ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 1633 reviews

Just great

14 Aug 2018

Every thing yes I would use them again and recommend the all ok

Always very helpful.

14 Aug 2018

Very good customer service' very helpful. They will return your telephone call if busy ASAP. Only previous problem is in duplicating paperwork, when the cruise line have already got the information they ask for it again instead of checking all is in order with the cruise company.

Another happy customer !

14 Aug 2018

My enquiry was handled quickly and efficiently. When I called back to confirm my interest and Emily was engaged on another call, she called me back shortly thereafter as promised. All my questions were answered during the process and my available Cruise Miles were credited against the order !

Helpful agent

14 Aug 2018

Nothing was too much trouble!

Short notice booling

14 Aug 2018

My call was answered promptly; the agent explained clearly our booking options and the whole process was straightforward.

Everything OK and good prices

14 Aug 2018

Well pleased with the staff at the call centre, friendly and helpful. Good price, best deal around at present for the cruise I wanted.

Good

14 Aug 2018

Booked with Liam, he was very good and helpful.

Very professional and helpful.Have even with you for years.You never disapp

14 Aug 2018

Very professional and helpful.Have been with you for years.s

Efficient and friendly service

14 Aug 2018

Emily was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful and she made booking our trip very easy.

Quality service

14 Aug 2018

All areas where explained in detail nothing was overlooked,would recommend

Excellent and outstanding

14 Aug 2018

The booking assistant went above and beyond to help get the right holiday and cater for my needs. She was brilliant!

Very pleased with information and service

13 Aug 2018

The service was excellent, the assistance with decisions first class and plenty of time given to answering questions.

Secrets of the Douro

Cruise Code: 1175040

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Spacious full board accommodation on board Europe’s most innovative cruise ships
  • All meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la carte menu
  • Gratuities are included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions and guided tours almost everyday with personal headset
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Emerald ACTIVE programme with guided bicycle and walking tours
  • At least one extra-special EmeraldPLUS experience offering greater insight into the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of the given destination
  • Return economy flights from a selection of airports
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Your Itinerary


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  • Emerald Radiance

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  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 1

    Porto, Portugal

    01 Sep 2018

    Upon arrival transfer to the port and embark the award-winning Emerald Radiance for your seven night cruise. This evening, your Cruise Director will conduct an introductory talk EmeraldPLUS: Sunset illumination cruise (D).

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 2

    Porto, Portugal

    02 Sep 2018

    Today enjoy a full day sailing the windy turns and twists of the Douro Valley. Your Cruise Director will host a lecture on board showcasing the history and wine culture of the region.

    Destination guide
  • Pinhao, Portugal

    Day 2

    Pinhao, Portugal

    02 Sep 2018

    Later, arrive in the village of Pinhão which is situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides producing some of the world’s best Port. Tonight your Captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception (B, L, D).

    EmeraldPLUS: On board art lesson & cooking demonstration
    EmeraldACTIVE: On board yoga lesson

    Destination guide
  • Pinhao, Portugal

    Day 3

    Pinhao, Portugal

    03 Sep 2018

    Today visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE guided hike through local vineyards before returning to your ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing to Vega de Terrón.

    EmeraldPLUS: Join your barman for a lesson on how to make cocktails using port wine on board (B, L, D).

    Destination guide
  • Day 3


    Vega Terron, Portugal

    03 Sep 2018

    The small town of Vega de Terron, close to the border with Spain Destination guide

  • Salamanca, Spain

    Day 4

    Salamanca, Spain

    04 Sep 2018

    With its grand squares and medieval structures, a walking tour in Salamanca is more like stepping back in time. Here, you can enjoy this beautiful golden city with plenty of free time to explore independently (B, D).

    EmeraldPLUS: Local entertainment

  • Pocinho, Portugal

    Day 5

    Pocinho, Portugal

    05 Sep 2018

    This morning arrive in the picturesque village of Pocinho and embark on an excursion to the Coa Valley Museum or take part in an included

    EmeraldACTIVE canoeing experience. Later, return to your ship for lunch and enjoy your idyllic surroundings as you sail towards Regua.

    EmeraldPLUS: This evening experience a rural dinner in the Régua area (B, L, D)

    Destination guide
  • Regua, Portugal

    Day 6

    Regua, Portugal

    06 Sep 2018

    Wake up this morning in the former roman settlement of Regua. After a village tour, visit the Douro Museum for a look at wine making in the region (B, L, D).

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 7

    Porto, Portugal

    07 Sep 2018

    Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Its most famous export is of course fortified wine, and the hillside across from the city centre features numerous wine caves and tasting boutiques in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia. Sample the local fair in one of these specially adapted wine cellars and learn about the long-adapted craft of creating port (B, L, D).

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 8

    Porto, Portugal

    08 Sep 2018

    The Douro river snakes its way throughout the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards.

    Destination guide
  • Day 8


    Fly to London

    08 Sep 2018

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London (regional flights may be available on request)

The Ship


New in 2017, Emerald Radiance navigates the beautiful Douro, giving guests the chance to enjoy the famous Portuguese climate and the beautiful vineyard-strewn panoramas. Emerald Radiance boasts extensive, exceptional open-air public spaces – so guests can enjoy a barbecue on the Sun Deck or take a plunge in the open-air pool. 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.

Emerald Radiance


Launched: January 2017 | Occupancy: 112 passengers

Length: 292 ft (89.00 m)

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