ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 3856 reviews

Helpful understanding perfect

17 Jan 2019

I would certainly recommend ROL to friends We’ve never been on a cruise before so we valued the extra help. However , we had a problem with the dates we’d booked but the lady was very helpful and sorted it out perfectly

1st class

17 Jan 2019

First class... Caroline was clear and so easy to understand,etc Thanks again

WOW! Once again 1st Class.

17 Jan 2019

As usual the staff at ROL listen, react and deal with any query that you have. They are fast and efficient, pleasant in manner, and they care about the customer. Every different person dealt with over many years has been the same. As a Company ROL obviously train their staff well, are particular about the people that they employ, and look after their Staff in such a manner that they, the Staff, are more than happy in going the extra mile to ensure that ROL remain at the top of the game. Particular mention, on this occasion, must go to melody for her assistance. What a star!

I will hopefully continue to book with ROL & advise others to do the same

17 Jan 2019

I have always found the people I have spoken to helpful & efficient Immediate response to my booking is always useful I have occasionally tried contacting cruise lines - not helpful / friendly or successful

Worth using

17 Jan 2019

They were able to get me a better deal than going to the cruise line direct

Roll on next January

17 Jan 2019

My booking was made so easy thanks to Katie.

Friendly, knowledgeable advice about the ship and very efficient booking

17 Jan 2019

Didn’t have to wait long to speak to an agent who was friendly, gave set helpful advice and made the whole booking process easy and efficient. Met ROL Reid first last tour on a South Africa cruise who were genuinely friendly and explained the benefits. First time we’ve used you to book will do again. Thanks to Katie who dealt with me.

calm flowing waters

17 Jan 2019

Member of staff introduced herself and told me I can get back to her for any queries. She answered the questions I had and told me rest of the info she had to pass on. For me this is a holiday of a lifetime but she steered me through all the important stuff calmly.

Excellent service

17 Jan 2019

Every thing about the booking

Excellent overall service

17 Jan 2019

All aspects and personal knowledge of my profile

Secrets of the Douro - Porto to Porto

Cruise Code: 1292027

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Explore the rivers of Europe in complete comfort with Emerald Waterways.

Visit the vineyards of the Douro or the medieval castles of the Rhine, immerse yourself in culture and history whilst enjoying the luxuries on board

 

 

GRATUITIES INCLUDED*

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

FREE DRINKS WITH LUNCH & DINNER*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • 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
  • 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
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Brexit Travel Assurance - no price increase guarantee

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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Overview


Explore the rivers of Europe in luxury with Emerald Waterways.

Visit the vineyards of the Douro or the medieval castles of the Rhine, immerse yourself in culture and history whilst enjoying the luxuries on board

Your Itinerary


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  • Emerald Radiance

    Your Ship


    Emerald Radiance

    Emerald Waterways

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  • Fly from London to Portugal

    Day 1

    Fly from London to Portugal

    09 Nov 2019

  • Transfer to the port and embark Emerald Radiance

    Day 1

    Transfer to the port and embark Emerald Radiance

    09 Nov 2019

  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 1-2

    Porto, Portugal

    09 Nov 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

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

    Destination guide
  • Day 2-3


    Pinhao, Portugal

    10 Nov 2019 to 11 Nov 2019

  • Day 3


    Vega de Terron, Spain

    11 Nov 2019

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

  • Salamanca, Spain

    Day 4

    Salamanca, Spain

    12 Nov 2019

  • Pocinho, Portugal

    Day 5

    Pocinho, Portugal

    13 Nov 2019

    The northern village of Pocinho is the end point of a stunning Linha do Douro train ride through the Douro Valley

    Destination guide
  • Regua, Portugal

    Day 6

    Regua, Portugal

    14 Nov 2019

    Close to a nature reserve is Peso de Régua, a riverside town which monopolised the port wine industry in the 1800s

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 7-8

    Porto, Portugal

    15 Nov 2019 to 16 Nov 2019

    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

    16 Nov 2019

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your 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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Cabins


* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.


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* Terms and Conditions


Fares are per person based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite except single staterooms/suites. Offers advertised are subject to availability at the time of booking. Fares advertised may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Booking conditions of Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Offers advertised apply to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite and is based on the difference between the full brochure fare and the early booking selling fare. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner and may exclude certain brands and is subject to the cruise lines T&C’s. Flights are based on London, Norwich, East Midlands, Bristol, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh departures; all other regional flights are available at a supplement and are subject to availability. Indoor pool/cinema is not available on Emerald Radiance (Douro Cruise) instead there is a serenity pool on the sun deck. WiFi service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the cruise lines terms and conditions. Tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions, are subject to change and further t&c’s apply. Please note itineraries are subject to change. E&OE.

Emerald Waterways guarantee no price increase or surcharges on our advertised Emerald Waterways cruises or tour prices when booked before 29th March 2019. Emerald Waterways reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time.

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