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Emerald River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Very Good

12

Average

9

Poor

4

Terrible

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Senior Cruises

208

Romantic Cruises

99

River Cruises

90

Entertainment Cruises

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Family Cruises

40

90 Emerald River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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PAULLOGIN

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyable and unforgettable cruise down the Danube

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Smooth pick-up at Munich airport and transfer to hotel in Nuremburg as we couldn't board until around 5pm. We received a warm welcome and we were delighted with our cabin - Panoramic Balcony Suite - comfortable, ...
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Sail Date May 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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Viva60

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Historical and cultural dream

We were attracted to the design of the ship, especially the drop down balcony area. On receiving the brochure it was difficult to choose a trip because they all looked so good. The Rhone/ Soane are was chosen for ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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PKMETravels

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise - Highly Recommend

We picked this cruise from three other possibilities as we liked the itinerary and the option to have free time to do our own thing. The passengers were mainly 60 plus and my husband and I are 51 and 48. The ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Patricia N

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

One of the most beautiful Rivers in Europe

We chose Emerald because of recommendations on line. They were offering good on board credit and other discounts. The Radiance is a beautiful ship and the staterooms are stunning. The lounge is good but the bar is ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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scdeadeye@gmail.com

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

High Expectations poor results

I would never recommend Emerald River Cruises. First I would recommend more options for pre/post cruise tours. I would also recommend narration of the sites on the way to the ship even if it’s a transfer. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Tipperary Ireland

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed

Lovely ship and so clean.. Sadly on the first evening for dinner it was a right " shambles ". Didn't know where to que for what and then couldn't fine a place to sit. Should have had staff to help sort it out. Also ...
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Sail Date October 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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Bazza54

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expected more

I was not sure what to expect from this cruise as I had never been on a river cruise before but having said that it was not that good! First im going to say the good things. The boat was first class The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Pendle Witch

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Sadly disappointed

We sailed on 13th sept 2017 We chose this cruise from Bucharest to Budapest because of the itinerary and we were not disappointed. The various trips out and the insight into the history was excellent. We were ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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J. Dover

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing River Cruise

We chose this cruise because we liked the route and loved the price. The Emerald Sun is a visually stunning ship. Our cabin was well positioned and the panoramic windows were a great asset to have. The dining room ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Terry Duke

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

An excellent experience

Recommended by travel agent it was our first cruise and we were not disappointed! The embarkation was smooth, but we had the opportunity to observe the whole embarkation process which was extremely professional with ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Retired cruising dentist

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely fabulous

Just home from a River cruise on the River Rhone in Southern France. Flew to Marseiille and then coach to Arle flying home from Lyon. Beautiful ship with excellent staff. Nothing too much trouble , all speaking ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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nannypickles

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Main, Rhine and Moselle Cruise

I had been recommended the Moselle and having already sailed the Rhine this combination seemed a good mix, however was not at all impressed when we could not use the top deck for half the holiday (while we were on ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Keithatsibford

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience

I enjoyed the three rivers and cross country journey looking at more historic parts of Germany. Everything about the trip was excellent with perhaps the exception o the dining experience. The food was excellent ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Arruba

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise

We were invited by dear friends and had never been on a river cruise before and really had no expectations. Without reservation the experience for both my husband and I was wonderful - The adventures from Budapest ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Firthworks

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Our first river cruise... but certainly not our last!

Though we are seasoned ocean cruisers, this was our first river cruise. We'll start with the documentation pack, which arrived in the post a few weeks before the cruise. We were most impressed with the elegant ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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dhood1313

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excursions and Dining

We were on a large group (wine club) cruise from California. The lack of quality excursions was disappointing. The cruise takes place in the heart of the French wine region yet there were little to no wine ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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innuendo1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good introduction to river cruising

We chose Emerald for our first river cruise based on reputation and information available on website. Have previously taken ocean cruises we now felt we wanted to try the intimacy of a smaller ship. The ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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KayA1950

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rhine - Main River Cruise

We chose this cruise line because of the itinerary, but also because everything was included in the price. We departed from Amsterdam and disembarked in Nuremberg. Ship is very modern and clean, sleek. Crew ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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BobTC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Well organized, enjoyable

Wanted to go down the Danube and visit bits of Eastern Europe to which we had not previously been to see. We visited Budapest, Hungary (night cruise to see the lights was very good), and Kalosca, Hungary for a ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Nothing seems to work

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not overly impressed with this Danube cruise

We had never been on a river cruise before so maybe our expectations were too high. The really good thing about it was that all the arrangements for getting on and off the boat, excursions etc went like clockwork ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Bobmared

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise

Every single member of the crew was outstandingly good at their job. You could not find a friendlier, more efficient group of widely international people anywhere, The ship, itself, was well designed in every ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Droud2017

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Danube Delights

Choosing the Danube Delights river cruise enable my husband and I to visit several cities in Europe that we hadn't before and how pleased we both were. We had never taken a cruise before and was excited to give it ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Kingsmead

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise in style

We wanted to see this part of France which was new to us. Having to fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam and then on to Marseille wasn't the best way to start a holiday especially as the 'special assistance' for my wife ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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