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Emerald Dawn Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to Europe

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Disappointed

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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slotravelers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was arranged through Vermont Biking Tours VBT. The cabin were similar to Avalon, Viking, and Uniworld quality. The staff was excellent speaking English very well and very professional. However, the dining experience is much to be desired. Breakfast and lunch were adequate. Dinner was another matter. The dining room was noisy and it was very difficult to converse. The main course ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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wizwiz1944

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Good. The entire crew were excellent throughout the cruise and unable to be faulted. Always a ready smile, happy to chat and would go out of their way to ensure we and other passengers were going to get the most enjoyment out of this cruise. Embarkation in Amsterdam and disembarkation in Budapest went smoothly and seemlessly. Our cabin on the lower deck was cosy and just a small ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Such a shame!

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feljen

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this company over its competitors because of good CC and word-of-mouth reviews; and this cruise because of its romantic Christmas nature. Some aspects were excellent: small but comfortable and well-appointed cabins with great views; the small but superb swimming pool facility; the top quality guides, who spoke perfect English and were informative, interesting and, in a couple of cases, ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


Excellent way to see Europe

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dustycat14

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I had never been on a riverboat cruise so picked this one simply through online research and because it stopped at the places I wished to see. The excursions and visits to castles, palaces, abbeys, churches and historic cities and towns were all wonderful - I’m sure I will never be there again, so it was a very compact and educational 2weeks. Most of the guides were very good. Some, however, ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


If you are not over 80 don't do this cruise

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cicastro

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We choose this cruise if order to visit the Danube. Probably 7 or 9 days should be enough and the last part of the trip is not great enough as the 1st part. The german part is nice but some days you have not enough time to really look the towns and the onboard afternoon you have little to nothing to do. The top of the ship was banned to go during lot of days in the ⅓ of the trip and that is not ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


Bucharest to Budapest. Great culture, mediocre cruise director

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TravelDreamer75

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

AFter 4 river cruises, I figured that the companies were all great and did not matter too much. But, I was wrong. My first time on Emerald and I was dissatisfied with the service. Things did not start out too well for me when my airport transportation from Emerad did not show up, and despite there being someone there from the sister company Scenic, this representative told me she never heard of ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

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Flawed Gem

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Barold

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

We hoped to learn about an area of which we knew little, and to see unusual wildlife - especially birds - in the Danube. We particularly hoped that there would be an optional excursion to the Delta nature reserve. There was neither. However, Emerald's general organisation was outstanding from start to finish. The ship was flawless except for the noisy dining saloon, very comfortable, and the ...
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Sail Date: April 2017


Enchantment of Eastern Europe

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ERB

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Most of the cruise was very good with excellent excursions and good service from the cruise director with regards to these excursions. On board service was not so good though, I have been a coeliac for many years and Emerald were informed of my need for a gluten free diet when the cruise was booked, I was told on arrival that this would be catered for and was well understood. Each day I was ...
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Sail Date: April 2017


Single Cabin

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Consultant1

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

I chose this cruise because I enjoy travelling and wished to see the cities on the Rhine. Embarkation was poor as there was no one to meet me off the plane and I had to make several phone calls before anyone arrived. The ship was excellent and the excursions were very good and well and well organised. The food was quite good but I expected better and have enjoyed food on other cruises more, but ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Disappointing

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fiona5956@gmail.com

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have just returned from the Delights of the Danube Cruise. Travelling from Nuremburg to Budapest with a three day extension in Budapest. Firstly, I would like to say that the staff on the ship were exemplary. They worked so hard and were pleasant and helpful at all times. I arrived in Munich airport and found the meeting point (with some difficulty). It was not well signposted and I did ...
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Sail Date: August 2016


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