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Douro River Discovery, Morocco, Spain & Mediterranean Cruise

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Oosterdam
  • Duration 30 NIGHTS
  • Departure 03 July 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code EUR2225

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2 incredible cruises across river & ocean

This tailor-made European getaway combines a Portugal-and-Spain river cruise with a luxury Holland America Line Mediterranean voyage.

Flying to Porto, your holiday begins with a one-night hotel stay before embarking on a seven-night Emerald cruise of the mighty Douro River. Explore the medieval towns and picturesque landscapes that lie on the border between Portugal and Spain, from Vega de Terrón’s terraced vineyards to the UNESCO-protected Old City of Salamanca.

Disembarking on your return to Porto, you’ll transfer to Lisbon to enjoy a one-night hotel stay ahead of your embarkation on Holland America Line’s impressive Oosterdam. Settle into your luxurious cabin and enjoy the journey as you sail to Casablanca in Morocco. Next, uncover the treasures of the Mediterranean, from glamorous Cannes and Portofino to eternal Rome and the smoking Stromboli Volcano. Disembarking in Athens, your journey ends with a two-night hotel stay.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Ocean Cruise

17 night full-board cruise on board Oosterdam

Full-Board River Cruise

7 night full-board river cruise on board Emerald Radiance

19 meals including 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners

The services of an Emerald Cruises cruise director

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner

Overnight in port in Pinhão, Vega de Terrón & Régua

Included Excursions

Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting

Guided tour of Salamanca
Tour to Castelo Rodrigo
Guided tour of Lamego
Guided tour of Porto

EmeraldACTIVE

Kayak experience in Pinhão

Guided active walk through the vineyards
Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies
Guided active walk in Porto

EmeraldPLUS

Portuguese cooking demonstration on board

Tuna music band
Port wine cocktail lesson on board
Rural lunch at Quinta da Pacheca
Mosaic tile painting lesson on board
A cruise through Porto

Hotel Stays

1 night four-star stay in Porto at the BessaHotel Boavista

1 night four-star hotel stay in Lisbon at the Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental

2 night four-star stay in Athens at the Athens Tiare Hotel

All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Porto

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Porto: Hotel Stay

From Ribeira’s colourful houses to the panoramic views from Clérigos Tower, Porto brims with beauty and excitement. During a one-night hotel stay, sip Port wine at the Vila Nova de Gaia and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Bolhão Market.

Overnight: BessaHotel Boavista

Days 3 - 33
Porto: Embark Ship & Overnight in Port

Expertly navigating the rivers of Europe, Emerald’s contemporary Star-Ships have been specially designed to mirror the beauty of their majestic surroundings. Iconic features include the three-tiered atrium and the indoor-outdoor pool.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Radiance

Days 4 - 34
Pinhão: Overnight in Port

Discover the enchantment of Pinhão, Portugal. Amidst terraced vineyards and the Douro River, this village captivates with scenic cruises and world-renowned Port wines. Let Pinhão ignite your exploration and indulge in authentic Portuguese flavors.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Radiance

Days 5 - 35
Vega de Terrón: Overnight in Port

Unleash your wanderlust with an unforgettable journey from Vega de Terrón to Salamanca. Explore UNESCO-listed architectural marvels like Plaza Mayor and the renowned University, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this captivating city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Radiance

Day 6
Salamanca

Nicknamed the “Golden City” for its sandstone buildings, Salamanca brims with UNESCO-protected architectural gems, from the 12th century University of Salamanca to its pair of cathedrals and the bustling Plaza Mayor.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Radiance

Day 7
Pocinho

Embark on a soul-stirring journey to Pocinho, Portugal. Surrender to the allure of its stunning Douro Valley, where vineyards and rugged beauty converge, and let the spirit of this enchanting destination awaken your senses.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Radiance

Days 7 - 8
Régua: Overnight in Port

Régua, Portugal’s Douro Valley treasure. Sip exquisite wines, cruise along the river, and admire terraced vineyards. Let this town’s beauty and viticultural legacy inspire your Portuguese adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Radiance

Day 9
Porto: Overnight in Port

Vibrant Portuguese city famous for port wine. Roman fort, Moorish influence, and maritime riches. Graceful bridges, picturesque riverfront, renowned port wine lodges. A bustling centre with deep historical roots and rich cultural heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Emerald Radiance

Day 10
Porto: Disembark & Lisbon Hotel Stay

Disembark in Porto and enjoy a one-night hotel stay in Lisbon. Explore cobblestone streets winding through pastel-coloured buildings adorned with intricate tiles. Explore the lively Bairro Alto district for vibrant nightlife or delight in the melancholic melodies of Fado music.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental

Day 11
Lisbon: Embark Ship

Step on board Holland America’s Oosterdam for a remarkable voyage to cherish. With its elegant design and sophisticated amenities, Oosterdam provides a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Casablanca

Step into the timeless allure of Casablanca. With its blend of tradition and modernity, bustling markets, and rich history, it’s a city that invites you to immerse yourself in Moroccan authenticity and vibrant energy.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 14
Gibraltar

Experience the captivating blend of cultures and history in Gibraltar. With its iconic rock, stunning vistas, and maritime charm, it’s a place that invites you to explore a unique fusion of British and Mediterranean influences.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 15
Málaga

Embrace the sunny enchantment of Málaga, Spain. With its golden beaches, historic sites, and vibrant culture, it’s a city that offers a blend of relaxation and exploration, inviting you to savour the Mediterranean spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 16
Alicante

Alicante, Spain, offers a perfect blend of history and modernity on the shores of the Mediterranean. With its stunning beaches, historic architecture, and vibrant nightlife, it’s a captivating coastal destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 17
Palma de Mallorca

Discover Palma de Mallorca, Spain’s Mediterranean gem. Bask on golden beaches, explore the enchanting old town, and indulge in delectable cuisine. Let Palma’s beauty and vibrant energy captivate your soul and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 18
Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain’s Mediterranean jewel, harmonizes history and modernity. Gaudí’s architecture, bustling La Rambla, and vibrant beachfront create a captivating blend of culture, art, and coastal allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 19
Cannes

Experience the allure of Cannes on the French Riviera. From its dazzling beaches to its prestigious events, immerse yourself in the glamour and beauty of this iconic destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 20
Portofino

Discover Portofino, Italy’s Riviera gem. Indulge in luxury, bask in coastal elegance, and immerse in Italian allure. Let this town’s charm and sophistication inspire your Mediterranean dream getaway.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 21
Livorno

Discover Livorno’s captivating history and vibrant character. From medieval roots to a haven for the persecuted, this city enchants. Explore markets, savour a meal, and immerse yourself in its authentic charm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 22
Civitavecchia

Embrace the allure of Civitavecchia, Italy—a gateway to timeless wonders. From its ancient Roman origins to its picturesque waterfront, let Civitavecchia transport you to a world of history, beauty, and unforgettable adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 23
Stromboli Volcano: Scenic Cruising

During a day of scenic cruising, you’ll get to marvel at Italy’s most active volcano. Nicknamed the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean” for its near-constant eruptions, Stromboli towers almost 3,000 metres above sea level.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 24
Valletta

Discover Valletta, Malta’s captivating capital, where ornate palaces, museums, and historic fortifications await. Stroll the narrow streets with overhanging balconies, immerse in its rich heritage, and let Valletta’s charm inspire your every step.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 25
La Goulette

Unveil La Goulette, Tunisia—a coastal gem where history and culture intertwine. Sun-kissed beaches, vibrant markets, and Mediterranean charm beckon, inviting you to immerse in the allure of this North African treasure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Day 26
Relax At Sea
Day 27
Gytheio

Once the port of ancient Sparta, Gytheio boasts a charming harbour lined with colourful fishing boats and fresh seafood tavernas. Explore the neoclassical mansions clinging to the hillside or visit the Venetian castle on the peninsula’s tip.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Oosterdam

Days 28 - 29
Athens: Disembark Ship & Hotel Stay

Soaring mountains, UNESCO World Heritage sites, unspoilt green spaces and byzantine churches – Athens is a beguiling destination of beauty, mythology and history. The iconic Acropolis gazes out on urban sprawl from the heart of the city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Athens Tiare Hotel

Days 30 - 31
Athens: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Oosterdam

The majestic Oosterdam offers guests plenty to see and do on board when not soaking up expansive views of the sea, or relaxing in spacious staterooms after an exciting day partaking in all manner of activities across the vessel’s 11 decks.

Guests are invited to begin their day with an exquisite breakfast in the gorgeously adorned Dining Room, before enjoying other generous on-board amenities such as the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. From live dance performances to sushi bars and movie theatres, there are facilities and activities for everyone to revel in on board this mighty vessel.

In addition to Oosterdam’s unique design features, the stunningly large open-air deck offers mesmerising ocean views while you take a stroll or relax in your deckchair. At night, when the ship truly comes alive, you can catch numerous further activities such as expert history lectures or electric theatre productions under the stars.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,305 tons
  • Length 935 ft (285.00 m)

Life on board Oosterdam

Masterfully adorned with stunning artwork, Oosterdam epitomises sophistication and comfort. With its exquisite dining rooms offering world-class cuisine, a lavish spa, and a wide range of spacious suites, there’s nothing quite like life on board this luxury vessel.

dining

Treat your tastebuds to a wide range of delectable dishes and refined cuisine on board Oosterdam. With so much to choose from, there is sure to be something to suit your current taste and mood – so why not get exploring the many on-board eateries?

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

It doesn’t matter whether you like to take things slow and steady on a cruise holiday, or are more the ‘all-action’ type; this Vista-class ship is sure to have plenty you will love. Offering a wide range of facilities and activities on board, Oosterdam will keep you and other members of your travelling party more than satisfactorily occupied during enchanting days at sea.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whatever your idea of great entertainment might be, the team behind Oosterdam has covered all the possibilities that are likely to come to your mind – and then a few more. With a wide variety of enthralling entertainment options on board Oosterdam, guests can enjoy live music, dance performances, and comedy shows, to cite just a few of the highlights.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

Emerald Radiance

The Emerald Radiance is a 1600 GT luxury cruise ship that offers a unique and luxurious vacation experience. It features stylish interiors that are reminiscent of the flow of the river it sails on.

The 56 spacious staterooms are equipped with modern furnishings and amenities. Guests can also take advantage of the pampering treatments available in the on board spa or relax in one of the versatile lounges that offer stunning views of the ocean surrounding them.

From culinary experiences to shore excursions and live entertainment, this premium cruise ship provides something for everyone, young and old alike.

The true highlight of any journey aboard this exquisite vessel is its excellent and attentive crew who strive to create an unforgettable experience at every turn while visiting the most breath-taking destinations around the world; this includes some of Europe’s most gorgeous vineyards and wine-producing villages as it navigates Portugal’s river Douro region.

  • Occupancy 112
  • Length 292 ft (89.00 m)

Life on board Emerald Radiance

Delight in an unforgettable journey from the comfort of the stunning Emerald Radiance. Enjoy delicious meals, discover exciting activities, or just relax and savour the picturesque views of this captivating region of Europe.

dining

Enjoy a wide variety of cuisine from international five-star dishes to home comforts, light snacks and buffet-style dining.

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge

Facilities

You’ll never be bored on this stunning vessel from golf putting, sports and swimming to pampering, spas and lounging there. Your day can be as active or relaxing as you want it to be as you enjoy your days at sea.

  • Sun deck
  • Golf putting green
  • Games area
  • Walking track
  • Navigation bridge
  • Daytime pool & bar
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Wellness area
  • Fitness area
  • Sky barbecue
  • Hair salon

entertainment

One shore excursion is included each day of your cruise, so you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the incredible ports on your itinerary. These include walking tours and museum visits. The evenings are a spectacular time on board the Emerald Radiance, where you can choose to watch a movie under the stars, dance to live music, or simply enjoy a post -dinner cocktail with new friends.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

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Stateroom and Suites

Boasting refined amenities and Holland America’s sumptuous signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed, each elegant stateroom offers a pleasant and welcoming stay. Most rooms are also ocean-facing for glorious views and feature added touches of luxury including premium massage shower heads.

Inside Prices from $11,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Inside Stateroom

Oosterdam offers luxurious and spacious Inside staterooms for her guests. Featuring modern decor, easy-to-use amenities, and comfort-enhancing furniture, these rooms are the perfect haven to indulge in after a busy day making the most of the activities and amenities presented by this formidable ship.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: EUR2225
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Ocean View Prices from $12,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Outside Stateroom

These large and luxurious staterooms – and by “large”, we’re talking as much as around 180 square feet – offer breathtakingly panoramic views of the ocean, or at least, they certainly can do, if you opt for a standard Ocean View cabin. Otherwise, staterooms offering partial sea views and fully obstructed views are also available, depending on your preferences.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: EUR2225
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Verandah Prices from $14,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Balcony Stateroom

There are few forms of cruise-ship accommodation that are quite as satisfying to stay in as one of Oosterdam’s Verandah staterooms. As the name suggests, these rooms overlook private verandahs through floor-to-ceiling windows that offer up an abundance of natural light. Some of these cabins have a partly obstructed view, so you will need to think carefully about whether you would favour this, or a full sea view.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: EUR2225
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Signature Suite Prices from $17,999pp

Holland America Oosterdam Suite Stateroom

If you’re seeking accommodation that offers something close to the ultimate luxury cruise experience, well, you might just have found it in the form of Oosterdam’s Signature Suites. With up to 384 square feet of space on offer including the verandah, these are rooms that don’t exactly “do” compromise, especially as far as the jaw-dropping ocean views are concerned.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and additional shower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: EUR2225
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Your Hotel Stays

Porto

Included Hotel

BessaHotel Boavista (Or Similar)

In Porto’s prestigious Boavista district, BessaHotel Boavista boasts stylish accommodation within striking distance of top attractions including Casa di Musica and Casa das Artes. Unwind in chic guestrooms featuring plush bedding and spacious bathrooms. Unwind after sightseeing in the on-site gym or indulge in a relaxing Turkish bath. Business needs are met with a 24-hour reception and a dedicated business centre, while complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel.

Lisbon

Included Hotel

Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental (Or Similar)

On the doorstep of the historic Campo Pequeno Bullring, Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental offers spacious accommodation, friendly service, and a seasonal rooftop pool. The hotel’s central location makes it a launchpad for uncovering Lisbon’s vibrant culture, whether it’s at the Museu Tauromaquico, dedicated to bullfighting history, or from Saldhanha metro station, a short walk from the hotel’s door. At the on-site Lounge28 restaurants, enjoy a range of Portuguese and Mediterranean dishes.

Athens

Included Hotel

Athens Tiare Hotel (Or Similar)

Overlooking the historic Omonia Square, Athens Tiare Hotel offers a stylish haven for your Greek adventure. Step into sleek, modern rooms featuring bold accent colours, custom furnishings, and state-of-the-art technology. After a busy day, freshen up in the on-site gym or utilise the business centre to catch up communications with home. On your doorstep, discover buzzing shops, restaurants and bars, as well a Omonia Metro Station. Artensis Restaurant offers tantalising local favourites while Augusta Lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with a drink.

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