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Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews

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Great River Cruise

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - All

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Jonathan153

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 before the cruise and shuttles were provided by the cruise line. Meals were excellent, cordon bleu level, provided by the executive chef and pastry chef on board. Dinners a ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


No water, no cruise

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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Fawks

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 by the hotel that are cruise would Br be leaving for another day as the ship could. Not sail into Budapest. A shock hearing this from the hotel and not the cruise line. So we were bused ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


A great way to see Eastern Europe from the Danube

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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brossall

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Friends picked this cruise for us ! Overall, our trip from Bucharest to Budapest was excellent. The ship had great staff with excellent food & wine, both notably with local origins. Our cabin was just 20 steps from the pool. There were a few minor problems: -air conditioning was sometimes poor, most notably in busy restaurant at dinner -WIFI was intermittent, we lost WIFI for 3-4 ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


A vacation to remember

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mtebor

6-10 Cruises

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 airfare and hotel pre-cruise but did the Emerald add-on with the hotel and transfer at the end of the cruise which was well worth the price. My wife and I left mid-June and spent ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Emerald fulfilled our expectations except with the food

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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Trish18

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 exceeded some, in all areas except the food quality. Being all-inclusive was important to us, no worries about calculating gratuities, port fees, etc.. We loved the Swissôtel Basel ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Second class

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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selnliv

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 chef's menu being rather boring after the first few days. The soups were a mild variance of the consomme of the previous day.Rooms were small but adequate but the lack of a dance floor ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Rhine Cruise Amsterdam To Basel

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cloverlands

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Having done several ocean cruises we wanted to do a river cruise to compare. Cabin staff were excellent room kept very clean and in good order, our cabin steward Gabriel was exceptional. Public toilets were insufficient only one on each deck! Breakfasts and lunches were very good, however evening dinners left a lot to be desired. Portion sizes on some meals were very small, ice cream desserts ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Good but not perfect

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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AliW

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 cruising. We chose our cabin, mid boat and on the top deck with panoramic balcony. This was perfect, roomy, comfortable, clean and with great facilities such as WiFi and free movies. Lovely ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Amazing

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agilligan

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

There is nothing negative I could say about the Emerald Cruise line. The ship was beautiful! Our cabin was so comfortable and had everything we needed. My husband and I were so impressed with the staff on the ship from the top which was Igor and Nina to the steward Succi and all in between. The servers in the lounge and dinning room became family soon after we set sail. The Chef was ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Rhine Danube cruise

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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barryspink1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 above the fish and meat were meager portions with miniscule vegetables which were often just a squeezed paste on the plate, and the sauce was just three or four dots on the plate and gravy ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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