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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

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Europe River
Budapest

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153 Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews


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North Brisbane

1 Review Written

Our First Riverboat Cruise

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I thought the ship and the food were excellent and we were happy with our cabin. Most of the staff were very obliging and friendly with one or two being a bit abrupt. I was disappointed with some of the shore ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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AZRetiredRN

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Suite #341: Good and HORRIBLE

We selected the 14-day Grand European Tour river cruise more than 12-months prior to embarkation. We splurged on the Explorer Suite as a treat to ourselves. On a prior Viking cruise we had a Veranda Suite, and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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suja

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Voyage through the Balkans – APT Cruise from Budapest on AmaBella

We have done several river cruises up and down the Danube with different providers and APT was by far the least luxurious. A pleasant experience but not the luxury cruise we were expecting for the price charged and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Joanna Giblin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing special

We just felt processed the whole time. Very little done to make the experience on board fun or special. There was basically no entertainment except a single pianist who occasionally acted as a sort of DJ for those ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Missilemary2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Definitely not 5 star

We chose this cruise based on the marketing done by scenic and had expectations of a five star luxury cruise. This was not the case, the air conditioning on the ship was inconsistent in the lounge and the bar ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Geezer Cruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perhaps not target audience?

Don't mean to sound negative, but didn't have the fantastic experience so many others report. Airport pickup at Budapest went well, as did the pre-cruise experience, despite poor weather. Guide for Jewish Budapest ...
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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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Jesse S.

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Avalon Pulls a Fast One on its Customers

This was a Danube cruise, Budapest to Nuremburg. Due to low water on the river, the ship discharged passengers just beyond Regensburg, busing those who were departing from Nuremburg and to Prague for those who had ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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teeandjay

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Room for improvement

We had to change from the AmaVerde to the AmaBella on this APT cruise half way through our cruise because of low water on the Danube. This involved a four hour coach journey. This transfer was only revealed to us ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Walkinannie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise ever! The good and the bad.

This is a review of the Grand European Tour from Budapest to Amsterdam from the 1st to the 15th of October. We also did the 3 night pre tour in Prague and the post 2 night in Amsterdam.We have travelled the world ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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RogerW

9 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Newer Boat, but not as Good As the Jade overall

We had to join this boat after spending some 8 hours transferring from the Jade to join Jasper. So we had an early start to go to Salzburg and then onto see the Sounds of Music show up in the mountains, that ...
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Sail Date August 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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Cumbcapcorp

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Scenic's Contingency Planning and Compensation Policy Falls Short

We booked a 14 day cruise with Scenic from Budapest to Amsterdam, and had a very mixed experience. Due to low water levels (not Scenic's fault), we ended up on three different ships (the Amber, the Jade and the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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DISCODI

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Pre Cruise Problems

Uniworld is a top rated line. Called just two days before leaving for Budapest to check water levels and was told that all was great and we were "assured" that there would be no problem for our embarkation on 9/23. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TLALMT

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice view of other ship ..sails at night......OR NOT with low water levels WBA

I liked the idea of NOT having to move my stuff...bus tours are not my idea of relaxing... Ship and staff were fabulous. Food plentiful, variety and quality. Wine was lovely....room was nice size, shower/bathroom ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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kirky52

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Travel Marvel Diamond- Jewel

We chose this trip from an Readers offers Ltd advertising literature it was supposed to be APT but we later found out that as Travelmarvel its the more budget arm of APT so you need to see APTs brochure to find out ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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GGH1958

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Grand European Tour on Viking Embla and Viking Lif

We just come back from a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam with Viking and after reading all the opinions of other travellers we decided to have our input too. We travel with them exactly when the low water in ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ds.offenbacher

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise line is over rated

We did a European river boat cruise with Scenic. With river cruises you need to be aware that if river levels are either to high or to low your cruise may become a bus tour. We were very fortunate that we were ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Basketball wife

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Itinerary fine, dining/onboard experience, poor

Wanted to visit Budapest and Vienna on a land tour so with the extra ports, seemed to make sense (we are not interested in organized bus tours, but having the same room every night is appealing). While the tours and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Pepper99

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A very disappointing cruise with Riviera Travel on the MS William Shakespeare

We booked a cruise with Riviera Cruise on the 25th August 2017 and flew out on the 21st June 2018 for 7 days. After some research and watching your virtual tour of the ship; we chose this holiday with you company. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Flyfisher 250

1 Review Written

Very nice longship, very good service but mediocre food

We really thought the Viking longship was built just right with its very convenient and pleasant public areas and restaurants. The service was excellent. The staterooms were kept extremely clean and our AA Suite ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Texas Traveler1717

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not My Cup Of Tea

For me the ship was too small. I don't think river cruises are for me. This might be great for some people but just didn't wow me at all. The entertainment was mediocre at best. It consisted of a female singer ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Rubywed

1 Review Written

Not Do Grand Viking European Tour

This was a most disappointing holiday for the high price we paid. When booking this trip we assumed that you are able to step off the boat in to the towns listed and enjoy exploring on our own. Unfortunately we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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BarnardRG

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Low water. Making the most of a difficult situation!

We had travelled with Avalon previously in 2015 and spent a lot of time convincing my sister and her husband to join us for the Budapest to Amsterdam cruise. This was to be the trip of a lifetime for my sister. As ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Ron Bremner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sailing Down the Danube——Budapest to Prague——-

1/ We chose this cruise because we felt it would be interesting to see the scenery from the boat as we cruised down the Danube——however, the problem was that we actually spent very little time looking at the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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