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sterchi2
Member Since 2012
1 review
This was our first River Cruise. River Cruising was relaxing and enjoyable. Cabins were well designed. Crew extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast and Lunch offered good variety buffets. Dinner selections a bit limited. Towns ... Read more
Burroughs-Lange
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We have been on several river cruises but not cruised with this company. Many lines offer this trip but Emerald seemed to have the best sounding itinerary and inclusions for a Danube trip. The whole cruiser, our cabins, public rooms and ... Read more
Downing12
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Chose the cruise for the lovely cities on the itinerary and was certainly not disappointed. Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest all beautiful - highlight was the evening cruise at Budapest with all the lovely buildings lit up. The boat was ... Read more
Condorbird
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
First river cruise that we have done. This cruise allowed us to Explore more of Europe without having to drive, or being stuck inside a coach. The sun deck was brilliant. just sit and watch the scenery pass you by. Great late evening trip ... Read more
PeterCStephenson
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
My sister-in-law chose the cruise. We had a lowest deck cabin that was small and noisy from the plumbing and the ship's intercom woke us up early in the morning. Other cruises that we have been on, only important information was ... Read more
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Testarossa64
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
From start to finish, every aspect well-planned to ensure a trouble-free river cruise. Met at Munich Airport for transfer to Nuremberg and although ship delayed, we were well looked after and in fact got a chance to walk around Nuremberg ... Read more
SykesC66
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
A lovely cruise, well worth doing. Amazing scenery from Nuremberg to Budapest with fantastic staff which made the cruise a great experience. Embarkation in Nuremberg was chaotic and not the start to the holiday that you would want. The ... Read more
Maggie Stewart
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I wanted to visit Cologne and Strasbourg especially, and all other ports of call looked very interesting - especially Heidelberg. The guides were all to a high standard. I enjoyed the wine tasting excursion very much and felt that I had ... Read more
mick long
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Arrived in Amsterdam no knowing what to expect but any worries or fears were soon expelled but the fabulous welcome on board by the waiting staff and crew of the Emerald Star. In ten minutes were welcomed aboard, checked in ,shown our ... Read more
harry potter 28
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Rhine river was a particular interest of ours. The deal from Emerald Waterways was good. Travelling was a breeze - we flew from Bristol to Amsterdam at a small extra cost. Our return journey was smooth considering we had to fly from ... Read more
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Joan Mather
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise because I particularly wished to visit Heidleburg and I had heard people talk about the scenery on the River Rhine . River cruises tend to have fewer passengers on board and this was the case on Emerald Star. All ... Read more
Peter van der Mark
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We sailed with Emerald twice before, done in fact the entire Amsterdam to Bucharest trip. We choose Emerald because of the excellent food and wine, the ever friendly staff and most of all, the swimming pool which we use almost daily. By ... Read more
marcum1
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Wanted to see the Danibe as had already done the Rhine twice. Saw an advert in paper for this company and looked perfect what wahat we wanted. Chose it as all the tours at the ports were included in price.They were either walking around ... Read more
geoberr3
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Like ocean sailing so thought would try river cruising, first will be the last. Boat and crew were great. Being from the U.S.A. ice is a requirement in stateroom, not on the Star, you could go to bar and get a glass full. The mini fridge ... Read more
snsmllr
Member Since 2012
1 review
46 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Although, I do not have any River Cruise to compare this too, (it was our first) I wanted to state that this was probably the most relaxing vacation I have had in years and would highly recommend it to anyone. We sailed on the Emerald ... Read more
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Orington
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
STARTING OUT This was our first river cruise. We have done two P & O sea cruises (Baltic, Mediterranean) and love the idea of visiting numerous places in several countries whilst unpacking only once, but found the massive ships with ... Read more
Dianne@fernbank11
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We wished to see more of the country surrounding the Danube and were particularly interested in the varied history of the area. This cruise covered most of the places we were interested in. Compared to other cruises, more was offered ... Read more
Marilyn Lister
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this Rhine,Main and Danube Cruise for the itinerary. It was our first river cruise although we have done many ocean cruises. Our impressions and opinions were the same as those of BEARS 2 in another review although on a ... Read more
BEARS 2
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this as we had done the Mosel on a previous cruise (with another company) and wanted to include this on a variant itinerary, this tima ccompanied by friends. Our worst River cruise to date - with Emerald Waterways!!! (This ... Read more
dosyrosy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Following a previous very successful cruise on the Rhine and Mosel with Riviera, my friends and I, aged 70, decided to repeat the experience. After 2 nights at the Sheraton, Bucharest, we embarked on the Emerald Sun at Silistra to sail ... Read more
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roger191141
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This cruise, June 28 to July 5 2016 started opposite a glass recycling plant and finished in a semi-stagnant riverside harbour serving a scrap metal depot and swarms of flies. At dinner and breakfast the following day the restaurant was ... Read more
missann44
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my first river cruise and I really loved it. We started with a pre-trip to prague and a post trip to Paris, It was an excellent cruise. The ship was beautiful and the crew was excellent polite very helpful I had a lovely ... Read more
DlorahDaem
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I'd always promised myself a river cruise as a retirement present to myself - after I booked this trip I got married as well as retiring, so it turned into a honeymoon cruise. The pre-organisation, information and documentation were all ... Read more
schlichtjames@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We first chose Emerald because River cruises rated them as best value for the money. We did the Rhine -Main River cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremberg. A story before the cruise took place. We were booked on June 5th cruise on Emerald ... Read more
Jane Chichester
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and the standard of accommodation, food and service on the Emerald Star was hard to fault. The staff made everything - even passing through the deepest lock on our journey - a cause for celebration and a ... Read more
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