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Max Passengers: 112
Ship Type: River Cruise Ship
Operated by: Emerald Cruises

Launched in 2017, the Emerald Radiance is a small cruise ship specially designed by Emerald Waterways for Portugal trips on the winding Douro River. The 112-capacity Radiance is the smallest vessel on Emerald’s fleet, giving passengers a more intimate cruise experience while sailing through the Douro Valley wine region.
 
Although it is a modest 89 meters, Emerald Radiance packs impressive features. Deluxe facilities like the pool and wellness center create a hotel-style atmosphere onboard, while a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3 guarantees personalized and efficient service at all times.

Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: Continental European Plug
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Departures

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Cabins

Emerald Radiance stateroom
Emerald Stateroom (F)
153ft² (14.3m²), 4 cabins located on the Rivera Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Picture window, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat-screen TV, and infotainment system.
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Emerald Stateroom (E)
160ft² (14.9m²), 4 cabins located on the Rivera Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Picture window, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hairdryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat-screen TV, and infotainment system.
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Emerald Stateroom (D)
170ft² (15.8m²), 2 cabins located on the Rivera Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Picture window, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hairdryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat-screen TV, and infotainment system.
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C)
160ft² (14.9m²), 14 cabins located on the Vista Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Indoor balcony with open-air system,, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat screen TV and infotainment system.
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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B)
160ft² (14.9m²), 6 cabins located on the Vista Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Indoor balcony with open-air system,, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat screen TV and infotainment system
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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (R)
188ft² (17.5m²), 2 cabins located on the Vista Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Indoor balcony with open-air system, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat screen TV and infotainment system.
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A)
160ft² (14.9m²), 18 cabins located on the Horizon Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Indoor balcony with open-air system, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat screen TV and infotainment system.
Emerald Radiance panorama balcony
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (P)
170 ft² (15.8m²), 2 cabins located on the Horizon Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Indoor balcony with open-air system, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat screen TV and infotainment system.
Emerald Radiance Owners one bedroom suite
Owner's One Bedroom Suite (SA)
285ft² (26.5m²), 2 cabins located on the Horizon Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Private balcony with open-air system, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat screen TV and infotainment system.
Emerald Radiance riverview suite
Emerald Riverview Suite (RA)
300ft² (27.9m²), 2 cabins located on the Horizon Deck with Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, Private balcony with open-air system, En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers, Flat screen TV and infotainment system.

Deckplan

Emerald Radiance Deck Plan

Staterooms & Suites

New to the Emerald fleet are Emerald Radiance’s two Riverview Suites. Set at the ship’s rear on the Horizon Deck, these stunning suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening to a private balcony. Guests can open the full-length windows completely to transform the suite into an open-air space boasting unspoiled views of the surroundings.
 
Other accommodations on the Emerald Radiance cruise ship include the Stateroom, Panorama Balcony Suite, and the extra-luxurious Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite.
 
All feature contemporary décor, windows, plush beddings, and individual climate control, while every option except the Stateroom has its own balcony.
 
Review the Emerald Radiance deck plan for a better look at this Douro cruise ship.

Amenities

Purpose-built to make the most of Portugal’s sunny climes, Emerald Radiance features a beautiful open-air Sun Deck atop the ship. Take a dip in the Serenity Pool on the Sky Deck, or grab a bite on the alfresco Terrace against the picturesque backdrop of Douro’s terraced fields.
 
Other facilities on the Emerald Radiance cruise ship include the Navigation Bridge, Sky Barbecue, Walking Track, Hair Salon, Wellness Area, and Fitness Area. An elevator keeps all decks easy to access.

Dining

Onboard cuisine is a nice mix of classic favorites and Portuguese dishes. During lunch and dinner, complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks are served.
 
Passengers typically sit down for meals at Reflections Restaurant, but some enjoy eating alfresco at the Sky Deck’s Terrace, where they can watch the sights roll by. Horizon Bar & Lounge is a chic spot for cocktails at the end of the day.
 
Most people dress casually on the Radiance ship, although some opt for sleeker clothing during the welcome and farewell get-togethers.

Emerald Radiance Itinerary

Sail from Lisbon to Porto on the Emerald Radiance Douro cruise. In this Portugal tour, marvel at the ancient ruins in Lisbon, visit sun-drenched vineyards, and drink in the natural sights of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ship Specifications

  • Length: 89 meters
  • Guests: 112
  • Cabins: 56
  • Crew: 37

About Emerald Cruises

Formerly known as Emerald Waterways, Emerald Cruises is an award-winning tour operator that’s been sailing on the world’s top destinations since its inception in 2013. Whisking travelers on deluxe cruises along the Danube River, Rhine River, and other waterways in Europe and beyond.
 
The cruise line’s fleet consists of top-notch river cruise ships like Emerald Luna, Emerald Sky, and Emerald Sun. In 2022 and 2023, Emerald debuts two superyachts custom-made for ocean cruises: Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara.

Emerald Radiance Reviews

Travelers chose to go on the Emerald Radiance cruise ship for a chance to see the beauty of the Douro River, and reviewers were not disappointed by the sights and excursions organized by Emerald Cruises in Portugal. Knowledgeable guides, friendly crew, and outstanding scenery are standout features of the cruise. Although cabin space was limited, most guests say all amenities are provided.
 
If you’re interested in going on a river cruise to Portugal and other European destinations, contact our Adventure Life travel experts for assistance.

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