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"We were booked on emerald sun. We were told that they had informed us of the change of ship by email. I did not get that email. The ships are the same however because we spent two days in Budapest prior to boarding..."Read More
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First time cruiser!

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suffolkcruiser60

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose it because we wanted to see the towns and cities on this particular Danube cruise. We had never done any kind of cruise before, and didn't really know what to expect. We found the cabin comfortable and spacious and the staff were excellent. The food was much better and more varied than we had imagined it would be, and the choice of wines were very good. The only downside was that the low ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Better Than Anticipated

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LorenR

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We had a dream of travelling from Budapest to Amsterdam one day. After some research we chose Emerald Waterways, and Emerald Sky as our river ship. I consider myself a seasoned ocean cruiser and was anxious to see what river cruising would be like. Well we were not disappointed! In fact it may be harder to pick the larger cruising vessels again! I highly recommend this itinerary, each day ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Fantastic first river cruise

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Gill benham

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted a river cruise for a 70th birthday celebration. Saw this one advertised in daily mail and it covered the area we wanted to cruise to. We started at Budapest and travelled to Bratislava , Durnstein, Melk and Vienna. We were unable to cruise last day due to river level.. however, the choice was there to travel by coach or stay on ship. Everything was well organised and passengers ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Great boat; could improve on vegetarian menu and accessability on excursions

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Frederick Q.

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The staff were great, in particular cruise director Michael. The maid service for our room was excellent. Tour guides on the excursions were friendly and very knowledgeable. Europe experienced a very hot summer resulting in low water levels. We were told that many other cruise ships had to bus their guests around the low areas but our very experienced captain was able to sail us through ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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First timer with Emerald

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Dotty1963

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We have done a couple of river cruises but this one exceeded our expectations. The service was excellent, the variety of food at all times was great although the portions sometimes were small but it didn't bother us, enjoyed every meal. The only negative comment would be that the restaurant and lounge area were very noisy. The included shore excursions were well organised, we liked the ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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Great river cruise line

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msmaggie22963

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise for the price, the itinerary, and age of the ship. Since this was my 4th river cruise I wasn’t expecting to be dazzled, but I was. The ship was beautiful and the staff was better than amazing. Nina, the cruise director, was the best I have experienced. She was warm, caring, and always thinking of ways to aid passengers who had difficulty with mobility. The food was ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Trip of a lifetime

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seashell27

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

After much research, we chose Emerald for our first cruise as we were looking for a river cruise on a beautiful, modern ship with opportunities to be active (cycling, hiking) and chance to see as much as possible in two weeks. This experience far exceeded our expectations! The ship and the staff were extraordinary. The itinerary was a perfect blend of cities and small villages, active and quiet ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island


AMAZING

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Labtechechnologist

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We always wanted to do a river cruise and this appealed to us. We chose the river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Everything was great, food, tours, rooms, etc We were not disappointed in a thing except for the fact we had to spend night one in a hotel. The river was blocked by a cargo ship but this beyond control of the Emerald Sky. The staff is outstanding and did everything in ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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A cruise which met expectations

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RosnBill

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we are past passengers of Evergreen tours and we liked the idea of the indoor pool. We found all the crew to be fantastic. They were all very efficient at their particular jobs and were happy to help with anything extra. Cruise director Nina did a brilliant job and dealt with the change of plans at the start very calmly. The Grand Balcony cabin was comfortable enough ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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Didn't put on any weight!

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robinsonpe44

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

A modern ship quite well designed, although single staircase from deck 2 to deck 3 caused congestion at times. Also, limited public toilet facilities meant trips back to cabin needed. Overall, the trip was very well organised, with good crisis management when things didn't quite go to plan. The stops and excursions were all extremely worthwhile with a very high standard of local tour guides ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island


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