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Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Sun
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26

Average

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Poor

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162 Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews


Cruiser Gil avatar

Cruiser Gil

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expensive but food lacking

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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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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DTOR

1 Review Written

Entertaining and Educational

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Maxine.noble

1 Review Written

When can I afford another

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Dwtiffin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent value

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Janeblandford

1 Review Written

Well planned excursions with well informed guides

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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foodpolice

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

The Majestic Rhine

We wanted to be on a river that we haven't sailed on, to visit new places & see castles. The Majestic Rhine cruise fit the bill. We had this trip booked for August 2018, but as we all know now, the water level of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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oldskier

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st Riverboat Cruise

We had been wanting to try a riverboat cruise for awhile now. It just so happened that an Irish musician by the name of Seamus Kennedy, whom we enjoyed seeing at many an Irish Pub in the DC area during the 1980's ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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947girl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First river cruise

My sister and I travel each year and decided to do our first river cruise. We always do research before deciding. Emerald was the best value for the money and good reviews. We chose the 8 day Danube Delights with ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Gramcare

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Waterways Blue Danube Delight

This was our first cruise and we had just begun to explore river cruise options when we learned our friends, who were seasoned travelers, had completed the research and had already booked this cruise. While we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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mjjden

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lovely 15 days, Amsterdam to Budapest, May 2019

We were picked up at 2:00 and transferred to the Emerald Sun where a member of the cruise staff showed us to our room. Our room was great, crisp white lines, mirrors and a floor to ceiling window. After unpacking ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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CrewBlue

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Major Disappointment

Review Are you under 70? Do you like an active lifestyle? Do you enjoy great food and wine? Do you like to socialize with well educated and cultured travelers? If so, DO NOT CRUISE WITH EMERALD WATERWAYS. We did ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Brendy Girl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ladies Who Travel

A group of retired high school friends travelled together to experience the delights of the Rhine and enjoy quality time together. This line was a repeat for a few and highly recommended. Booking was convenient for ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Martin Cindy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube

We loved the 7 day Christmas Markets cruise from Budapest to Nurenberg! The Emerald Waterways cruise line was a wonderful choice. The food was excellent! Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks are included at each lunch and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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gsturmey

1 Review Written

Mary Berry Danube Cruise

Chose this cruise for 2 reasons: a) My birthday b) Mary Berry on board as my wife is a fan! The crew were excellent; all seemed to get on really well and were very efficient & cheerful Excursions were also ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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selnliv

1 Review Written

Second class

Chose this cruise to celebrate a special event. Staff was accomodating though even with room being çleaned' twice a day, the vacuum obviously didn't work well.Tours were basic and food was disappointing with the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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chuckfast

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Salty, dull food

We chose Emerald at the suggestion of friends who had sailed a different itinerary in Europe. We were suppose to sail out of Amsterdam on the Emerald Dawn on Aug 18. We were informed a week early that we would now ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Jonathan153 avatar

Jonathan153

1 Review Written

Great River Cruise

Ship was changed to Emerald Dawn due to low river levels This was our first river cruise and it was fantastic. The crew were all very friendly and helpful and everything was on time. We stayed 2 days in Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Fawks

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No water, no cruise

First time cruising on a ship. Saved a lot of money for this. Looked like a good deal free air fare 150 E credit. We arrived a day earlier than the cruise to allow for jet lag to wear off a bit only to be informed ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Trish18

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Emerald fulfilled our expectations except with the food

We chose Emerald Waterways after researching 6 popular cruise lines that sailed the Rhine river, and can say that our 1st ever cruise experience was overall fantastic. The cruise lived up to our expectations, and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mtebor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A vacation to remember

After much research for our first river cruise, we decided to book with Emerald. While, I usually book my own vacations, I did go through a travel agent this time as I have never been to Europe. I did book my own ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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AliW

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good but not perfect

This was our first river cruise and it was our honeymoon, so we decided to splash out and book the best. Emerald included everything, meals, wine, tours, tips and this was a perfect way to get a feel of river ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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barryspink1

1 Review Written

Rhine Danube cruise

we chose this cruise because it was two weeks and ended in amsterdam. I will start with the food i like my food and expect it to be of good quality and sufficient meat fish and vegetables. It was none of the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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NicholaR

1 Review Written

Awesome experience

I did this cruise with my sister, mother and aunt. As I am unable to walk a lot due to continuous cancer issues. We were served like royalty from day one. All trips were well organised and arranged. All staff were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Glenis Mountjoy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Jewels of the Rhine

We found this cruise to be very well organized. The communication with guests was excellent. The transitions from port to port was smooth as were the disembarkations. The staff was exceptionally friendly and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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oxrog

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship and fabulous crew

We had never sailed on the Rhine and wished to see Strasbourg. We had sailed with Scenic before and Emerald are a part of the same group, so we had reasonable expectations of a similar high standard. The food and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Emerald Sun Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.7
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.54.7
Fitness Recreation4.04
FamilyN/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.8
Value For Money4.54.2
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