By Popular Demand: Emerald Waterways Adds New 2017 Douro River Cruise Date
Book Passage on November 4 Sailing Before it Sells Out
One of Emerald Waterways’ big debuts in 2017—an exciting new river cruise along the enchanting Douro river in Portugal—has proven to be incredibly popular…so much so that all of their 2017 departures have sold out. To meet the demand, Emerald Waterways North America has now added another Secrets of the Douro sailing in November. This eight-day voyage, which will sail aboard the company’s soon-to-launch Emerald Radiance, departs Porto on November 4; sailings starts at $2,445 US per person ($3,145 CAD).
The cruise sails round trip from the Northern Portugal city of Porto, where guests will get a feel for the quaint villages and working vineyards and farms that typify the area. Highlights include a day trip to Spain’s Rom
an 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 views 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.
The Emerald Radiance carries 112 guests in 56 suites and staterooms, with a three-to-one guest-crew ratio. A new category of stateroom will boast 300 square feet of living space and panoramic floor-to ceiling windows on two sides. The Radiance will have a serenity pool on the sun deck for relaxation. 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.
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 by contacting your local travel agent; on Emerald Waterways’ website,www.emeraldwaterways.com in the U.S. and www.emeraldwaterways.ca in Canada; or by calling the US consumer/travel agent reservations line (855-222-3214) or Canadian consumer/travel agent reservations line (855-444-0161). Brochure orders may be placed on the website, or a digital downloadable version is available.
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