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Budapest Emerald Destiny Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Destiny
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Budapest

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24 Budapest Emerald Destiny Cruise Reviews


mmireau avatar

mmireau

1 Review Written

A bucket list item that exceeded expectations

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We chose Emerald from a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. We made our own flight arrangements and flew into Budapest 3 days prior to our departure to meet up with our friends and explore the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


HenryGF avatar

HenryGF

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Another excellent Emerald Cruise

We chose this cruise for its itinerary, with some of the ports being new to us. We have travelled on Emerald Waterways several times before, so had a high expectation and our expectations were all met and exceeded ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kenasch2

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enchantment of Eastern Europe - some improvements needed

I can certainly agree with some of the previous reviews of this ship and this particular itinerary. We arrived on our own by train from Vienna. The instructions we received said we could not embark before 3 pm. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cumbrianglobetrotter

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

My husband and I booked ‘The Enchantment of Eastern Europe’ cruise for May 2019. This was our first river cruise in Europe. The whole holiday package was booked with Emerald and we certainly could not fault the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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AndrewMorris62

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Surpassing all expectations

Our very first river cruise, and it's hard to believe we'll ever have a more enjoyable, rewarding cruise experience. My wife and I usually go on more adventurous, independent holidays, and were nervous that we ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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chipreynolds

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Emerald Delights

I had many great things about Emerald waterways and their ships. Once i realized that they were owned by The Scenic group, i knew I had to check their ship out. Danube Delights was the first river cruise that i ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Charlie Turner avatar

Charlie Turner

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Food Servers and Services

This was our first ever river cruise and will be back for another. Service from the time we were picked up at the airport until final departure from Prague was excellent. The ship was clean, spacious and an absolute ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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donaldduck99

1 Review Written

A SPLENDID CRUISE ON THE DANUBE TO VISIT THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Note: We were supposed to sail on the Emerald Destiny, but because of low water levels, passengers cruised on the Emerald Sun instead. Our Christmas Market cruise with Emerald Waterways was everything we had ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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joepeggy

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disappointed

This was our third cruise with Emerald. We have also cruised with Uniworld and Viking. We chose this trip from Budapest to Amsterdam on Emerald because our previous trips with Emerald were wonderful. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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LindaS56

1 Review Written

Dancing on the Danube

This was our first river cruise and the big draw for us was that we would have a special show at the Venice Arsenal from dancers from the British TV show "Strictly Come Dancing": Vincent Simone and Flavia Caccace. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Shelene9326

2 Reviews Written

Everything you could want in a River Cruise

Everything and More. I am generally not a cruise person, my wife and I have been on two previous ocean cruises and while I enjoyed them there were aspects that I was not happy with. This was our first River cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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JackieCZA

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

An unforgettable trip

We booked this trip less than 6 weeks before embarkation, based on many of the helpful discussions on this website. We added a few days in Prague before the cruise and in Belgium after the cruise, so did not ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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sharongraham

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

We really enjoyed visiting the smaller places like Regensburg.

After doing some research, we decided on Emerald as the dates and duration suited us. Also your brochure was very persuasive with lovely photos. We decided on a grand balcony stateroom but were disappointed to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


sheilly avatar

sheilly

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Decent

The cruise definitely meets expectations. The food is great, along with the service. The only thing I didn't care for, is that it's not for active people. If you're active or like to workout at all, the gym is ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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adrianp

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent Danube Cruise

We chose a cruise along the Danube to appreciate the many historic cities built along this major European trade route. The restaurant and food on the Emerald Destiny was first rate and the staff were always ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Aussieblueeyes

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful new ship with first class service.

I chose this cruise for a variety of reasons the first being value for money, the second being the route along the Danube visiting cities that I had never seen. I had never taken a river cruise and I did not know ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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PCDC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube Delights

We have cruised on big ocean liners and experienced some pretty stormy weather. This was our first river cruise and it was a wonderful experience. Smooth sailing, fine dining, excellent tours included in the price ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Elayne Lockhart

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise experience on friendly ship

I wanted to experience river cruising to compare with being on a larger ship, and travelling with Emerald far exceeded my expectations. They are amazingly well organized and efficient, and will go out of their way ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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LARHEAD81301

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Germany - AWESOME

Highly recommended for value & service. We did all excursions and found the value to be great. Food on board was exceptional. They provided special evenings of local culture & food. A real highlight of the tour. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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walt88

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Danube

This was our first river cruise but it will not be our last. When we arrived we were greeted by our cruise director Balazs Varga and processed quickly. Staff was friendly and answered all our questions. We were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jan.roberge

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AMAZING! GREAT SERVICE, FOOD AND CREW!

I am an airline employee and received information from ID 90 and they shared a special that looked like something we wanted to try. It turned out to be really great and we loved the crew and ship! Would definitely ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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TobyBoston

1 Review Written

Ship, service and a great experience

The destiny is a beautiful river boat with modern layout and appeal. From the beginning the “all in” travel from Budapest to Passau, Will filled with planned guided tours that gave you history and character ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Longlyn avatar

Longlyn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No Blues on The Danube!

After lots of research we decided that an Emerald cruise would give us a great holiday. This was our first experience of cruising and we chose Emerald as the itinerary looked good, the ship appeared luxurious and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Bill Whyte avatar

Bill Whyte

1 Review Written

Emerald Cruise With Brent Burns

I was chosen to perform with a friend on board Brent Burns and 88 Parrot Head fans who went with us. My wife and I have done cruises on bigger ships, this was the first time on a river cruise. From the moment we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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