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Emerald Europe Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Ship
Europe
Departure Port

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638

Very Good

127

Average

86

Poor

22

Terrible

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884 Emerald Europe 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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SoCal Retiree

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great First Cruise Experience

Having retired in 2018, my wife and I were looking for a quality river cruise experience with an established river cruise line. We conducted extensive research and spoke to friends about their experience. We ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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RickFleck

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruising on the Danube

Selected this river because it was on our bucket list. We chose Emerald Waterways because of the cities, rooms, dining, and price. We had an amazing cruise and a fabulous time. The cabin room was everything we ...
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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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Cjwhelpton

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Danube delightful

We chose this cruise to celebrate my retirement following 30 years in the London Fire Service. The previous reviews, itinerary and price was the main factor in choosing this particular river cruise.The service we ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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fireman999

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Interesting destinations, excellent crew, good food and excellent weather

We have been on a number of sea cruises previously and this was our 3rd river cruise that we chose for the destinations. We had not been on Emerald before so this was a new experience for us. We were met at the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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14Wickers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent staff

This was chosen as it was a special offer. What an incredible choice, the cabin was very good even though it was the cheapest available, the cabin was always clean. The food was very good, the buffets had a wide ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jatect

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise

Enjoyed the very experience guides at each stop. The guides helped you understand the history and customs of each stop. Many of the guides shared personal asides about their lives and their families. Great having ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Samblas

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Wow, Five star ship with a five star crew.

This was our first European river cruise and I am so glad we chose Emerald. From the moment we stepped on board to the fond farewell, we were constantly amazed and delighted at the thoughtfulness and wonderful ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ivan Page

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Absolutely brilliant - we want to go on another

Have just returned from our first river cruise, The Douro in Portugal with Emerald Waterways. What an absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish from the Initial booking procedure and the administration ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ianmpartridge

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Superb cruise

This was our second cruise with Emerald Waterways (the first being the Douro river cruise which was also excellent). We booked a cabin on the lower deck. The room was well equipped, comfortable with plenty of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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slotravelers

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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annehartley

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We saw beautiful places in such comfort and so well looked after!

We wanted a short break and always enjoy river cruising. We kept our fingers crossed that we’d see this area along the Danube in beautiful autumn colours, and we did! Right from the start there was someone to ...
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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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Dave Dixon

1 Review Written

Wonderful Danube River cruise with great food, staff, and accommodations

We were first time cruisers and picked this line based on itinerary, ratings, and prices. It was a Danuberiver cruise in mid to late October (luckily the weather was very warm for that time of the year with almost ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tlchan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic scenic cruise

It was part of our ski trip summer trips. This is a fantastic cruise for people who love scenery,wine vineyards especially port wines, olives and churches. It also is an area that tells you about cork and cork ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Alexjan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

River cruise from Budapest to Bucharest

Several of our friends had booked the tour and it was an area of the world we would not otherwise see. River cruising appeals to us as there are fewer passengers and you normally arrive in the town - no ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Jocruiseraddict

1 Review Written

Excellent cruise!

We chose this cruise because it I had good comment on the company and also because there were a great opera singer on board (Marc Hervieux!) We had an even better time then we tought we would. I would return ...
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Sail Date September 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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suffolkcruiser60

1 Review Written

First time cruiser!

We chose it because we wanted to see the towns and cities on this particular Danube cruise. We had never done any kind of cruise before, and didn't really know what to expect. We found the cabin comfortable and ...
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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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MacVittie

1 Review Written

Cruising with Emerald on the Douro River

We chose this cruise line because it is part of the Scenic Cruise Line which has a strong positive reputation. We were also interested in a trip to Portugal and this cruise offered that opportunity to see several ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Shelwais

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

It was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The staff were all brilliant, especially the restaurant staff. Everyone aimed to please with smiling faces. The cabins were well maintained, the food ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Upset traveller

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best river cruise yet - despite not mooring where itinerary said.

Six of us chose this cruise based on travel agent recommendation and the final day/night would be in Bernkastel during the wine festival. So a bit disappointed that we moored 40 miles away instead. Bus was arranged ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Kyle G

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Incredible River Cruise

My first river cruise....and it could not have been more perfect. The boat and our accommodations were wonderful. The food was superb! Service and staff were top notch. There were plenty of activities if you ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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