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Emerald Radiance

Emerald Radiance

Picture sun-dappled vineyards, bucolic rural villages and verdant olive groves and you’ll have an idea of what awaits you on a tour down the magnificent Douro river. The only thing you need to make your trip even more perfect is the specially designed Emerald Radiance cruise ship. With a capacity of just 112 guests and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3, Emerald Radiance promises exceptional service every step of the way. Combine this with the gloriously modern décor, Portuguese-themed artwork and state-of-the-art innovations and you have all of the ingredients for a Portuguese holiday with a difference.


Spacious cabins

With just 10 staterooms and 46 suites on board Emerald Radiance, guests can enjoy a host of features during their holiday on this on-board hideaway. Expect comfortable queen-size beds (complete with fluffy cotton bed linens), large flat-screen HD TVs, and spacious bathrooms in every cabin. The suites offer stylish sun lounges, allowing you to transform your balcony into an all-weather haven, while the largest rooms, the Riverview and Owner’s suites, feature a separate seating area, walk-in closets, in-suite iPad and Nespresso machine.

Sociable spaces

The Horizon Bar is the beating heart of the ship and provides the perfect spot for sharing a coffee with newly-made friends or enjoying a cocktail as you watch the sunset. This chic lounge bar offers themed nights (showcasing the best of the region’s nightlife), music, trivia games and pianists playing ambient music! Alternatively, visit the Sun Deck to find sun loungers and a charming pool – it’s the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and chat with the ship’s crew should you have any questions.


Stylish Suites and Staterooms

Emerald Waterways Stateroom

All Emerald Staterooms have a picture window and all the same facilities as all other staterooms/suites. They are a great value for money as they are spacious and bigger than your ordinary stateroom.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 162 sq ft

Emerald Waterways Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald have put the most effort they can into designing the most luxurious staterooms and suites. Equipped with the most elegant décor and furnishings to create a relaxing haven for all passengers. The balcony boasts the most picturesque landscapes. The Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin unique to River Cruising.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 180 sq ft

Grand Balcony Suite

The Grand Balcony boasts a load of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine - It also offers a spacious balcony allowing you to make the most of your cruise and take in the scenery.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 210 sq ft

Owners One-Bedroom Suite

The One-Bedroom closes off from the rest of the cabin with a seperate lounge area and a outdoor balcony with an open-air system. allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings no matter the weather.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 315 sq ft

The Solo Traveller

For a limited time Emerald Waterways is offering a no single supplement deal for all solo explorers. So you will simply pay the price of a twin sharing cabin, yet enjoy single occupancy. Look forward to new experiences and to exploring historic and picturesque towns and cities, whilst meeting other travellers. You can now do so without paying an additional fee for travelling solo. 

*This offer is strictly limited to five cabins per sailing and only available on selected sailings - so be quick.*

Emerald Waterways Single Stateroom

The Solo Explorers Stateroom features picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. They're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.

Occupancy: 1 Person - Room Size: 117 sq ft


With the chance to work out in the Fitness Centre, enjoy a massage or beauty treatment in the Wellness Centre, or simply lounge in the beautifully appointed Horizon Lounge, Emerald Radiance really manages to make the most of its relatively bijou surface area. Specifically designed to navigate the many locks and bridges of the stunning Douro river, Emerald Radiance winds its way through raked vineyards, quaint rural villages and some of Spain and Portugal’s finest architecture, all from the five-star luxury of your very own floating palace.

A Selection of Onboard Amenities

  • Sun Deck with Deck Chairs
  • Sky Barbeque
  • Walking Track
  • Serenity Pool
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge
  • Wellness Area/Hairdresser
  • Fitness Area