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Emerald Radiance

Emerald Cruises boutique Star-Ship, Emerald Radiance, explores 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.

The Emerald Radiance is our most intimate ship to date, with a capacity of just 112 guests. Paired with the crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3, this low capacity accommodates incredible levels of service.

Intelligent deck planning has allowed us to add all the favourite features of Emerald Waterways’ fleet to the Emerald Radiance, and there are even beautiful extra flourishes throughout. From the generously-proportioned suites and staterooms to the contemporary, chic Horizon Bar and Lounge, no aspect of the ship has been compromised by its moderate size.

Amongst the brand new additions featured aboard the Emerald Radiance are the Riverview Suites. Located at the rear of the ship on the Horizon Deck, and boasting floor-to-ceiling windows encasing our innovative balcony; the two Riverview Suites offer amazing, unspoiled panoramic vistas of the river as it flows on by.

Purpose built for Portugal’s warm climate, the comprehensive Sun Deck aboard the Emerald Radiance provides ample opportunity to sample the sun and gentle river breezes. The open-air aspect of the Emerald Radiance includes The Terrace, the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two with new friends. Or if you fancy a plunge, the Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck is the perfect place for a few lengths before breakfast, under the beautiful Iberian sky.

Technical Data
  • Built 2017
  • Length 89 metres
  • Passengers 112
  • Suites 56
  • Crew 37
Emerald Radiance new deckplan

Deck Plan

  • Sun Deck with Deck Chairs
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Sky Barbeque
  • Walking Track
  • Serenity Pool
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Reflections Restaurant
  • Wellness Area/Hairdresser
  • Fitness Area

Cabin Categories

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • A
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • P
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • RA
    Emerald Riverview Suite
  • SA
    Owner's One Bedroom Suite
Vista Deck
  • R
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • C
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • B
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Riviera Deck
  • D
    Emerald Stateroom
  • E
    Emerald Stateroom
  • F
    Emerald Stateroom

Cabin options

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

We've put every effort into designing staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create haven for you to relax in as your sail through the most picturesque landscapes. But with our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, we've gone one step further and created a completely new type of cabin that's unique to European river cruising.

Emerald Riverview Suite

Our brand new Riverview Suites are located at the back of our Emerald radiance ship, allowing them to boast floor-to-ceiling windows and our innovative French balcony system for endless views at any time of day.

Owner's One Bedroom Suite

Our Owner's One-bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of their cabin; a separate lounge area; and a fantastic outdoor balcony complete with open-air system, allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather.

Emerald Stateroom

All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.

The deckplan and cabin layout images are an indication only and may vary.