ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 1670 reviews

Always helpful.

17 Aug 2018

They explained everything clearl,was polite and helpful and did no high pressure selling. Helped me to consider my options on different cruises.

A good company.

17 Aug 2018

Came back to me quickly. Gave me a very good price again. Easy to book with them and doesn't take long.

Helpful and honest

17 Aug 2018

Friendly, informed staff member who knew the details and was able to help us choose the right cruise for us.

Good value very good service and from my chair at home !just need to pack

17 Aug 2018

Searching for the right cruise and cabin taking the time to give us the best possible deal and giving advise on the ship and destination to suit us we travel with my sister who uses a single occupancy cabin and so it’s a double booking and we can’t always get the cabins together he took the time to give us several options and we were very glad he did . We have used ROL often and can say without hesitation we have never had a problem either in the booking tickets and solving any problems we might have . Thankyou for doing what many high street travel agents fail to do .

It could not have been better service

17 Aug 2018

We recieved excellent service John had knowledge and great patience. And found a cruise to fit our requirements,well done

First time user

17 Aug 2018

Helpful and well organised .

Booked on board and transfered to Rol.

17 Aug 2018

They are very efficient and answer quickly.

Very efficient and helpful service by a charming young lady

17 Aug 2018

All options and discounts clearly explained albeit Jemma was having difficulties with her PC. She was very helpful and charming.

Great

16 Aug 2018

V/good

Knowledgeable staff

16 Aug 2018

The agent was polite helpful and had travelled on the ship we were considering and another we had already used, and so was able to advise us on the differences.. The booking was efficiently taken

Good proffesional service. Highly recommend

16 Aug 2018

We were told that the offer was fully booked when we asked for an outside cabin after getting a flyer of said cruise. We were dealt with respect and understanding of our disappointment. However the phone call we received shortly after was the best news that she was able to offer us a place as she had been given a few more cabins. We think how very kind she was to think of us. Thank you very much looking forward to the trip.

service with satifaction

16 Aug 2018

Good understanding of my needs,polite,and helpfull

I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE.

16 Aug 2018

I WOULD DEFINETELY BUY FROM THEM AGAIN. THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE.

Secrets of the Douro porto to porto

Cruise Code: 1175051

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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

    20 Oct 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

    21 Oct 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

    21 Oct 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

    22 Oct 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

    22 Oct 2018

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

  • Salamanca, Spain

    Day 4

    Salamanca, Spain

    23 Oct 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

    24 Oct 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

    25 Oct 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

    26 Oct 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

    27 Oct 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

    27 Oct 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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