Radiance is the river cruise brand’s most intimate ship to date, with a capacity of 112 guests and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:3. A new category of stateroom, the Riverview Suites, are located at the rear of the ship on the Horizon Deck and will boast 300 square feet of living space and panoramic floor-to ceiling windows on two sides. A serenity pool on the sun deck provides an ideal spot for relaxation as well as for cooling off under the warm Iberian sun. Guests have a choice of two restaurants—Reflections, the main dining room, and The Terrace for light breakfast and lunch. All ships also feature an onboard hairdresser, massage therapy room and fitness area.
Emerald Radiance will explore Portugal’s Douro region, known for its steeply sloped valleys dotted with vineyards and quaint, historic villages. The eight-day Secrets of the Douro cruise sails round trip from the Northern Portugal city of Porto. Highlights include a day trip to Spain’s Roman city of Salamanca, the seat of the Spanish language and a historic city dating back to medieval times; an excursion to the Coa Valley Prehistoric Museum in Pocinho, where guests can view stone carvings made by early inhabitants of the Douro followed by dinner at a traditional local wine estate; an excursion to Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous rose wine; and a city tour of Porto, including the numerous wine caves of Vila Nova de Gaia.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ Family of Brands has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines—Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, in 2018, the World’s First Discovery Yacht—Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways' seven Star-Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, the Mekong, and Russia, while Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer the only truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Additional information can be found on Emerald Waterways’ website, EmeraldWaterways.com in the U.S. and EmeraldWaterways.ca in Canada
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