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Emerald First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
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Senior Cruises

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First-Time Cruisers

18

18 Emerald First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


candiacubs avatar

candiacubs

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

We'll be back!

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This was our first river cruise and decided on the 7 night versus the longer one to Amsterdam. We were thoroughly impressed. From the moment we got off our flight till we disembarked Emerald had us covered all the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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CitizenMoose

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Dandy Danube--Excellent Emerald!

Danube Delight was an excellent river cruise! All the transfers were timely and covered in the cost, and were handled smoothly, expeditiously, and seamlessly. The ship was lovely, new, modern. The staff were very ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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yvonnemellor

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Touring without hassle

Worth staying in Budapest before sailing as so much to see.Great welcome when we arrived on board and it was good to chat to some of the outgoing passengers. The ship is only a year old, very modern and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Hallm

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruising

This was our first cruise, we chose it after seeing a advert and sending for a brochure. We flew to Budapest and were met at the airport and transferred to the ship where we were given a welcome drink and a light ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Jane Chichester

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Ship with a Generous Spirit

This was our first river cruise and the standard of accommodation, food and service on the Emerald Star was hard to fault. The staff made everything - even passing through the deepest lock on our journey - a cause ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mkcrozier

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Over the Top Experience!

A friend suggested the cruise as a reunion for our professional group. We had a wonderful time together on a new, modern, efficient ship. Emerald accommodated our large group. The international staff were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mini traveller

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Highly Recommended

We chose this cruise as a 70th birthday celebration for me. It is very hard to find fault with anything for the week we were on board. The cabin wasn't huge but perfectly adequate and spotlessly clean with hidden ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Bjetk@comcast.net

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Emerald Waterways

This was our first cruise and it was wonderful. Emerald took care of transport from the airport to our hotel then picked us up the next day for transfer to the ship. Once on board everything was perfect. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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bikn4fn

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise (Rhine); Not Our Last

This was our first time on a river cruise. We were with a group of 14. We really didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say we were not disappointed. The ship (Emerald Dawn) was brand new. Only on its 5th ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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VPers

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful First Cruise

None of my party has ever been on a cruise before and didn't know what to expect. We loved it! It was a perfect vacation for my mom as her ability to walk long distances or on hard terrain is limited. My sister and ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Amanda Browne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Birthday Memories!

This is the first time I have been on a river cruise and I can only say that I was not disappointed at all. From arriving in Budapest in sweltering heat and walking down the gangplank to the day we left the ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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MikeD1948

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Superb and Highly Recommended

I must point out that we are not reviewing this trip as experienced conventional cruise travellers. A conventional sea cruise on a large ship with "entertainment", long periods at sea, crowds etc is the nearest ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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candirisk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent in every way

This was only the third time out for the lovely new Emerald Dawn and maybe this means that the staff were trying harder than normal, or maybe this is the norm? Anyway they were truly excellent. From the cases being ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Allen 50

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Emerald Waterways 'Jewels of the Rhine'

While some passengers do get a cruise, others do not. Because of the weather, the cruise should have been cancelled before they embarked us and we would have had our money back. Now, over a month later, the 180 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Llundain

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The 45 KM Cruise

We were on Emerald Sky early May from Basel to Amsterdam. It was docked in Kembs in France on the canal d'Alsace. As we were already in Basel we had to go to the airport to be bussed to the ship. Due to inclement ...
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Sail Date May 2015


Allen 50 avatar

Allen 50

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Emerald Sky Jewels of the Rhine

We love the River Rhine and looked forward to seeing it glide by our cabin window on our first cruise. We were to board in Basel so spent two days there in the excellent Hotel Victoria enjoying the trams and the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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riversrundeep

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Blown away by my experience

I am not really one to write reviews but after my experience on the Emerald Star I felt compelled to share what I can only describe as "the trip of a lifetime!". I have avoided ocean cruising as my husband gets ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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