review Written

A surprising quality fun cruise

This cruise was chosen as part of an overland Spain/Portugal tour. Everything about the cruise as a part of EverGreen tours was well organised and professional.The rooms were well decorated and appointed. Everything ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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sharon59

1 Review Written

Beautiful Douro

We have travelled the Amsterdam to Budapest in 2015 and wanted to experience another river cruise. A wonderful experience,the ship is new and totally comfortable,it is a smaller ship therefore making and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Eeeky

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful scenery, wonderful crew and delicious food and wine

It was on my Mum’s bucket list of cruises she wanted to do. I had seen the itinerary and liked it but when we booked we were unfamiliar with Emerald Waterways. We were not disappointed in any way. Mum who ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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rghcmh22

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The crew makes the cruise

Value was behind our decision to try Emerald. Because we booked early much of our airfare cost was covered, we received one of the upgraded excursions for free and were given the premium drink package. The premium ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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JohnSSutton

1 Review Written

Exemplary service boat and journey

Would I recommend Emerald Radiance on the Duoro – YES in a heartbeat – and I am not easy to please. We chose Secrets of the Duoro and Salamanca simply because we wanted to enjoy the climate and scenery of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Eejay

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never Disappoints - Always Top Notch

Emerald is definitely a force to be reckoned with! Our cruise on the River Douro was our fourth cruise with Emerald, having previously done the Danube, Rhine and Rhone in previous years, and the high standard we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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TravelMam

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Super

Just back from a fabulous week on the Emerald Radiance sailing the Douro after 3 days in Lisbon also organised by Emerald. Excellent itinerary with even better guide (Ana) and tour escorts (Luis, Elizabete and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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dragonwzcr

1 Review Written

Fabulous River Cruise

We had previously on cruised on large ocean cruisers with 2,000+ passengers but this time chose to try a River Cruise. With only 90 passengers, the Emerald Radiance down the Duoro River in Portugal was perfect. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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danielhuwlloyd

1 Review Written

A dream comes true.

We selected the River Douro cruise because of love of Portugal and Spain.After doing a little research,we selected the Emerald Radiance and we were delighted with our choice.The ship was built in 2017,and everything ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Jennny Wren

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

port appreciation

We chose this cruise having been on the one with Emerald from Budapest to Nuremberg last year. The reason for this was that we thought it would be completely different, and we were not disappointed. The pick up and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Emerald Radiance Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining5.04.5
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms3.54.7
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family1
Enrichment4.54.2
Service5.04.7
Value For Money4.04.4
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