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Emerald Dawn Cruise Reviews

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Friends we joined up with during the cruise.
Putting contest. Look at vineyards in background.amazing.
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Brilliant cruise Shame about the admin tickets arrived day before we sailed !
"The entertainment by Nick was great quizzes & boy could ge sing and the Cruise director was brilliant Nina they were a great team together very friendly staff .Emerald staff on the cruise were superb and food was truly amazing such a selection...."Read More
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It wasn't the cruise that I'd paid for

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Richard56
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Having travelled with Emerald before (2014) and Because I love the Moselle & Rhine rivers, it was an obvious choice. However certain aspects were a severe disappointment. Day 6 Trier, awoke moored in a commercial dock next to a scrapyard, 15 miles from Trier, hardly much chance of a stroll ashore after the official tour. Day 7 Bernkastle, except it was Traben Trabach, 30 minutes by coach from ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Brilliant cruise Shame about the admin tickets arrived day before we sailed !

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Hardydog21
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The cruise was brilliant but the administration left a lot to be desired we didn’t get tickets until the day before we travelled , after chasing and chasing ! our flights were changed and we were not informed after I had booked all our seats so had to go through to BA and rebook them , all a bit worrying BUT I have to say the cruise itself was excellent . Emerald staff on the cruise were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Excellent service all round.

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Lindylou6
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise as we had already travelled Budapest to Bucharest in 2019 with Emerald so already knew they were a good company to go with. The Cruise Director had everything very well organised. We visited 5 countries in 2 weeks with included tours in each stop. For those that wanted a more active holiday there were bike rides and hikes. The food was excellent. Breakfast was a ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


The evening entertainment on the last night was magic and the lunchtime the day previously a real laugh.

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The Ayatollah
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this Emerald cruise 2 years back for our Emerald wedding anniversary, Covid forced the delay. Food was good but limited in choice in comparison to other river cruises we have done with a massive buffet selection. With limited mobility access to the sun deck was limited with no assisted methods, lift or chairlift. Staff were good and Igor did well.. As this expensive cruise was sold with ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

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Excellent, second only to Emerald Duoro where Portuguese crew were exceptional

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kandipa
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had really enjoyed our Emerald Duoro cruise and wanted to explore the Danube countries. Although we found that we are less interested in the culture and language of this part of Europe we cannot fault Emerald. The staff all did a great job and the whole thing was very well organised and enjoyable. The cabin was spotless and although small was well designed with lots of storage. Comfortable ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


First cruise

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Jatect
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

Enjoyed the very experience guides at each stop. The guides helped you understand the history and customs of each stop. Many of the guides shared personal asides about their lives and their families. Great having some free time to explore an shop on our own. Dining area very noisy due to low ceiling. Better sound proofing would help. The onboard entertainment was of excellent quality. The wait ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Danube delightful

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Cjwhelpton
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 received from start to finish was first class all the way. We chose a standard cabin with the small full width window this being as a result of reviews commenting on the large floor to ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Superb cruise

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Ianmpartridge
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our second cruise with Emerald Waterways (the first being the Douro river cruise which was also excellent). We booked a cabin on the lower deck. The room was well equipped, comfortable with plenty of storage space. The furnishings were of a good standard with no room for complaint. The only downside of using cabins on the lower floor is reduced natural daylight. Something we were ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Above expectation

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BikeAndCruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose because of going with VBT bike tours. We were treated well by the cruise staff and VBT leaders. Layout of cabin perfect. Beautiful room and panoramic picture window. Great location new to us. Weather surprisingly perfect. Coffee excellent. Appreciate free water bottles in room and on leaving ship. Spacious storage of cabin. Best layout of a cabin on a cruise we have ever had. Good ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Disappointed

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slotravelers
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was arranged through Vermont Biking Tours VBT. The cabin were similar to Avalon, Viking, and Uniworld quality. The staff was excellent speaking English very well and very professional. However, the dining experience is much to be desired. Breakfast and lunch were adequate. Dinner was another matter. The dining room was noisy and it was very difficult to converse. The main course ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


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