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Emerald Radiance Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
99 reviews

Beautiful cruise

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe River
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Additional details

Sail Date: Sep 2018
Room 104
Wonderful views
Great food

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 were included as was a night at a winery) and a real highlight was Salamanca.

The food is just as good as on any river cruise. I particularly enjoyed sampling the Portuguese choices on the menu and the Vino Verde. The entertainment (if you want this) is low key - mainly just a pianist though on one night there was a delightful duo playing music from around the world and I even got up to dance.

The only negatives for me were: firstly all the mirrors on the ship (it is a house of mirrors) which were initially very disorientating and secondly we decided to take a cabin on the lower deck (104) because we thought it might be too chilly to use a balcony. (In fact it was VERY hot in Portugal!) The cabin was comfortable (as was the bed) and fitted out very well but had a smell of damp that was unpleasant. If you are going on this cruise you also need to be aware that you need to get in early to book anything popular such as the tile painting, visit to the Mateuse Palace etc and alternative activities for onboard activities aren't available which is disappointing.

Cabin Review

Cabin E

Well laid out and comfortable but had a damp smell.

Port Reviews

Vega de Terron (Salamanca)

Not to be missed

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