ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 2384 reviews

Excrellent!. Highly recommended

26 Sep 2018

Informative, helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We have used ROL before and each holiday has lived up to our expectations. I cannot praise Gerald enough. So polite, efficient and helpful. He is a credit to the company.

Give an exceptional service, professional and always a good deal

25 Sep 2018

They always give us a great price and give excellent customer service. We have booked many cruises with ROL and the service they give is professional and customer friendly.

Planning ahead. We wanted a trip which would dispel the cold winter blues.

25 Sep 2018

The young lady who came on the phone was brilliant. Not only helpful but gave us information which helped us to make our decisions. She was polite but not pushy. And, more to the point, she was patient even when we um'd and ah'd over the finer details.

xetremely helpful

25 Sep 2018

they were patient and helpful as we wanted a flight from the North of England rather than London. This necessitated some contact with the cruise company but the agent was more than willing.

Booking onloy at this stage

25 Sep 2018

Good overall. Shame the cabin we booked (& confirmed) wasn't available - and we have gone further forward on the ship. We'll see..........................

Helpful staff

25 Sep 2018

I spoke to two staff and found them very helpful offering good advice on cabins, and we were also offered a complimentary upgrade which meant we ended up with a better cabin than the one I was pricing up.

A very pleasant experience.

25 Sep 2018

The cruise was very well organised and service on board was very good.the entertainment was of a particlarly good quality.

A good service !

25 Sep 2018

The lady was very good at answering all my questions. Engaging and very friendly.

Very friendly and efficient

25 Sep 2018

We spoke to Emily she was very friendly and it was a pleasure to deal with her and ROL.

Pre book Online

25 Sep 2018

The pre-booking service seems to be very oriented to phone booking which I dislike as I am generally travelling and use mobile phone. It also means much time is wasted while waiting on the phone. I would like it to be easier to book directly online. Post booking, the online back up service is excellent.

Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately, due to the availability continually changing on the Ships and all the different booking processes that are required for each individual cruise line, it makes it very difficult to operate an online booking system. I'm glad to hear though that the post-booking process online is excellent. Hope you have an excellent cruise

Dale at ROL Cruise

Excellent experience with ROL

25 Sep 2018

Extremely helpful booking agent. Fully understood out requirements.

Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable

25 Sep 2018

Called within 30 minutes of us emailing interest. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the particular cruise company. Very reassuring for first time buyers

Secrets of the Douro & Lisbon

Cruise Code: 1292365

Early Booking Savings

Choice of FREE €200 on board spend OR unlimited drinks

The Deluxe River Cruise Promotion

Choice of FREE €200 on board spend OR unlimited drinks

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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*

EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

CHOICE OF FREE €200 ON BOARD SPEND OR UNLIMITED DRINKS*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Early booking savings
  • Free €200 on board spend OR free unlimited drinks package for Balcony Suites and above
  • Free wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner for Emerald Staterooms
  • 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

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

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  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 1-2

    Porto, Portugal

    06 Jul 2019 to 07 Jul 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

    07 Jul 2019 to 08 Jul 2019

  • Day 3


    Vega Terron, Portugal

    08 Jul 2019

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

  • Salamanca, Spain

    Day 4

    Salamanca, Spain

    09 Jul 2019

  • Pocinho, Portugal

    Day 5

    Pocinho, Portugal

    10 Jul 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

    11 Jul 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

    12 Jul 2019 to 13 Jul 2019

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

    Destination guide
  • Lisbon

    Day 8-11

    Lisbon

    13 Jul 2019 to 16 Jul 2019

    Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers as you wind your way through Lisbon’s cobblestone streets. Take in the tree-lined squares, ancient castles and colourful cityscape of Portugal’s capital city.

    Destination guide

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. Balcony suites and above will receive a premium drinks package including unlimited drinks on-board for the duration of your cruise. Drinks package is not combinable with any other offer. 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. Balcony suites and above can choose from one added benefit, €200 per stateroom or unlimited drinks, these are subject to the cruise line T&Cs. E&OE.

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