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Emerald Radiance Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Emerald Radiance
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Relax and unwind
"The bathrooms have really good showers.The wines which accompanied lunch and dinner were very good too...."Read More
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Maxine.noble

2-5 Cruises

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Sunny days on the Douro

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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


Fabulous Cruise - perfect boat, crew, itinerary, food and drink

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Annielym
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Emerald Waterways having seen Jane Macdonald cruising on the same boat on her TV programme. The boat was very luxurious and the Portuguese crew were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent - buffet breakfasts and lunches and a la carte dinners. Upon booking we asked about their inclusive drinks package and they gave us that for free. We enjoyed not having fixed dining times or ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


We’ll appointed boat, great crew

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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


Secrets of the Douro

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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


Relax and unwind

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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


Absolutely fantastic cruise

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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

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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

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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


Wonderful Douro on the Emerald Radiance

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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

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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


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