• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Emerald Dawn River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Dawn
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

15

Very Good

2

Average

2

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

37

Romantic Cruises

22

River Cruises

19

Entertainment Cruises

7

Family Cruises

6

19 Emerald Dawn River Cruises Cruise Reviews


1972tntt avatar

1972tntt

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

A delightful Christmas Market Cruise

|

I will begin this by saying, this trip was booked for the sole purpose of visiting the Christmas Markets. My mother had been to Germany several times, and I was anxious to see the wonderful sights she had seen ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2017


hillswoodend avatar

hillswoodend

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience

I chose this cruise and ship because I was impressed by the indoor pool / cinema feature and I liked the itinerary which took me to 5 countries I might not have otherwise visited....Hungary, Croatia, Serbia , ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2017


AnneCF avatar

AnneCF

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Delightfully surprised!

Chose this cruise as a safe and interesting way to holiday with my elderly mother in a previously unvisited part of europe. The whole experience was great from beginning to end with very few decisions to be made ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2016


Canny House avatar

Canny House

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First class Emerald

We cruised last year with Emerald on the Danube so decided to try the Rhine. It was first class, food even better than last year. Sam cruise director Ray Bauer who really made the trip fun filled. We made another ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2016


Coral Ridge avatar

Coral Ridge

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Danube Delights cruise, a delight!

This was our first River Cruise and we loved it. Emerald Waterways did a wonderful job in all areas of the 7 day cruise and also with our 3 day post-cruise stay in Prague. The food on board was always fresh and ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016


PUDDLEDOCKER avatar

PUDDLEDOCKER

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great experience on Emerald Dawn

You only have once chance to make a good first impression. Many of us had traveled many hours and arrived in Lucerne, tired and a little bit "cranky". We were anxious to get on our coach for the transfer to Basel ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2016


GBPSilver avatar

GBPSilver

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Bucharest

Previous experience with river cruising was in Russia last year where, although we enjoyed the experience, the accommodation and food were rather spartan, so we were not quite sure what to expect with Emerald; what ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016


retiredbill avatar

retiredbill

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

My Best Holiday to date.

Emerald waterways is a young company although part of an established company so the boat was pretty well brand new. The lay out and comfort was first class. Our cabin was wonderful a good size and spotless. ...
Read More

2 photos

Sail Date August 2016


hugh201 avatar

hugh201

1 Review Written

Fantastic Staff all gave more that 100%

It was a new Ship/Boat it had Top Grade Cabins Available "Owners Suites" it offered FREE drinks package as well as all inclusive tipping, it offered complimentary Laundry Service as well as complimentary Drinks in ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2016


Chrissiehen avatar

Chrissiehen

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A perfect way to spoil yourself gliding down the Rhine

We did not want an ocean cruise on a big ship which is why we chose a river cruise Amsterdam to Basel. The ship was only a year old and everything was immaculate and new. The food was plentiful and freshly prepared ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2016


clemyandalan@bigpond.com avatar

clemyandalan@bigpond.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Cruise

This cruise not only met our expectations but exceeded them. The ship was A1, cabin excellent, the dining was delicious all you could want and more. The activities were fantastic. The service was first class, ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2016


johnnsueneale@hotmail.com avatar

johnnsueneale@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

EMERALD WATERWAYS - RHINE CRUISE

My husband and I, plus two friends, chose Emerald Waterways to celebrate our 70th birthdays this year - Rhine Cruise. I did all the research, booking, etc, for our little group and the reasons I chose Emerald are ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2016


bripan avatar

bripan

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Evergreen, The good, the bad and the ugly.

I like to just relax on holiday, so for that reason i like cruises. Unpack once, and meals and activities all become someone else's problem. We couldn't handle another open ocean cruise. No matter how big the ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2016


Pohayward avatar

Pohayward

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly recommend Emerald Waterways - .even for those with OCD!!

We've been on river cruises with a different but well known company previously and were planning to book with them again. However, luckily for us we were tempted to try "the new kid on the block" Emerald Waterways ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2016


migitana avatar

migitana

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A wonderful 15 day cruise, exceeding our expectations!

After many years of ocean cruising, this was our first River cruise and we chose the longest (Amsterdam to Budapest). We were aware that not many Americans chose Emerald cruise lines and even had our travel agent ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2016


Kevin barry avatar

Kevin barry

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

Flew to Basel to join the Emerald Dawn. A wait of over an hour at the airport before the coach left. Arrived at the boat, efficiently shown to our cabin. In the literature in the cabin I noticed the times you could ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2015


sailorg avatar

sailorg

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Danube cruising

This was our first experience of river cruising after numerous sea cruises and we were not disappointed. The Emerald Dawn was a new ship having been lanched in April 2016. Arrangements for the pick up in Budapest ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2015


Remedial therapist avatar

Remedial therapist

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A cruise of a lifetime

We have just returned from Emerald Dawn's maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Budapest. My wife considers the trip to have been our best holiday in 30 years of which 20 have been cruising. It was definitely in the top ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2015


shoreacre71 avatar

shoreacre71

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Dawn - Awsome

Absolutely Awsome river cruise on the Rhine River at the end of June. We've travelled the world on many ocean cruises and decided to try a river cruise. Choice of companies was many but we are absolutely delighted ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2015


Emerald Dawn Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Reviews of Emerald Dawn Style Cruises

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.