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Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews

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Parliament building, Budapest
Tito's burial site, Belgrade
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Fantastic river cruise along the Danube
"This was my first time on a river cruise and it is the perfect way to see so many beautiful cities in one trip.I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and I can’t wait to go back and experience river cruising again and visit so many more new and exciting places on board the high standard of an Emerald Cruises ship...."Read More
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Enchantment of Eastern Europe river Danube, 4th to 13th June 2022 on the Emerald Sun.

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n.cartwright
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just returned from the holiday. Actual port of embarkation was Giurgiu, near Bucharest, Romania but this was not an option on the Cruise Critic drop down menu, Budapest was where we disembarked. This was our fifth river cruise and the first with Emerald. This cruise was excellent. Emerald looked after us extremely well and the service, be it from the cabin stewards, reception, bar service, ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Wanted to see the lower Danube

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Mannifield
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After cruising the upper part of the Danube we wanted to see from Budapest downwards. The places were very interesting however some of the tour guides need to interpret the history of the countries better and what is actually interesting as opposed to boring and more like a history lesson at school. On one occasion it took the coach about and hour and a half to get to the place we were going to ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Emerald Didn't Disappoint

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ypgal
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was my second European river cruise but first on Emerald. We found a wonderful sale on Travelzoo and despite Covid, we booked it over a year ago. The itinerary really appealed to me as it covered a few new countries that I hadn't been to. The Emerald Sun was less than half full probably due to Covid. That was a bonus for me. The ship was clean and welcoming. It did seem that it was a ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Exceptional service and beautiful ship

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SianMcG
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

We cruised on the Danube River on a special interest cruise with Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag. The ship is beautifully decorated, it's modern and very luxurious compared to some other river ships we docked with along the cruise. We stayed in a Panorama Balcony Suite and these are a great way to see the views as the large window can be opened all the way down so you can lean out and see ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Fantastic river cruise along the Danube

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8Travel
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

Had an amazing time sailing along the Danube. This was my first time on a river cruise and it is the perfect way to see so many beautiful cities in one trip. The Panorama Balcony Suite was beautiful with amazing views ever changing from the drop down balcony. The pool, bar and restaurant are all great spaces to relax and unwind, with attentive staff providing a wonderful and friendly ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Entertaining and Educational

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DTOR
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Great friendly staff starting with the people who met us at the airport. Getting to the ship was seamless and easy. Everyone from the cabin steward to meal servers to the activity director was friendly and helpful. We were kept well informed every day of scheduled dockings and events. The good food seemed endless with many options to cover almost every taste and serving times that worked for ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Expensive but food lacking

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Cruiser Gil
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had never been on a river cruise and wanted to do a Rhine cruise. After a dozen + ocean cruises we did not know what to expect. The ship was beautiful and the crew were great. We had a panorama balcony cabin on the second deck and it was wonderful. The food choices and times that food was available was not good. Due to health problems, I need to eat at least 2 hours before bed. The late and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


When can I afford another

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Maxine.noble
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

It was our first cruise and we were not disappointed in anything. The ship was spotless and the cabins simply lovely. Slightly small, but they are on a ship and the full window makes them very light and airey. The occasional towels made into animals certainly made us smile. Every member of the crew were lovely and all work incredibly hard. Nothing was too much trouble and you were always met ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Well planned excursions with well informed guides

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Janeblandford
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I was interested in visiting the Rhine. Looked for a company and ship which had more activities whilst sailing. Emerald sun not only had a pool, cinema, gym, massage treatment but had an entertainment manager who organised yoga, pilates, zumba and other game shows to include all who wanted to join in. She also sang brilliantly and arranged disco nights. A couple of nights we were entertained by ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Excellent value

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Dwtiffin
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Wanted to see some of Europe. This was an excellent choice. Value for cost is terrific. We stayed in lower level rooms and they were very comfortable with quite adequate room. I wouldn't bother paying extra to get a small balcony (in my opinion). Food is top notch, but we have no food allergies and are meat eaters. But there are vegetarian options if necessary. The staff is very considerate ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


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