Emerald Waterways recently christened the latest addition to its fleet of river ships, Emerald Radiance, in Porto, Portugal, where the ship will sail on the Douro River.
Gill Williams, a UK travel agent with cruise specialist Cruise Village, served as Godmother.
2017 marks a busy year for Emerald, in which the line has welcomed three new Star-Ships to its fleet, bringing the total number of ships to seven. Emerald Destiny was christened last month in Vienna and Emerald Liberté is scheduled to be christened in Lyon, France in September.
Radiance is the Emerald’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 sq. ft. 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.
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.