Met all our expectations: Emerald Star Cruise Review by Holiday buff
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Met all our expectations
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
We had been warned about double mooring occasionally, but didn't find it a problem as little time was spent in the cabins and, at times, became a source of amusement,
We found the food very good with plenty of choices, which always included a local dish and the free wines were varied and plentiful. Although not as many choices as we had on the QM2, the quality was very good. The staff were excellent and very helpful. We actually liked the free dining experience More meeting many new people from all parts of the world. There was plenty of seating in the dining room and lounge and we never felt overcrowded.
The sun deck was wonderful with plenty of shade and seating. It was a shame this was out of use as we approached Nuremberg but, of course, this was the same for all ships, 5 star or not.
The trips were all well executed and interesting, especially the Viennese concert and tea with a Slovakian family, is a must. In our case, they had a wine cellar and a taste test ensued. We were all snoring on the way back. One comment I would add is that, in our opinion, some of the trips started unnecessarily early in the morning and the ability to have a more leisurely breakfast would have been preferential.
I would not hesitate to recommend this ship or Emerald Waterways. Less
Cabin review: R332
Very comfortable with plenty of cupboard space and a good bathroom, albeit on the small size.