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Emerald River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Rio Pinhão on a beautiful morning
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Super Holiday

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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Skinnybit
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After all the issues with the pandemic, this cruise was just what the doctor ordered. We had the most amazing food cooked in the tiniest of spaces. These guys should be on Masterchef. The crew were fantastic - very friendly, very helpful and looked after us brilliantly. The daily information and organisation could not be bettered. There was no reason not to know what was happening on any day or ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


A fantastic weeks cruise.

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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Gaias
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

From start to finish the whole cruise was a fantastic experience. The transfers to & from the airport went seamlessly & the reception on arrival friendly & informative. The crew were friendly & helpful & the atmosphere was very inclusive. The food & wines were excellent. All the public areas were always kept pristine. Although the cabin was snug this was never an issue. It was very comfortable & ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Covid Ignored

Review for Emerald Liberte to Europe - All

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keuka746
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this river cruise because this was the last leg of our France river cruises. Pre-Covid we had done the Paris to Normandy and the Bordeaux river cruises on Uniworld and loved it. We chose Emerald based on reviews and frankly, price. Emerald had the normal, to be expected, startup issues with staffing. We understand that. The cabin was small but nice although we don't care for the virtual ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


The evening entertainment on the last night was magic and the lunchtime the day previously a real laugh.

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - All

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The Ayatollah
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this Emerald cruise 2 years back for our Emerald wedding anniversary, Covid forced the delay. Food was good but limited in choice in comparison to other river cruises we have done with a massive buffet selection. With limited mobility access to the sun deck was limited with no assisted methods, lift or chairlift. Staff were good and Igor did well.. As this expensive cruise was sold with ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Wonderful Crew, from top to bottom

Review for Emerald Liberte to Europe - All

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Jockrooser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our reason for taking this cruise was our previous experiences with the company, but mainly the Itinerary. Having sailed with Emerald twice before we were confident that we we would be happy with the boat, the accommodation and the food. Knowing that the food and wine is sourced locally and being fans of French cuisine and wines, ultimately we were not disappointed, with one of the highlights ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Sensational

Review for Emerald Liberte to Europe - All

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GreenKruza
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary, we were not disappointed. Each place we visited had something of interest for us. There was a good choice of excursions and, in most cases we chose ‘active’. We cycled, hiked and went canoeing. We also did most of the guided tours and the guides were exceptional, a special mention for Pierre, our guide in Vivier, who was so ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Fab Rhine Cruise

Review for Emerald Sky to Europe - All

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DiandJim
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the Rhine cruise because we had holidayed on the Emerald Sky previously, both like Germany and we had very good feedback from friends who had holidayed on the Rhine cruise a few years ago. We were not disappointed. The ship was very good, the staff truly amazing and the food and wine excellent. The itinerary was varied and included a variety of walking tours, coach tours in fabulous ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


What a wonderful surprise.

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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Lordascot
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It was our first river cruise and this was a test trip. It has spoilt us for other trips we fear as all the crew were Portugese and wanting to highlight their hospitality. English was not a problem either. Everything being included was a real treat too. Delighted to say it exceeded our expectations. Not really for children as much as we love them! Embarkation and Disembarkation was so slick we ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Good cruise!

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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rdthorne45
10+ Cruises

We chose this cruise to sample something different plus the Portugese crew seemed a plus. The facilities were kept clean. We didn't really want for much of anything. Food was good, free beverages were too. The dining areas were always opened at the designated times. Tours were interesting, but after the first church & museum visit they all started to run together, so we broke away from those ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Enjoyable cruise overall...but

Review for Emerald Radiance to Europe - All

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liliana 60
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The ship was well appointed and it was spotlessly clean. The staff were all helpful and Natalia kept us well informed about the next days events. The Duoro is a very picturesque part of Portugal and the locks were fascinating. Being able to watch from the sun deck was lovely. Trips were well organised although I felt paying extra for some trips was unreasonable. The meals were generally ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


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