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Secrets of the Douro

Terraced vineyards rise from riverbanks and Baroque villages remain a marvellous reminder of the past. Experience Roman Salamanca for its vibrant nightlife, and try Porto’s famous fortified wine.
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Between Porto and Porto

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This 8-day roundtrip sailing from Porto introduces some of the region’s most inspiring destinations, including Régua, Pocinho and Vega de Terrón, and includes a visit to the exquisite Spanish city of Salamanca.

The Douro cuts a unhurried course through Portugal’s fertile and mountainous north, stretching from Spain’s Soria Province to the illustrious second city of Porto on the wild Atlantic coast. Enveloped for much of its passage by terraced slopes strewn with grapevines, the Douro is one of the most fruitful wine regions of the Iberian Peninsula, renowned for its legendary port wines and cosy, authentic quintas. Your journey on this rousing waterway begins and ends in Porto, one of Portugal’s oldest and most beautiful cities, and sees you travel upstream through the twists and turns of the World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, calling at charming destinations like Pinhao, Vega de Terrón and Pocinho. The 8-day itinerary also includes a visit to the extraordinary city of Salamanca in neighbouring Spain, where you can marvel at such architectural wonders as the University of Salamanca, La Plaza Mayor and the Casa de las Conchas.

Day 1 UK > Porto
Day 2 Porto – Pinhao
Day 3 Pinhao - Vega de Terron
Day 4 Salamanca
Day 5 Pocinho
Day 6 Regua
Day 7 Porto
Day 8 Porto > UK
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Our Star-Ships

Emerald Radiance

Emerald Radiance

Launched in 2017, Emerald Radiance is our new ship sailing the Douro. The ship features a serenity pool on the Sun Deck, so guests can enjoy the Portuguese sun.

Features

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.

Wellness Area

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.

Spacious Suites

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.

  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Seperate bathroom and lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer ans soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of an Ipad
  • Queen-size or twin beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at Captain's Table
  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Seperate bathroom and lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer ans soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of an Ipad
  • Queen-size or twin beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at Captain's Table
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, re-stocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flast screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture Window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat-screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
  • Picture Window
  • Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat-screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
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The Douro is filled with rural hillsides, historic landmarks and charming towns. This itinerary will be popular for Emerald Waterways in 2017
Chris Townson, MD 0
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Portugal, sunshine and a new star-ship... what's not to like!
Karen 37
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This is an exciting new itinerary for Emerald Waterways, I'm looking forward to seeing the new ship too!
Ken 51
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