Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews

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Parliament building, Budapest
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Tito's burial site, Belgrade
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Statue, carving of the face of of Decebalus, Iron Gates
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Pool, Emerald Sun
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Wanted to see the lower Danube
"On one occasion it took the coach about and hour and a half to get to the place we were going to and all the way there the tour guide was literally lecturing on the history of the country from their prospective.Also from the boat to Bucharest took a matter of 7 hours to get there in a hot barely unconditioned coach which could have taken a lot less...."Read More
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Emerald Sun - Splendours of Europe - August 2023

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pntrgrl
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I chose this tour because it covered the Rhine and the Danube rivers. Also, it had the no single supplement available and as a solo traveller this is a bonus as the regular cruise price is very expensive. The staff on the Emerald Sun were very personable and helpful. They addressed you by your first name rather than a generic greeting in most cases. The cruise ship was kept clean and neat. ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Best time ever - 2 cruisers 52yr old and 55yr old

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leegr
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

15 day - Splendours of Europe river cruise One of us was a completely new cruiser, the other had been on an ocean cruise 30 years ago. We wanted to be able to see as many sites in Europe as we could without sitting on a bus for too long. This cruise fit the bill perfectly, travelling to lots of different places. The local tour guides were all very knowledgeable and helpful. Sailing ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Splendors of Europe Budapest to Amsterdam on the Emerald Sun

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mreneesh
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Emerald is PHENOMENAL! They go above and beyond in service with a smile! We lucked into wonderful (warm) weather our whole trip. Our Cruise Director Patricia and Activity Director Noel were very easy to work with and kept us all in great spirits throughout the entire trip. The excursions and guided tours were very informative and all the guides were knowledgeable and friendly! There was ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Another Excellent Cruise with Emerald

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Barry_Tucker
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised with Emerald In Europe twice before. They are always excellent and this cruise was no exception. The ship and crew were first class. Emerald gives excellent value with no hidden fees and they are truly all inclusive. Included excusions every day, all payments , tips/gratuities for guides and drivers are prepaid. There is no requirement or even expectation for tipping any crew or ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


Good and Bad news

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Emerald Sun

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Lzqy6z
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise it's self was excellent, the staff very attentive and the food good. I really couldn't fault the cruise, HOWEVER, I very nearly didn't go as my experience of the UK Customer Service department was utterly appalling and I thought if this is the way the cruise will unfold I wasn't interested. Facilities on the ship were good but limited, the itinerary was excellent and they obviously had ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Enchantment of Eastern Europe river Danube, 4th to 13th June 2022 on the Emerald Sun.

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n.cartwright
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just returned from the holiday. Actual port of embarkation was Giurgiu, near Bucharest, Romania but this was not an option on the Cruise Critic drop down menu, Budapest was where we disembarked. This was our fifth river cruise and the first with Emerald. This cruise was excellent. Emerald looked after us extremely well and the service, be it from the cabin stewards, reception, bar service, ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Emerald Didn't Disappoint

Review for a Europe - All Cruise on Emerald Sun

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ypgal
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was my second European river cruise but first on Emerald. We found a wonderful sale on Travelzoo and despite Covid, we booked it over a year ago. The itinerary really appealed to me as it covered a few new countries that I hadn't been to. The Emerald Sun was less than half full probably due to Covid. That was a bonus for me. The ship was clean and welcoming. It did seem that it was a ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Wanted to see the lower Danube

Review for a Europe - All Cruise on Emerald Sun

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Mannifield
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After cruising the upper part of the Danube we wanted to see from Budapest downwards. The places were very interesting however some of the tour guides need to interpret the history of the countries better and what is actually interesting as opposed to boring and more like a history lesson at school. On one occasion it took the coach about and hour and a half to get to the place we were going to ...
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Sail Date: May 2022



Exceptional service and beautiful ship

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Emerald Sun

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SianMcG
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We cruised on the Danube River on a special interest cruise with Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag. The ship is beautifully decorated, it's modern and very luxurious compared to some other river ships we docked with along the cruise. We stayed in a Panorama Balcony Suite and these are a great way to see the views as the large window can be opened all the way down so you can lean out and see ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


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