The Emerald Radiance will explore Portugal’s Douro region, navigating the eponymous river Douro. Dissecting some of Europe’s most beautiful vineyards and wine-producing villages, the river Douro evocatively stretches through beautiful backdrops on either bank. Fittingly, the bespoke Emerald Radiance has been lovingly designed and built to complement the jaw-dropping scenery unfolding before the ship’s bow.
The Emerald Radiance is our most intimate ship to date, with a capacity of just 112 guests. Paired with the crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3, this low capacity accommodates incredible levels of service.
However, the small scale of the Emerald Radiance does not mean it is missing the key amenities and features to make your holiday atop the Douro any less comfortable or enjoyable. Intelligent deck planning has allowed us to add all the favourite features of Emerald Waterways’ fleet to the Emerald Radiance, and there are even beautiful extra flourishes throughout. From the generously-proportioned suites and staterooms to the contemporary, chic Horizon Bar and Lounge, no aspect of the ship has been compromised by its moderate size.
Amongst the brand new additions featured aboard the Emerald Radiance are the Riverview Suites. Located at the rear of the ship on the Horizon Deck, and boasting floor-to-ceiling windows encasing our innovative balcony; the two Riverview Suites offer amazing, unspoiled panoramic vistas of the river as it flows on by.
Purpose built for Portugal’s warm climate, the comprehensive Sun Deck aboard the Emerald Radiance provides ample opportunity to sample the sun and gentle river breezes. The open-air aspect of the Emerald Radiance includes The Terrace, the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two with new friends. Or if you fancy a plunge, the Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck is the perfect place for a few lengths before breakfast, under the beautiful Iberian sky.
A few key facts
Horizon Bar & Lounge
As the social heatbeat of our Star-Ships, the Horizon Bar & Lounge provides a melody of evening entertainment as well as daily talks from your Cruise Director. Sip on your favourite wine or cocktail, or enjoy complimentary tea & coffee.
Our rejuvenating wellness area is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing massage or beauty treatment from our professional therapists. There's even a fully equipped gym for those who want to stay fit and active.
With just 10 staterooms and 46 suites on-board the Emerald Radiance, guests can enjoy every aspect of their innovative and contemporary design. Our Panorama Balcony Suites feature an all-weather balcony and Queen size bed.
Explore Portugal on the brand new Emerald Radiance
Travel along the beautiful Douro river from Porto and navigate a path throguh Portugal's enchanting countryside.
Emerald Radiance: From Design to Douro
Emerald Radiance took to the waves in Portugal this year, but the planning and build started many moons ago.