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Emerald Dawn Cruise Reviews

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Emerald Dawn
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157 Emerald Dawn Cruise Reviews


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SoCal Retiree

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great First Cruise Experience

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Having retired in 2018, my wife and I were looking for a quality river cruise experience with an established river cruise line. We conducted extensive research and spoke to friends about their experience. We ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Cjwhelpton

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Danube delightful

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jatect

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ianmpartridge

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Superb cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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slotravelers

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Dave Dixon

1 Review Written

Wonderful Danube River cruise with great food, staff, and accommodations

We were first time cruisers and picked this line based on itinerary, ratings, and prices. It was a Danuberiver cruise in mid to late October (luckily the weather was very warm for that time of the year with almost ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Hosa

1 Review Written

Great ship, great crew, great service

we arrived on board the afternoon before our cruise began and had a day in Amsterdam prior to hitting the river, which was well received. Getting into our rooms was quick and luggage arrived immediately. The ship ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dunlopjj

1 Review Written

Visit to The Abbey Museum at Melt

An excellent cruise to enjoy. All facilities excellent. Staff excellent . This cruise is seriously tops. The staff were helpful and not over intrusive. It is difficult for staff to provide just the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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starlady21

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dancing Down the Danube with Anton & Erin!

Our first cruise of any type - ocean cruises have never appealed to me - but this trip ticked all the boxes for places I wanted to visit, with the added bonus of a private performance in Vienna by Strictly stars ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Campbellh

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Danube

What a great experience we had sailing from Budapest to Nuremberg on the Emerald Dawn. It was our first cruise of any kind. We went with another couple and also made some friends along the way. What did I like so ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Shelene9326

2 Reviews Written

Looking forward to my next cruise with Emerald

My wife and I have been on a couple of ocean cruises and I was not really thrilled with them. Last year we thought that we would give River cruising a try, and chose a trip from Budapest to Passeau on the Danube. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Fleischer33

1 Review Written

The trip of a lifetime!

Our first European trip was an incredible experience. We fell in love with the culture, the people and, of course, Emerald. We were impressed by the simplicity and warmth of the check in and check out process. The ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Bjacko

1 Review Written

Amazing Cruise

We did the Splendours of Europe cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Originally to be on Emerald Sky but changed to Emerald Dawn due to the lock issue near Nuremburg. The arrival on the ship was seamless and all the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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CherryRainbow

1 Review Written

A wonderful initiation into river cruising

We chose this cruise as it suited us and our friends date wise, number of days wise and places it visited. Having done 3 cruises on large ships (2 in the Caribbean and 1 to the Norway fjords) we were surprised how ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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dlowcarter

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great land excursions and the staff and the ship were amazing.

We went on a seminar by Emerald and they offered a lot of incentives so we decided to give it a try. It was our first River Cruise so we didn't know what to expect and it was overall a great experience. The ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Nognelg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

All sound and no vision

Everything was wonderful except I would not go again on Emerald Dawn, or orther ships like her, because the ill-fitting sliding bathroom door was only 60 cm from the nearest pillow of the bed and the loo was only ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Judithmac

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing first river cruise experience

This was our first foray into cruising, as I suffer from very bad motion sickness, an ocean cruise was definitely not on the cards! We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary so chose what we hoped was a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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petervavilov

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Brilliant first river cruise

Having completed an excellent Norwegian Northern Lights cruise we received an offer via Iglu Cruises for this cruise which included some good perks like the Premium Drinks package and an M&S voucher for both of us. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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KittenWoman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service

We have just returned from a week long cruise on the Emerald Dawn from Amsterdam to Basel. We were very impressed by the level of service and the facilities. All members of staff from cruise director Michael, the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lenwoodgate

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Xmas Markets Cruise

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The cruise exceeded our expectations. There was some concern that due to low water level in the rivers we may have to change ships or go by bus for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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auspartan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Budapest - Christmas Markets River Cruise

We have just completed the Amsterdam to Budapest Christmas Markets river cruise. It was very good trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We were somewhat worried about the river levels as Europe had a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Dougie777

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too much noise

We were booked on the Emerald Dawn but the ship was changed to the Emerald Sun. The central problem was noise from above at all hours of the night. The toilets on the ship were of an airline design. We were on ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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vmarch

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience

The service was spectacular; the staff were so attentive and friendly. They really seemed to like their jobs. We loved the swimming pool--a perfect place to spend the day when cruising down the Danube. Very well ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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krtv80

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise down the Rhine River

My husband and I sold our house which we had lived in for 35 years. We decided to treat ourselves to a vacation. We had received numerous catalogs from numerous cruise companies. We tried to book a Viking cruise.We ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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bboulton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best Trip every - love Emerald Waterways

we actually were on the Emerald Dawn as I guess the Sun got stranded somewhere in low water, but similar ship and looked brand new. The crew and staff were the best! From Nina our cruise director who made sure all ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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