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Emerald Destiny Cruise Reviews

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Great experience. Wonderful staff and fabulous food.
"A friend had sailed on Emerald Waterways cruises in the past so I joined her on this Danube River Cruise with 2 other friends. We used our local tour agent to book and organized all the flights etc. She had her..."Read More
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Fabulous first time river cruise

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Jaspercatleeds
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Originally booked 3 years ago we stuck with Emerald and finally went on the holiday last week. Beautiful ship, very modern and clean. Lovely professional and attentive staff. Great pool, food and service in general. How the team coped with all the COVID PCR tests and completing online locator forms I don't know but they were so helpful with this extra aspect. We enjoyed all the places we visited ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

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Great experience. Wonderful staff and fabulous food.

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cruisegals73
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

A friend had sailed on Emerald Waterways cruises in the past so I joined her on this Danube River Cruise with 2 other friends. We used our local tour agent to book and organized all the flights etc. She had her husband traveled with us on the cruise as well. We were the maiden voyage after 18 months of not sailing due to Covid. We had a hiccup in that the river was too high to sail for a ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Great European vacation!

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7057591951
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Emerald had a 4.5 rating and lived up to that. Coming and going went without a hitch. We had to switch boats half way through the trip due to water levels being too low and it went very smoothly. We packed our bags for the morning, went off on a bus tour and when we arrived at the Skye boat to find our luggage in the same room number we had vacated. We were greeted warmly with a glass of champagne ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Basel to Amsterdam Rhine River Cruise

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debrariley
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My brother and his wife had cruised with Emerald Waterways a few years ago, and they were highly impressed. So on their recommendations, we decided to book with Emerald Waterways. All gratuities were included. Bicycles were on board to be signed out and used at port. Swimming pool on board. Nightly entertainment. Delicious, artistically presented dinners with excellent vegetarian ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Emerald Star- Bucharest to Budapest

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harperlewis
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

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 front desk was helpful and informative. Our cruise director was very genuine and knowledgeable, and always made an effort to talk to everyone. The ship is beautiful. There is a lovely ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Great trip

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sneathern
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose Emerald because of the help staff at time of booking and we are glad we did. The planned our entire trip including our flights and everything went very smooth. The entire staff was friendly and made sure we had whatever we needed. Our cruise director Luka was fantastic and extremely organized and knowledgeable of the towns and culture. He also was a great musician and tour guide along the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Incredible vacation experience

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mpilgrim7xgy
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We booked on short notice. This one was available for the cruise location we were looking for, and had some spots available. First thing we looked for was "tipping included" and pretty much everything else was also included. Due to a lock door incident weeks prior, we were actually on the Emerald Destiny and not the Emerald Star -- a new ship in the fleet -- and it was amazing. Clean, fresh ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Emerald Cruise With Brent Burns

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Bill Whyte
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I was chosen to perform with a friend on board Brent Burns and 88 Parrot Head fans who went with us. My wife and I have done cruises on bigger ships, this was the first time on a river cruise. From the moment we hit the Amsterdam airport to the time we departed from Zurich we just had a great time. The ship in one I would choose again and again. The staff were helpful, friendly and seem to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Another excellent Emerald Cruise

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HenryGF
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for its itinerary, with some of the ports being new to us. We have travelled on Emerald Waterways several times before, so had a high expectation and our expectations were all met and exceeded by this ship, its crew and the itinerary. Emerald have high standards, and this continues on this ship. The crew are very hard working and friendly, and make every effort to respond ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Great Ship, Great Food, Fantastic Crew, Wonderful Excursions.

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JDRevell
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My wife and I recently turned 60 and were looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We found it and couldn't be happier. From the moment we arrived we were kept very busy, well fed, and wonderfully entertained. The trip more than matched our expectations. As with any such excursion, there are bound to be an occasional glitch to the schedule, but the crew was able to improvise and all ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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