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Emerald Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
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Excellent

85

Very Good

9

Average

4

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1

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Senior Cruises

208

Romantic Cruises

99

River Cruises

90

Entertainment Cruises

43

Family Cruises

40

99 Emerald Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Lesjan avatar

Lesjan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

a superb cruise !

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Chose this cruise as we liked the look of Emerald Cruises, and the new Harmony ship, when investigating possible intineraries for a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. The whole trip met and in many ways exceeded our ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cjwhelpton

1 Review Written

2 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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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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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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Amanda 11

1 Review Written

Top Hole

This was our first time cruising and could not have had a more positive experience. Every attention to detail was covered by Emerald. We arrived a day early for an extra 24 hours in Lyon but still Emerald picked us ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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AMSTER69

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

ALMOST PERFECT VACATION!

Having been in the travel business for over 49 years, I wanted to try this cruise line and also take a river cruise, which we had never done. We paid full fare. With some small exceptions, it was a perfect vacation. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Jude30

1 Review Written

First time river cruise June/ July 2019

From the moment we arrived at the ship we were treated and made to feel very special. Transfers to and from the airport were stress free, and on time. The ship was well laid out, cabins more than adequate, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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harperlewis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Emerald Star- Bucharest to Budapest

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. This cruise was very interesting and informative. The crew could not have been better. To say they were wonderful would be an understatement. Our waiters were amazing and attentive. The ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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DianeADC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Secrets of the Douro

We chose this river cruise because it was highly recommended by our travel agent and other collegues who have gone on other river cruises. (The Douro river valley is very picturesque with its vineyards and old ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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mmireau

1 Review Written

A bucket list item that exceeded expectations

We chose Emerald from a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. We made our own flight arrangements and flew into Budapest 3 days prior to our departure to meet up with our friends and explore the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Jaslek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Heavenly week

Been wanting to see the Douro for sometime and our travel against recommended Emerald. What a Find! Brilliant modern ship, superbly comfortable, and the Portugese crew were the most smiley and helpful people we have ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Judithmac

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing first river cruise experience

This was our first foray into cruising, as I suffer from very bad motion sickness, an ocean cruise was definitely not on the cards! We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary so chose what we hoped was a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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KittenWoman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service

We have just returned from a week long cruise on the Emerald Dawn from Amsterdam to Basel. We were very impressed by the level of service and the facilities. All members of staff from cruise director Michael, the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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AndrewShooter

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Makes Me Want To Go Again

Having completed one Emerald cruise on the Danube, and been impressed, we decided a second on the Rhone should follow. We were not disappointed! It was the first of this season but the boat, the crew and all hotel ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lenwoodgate

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Xmas Markets Cruise

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The cruise exceeded our expectations. There was some concern that due to low water level in the rivers we may have to change ships or go by bus for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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MR BCB

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Birthday celebrations

It was all inclusive the cruise staff were friendly and excellent. The cabin was very good the bed was very comfortable.On suite was great shower was great always plenty of hot water.All of the trips were good ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Eeeky

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful scenery, wonderful crew and delicious food and wine

It was on my Mum’s bucket list of cruises she wanted to do. I had seen the itinerary and liked it but when we booked we were unfamiliar with Emerald Waterways. We were not disappointed in any way. Mum who ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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danielhuwlloyd

1 Review Written

A dream comes true.

We selected the River Douro cruise because of love of Portugal and Spain.After doing a little research,we selected the Emerald Radiance and we were delighted with our choice.The ship was built in 2017,and everything ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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kpanders

1 Review Written

Southern France Beautiful In So Many Ways

OUTSTANDING: This was the first time we have cruised with Emerald and we were extremely pleased all the way around. The staff was incredible! They continually were friendly, helpful, and attentive. Within a few ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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mtebor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A vacation to remember

After much research for our first river cruise, we decided to book with Emerald. While, I usually book my own vacations, I did go through a travel agent this time as I have never been to Europe. I did book my own ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Jennny Wren

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

port appreciation

We chose this cruise having been on the one with Emerald from Budapest to Nuremberg last year. The reason for this was that we thought it would be completely different, and we were not disappointed. The pick up and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Dr. D.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Douro Valley

Price & itinerary were what we were looking for. Also had read that the Radiance was a new ship (built in 2017). Ship very modern and clean with much chrome & glass. Found that layout of public areas ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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cburgess2412

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing Danube Delights

Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. The flight was good to Munich but then after waiting over an hour we finally got on the coach. We were then told we would be taken to a hotel in Nuremberg to wait while the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Glenis Mountjoy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Jewels of the Rhine

We found this cruise to be very well organized. The communication with guests was excellent. The transitions from port to port was smooth as were the disembarkations. The staff was exceptionally friendly and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ReelEyes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald has thought of everything!

After reading many reviews we chose Emerald Waterways for the value, amenities, and itinerary. They did not disappoint. We were picked up at the airport and had seamless transfers for each leg of the trip. We ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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