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Budapest Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Sun
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51 Budapest Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews


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oldskier

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st Riverboat Cruise

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We had been wanting to try a riverboat cruise for awhile now. It just so happened that an Irish musician by the name of Seamus Kennedy, whom we enjoyed seeing at many an Irish Pub in the DC area during the 1980's ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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947girl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First river cruise

My sister and I travel each year and decided to do our first river cruise. We always do research before deciding. Emerald was the best value for the money and good reviews. We chose the 8 day Danube Delights with ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Gramcare

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Waterways Blue Danube Delight

This was our first cruise and we had just begun to explore river cruise options when we learned our friends, who were seasoned travelers, had completed the research and had already booked this cruise. While we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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CrewBlue

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Major Disappointment

Review Are you under 70? Do you like an active lifestyle? Do you enjoy great food and wine? Do you like to socialize with well educated and cultured travelers? If so, DO NOT CRUISE WITH EMERALD WATERWAYS. We did ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Martin Cindy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube

We loved the 7 day Christmas Markets cruise from Budapest to Nurenberg! The Emerald Waterways cruise line was a wonderful choice. The food was excellent! Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks are included at each lunch and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Fawks

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No water, no cruise

First time cruising on a ship. Saved a lot of money for this. Looked like a good deal free air fare 150 E credit. We arrived a day earlier than the cruise to allow for jet lag to wear off a bit only to be informed ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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barryspink1

1 Review Written

Rhine Danube cruise

we chose this cruise because it was two weeks and ended in amsterdam. I will start with the food i like my food and expect it to be of good quality and sufficient meat fish and vegetables. It was none of the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dephead2004

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Newbies sail the Danube

Please note the Emerald Sun was swapped for the Emerald Sky. It was identical in all respects other than the name and was a year older. The crew was from the Sky. They were very friendly , keen to talk, provide a ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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PLLanoue

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very disappointing

-Little information available prior to departure for the whole trip. Inappropriate boarding information made available to us -Change of ship received by e-mail on day of departure when I requested location to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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minmor3

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

EW Would not be our 1st choice in the future after this trip

This was our 3rd river cruise. We chose EW over the leading River Cruise line in the U.S. market because we wanted a different experience all around and EW did NOT dissapoint! For starters, if you are not part of ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Geoffreda

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Eastern Europe awakens

We chose this cruise to see the part of the Danube we had not seen before. Whilst not as scenic as the upper river, apart from the Iron Gates, it still proved to be worth seeing. The whole trip came to life with the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Get paid grip

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew - pity about the food

Been before on Danube, Budapest to Amsterdam in 2014 when all was excellent. This time, September 2017, the quality of the food was not up to 2014 standard. The ship, crew, amenities, cabins and trips were all ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Gidgee

1 Review Written

A must do experience

The river cruise was part of an Italy to UK holiday. From the time we arrived in Budapest from Rome we were assisted in everyway and transported on to our ship in a very well organised manner. Once on board the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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davisthomp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise on the Danube...with every turn new spectacular experiences

We chose this cruise because of the value and description of experiences. All which came true. The service on board was wonderful...like being in a luxury hotel while cruising the river. All the stewards and crew ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Merrily,merrily

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Danube w/ our new best friends!

My mum-in-law asked for this trip & what fun we 3 had- We were river rat virgins & look forward to the next one! The ship & cabins were stunning & pristine, dining delicious & imaginative. The entertainment was fun ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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wkeener

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This ship & all staff were so wonderful to us, friends were made including staff

We choose this ship due to our travel agent with Vacations to go it was a great deal and was going to places we wanted to see .We will travel on this cruise line again .Ship was so nice and staff were very friendly ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Whammers

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship but we prefer Ocean Cruise Liners

We chose this river cruise to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. We tend to go on ocean cruise liners but thought we would try something different for his celebration. CABIN - GOOD POINTS Great cabin, we ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Voyager101

1 Review Written

An excellent start to River Cruising

Chosen for the River Danube experience, we were not disappointed but being less active than some some, coach shore tours - even if not into the ancient places would have been appreciated for a taste of new places. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Melvyn.Hourigan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Perfect Cruise

My wife and I wanted to see the European Cities and decided to use Emerald Waterways to cruise the Danube. The cruise was perfect in every way: Cabin: lacked nothing except a Kettle! Engine noise: ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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mtyork

2 Reviews Written

First class cruise

We wished to travel on the Danube and particularly to visit Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.. The ship itself was all that we expected with a very attentive and friendly staff. Food A1 . Cabin immaculate. Liked it ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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FranMary

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The amazing not so Blue, Danube

We have been on other river cruises and wanted to experience the River Danube. The itinerary appealed to us, and we sailed north from Budapest. Budapest by night was a magical evening, and we found both Budapest ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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damemargi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good, but some not so good

Cruising for years only ever done far eastern river cruises and many sea cruises so thought would try European for a bit of luxury. Boat was very nice. Lift goes to bar and dining floors but not sun deck. Cabin ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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sue1p

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Danube cruise Budapest to Nuremberg June 2017

Having previously cruised the Rhine 2 years ago with a different cruise line, we decided to try The Danube on Emerald Sun. Embarkation was very smooth and efficient and we were greeted by cheerful and smiling ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Levad

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent ports-of-call, lovely ship, great staff, let down by food quality

Very good itinerary, visiting some fabulous places which were enriched by the guided tours at each location. The ship was very well appointed and very comfortable. The modern feel to the design and furnishings ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Droud2017

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Danube Delights

Choosing the Danube Delights river cruise enable my husband and I to visit several cities in Europe that we hadn't before and how pleased we both were. We had never taken a cruise before and was excited to give it ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Emerald Sun Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.7
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.54.7
Fitness Recreation4.04
FamilyN/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.8
Value For Money4.54.2
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