2 Emerald Waterways Emerald Star Fitness Cruise Reviews

We have been on several river cruises but not cruised with this company. Many lines offer this trip but Emerald seemed to have the best sounding itinerary and inclusions for a Danube trip. The whole cruiser, our cabins, public rooms and ... Read More
We have been on several river cruises but not cruised with this company. Many lines offer this trip but Emerald seemed to have the best sounding itinerary and inclusions for a Danube trip. The whole cruiser, our cabins, public rooms and spaces were all excellent. Food was to die for, 4 -5 courses or extensive buffet at three meals a day. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff to attend to our needs/requests. The onshore trips were well balanced between coach and guided walking. without exception very experienced guides amusing and informative, sensitive in pace and focus to the nature of the (small) group they lead. I was interested to see some people on the 'active elements' arranged for them. We have not encountered this before. The extra cruising along the Danube in Budapest, after dark, on our last night, was just magical. i strongly recommend this trip and this company. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
This was our first River Cruise and I didnt know what to expect but was told that this company was a good choice as it was a bit funkier than some of the other more old fashioned ones and had a stylish feel. We couldnt have been happier ... Read More
This was our first River Cruise and I didnt know what to expect but was told that this company was a good choice as it was a bit funkier than some of the other more old fashioned ones and had a stylish feel. We couldnt have been happier and are already looking at booking for next year - the staff have to be the best we have encountered - they were incredibly friendly and helpful and all seemed to do about 3 jobs The excursions were brilliant and were a good mixture of being informative without sounding like your history teacher reeling off a list of dates (I almost fell asleep on one cruise lines excursion round Dubrovnik) We cruised the Danube and as Ive never visited this part of Europe before all the places we visited were new to me. As for peoples comments re double docking we did a Nile Cruise a few years ago so were expecting this so it didnt spoil our trip We had an amazing cabin - Grand Balcony Suite (cabin number 310) which had a coffee pod machine so i could make a coffee while the other half got ready for breakfast - we also had free wi-fi so each morning i checked my emails and the latest news at the same time. The food was good and also on some of the nights we had a small cinema type screen showing films which i prefer to piano players or cabaret bands Probably the best thing for me was the pool as I'm a bit of a water baby and it was a bit like swimming on your own private yacht. Having cruised on big ships with Princess, and Royal Caribbean and having had a so-so Nile experience i have to be honest I thought id be under whelmed but it was a bit of an eye opener and just trying to think which river to do next but we'll definitely be booking with Emerald again Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Emerald Star Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.5
Entertainment 3.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.6
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.2
Family 1.0 4.2
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.5
Enrichment 3.5 4.3
Service 4.0 4.9
Value For Money 5.0 4.3

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