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Emerald Sun Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Sun
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

26

Very Good

10

Average

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

37

Romantic Cruises

19

River Cruises

17

Family Cruises

11

Luxury Cruises

8

37 Emerald Sun Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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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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Jonathan153

1 Review Written

Great River Cruise

Ship was changed to Emerald Dawn due to low river levels This was our first river cruise and it was fantastic. The crew were all very friendly and helpful and everything was on time. We stayed 2 days in Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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oxrog

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship and fabulous crew

We had never sailed on the Rhine and wished to see Strasbourg. We had sailed with Scenic before and Emerald are a part of the same group, so we had reasonable expectations of a similar high standard. The food and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ReelEyes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald has thought of everything!

After reading many reviews we chose Emerald Waterways for the value, amenities, and itinerary. They did not disappoint. We were picked up at the airport and had seamless transfers for each leg of the trip. We ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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royhollis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A truly amazing cruise

Emerald organisation was faultless from initial booking,speedy boarding with EasyJet through airport collection, transfer to the ship and welcome aboard, the cruise itself and return to our homeward airport. Emerald ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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apbbear

1 Review Written

Sleek & clean ship with excellent transfer service, group tours

We took the cruise on Jun 2017, downstream the Main Canal from Nuremburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. We fly into Munich and was transferred to the boat using Emerald's transfer service, which was included in the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Niceoldman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

To Boldly Go Where We Haven’t Been Before!

The cruise was preceded with a three day stay in Prague, at the 4* Hotel Grandium. This in itself was an absolute delight, excellent food, room, fellow passengers and our lovely Prague tour guide, Jakob. After our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Brucelat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, welcoming helpful staff

The Emerald Sun is still a new ship with new shiny surfaces and pleasant decor that is attractive and comfortable. The staff are all welcoming and willing to do whatever is requested to make their contribution to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Geoffreda

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Eastern Europe awakens

We chose this cruise to see the part of the Danube we had not seen before. Whilst not as scenic as the upper river, apart from the Iron Gates, it still proved to be worth seeing. The whole trip came to life with the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Get paid grip

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew - pity about the food

Been before on Danube, Budapest to Amsterdam in 2014 when all was excellent. This time, September 2017, the quality of the food was not up to 2014 standard. The ship, crew, amenities, cabins and trips were all ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Gidgee

1 Review Written

A must do experience

The river cruise was part of an Italy to UK holiday. From the time we arrived in Budapest from Rome we were assisted in everyway and transported on to our ship in a very well organised manner. Once on board the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Emerald rocks

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Let the sights begin

My mothers friend suggested it! We went mother daughter trip, had an amazing time! Upon arrival in Iceland someone from Emerald was there to greet us and make transition to bus and to boat inAmsterdam so smooth! ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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wkeener

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This ship & all staff were so wonderful to us, friends were made including staff

We choose this ship due to our travel agent with Vacations to go it was a great deal and was going to places we wanted to see .We will travel on this cruise line again .Ship was so nice and staff were very friendly ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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C, Clancy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A relaxing, but interesting, cruise.

My husband and I chose this cruise because we have been wanting to take a "refresher tour" of some of the stops our ship made. The remainder of the cities we visited were new to us. We especially wanted to tour ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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elainebalckwell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Tranquil

Had a great week with Emerald Sun- Our ship was changed right at the last minute from the the Emerald Sky, because of water levels in the Danube being low. After looking at Emeralds website the ships are the same ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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dj.harrison

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent ship, comfortable cabin good service, let down by uninspiring dining.

We are not frequent cruisers and this is the first European cruise we have been on. My wife has had recent foot surgery and we were looking for an undemanding holiday. In all respects the Emerald sun met our ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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braddocknm

1 Review Written

Visiting interesting places

Our main requirement was the dates, which Emerald were able to offer us. The places we visited were very interesting but sometimes we were given too much information to take in. We would have liked more time to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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daveinspain

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pre-cruise Chaos but Cruise Exceptional

We chose this cruise because I wanted to see Heidelberg again and we chose Emerald because it had been recommended to us. This was our first cruise of any kind. The cruise started on a Saturday and we were ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Mellors

1 Review Written

Excellent all round

This was our first river cruise, and we chose Evergreen Emerald Sun cruise as we wanted a 7 night cruise ending in Switzerland. We could not fault this cruise. The staff were extremely professional, very friendly ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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malcolm815

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good value

this was our first cruise as my wife does not like the water. All the staff on the boat were very helpful and could not do enough for you they all seemed to enjoy their work. The boat was very modern. the food was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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mtyork

2 Reviews Written

First class cruise

We wished to travel on the Danube and particularly to visit Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.. The ship itself was all that we expected with a very attentive and friendly staff. Food A1 . Cabin immaculate. Liked it ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Jean Morris

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Stunning scenery on this first cruise of the season.

As regular ocean cruisers we decided to try something different. We were not disappointed - this Danube, Mainz, Rhine cruise ticked all the boxes for a small ship. Great food, interesting mix of people and very ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Alimaggs

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic from beginning to end.

This was our 2nd Emerald cruise, this time it was The Danube cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. We arrived at Munich airport to a well organised transfer to the ship. Slight delay boarding so we were well looked ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Kruizer no2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

An enjoyable and informative week

We chose this cruise because of the speakers - John Simpson, Martin Bell and Nick Thorpe. Most nights we were treated to informative and entertaining talks. The standard of accommodation was excellent. Dining could ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Emerald Sun Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.7
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.54.7
Fitness Recreation4.04
FamilyN/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.8
Value For Money4.54.2
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