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Emerald Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Ship
Destination
Amsterdam

Traveler rating

Excellent

135

Very Good

24

Average

16

Poor

5

Cruise type

180 Emerald Amsterdam Cruise Reviews


Cruiser Gil avatar

Cruiser Gil

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expensive but food lacking

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We had never been on a river cruise and wanted to do a Rhine cruise. After a dozen + ocean cruises we did not know what to expect. The ship was beautiful and the crew were great. We had a panorama balcony cabin on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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DTOR

1 Review Written

Entertaining and Educational

Great friendly staff starting with the people who met us at the airport. Getting to the ship was seamless and easy. Everyone from the cabin steward to meal servers to the activity director was friendly and helpful. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mwferns

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent company

First time with this company but highly satisfied. No hard sell for the few additional excursions. Staff were excellent, very efficient, professional and above all friendly. All excursions were well organized and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Maxine.noble

1 Review Written

When can I afford another

It was our first cruise and we were not disappointed in anything. The ship was spotless and the cabins simply lovely. Slightly small, but they are on a ship and the full window makes them very light and airey. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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WandlerB

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Experience

My husband and I celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary in August, 2019. Taking a look at our bucket list in 2018 it was decided to take a River Cruise and booked Emerald, mainly due to comments from reviews and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Hosa

1 Review Written

Great ship, great crew, great service

we arrived on board the afternoon before our cruise began and had a day in Amsterdam prior to hitting the river, which was well received. Getting into our rooms was quick and luggage arrived immediately. The ship ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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ataboy874

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The cruise was a delight; the staff made the cruise they were so nice to everyone

The atmosphere onboard was great the ships inhabitants came together to enjoy each others company as well as the staff who made everyone feel very comfortable. The activities and entertainment were very nice and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Dwtiffin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent value

Wanted to see some of Europe. This was an excellent choice. Value for cost is terrific. We stayed in lower level rooms and they were very comfortable with quite adequate room. I wouldn't bother paying extra to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Janeblandford

1 Review Written

Well planned excursions with well informed guides

I was interested in visiting the Rhine. Looked for a company and ship which had more activities whilst sailing. Emerald sun not only had a pool, cinema, gym, massage treatment but had an entertainment manager who ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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milesandmiles

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube Delights. Couldn't fault it! Lovely week's river cruise.

Having done a number of Ocean cruises, we had decided we would like to try a river cruise, and the Danube sounded good. Recommended to Emerald Waterways by our local travel agent. We were delighted with the cruise - ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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GrumpyKiwi

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Average overall

We had often thought about cruising from Amsterdam to Budapest. Friends said it really didnt matter much which line you used, they all go to the same places, and when you walk through other ships at ports they are ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Fleischer33

1 Review Written

The trip of a lifetime!

Our first European trip was an incredible experience. We fell in love with the culture, the people and, of course, Emerald. We were impressed by the simplicity and warmth of the check in and check out process. The ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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CherryRainbow

1 Review Written

A wonderful initiation into river cruising

We chose this cruise as it suited us and our friends date wise, number of days wise and places it visited. Having done 3 cruises on large ships (2 in the Caribbean and 1 to the Norway fjords) we were surprised how ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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mjjden

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lovely 15 days, Amsterdam to Budapest, May 2019

We were picked up at 2:00 and transferred to the Emerald Sun where a member of the cruise staff showed us to our room. Our room was great, crisp white lines, mirrors and a floor to ceiling window. After unpacking ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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dlowcarter

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great land excursions and the staff and the ship were amazing.

We went on a seminar by Emerald and they offered a lot of incentives so we decided to give it a try. It was our first River Cruise so we didn't know what to expect and it was overall a great experience. The ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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The Locksmith

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium

My wife and I chose this particular cruise because of the Keukenhof Garden tour. We joined the ship seamlessly from Schipol Airport, our transfer was waiting for us, very little waiting at all as everyone was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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chrisl5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Are Emerald Cutting Back ?

We chose this cruise primarily for the visit to the tulip gardens. The vessel itself was good as were the trips and the crew. The guides and the equipment to hear the guides were good. We particularly liked the lady ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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KittenWoman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service

We have just returned from a week long cruise on the Emerald Dawn from Amsterdam to Basel. We were very impressed by the level of service and the facilities. All members of staff from cruise director Michael, the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lenwoodgate

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Xmas Markets Cruise

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The cruise exceeded our expectations. There was some concern that due to low water level in the rivers we may have to change ships or go by bus for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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auspartan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Budapest - Christmas Markets River Cruise

We have just completed the Amsterdam to Budapest Christmas Markets river cruise. It was very good trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We were somewhat worried about the river levels as Europe had a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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selnliv

1 Review Written

Second class

Chose this cruise to celebrate a special event. Staff was accomodating though even with room being çleaned' twice a day, the vacuum obviously didn't work well.Tours were basic and food was disappointing with the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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DMG46

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

A river cruise that became a coach tour

We booked an elegant river cruise and got a mediocre bus tour. My wife and I boarded the Emerald Sky in Amsterdam on September 29 on a scheduled 15 Day “Splendours of Europe” river cruise. This ship was a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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krtv80

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise down the Rhine River

My husband and I sold our house which we had lived in for 35 years. We decided to treat ourselves to a vacation. We had received numerous catalogs from numerous cruise companies. We tried to book a Viking cruise.We ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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spike2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I didn't expect 4 ships

To explain the title: Due to low water on the Rhine and Danube we had to change ships, from the Emerald Sky to the Emerald Destiny, stopping at the emerald Star for lunch. Towards the end of the cruise we had to ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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bboulton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best Trip every - love Emerald Waterways

we actually were on the Emerald Dawn as I guess the Sun got stranded somewhere in low water, but similar ship and looked brand new. The crew and staff were the best! From Nina our cruise director who made sure all ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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