Both lines are expected to resume their original Douro River cruise schedules, offering 8-day roundtrips from homeport Oporto Portugal.
Both brands are offering deposit-free bookings until the proposed traffic-light system is confirmed by the government. This allows Brits to secure a place on the highly sought-after cruise season whilst having full peace of mind that their money is protected.
Alongside the nil-deposit offer, Emerald and Scenic have applied additional discounts across all 2021 Douro sailings.
Emerald Cruises' passengers can save up to GBP 700 per person as well as enjoy unlimited free drinks onboard with a Premium Drinks Package.
Those choosing to sail with Scenic will also save up to GBP 700 per person.
Emerald Cruises’ 8-day Secrets of the Douro river trip showcases the region's best art and culture, with highlights including mosaic tile painting with locals, a Port Wine cocktail-making lesson, dinner and entertainment at Quinta da Pacheca wine estate.
Emerald Cruises is scheduled to resume sailings from July 31, 2021, with prices for the 8-day itinerary starting from GBP 1,945 per person (based on October 2, 2021 departure).
Scenic’s 8-day Delightful Douro itinerary starts from GBP 2,545 per person.
Alternatively, the 11-day Unforgettable Douro river journey has a gourmet focus, with passengers enjoying a wine tasting at Quinta da Aveleda, a home visit for a bread-making lesson, and an authentic lunch hosted by a local in Freixo de Espada a Cinta.
Scenic is setting sail again on July 30, 2021, with fares for the 11-day itinerary starting from GBP 3,745 per person.