Launching in 2017, Emerald Radiance is a brand new river vessel that will sail the Douro River in Portugal. Its public areas will have contemporary, elegant furnishings, modern art and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise the views.  The 292-foot-long ship will carry 112 guests and 37 crew.

[fa type=”bed”] Accommodation

Emerald Radiance has 46 staterooms and suites over three decks, including a new accommodation category, Emerald Riverview Suites, which measure 312 square feet and have floor-to-ceiling windows and an enclosed balcony. There are two Owner’’s One-Bedroom Suites which measure 290 sqaure feet and have a walk-in closet, separate living room and an enclosed balcony. Emerald Staterooms measure 162 square feet. All staterooms have a flat-screen television with infotainment system, individual air-conditioning, a safe, fridge, hairdryer, hotel-style beds and an ensuite bathroom.

[fa type=”cutlery”] Food

The main dining room on board is the Reflections Restaurant which has open seating. Breakfast and lunch are buffets, while four-course dinners have full table service. The Terrace offers al fresco dining and the Sun Deck’s Sky Barbecue is another casual venue. Beer, wine and softdrinks are complimentary during lunch and dinner.

[fa type=”ticket”] Activities

Emerald Radiance has a heated swimming pool with a retractable roof, which becomes a cinema in the evenings. There is also a mini-golf putting green, a walking track, a fitness room, a massage and beauty centre and a hairdresser on board.

[fa type=”group”] Families

There are no facilities for children and passengers under the age of 12 years are generally not welcomed on board.


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