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Emerald Radiance Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Emerald Radiance on the River Douro.
Rio Pinhão on a beautiful morning
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A fantastic weeks cruise.
"The tours that were included on the itinerary were all very good & the guides were very informative.The transfers to & from the airport went seamlessly & the reception on arrival friendly & informative...."Read More
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Douro Delight!

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Triddles
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third cruise with Emerald. And it was totally up to our expectations. Sparkling ship with delightful, charming, attentive crew, all with a great sense of humour. Nothing is too much trouble. The food is delicious, and it is wonderful not to have to cook. The tours are fascinating, and the scenary beautiful. There weren't many English on this cruise, mainly American and Canadian. ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Stunning Scenery and 100% Enjoyment

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Yorkshire Shepherd
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

After postponement and delays due to Covid it was wonderful to sail with Emerald again. From the stunning scenery of the Douro to the first class ship, food, drinks and service we had a wonderful holiday. All the staff were polite, well trained and courteous but with a bit of fun thrown in along the way. Cooking demonstrations, cocktail making, tile painting plus more. Enjoyable excursions and a ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


River Douro cruise august 2022

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ironcaulker
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise as the itinerary was very different from other 8 river cruises we have done with Emerald. Was not disappointed with any part of the trip. The Emerald staff on the Radiance were all extremely well trained and customer focused. The food onboard was all excellent and varied daily with an upper deck BBQ for lunch on one of the days. An evening at a local winery with food, drink and ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Well worth the wait _ and the weight!

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soldier27
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third Emerald cruise and probably the most enchanting; the Douro valley is so beautiful and serene. After our first river cruise we decided that it would be impossible to improve on the Emerald experience; the welcome to the ship was enthusiastic, the departure was heartfelt. The crew, the food, the standard of cleanliness were all outstanding; the off-boat excursions were ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Emerald luxury from start to finish

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lamego
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our second Emerald experience and once again it surpassed all our expectations. The Portuguese crew were a delight; so proud of their beautiful country and wanting to do everything they could to make this a wonderful holiday. From the serenity of gentle cruising up the peaceful Douro to the trips to beautiful places such as Salamanca. Cannot fault anything. It was also a wonderful ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Fabulous in every way

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barryjilcruising
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We wanted to experience a smaller, more personal cruise experience than previously had on a large cruise ship, This cruise was everything we could have wished for & more. The ship was immaculate, the service was exceptional & the route taken was full of interest & beauty. Although the cabins were fairly compact, there was plenty of storage & the cabin service was of a really high standard. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Excellent

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Special Relations
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We wanted to explore the wine region of Portugal and thought there was no better way than by river. This was our first river cruise and we were definitely not disappointed. Everything was of an exceptionally high standard. The boat was always clean and tidy and staff worked extremely hard to achieve this. Every member of staff was very attentive at all times, always a smile on their face ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Great Food and Friendly, professional Crew

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Ret1re2020
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Booked fall 2021 as only cabins our travel agent in USA could find. Overall all, more than pleased. Food was excellent and staff was friendly and professional. Everything well thought out and well organized. Panorama Balcony Cabins on "A" deck don't really have balconies and getting in and out of bathroom tight. But we spent little time in our room so not an issue. Chef's Recommendation ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Superior Cruise, Service, Staff, & Food!

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bestcharredoak
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Emerald May be considered the best value in river cruises, but they completely exceeded our expectations in the ship, cleanliness, food, and excursions. The crew was really outstanding and exceptionally friendly and helpful - and that includes everyone! We could tell that they were happy and enjoyed one another and their jobs. The ship is modern with glass and mirrors (which are kept sparkling ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Great cruise (with two major issues)

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CO 2000
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise last year (May2021) and this was our first trip abroad since Covid. The ship was very stylish; the cabins were smaller than we're used to but perfectly adequate but you had be sharing with someone you knew VERY well as the bathroom has a sliding door which does not mute "bodily functions"! Unnecessary drawn out transfer from Lisbon to Porto depart 8.30am arrive 4.00pm. We ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


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