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7 Night
Danube Explorer

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Budapest, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Budapest
  • Day 3
    Vienna
  • Day 4
    Vienna
  • Day 5
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 6
    Linz (Salzburg)
  • Day 7
    Passau
  • Day 8
    Munich
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Emerald Destiny - Emerald Waterways

Star-Ship design features heated pool with retractable roof

Line offers inclusions at a reasonable fare

Bikes onboard as well as active excursions

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Emerald Destiny Reviews

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10 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine With Lucerne & Zurich

Leaving:
Zurich
Visiting:
Lucerne, Luzern ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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    Zurich
  • Day 2
    Lucerne
  • Day 3
    Luzern
  • Day 4
    Lucerne
  • Day 5
    Breisach
  • Day 6
    Kehl
  • Day 7
    Mannheim
  • Day 8
    Koblenz
  • Day 9
    Cologne
  • Day 10
    Amsterdam
  • Day 11
    Cruising
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Emerald Dawn - Emerald Waterways

Contemporary ship with a friendly vibe

Swimming pool that converts into a movie theater

Value for money fares

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Emerald Dawn Reviews

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7 Night
Tulips & The Rhine

Leaving:
Basel
Visiting:
Breisach, Kehl ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Basel
  • Day 2
    Breisach
  • Day 3
    Kehl
  • Day 4
    Mannheim
  • Day 5
    Koblenz
  • Day 6
    Cologne
  • Day 7
    Amsterdam
  • Day 8
    Cruising
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Emerald Sky - Emerald Waterways

Modern take on river cruising

Excellent onboard facilities, including a pool

Good choice for budget-conscious cruisers

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Emerald Sky Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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14 Night
Christmas Markets Of Europe

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Cologne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Cologne
  • Day 4
    Rudesheim
  • Day 5
    Miltenberg
  • Day 6
    Wurzburg
  • Day 7
    Bamberg
  • Day 8
    Nuremberg
  • Day 9
    Kelheim
  • Day 10
    Passau
  • Day 11
    Melk
  • Day 12
    Vienna
  • Day 13
    Bratislava
  • Day 14
    Budapest
  • Day 15
    Cruising
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Emerald Dawn - Emerald Waterways

Contemporary ship with a friendly vibe

Swimming pool that converts into a movie theater

Value for money fares

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Emerald Dawn Reviews

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7 Night
Danube Delights

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Budapest, Bratislava ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Budapest
  • Day 3
    Bratislava
  • Day 4
    Vienna
  • Day 5
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 6
    Passau
  • Day 7
    Regensburg
  • Day 8
    Munich
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Emerald Sky - Emerald Waterways

Modern take on river cruising

Excellent onboard facilities, including a pool

Good choice for budget-conscious cruisers

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Emerald Sky Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The Danube

Leaving:
Budapest
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Budapest, Bratislava ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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    Budapest
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    Budapest
  • Day 3
    Bratislava
  • Day 4
    Vienna
  • Day 5
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 6
    Passau
  • Day 7
    Regensburg
  • Day 8
    Munich
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Emerald Sun - Emerald Waterways

Pro: Modern design in public areas and cabins, enclosed indoor pool, included gratuities

Con: Perfunctory service; lackluster dining

Bottom Line: A good value with a contemporary feel, moderate inclusions and a casual, friendly atmosphere

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Emerald Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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10 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine With Lucerne & Zurich

Leaving:
Zurich
Visiting:
Zurich, Luzern ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Zurich
  • Day 2
    Zurich
  • Day 3
    Luzern
  • Day 4
    Lucerne
  • Day 5
    Breisach
  • Day 6
    Kehl
  • Day 7
    Mannheim
  • Day 8
    Koblenz
  • Day 9
    Cologne
  • Day 10
    Amsterdam
  • Day 11
    Cruising
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Emerald Sun - Emerald Waterways

Pro: Modern design in public areas and cabins, enclosed indoor pool, included gratuities

Con: Perfunctory service; lackluster dining

Bottom Line: A good value with a contemporary feel, moderate inclusions and a casual, friendly atmosphere

Reviews

Emerald Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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7 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Cologne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Cologne
  • Day 4
    Koblenz
  • Day 5
    Mannheim
  • Day 6
    Kehl
  • Day 7
    Breisach
  • Day 8
    Basel
Ship Details

Emerald Star - Emerald Waterways

Pros

Laidback onboard experience; fantastic wall-sized windows that open in cabins

Cons

No evening entertainment to speak of, little enrichment and food is not a highlight

Bottom Line

Friendly vibe combined with lots of inclusions make for a value-oriented way to see Europe

Reviews

Emerald Star Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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7 Night
The Charms Of Holland & Belgium

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Dordrecht ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Dordrecht
  • Day 4
    Antwerp
  • Day 5
    Maastricht
  • Day 6
    Arnhem
  • Day 7
    Utrecht
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Emerald Star - Emerald Waterways

Pros

Laidback onboard experience; fantastic wall-sized windows that open in cabins

Cons

No evening entertainment to speak of, little enrichment and food is not a highlight

Bottom Line

Friendly vibe combined with lots of inclusions make for a value-oriented way to see Europe

Reviews

Emerald Star Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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7 Night
Danube Delights

Leaving:
Budapest
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Budapest, Bratislava ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Budapest
  • Day 3
    Bratislava
  • Day 4
    Vienna
  • Day 5
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 6
    Passau
  • Day 7
    Regensburg
  • Day 8
    Munich
Ship Details

Emerald Dawn - Emerald Waterways

Contemporary ship with a friendly vibe

Swimming pool that converts into a movie theater

Value for money fares

Reviews

Emerald Dawn Reviews

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7 Night
The Majestic Rhine

Leaving:
Cruising
Visiting:
Colmar, Kehl ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Colmar
  • Day 3
    Kehl
  • Day 4
    Baden-Baden
  • Day 5
    Heidelberg
  • Day 6
    Koblenz
  • Day 7
    Rudesheim
  • Day 8
    Frankfurt
Ship Details

Emerald Sun - Emerald Waterways

Pro: Modern design in public areas and cabins, enclosed indoor pool, included gratuities

Con: Perfunctory service; lackluster dining

Bottom Line: A good value with a contemporary feel, moderate inclusions and a casual, friendly atmosphere

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Emerald Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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8 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern Europe

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Leaving:
Bucharest
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Bucharest, Rousse ... see more
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Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Bucharest
  • Day 2
    Bucharest
  • Day 3
    Rousse (Russe)
  • Day 4
    Vidin
  • Day 5
    Golubac
  • Day 6
    Belgrade
  • Day 7
    Osijek
  • Day 8
    Kalocsa
  • Day 9
    Cruising
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Emerald Sun - Emerald Waterways

Pro: Modern design in public areas and cabins, enclosed indoor pool, included gratuities

Con: Perfunctory service; lackluster dining

Bottom Line: A good value with a contemporary feel, moderate inclusions and a casual, friendly atmosphere

Reviews

Emerald Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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8 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern Europe

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Leaving:
Budapest
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Kalocsa, Osijek ... see more
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Kalocsa
  • Day 3
    Osijek
  • Day 4
    Belgrade
  • Day 5
    Golubac
  • Day 6
    Vidin
  • Day 7
    Rousse (Russe)
  • Day 8
    Bucharest
  • Day 9
    Cruising
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Emerald Destiny - Emerald Waterways

Star-Ship design features heated pool with retractable roof

Line offers inclusions at a reasonable fare

Bikes onboard as well as active excursions

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Emerald Destiny Reviews

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14 Night
Three Rivers Discovery

Leaving:
Porto
Visiting:
Pinhao, Vega de Terron ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Porto (Leixoes)
  • Day 2
    Pinhao
  • Day 3
    Vega de Terron (Salamanca)
  • Day 4
    Salamanca
  • Day 5
    Pocinho
  • Day 6
    Regua
  • Day 7
    Porto (Leixoes)
  • Day 8
    Lyon
  • Day 9
    Chalon-sur-Saone
  • Day 10
    Lyon
  • Day 11
    Tournon-sur-Rhone
  • Day 12
    Viviers
  • Day 13
    Avignon
  • Day 14
    Arles
  • Day 15
    Marseille
Ship Details

Emerald Radiance - Emerald Waterways

Pros

Destination immersion extends to onboard cultural activities, cuisine and wine

Cons

If watching the scenery isn't your thing, you might get bored with the slow pace

Bottom Line

What the ship lacks in space, it makes up for with genuine service and a truly local feel

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Emerald Radiance Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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9 Night
Berlin & The Majestic Rhine

Leaving:
Berlin
Visiting:
Berlin, Berlin ... see more
Cruise Line:
Emerald Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Berlin
  • Day 2
    Berlin
  • Day 3
    Berlin
  • Day 4
    Rudesheim
  • Day 5
    Koblenz
  • Day 6
    Mannheim
  • Day 7
    Baden-Baden
  • Day 8
    Kehl
  • Day 9
    Colmar
  • Day 10
    Basel
  • Day 10
    Basel
Ship Details

Emerald Sun - Emerald Waterways

Pro: Modern design in public areas and cabins, enclosed indoor pool, included gratuities

Con: Perfunctory service; lackluster dining

Bottom Line: A good value with a contemporary feel, moderate inclusions and a casual, friendly atmosphere

Reviews

Emerald Sun Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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