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Emerald Europe Cruise Reviews
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"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
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2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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Expensive but food lacking

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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Cruiser Gil

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 the second deck and it was wonderful. The food choices and times that food was available was not good. Due to health problems, I need to eat at least 2 hours before bed. The late and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

5 Helpful Votes


Interesting destinations, excellent crew, good food and excellent weather

Review for Emerald Star to Europe - River Cruise

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fireman999

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 airport and transferred to the ship without any problem and greeted by the crew who were very helpful. Our luggage arrived at the cabin safely that we found that the cabin facilities ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Corfu

23 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: La Palma

2 Helpful Votes


Average overall

Review for Emerald Star to Europe - River Cruise

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GrumpyKiwi

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 all very similar. So when Emerald launched into the NZ market with sharp entry prices we picked on price. Always warry about "you get what you pay for" our first impressions at the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

4 Helpful Votes


Enchantment of Eastern Europe - some improvements needed

Review for Emerald Destiny to Europe - All

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kenasch2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I can certainly agree with some of the previous reviews of this ship and this particular itinerary. We arrived on our own by train from Vienna. The instructions we received said we could not embark before 3 pm. We took a chance and went directly to the ship at around 1 PM thinking we could at least check our bags until the room was ready and do some walking on our own. When we got to the ship ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

1 Helpful Vote


Enchantment of Eastern Europe

Review for Emerald Destiny to Europe - River Cruise

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Cumbrianglobetrotter

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I booked ‘The Enchantment of Eastern Europe’ cruise for May 2019. This was our first river cruise in Europe. The whole holiday package was booked with Emerald and we certainly could not fault the organisation from arriving in Budapest to being dropped back off at the airport on Bucharest and all the hotels/transfers/excursions in between. First impressions of the ship was great. ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

12 Helpful Votes


Second class

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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selnliv

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 chef's menu being rather boring after the first few days. The soups were a mild variance of the consomme of the previous day.Rooms were small but adequate but the lack of a dance floor ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke


Somewhat disappointed

Review for Emerald Destiny to Europe - River Cruise

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joepeggy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our third cruise with Emerald. We have also cruised with Uniworld and Viking. We chose this trip from Budapest to Amsterdam on Emerald because our previous trips with Emerald were wonderful. Unfortunately that was not quite the case. I have written about our cabin below so I won't go into that any further. The ship was very nice and comfortable and the staff was great. Michael the ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

8 Helpful Votes


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