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Emerald Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
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Excellent

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Very Good

4

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Senior Cruises

208

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River Cruises

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Entertainment Cruises

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Group and Theme Cruises

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33 Emerald Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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tlchan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic scenic cruise

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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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fullenglish

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor compensation from Emerald when our cruise was curtailed

Chose this cruise because I love France. Arles, Avignon and Lyon were really interesting ports of call. Ship was spotless. Food was very good. Service in the dining area was excellent. All staff and crew were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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oldskier

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st Riverboat Cruise

We had been wanting to try a riverboat cruise for awhile now. It just so happened that an Irish musician by the name of Seamus Kennedy, whom we enjoyed seeing at many an Irish Pub in the DC area during the 1980's ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Martin Cindy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube

We loved the 7 day Christmas Markets cruise from Budapest to Nurenberg! The Emerald Waterways cruise line was a wonderful choice. The food was excellent! Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks are included at each lunch and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Kahoutek3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our cruise was of the Rhone River

We chose this cruise because my husband hadn't ever been to France and I hadn't been anywhere in France except Paris. From start to finish it was superb. The cruise director Darren made sure that everyone had all ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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paris85

1 Review Written

Sailing with friends

Our group of 20 were totally happy with our cruise experience. From the moment we stepped foot on the boat, all the staff were all friendly and most helpful in handling our requests. Embarkation/disembarkation was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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open2ale

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Class Ship

We chose this ship/cruise because we had sailed with Emerald 2 years ago from Bucharest to Budapest. I like the lines of the Emerald ships. They are sleek and clean-looking. The staff are welcoming, courteous ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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ESP

1 Review Written

Very relaxing time on Emerald Sky.

I would suggest to replace excursion to Botanic Gardens with something else - tour of the Amsterdam for instance or Canal cruise. Botanic Gardens was our least favorite. Coffee with apple pie was lovely BUT not ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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dave2644

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sensational trip

The embarkation was speedy and we had our cases within 10 minutes of reaching our cabin.The ship is brand new and everything was excellent.The cabins are a good size with ample room to move about. T he bathroom was ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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AriesMaggie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic

Was recommended by a friend, that when on different ship and told us the experience on River Cruises is more family gather, so we did it and I am so happy how well everything when and the experience of meting so ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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BrianFord

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

Availability of Suzy Atkins and Rick Stein attracted us in the first place and we did not really know what to expect never having cruised before. We enjoyed the Eurostar trip to the south of france, the transfer was ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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JoZA326

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE!

LIBERTÉ REVIEW My family (5 couples) have been taking annual river cruises for about 7 years now. This is the first time we have tried Emerald and we did not know what to expect. We had tried Vikings and Avalon ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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DeborahA

1 Review Written

So glad I went

When we were embarking we were greeted by the Staff with warmth and wonderful smiles.My 73 year old Mother and my self (52) were guided and felt completely secure with the staff on this vessel.The ship had 3levels ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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bobhousholder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The crew, ship, and food were excellent.

We heard about the cruise from Aver Vineyards who chose the ship and itinerary. The Liberte' was an excellent ship with a great crew. Both captains were enjoyable. We had the pleasure of being at the Captain's ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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firsttimerivercruisers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Beautiful Ship in a Beautiful Country

We chose this ship as part of a wine group, 99 of us in total. This made it fun and gave us a bit more than the typical traveler. This ship is beautiful and practically brand new with fairly large cabins and lovely ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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LFors

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wine cruise on the Rhone River

I wanted to tour the Rhone River and visit the wine region and do some tasting and that was the focus of this cruise. A very nice feature was either red or white wine was served at lunch and dinner at no additional ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ashleyshood

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

OK Experience

Being my very first river cruise, I wasn't sure what to expect. The ship was absolutely gorgeous: everything new, modern, sleek, etc. The staff was amazing - they went above and beyond to help with anything and ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Cruiseforlife51

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Locked and Loaded with near perfection. Beautiful Ship and Service, Wonderful!

We chose this cruise due to our local winery Aver Family Vineyards in Northern California. This happened to be our first River Cruise and boy did we get the best of the best. We enjoyed roughly 90 people from ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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alan47

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing and sometimes chaotic cruise

Embarkation at Budapest with little time to see city other than during night cruise. Ship was clean/modern though crowded at main meals and during briefings and entertainment. Cabin was average and well serviced. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Phliptop

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Telegraph cruise with war correspondents

We were attracted to this cruise because of its content. We were not overly keen on just sight seeing. We wanted more and we certainly got more. Fellow passengers were clearly of a similar mind and it was very ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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14Lisbon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Historic Cruise of the Danube with War Correspondents

Because of the theme of war on the Danube and the calibre of the speakers - Martin Bell particularly, also Nick Thorpe and John Simpson. It was an excellent and fascinating tour from Budapest to Bucharest visiting ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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cburni

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Brilliant lectures made the difference.

The Danube travelling towards the Black Sea included many countries we had not visited, but the real reason was the inclusion of war correspondents lecturing and so adding to the experience . Of the3, Martin Bell ...
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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


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waters2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent services ... EXCEPT poor dinner service throughout the week

The Emerald Dawn is a beautiful river cruise ship. Public spaces are open and full of light and the crew was superb, including our cabin attendant, front desk staff, and our cruise director "Michael". ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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