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marcum1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Wanted to see the Danibe as had already done the Rhine twice. Saw an advert in paper for this company and looked perfect what wahat we wanted. Chose it as all the tours at the ports were included in price.They were either walking around ... Read more
geoberr3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Like ocean sailing so thought would try river cruising, first will be the last. Boat and crew were great. Being from the U.S.A. ice is a requirement in stateroom, not on the Star, you could go to bar and get a glass full. The mini fridge ... Read more
snsmllr
Member Since 2012
1 review
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Although, I do not have any River Cruise to compare this too, (it was our first) I wanted to state that this was probably the most relaxing vacation I have had in years and would highly recommend it to anyone. We sailed on the Emerald ... Read more
Orington
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
STARTING OUT This was our first river cruise. We have done two P & O sea cruises (Baltic, Mediterranean) and love the idea of visiting numerous places in several countries whilst unpacking only once, but found the massive ships with ... Read more
Dianne@fernbank11
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We wished to see more of the country surrounding the Danube and were particularly interested in the varied history of the area. This cruise covered most of the places we were interested in. Compared to other cruises, more was offered ... Read more
Marilyn Lister
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this Rhine,Main and Danube Cruise for the itinerary. It was our first river cruise although we have done many ocean cruises. Our impressions and opinions were the same as those of BEARS 2 in another review although on a ... Read more
BEARS 2
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this as we had done the Mosel on a previous cruise (with another company) and wanted to include this on a variant itinerary, this tima ccompanied by friends. Our worst River cruise to date - with Emerald Waterways!!! (This ... Read more
dosyrosy
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Following a previous very successful cruise on the Rhine and Mosel with Riviera, my friends and I, aged 70, decided to repeat the experience. After 2 nights at the Sheraton, Bucharest, we embarked on the Emerald Sun at Silistra to sail ... Read more
roger191141
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This cruise, June 28 to July 5 2016 started opposite a glass recycling plant and finished in a semi-stagnant riverside harbour serving a scrap metal depot and swarms of flies. At dinner and breakfast the following day the restaurant was ... Read more
missann44
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my first river cruise and I really loved it. We started with a pre-trip to prague and a post trip to Paris, It was an excellent cruise. The ship was beautiful and the crew was excellent polite very helpful I had a lovely ... Read more
DlorahDaem
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I'd always promised myself a river cruise as a retirement present to myself - after I booked this trip I got married as well as retiring, so it turned into a honeymoon cruise. The pre-organisation, information and documentation were all ... Read more
schlichtjames@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We first chose Emerald because River cruises rated them as best value for the money. We did the Rhine -Main River cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremberg. A story before the cruise took place. We were booked on June 5th cruise on Emerald ... Read more
Jane Chichester
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and the standard of accommodation, food and service on the Emerald Star was hard to fault. The staff made everything - even passing through the deepest lock on our journey - a cause for celebration and a ... Read more
Mekky
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were absolutely overwhelmed by our cruise experience! The ship is new and tastefully modern, with very comfortable balcony staterooms. There was always a variety of choices of very delicious foods, served at appropriate temperatures ... Read more
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dianewiebe@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I choose this cruise because it offered a single cabin without a surcharge. My cabin was everything that I needed. Staff was friendly and helpful. Travelling with a gluten sensitivity can be a challenge. many people just don't get ... Read more
Emeraldstar
Member Since 2016
1 review
The boat is very modern & clean. Some of the other boats we saw looked like floating old people's homes but Emerald Star is shiny chrome & glass. Cabin was well appointed. The swimming pool area is great and a dinky but adequate ... Read more
Thommo1
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I was reluctant to try a river cruise but my wife persuaded me to put aside my perceptions and give it a try. I am converted! The Emerald Star is a relatively new ship (2014) and is well appointed. The cabins are as large as one can ... Read more
blackdogmomma
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen for itinerary and time of year. The price was excellent and we received 5 star service. The food was excellent and the rooms were very comfortable. Each day we had a walking tour to the old town area of our port ... Read more
RiverTraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 helpful votes
We booked on this cruise because the previous year our Rhine cruise had been so good. The food, service and accommodation on the ship were excellent for this year as well as in the previous year. The staff who work on the ship are ... Read more
w130bam
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and more than met our expectations. We did not use the travel services as we arrived several days before we were to embark. We were allowed to leave our luggage the morning of the day before we left port. We ... Read more
MJGx2
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We had long wanted to do a river cruise and this year we were finally able to do so. We have done one ocean cruise which we enjoyed so wanted to experience a river cruise. Emerald Waterways ticked all the boxes for us and we had an ... Read more
Helpful? Thank MJGx2
fhamm
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We sailed from Amsterdam to Budapest in May 2015 and were most impressed by the ship, the efficient service and the relaxed generosity of the package. River cruisers are necessarily limited in terms of the facilities available, so cabins ... Read more
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Timing2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
When boarding the Emerald Star I was greeted by a professional presented crew offering us champagne. This was appreciated after an eight hour journey by bus from Paris. The cabin was immaculate, comfortable, with a space for table ... Read more
riversrundeep
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
I am not really one to write reviews but after my experience on the Emerald Star I felt compelled to share what I can only describe as "the trip of a lifetime!". I have avoided ocean cruising as my husband gets seasick but after speaking ... Read more
Cruising1950
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
I embarked at Nuremburg.  I have been on several river cruises prior to booking with Emerald, with a few different cruise companies and have never had a problem. I thought it was time to try a new company as i had heard they had brand ... Read more

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