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Emerald Sky
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172 Emerald Sky Cruise Reviews


suffolkcruiser60 avatar

suffolkcruiser60

1 Review Written

First time cruiser!

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We chose it because we wanted to see the towns and cities on this particular Danube cruise. We had never done any kind of cruise before, and didn't really know what to expect. We found the cabin comfortable and ...
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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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ataboy874

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The cruise was a delight; the staff made the cruise they were so nice to everyone

The atmosphere onboard was great the ships inhabitants came together to enjoy each others company as well as the staff who made everyone feel very comfortable. The activities and entertainment were very nice and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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LorenR

1 Review Written

Better Than Anticipated

We had a dream of travelling from Budapest to Amsterdam one day. After some research we chose Emerald Waterways, and Emerald Sky as our river ship. I consider myself a seasoned ocean cruiser and was anxious to see ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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8877665544

1 Review Written

IMPRESSED BY Emerald Sky

Suberb,clean,modern,well organized ship.Armin, room steward and Michael cruise director were charming helpful and kind.Great staff, meals and itinerary.ThanksCaptain Stamen for great leadership! The included on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


AngieKP avatar

AngieKP

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

What a treat on the Classic Danube cruise

We picked this cruise as it was on offer, so we felt we could do an “extra” cruise this year, and we fancied the Danube. The ship was meant to be the Emerald Dawn but it was changed for the Emerald Sky. The ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Gazim

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

This is my 26th cruise and the first on Emerald Waterways, I did not expect it to be as good as some I have been on, but the whole cruise exceeded my expectations, the ship is beautiful, spotlessly clean with ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Gill benham

1 Review Written

Fantastic first river cruise

We wanted a river cruise for a 70th birthday celebration. Saw this one advertised in daily mail and it covered the area we wanted to cruise to. We started at Budapest and travelled to Bratislava , Durnstein, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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NW Seahawks

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Was NOT what we paid for!

There were 8 family members in our group from Nuremburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary from June 7-14, 2019 on the Emerald Sky. We are disappointed in Emerald Waterways in many ways: 1) They did NOT inform us that ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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wildflower1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first river cruise

We were on the special Tulip Season cruise recently. From April 17 - 24, 2019. We thought the ship was larger than expected. The lounge area was roomy enough for everyone (as noted every evening when all were in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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The Locksmith

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium

My wife and I chose this particular cruise because of the Keukenhof Garden tour. We joined the ship seamlessly from Schipol Airport, our transfer was waiting for us, very little waiting at all as everyone was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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chrisl5

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Are Emerald Cutting Back ?

We chose this cruise primarily for the visit to the tulip gardens. The vessel itself was good as were the trips and the crew. The guides and the equipment to hear the guides were good. We particularly liked the lady ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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DMG46

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

A river cruise that became a coach tour

We booked an elegant river cruise and got a mediocre bus tour. My wife and I boarded the Emerald Sky in Amsterdam on September 29 on a scheduled 15 Day “Splendours of Europe” river cruise. This ship was a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Frederick Q.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great boat; could improve on vegetarian menu and accessability on excursions

The staff were great, in particular cruise director Michael. The maid service for our room was excellent. Tour guides on the excursions were friendly and very knowledgeable. Europe experienced a very hot summer ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Dotty1963

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First timer with Emerald

We have done a couple of river cruises but this one exceeded our expectations. The service was excellent, the variety of food at all times was great although the portions sometimes were small but it didn't bother ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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msmaggie22963

1 Review Written

Great river cruise line

I chose this cruise for the price, the itinerary, and age of the ship. Since this was my 4th river cruise I wasn’t expecting to be dazzled, but I was. The ship was beautiful and the staff was better than ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jacqueline finall

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous ship

My husband and I had a marvellous time, in every way. The crew and all other staff were great, as was the entertainment. We met lots of great people, particularly two groups of Canadians who were great to be ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Golfandcurl11

1 Review Written

Rhine cruise from Basel to Amsterdam

Having completed a river cruise 3 years ago on the Danube with another river cruise line we were looking again to another great cruise. This time it was with Emerald and we weren’t disappointed. Our pickup at ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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seashell27

1 Review Written

Trip of a lifetime

After much research, we chose Emerald for our first cruise as we were looking for a river cruise on a beautiful, modern ship with opportunities to be active (cycling, hiking) and chance to see as much as possible in ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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spike2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I didn't expect 4 ships

To explain the title: Due to low water on the Rhine and Danube we had to change ships, from the Emerald Sky to the Emerald Destiny, stopping at the emerald Star for lunch. Towards the end of the cruise we had to ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Deb K avatar

Deb K

1 Review Written

Wonderful Staff and interesting side tours

Group that travels together often. We wanted a sharing experience that also had diversity of experiences. We could see beautiful sites and interact with other passengers from around the world. We had a great ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Andjan

1 Review Written

Great ship, great service

The ship is smart and clean and is kept clean by a great team of staff. The cabins are well equipped and kept clean and restocked daily. Dining is 1st class with plenty to choose from. Lunch has a selection of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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bastetCat103

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Brilliant staff great scenery good food all you could wish for on cruise

we enjoy river cruises and have found emerald offer far superior service to others.the cabins are spacious kept pristine clean with regular changes of towels and linen.The ship is welcoming as are all the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Choyp

1 Review Written

Netherlands & Belgium (Emerald Sky) July 13th 2018

Emerald had been very well recommended. Attended cruise show in Birmingham and got a good impression. Have done many European cruises and this cruise was to one of the few places we have not visited. The ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Labtechechnologist

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

AMAZING

We always wanted to do a river cruise and this appealed to us. We chose the river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Everything was great, food, tours, rooms, etc We were not disappointed in a thing except ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Emerald Sky Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.6
Dining5.04.3
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.6
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment3.04.2
Service5.04.7
Value For Money5.04.2
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