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76 Emerald Destiny Cruise Reviews


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mlbcruiser

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship with exemplary service

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We have been on over 40 ocean cruises and for a couple of years my husband has talked about wanted to try a river cruise. However, river cruises tend to cost a lot more than an ocean cruise. So we are veteran ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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PCDC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube Delights

We have cruised on big ocean liners and experienced some pretty stormy weather. This was our first river cruise and it was a wonderful experience. Smooth sailing, fine dining, excellent tours included in the price ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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greymoon

1 Review Written

A Great Fortnight

While we're not new to ocean cruising, this was our first River Cruise and we have been impressed by Emerald and their staff. The whole package was well-organised and ran smoothly, despite delays in the Main ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Elayne Lockhart

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise experience on friendly ship

I wanted to experience river cruising to compare with being on a larger ship, and travelling with Emerald far exceeded my expectations. They are amazingly well organized and efficient, and will go out of their way ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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rsh01

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great first river cruise

Having been on numerous sea cruises we decided to try a river cruise for the first time with friends who have been before and recommended Emerald Waterways. Emerald Waterways delivered a good cruise with only some ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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keith standing

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

From embarking to disembarkation the cruise was a delight. The quality throughout the ship was excellent. The common rooms were spacious and well laid out. The food was always of a high quality and the Chef was very ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Diontrafford

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise of the River Rhine

Being our first cruise it did not disappoint it was just perfect. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable with a fantastic river view Food was very varied and first class with the head chef giving his ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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dbmill

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent crew

Ship was good, crew was good, food was good. Trips were good as were the ports of call with the exception of the black Forrest. We went on a bus trip which took one and a half hours each way so we could have a slice ...
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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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AnnieMangan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Four countries on the Danube

This was our first cruise, and we enjoyed it very much. The itinerary was well thought out and well organised. The food was very good and the wines were excellent. The crew were helpful, friendly and charming, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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MrSimon74

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Food and service were excellent; the cruise on the Danube in Budapest was great

Wanted to try and see the difference in this line as compared to others. Cabin size is small and I think it is because of the lay out of the cabin. Could have been better but overall ok. Food and service was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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TobyBoston

1 Review Written

Ship, service and a great experience

The destiny is a beautiful river boat with modern layout and appeal. From the beginning the “all in” travel from Budapest to Passau, Will filled with planned guided tours that gave you history and character ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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kureyon

1 Review Written

We had the experience such as the dream in Cruise

1.Ship is new. All the facilities are high tech,Opening and closing of the windows and curtains,digital newspaper,and so on 2.The ship does not shake( pitching and rolling ) like an ocean cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Hollidays23

1 Review Written

Danube Delights

Been with Emerald Waterways before, we were very pleased with them and wanted to do a different part of the Danube. This was a new ship in 2017 and everything was sparkling as usual with Emerald. The staff are very ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Kit Brinkley

1 Review Written

Setting the Benchmark for River cruises with Emerald Destiny

First time cruise with my wife to get a real break from the office. Saw an Ad in our Norfolk Magazine - Dancing on the Danube - to include a visit to Vienna, how could one resist? No advertisement can describe ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Dmbburke

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Noisy ship

Although the Emerald Ship was beautiful and the staff and food excellent, the water system is very noisy. It sounded like a bowling ball was rolling across the ceiling of my suite every 15-20 seconds. I spoke with ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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mpilgrim7xgy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Incredible vacation experience

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jan.roberge

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AMAZING! GREAT SERVICE, FOOD AND CREW!

I am an airline employee and received information from ID 90 and they shared a special that looked like something we wanted to try. It turned out to be really great and we loved the crew and ship! Would definitely ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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7057591951

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great European vacation!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Feduniak

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cannot think of anything to criticize!

Friends booked this cruise and we decided to join them. We booked through Anne Clyne in Courtenay, BC & she was exceptionally helpful and professional each and every step of the way. She did us an outstanding job ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Radar4077

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Danube Delights

We chose this cruise because of its itinerary and, in particular, the opportunity for an extra day visiting a particular city, Vienna. The only very minor disappointment of the cruise was that, until we got there, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Longlyn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No Blues on The Danube!

After lots of research we decided that an Emerald cruise would give us a great holiday. This was our first experience of cruising and we chose Emerald as the itinerary looked good, the ship appeared luxurious and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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walt88

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Danube

This was our first river cruise but it will not be our last. When we arrived we were greeted by our cruise director Balazs Varga and processed quickly. Staff was friendly and answered all our questions. We were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LARHEAD81301

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Germany - AWESOME

Highly recommended for value & service. We did all excursions and found the value to be great. Food on board was exceptional. They provided special evenings of local culture & food. A real highlight of the tour. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Bill Whyte

1 Review Written

Emerald Cruise With Brent Burns

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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