ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5448 reviews

5* service .🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

21 May 2019

Great thanks. Very easy from start to finish . Thanks to John Hull .

Website improvements would be welcomed

21 May 2019

The ROL staff I spoke to were helpful and explained the options well. My only reservation was that it was not easy to access the information about the cruise I was interested in on your website. I didn't find a quick way of locating the cruise, finding what accommodation was available on each ship and the sailing dates of the ships with the suitable accommodation.

Easy and unhurried.

21 May 2019

Everything was discussed and explained in full. All went smoothly.

Easy

20 May 2019

I always get good service with ROL On the last cruise I had a query when I returned which was dealt with in a very professional manor. While ever I get good service I will continue to use you until either I run out of money or you run out of rivers

Great Service As Always

20 May 2019

Darryl was really helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble. He did not put us under any pressure to make a booking but gave us full information, following which we did make a further booking and were delighted with the service received.

Helpful staff

20 May 2019

The staff are always polite and listen to your requests. Willing to negotiate on your behalf and seek extra information if necessary in order to let you make a decision.

Helpful booking agents

20 May 2019

Really helpful. We spoke to Lee.....excellent help given!

Superb service

20 May 2019

I have used ROL previously and have always found staff to be extremely polite, helpful and well informed. Prices are also very competitive

Secrets of the Douro

Cruise Code: 1422641 / Voyage Code: EPDC

2020 River Cruises at 2019 Prices

The 2020 Douro River Cruise Promotion

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Offer ends 31 May 2019

Set on the banks of the River Douro, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Porto is truly beautiful, with pastel-fronted houses with red-tiled roofs, neo-classical buildings and wonderful baroque churches

GRATUITIES INCLUDED*

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

EXCLUSIVE FREE PREMIUM DRINKS PACKAGE*

  • Duration: 7nts
  • Departs: 07 Nov 2020 Alternative sailing dates
  • Sails from: Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship
  • Flights and transfers: Yes
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Balcony from:

£1,589pp

was £2,095pp

Suite from:

£2,289pp

was £2,795pp

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller. Air price shown is based on departing from London

Earn up to 4,578 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Now on General Sale - 2020 cruises at 2019 prices!
  • Incredible savings
  • Exclusive FREE Premium Drinks Package
  • 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 Γ  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
  • Plus, Book by 8:30pm 31st May 2019 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to Β£100

Experience the Difference

  • Exclusive Cruise Miles rewards programme – saving you £££’s off future cruises

  • Award-Winning Cruise Agent with over 50 awards to date

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

  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5β˜… service

  • Operating for over 25 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Overview


Set on the banks of the River Douro, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Porto is truly beautiful, with pastel-fronted houses with red-tiled roofs, neo-classical buildings and wonderful baroque churches

Your Itinerary


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  • Emerald Radiance

    Your Ship


    Emerald Radiance

    Emerald Waterways

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  • Fly from London to Porto, Portugal

    Day 1

    Fly from London to Porto, Portugal

    07 Nov 2020

    (regional flights may be available)

  • Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship

    Day 1

    Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship

    07 Nov 2020

    Upon arrival transfer to your award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship for your Seven night cruise.

    This evening you will enjoy a welcome reception and dinner (D)

    β˜… EmeraldPLUS: Sunset cruise for Porto

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 2

    Porto, Portugal

    08 Nov 2020

    Today, enjoy a full day sailing the turns and twists of the Douro Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is sparsely populated by small quaint villages and typical communities working vineyards and small farms. Later, arrive in the village of Pinhão which is surrounded by terraced hillsides producing some of the world’s best Port. Tonight, your captain will host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception (B,L,D)

    β˜… EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga lesson on board

    β˜… EmeraldPLUS: Cooking demonstration on board

    Destination guide
  • Pinhao, Portugal

    Day 2

    Pinhao, Portugal

    08 Nov 2020

  • Pinhao, Portugal

    Day 3

    Pinhao, Portugal

    09 Nov 2020

    Begin your day with a visit to a beautiful Quinta vineyard in the Douro Valley. Alternatively, join the EmeraldACTIVE walk through the vineyards. Later, sail to Vega de Terrón, your gateway into Spain (B,L,D)

    β˜… EmeraldACTIVE: Guided walk through vineyards

    β˜… EmeraldPLUS: Cocktail lesson on board

  • Vega Terron, Portugal

    Day 3

    Vega Terron, Portugal

    09 Nov 2020

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

    Destination guide
  • Salamanca, Spain

    Day 4

    Salamanca, Spain

    10 Nov 2020

    Enjoy a guided walking tour, passing through grand squares and medieval structures. Tapas bars feature on every street and traditional Spanish music trickles out of buzzing bars and restaurants. Enjoy free time to explore (B,D)

    β˜… EmeraldPLUS: Local entertainment

  • Pocinho, Portugal

    Day 5

    Pocinho, Portugal

    11 Nov 2020

    This morning, arrive in Pocinho and either visit the Côa Valley Museum or take part in a canoeing experience (B,L,D)

    β˜… EmeraldACTIVE: Guided canoeing experience OR Yoga lesson on board

    β˜… EmeraldPLUS: This evening, your highlight dinner will be hosted at a traditional rural wine estate in the Régua area

    Destination guide
  • Regua, Portugal

    Day 6

    Regua, Portugal

    12 Nov 2020

    Today you will have a choice to visit the marvellous baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary where history stands still (B,L,D)

    β˜… EmeraldACTIVE: Walking up the stairs of the Sanctuary OR Yoga lesson on board β˜… EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting lessons on board

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal

    Day 7

    Porto, Portugal

    13 Nov 2020

    Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Enjoy your city tour passing numerous landmarks of this beautiful city (B,L,D)

    β˜… EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active walking tour

    Destination guide
  • Porto, Portugal - Disembark the ship

    Day 8

    Porto, Portugal - Disembark the ship

    14 Nov 2020

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight to London

    (regional flights may be available on request) (B)

    Destination guide
  • Arrive in London

    Day 8

    Arrive in London

    14 Nov 2020

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


Terms and conditions: Booking conditions of Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Drinks are only included with lunch and dinner. Savings is based on two adults sharing. On board spend is per suite. Regional and premium flights will incur supplementary costs, may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. Shore excursions are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Use of the Wellness area may incur an additional charge. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, 7 nights or more, is tiered on cabin grade booked and is for UK mainland addresses only.

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