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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 was spick and span..The ship had been built to navigate the Dour and to pass through the locks. We were greeted on arrival by Manuel,the Hotel Manager and his team,and from that moment we were made to feel very honoured guests.Our cabin was a Panorama Balcony Suite and although not large,was more than adequate for our needs.The wall of glass that opened up to further enjoy the landscape .Every inch of space had been used creatively to enhance the experience. The food and drink was of an exceptional high standard under the watchful eye of the Executive Chef Nounou and his team.Special mention to Manuel,our waiter who always went the extra mile.I and the rest of the passengers enjoyed the experience of sampling both local and international dishes,and to sample the wonderful wines of the Douro region. Special mention must go to Luis,the cruise director.We were fortunate to have him with us for several excursions and he was both informative and amusing.The coaches and the drivers were excellent. River Cruises are not cheap but we felt that we were given 5 star tratment from start to finish.We also enjoyed the company of people of different nationalities,and this certainly added to the enjoyment of the cruise.

A dream comes true.

Emerald Radiance Cruise Review by danielhuwlloyd

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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 was spick and span..The ship had been built to navigate the Dour and to pass through the locks.

We were greeted on arrival by Manuel,the Hotel Manager and his team,and from that moment we were made to feel very honoured guests.Our cabin was a Panorama Balcony Suite and although not large,was more than adequate for our needs.The wall of glass that opened up to further enjoy the landscape .Every inch of space had been used creatively to enhance the experience.

The food and drink was of an exceptional high standard under the watchful eye of the Executive Chef Nounou and his team.Special mention to Manuel,our waiter who always went the extra mile.I and the rest of the passengers enjoyed the experience of sampling both local and international dishes,and to sample the wonderful wines of the Douro region.

Special mention must go to Luis,the cruise director.We were fortunate to have him with us for several excursions and he was both informative and amusing.The coaches and the drivers were excellent.

River Cruises are not cheap but we felt that we were given 5 star tratment from start to finish.We also enjoyed the company of people of different nationalities,and this certainly added to the enjoyment of the cruise.
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Cabin 209
As mentioned above the cabin was not huge but more than adequate for our needs,The Cabin was always kept immaculate,with clean towels twice a day.

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