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Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Sun
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162 Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews


ReelEyes avatar

ReelEyes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald has thought of everything!

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After reading many reviews we chose Emerald Waterways for the value, amenities, and itinerary. They did not disappoint. We were picked up at the airport and had seamless transfers for each leg of the trip. We ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Barry_Tucker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beyond Expectations

Recommended by friends and travel agent. The ship was immaculate. The staff were outstanding, the food was great. The mix of activities, excursions and leisure time suited us perfectly ( mid sixties couple in good ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Kate Armstrong

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just perfect

I chose to cruise again with Emerald following a very enjoyable experience with them two years ago on the Danube. I chose the Rhine this time, from Basel to Amsterdam and was not disappointed. The food was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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royhollis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A truly amazing cruise

Emerald organisation was faultless from initial booking,speedy boarding with EasyJet through airport collection, transfer to the ship and welcome aboard, the cruise itself and return to our homeward airport. Emerald ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Bordercruisers9

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing first river cruise

Have done several ocean cruises but always wanted to do a river cruise through Germany. My husband booked this for my 50th birthday and it more than lived up to our hopes and expectations. The Emerald Sun is a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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apbbear

1 Review Written

Sleek & clean ship with excellent transfer service, group tours

We took the cruise on Jun 2017, downstream the Main Canal from Nuremburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. We fly into Munich and was transferred to the boat using Emerald's transfer service, which was included in the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Shammy2017

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rhine River Cruise on Emerald

We got a good deal on a mid-October cruise, so we jumped on it. We had a nice room, small, but quite adequate for the 8 days on the ship. We didn't stay in our room, other than to sleep at night, so we were fine. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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laughinglilian

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My very first cruise of any kind

I am not a good sailor on the sea, so my partner persuaded me to try a River Cruise. We are not young, my partner being 86 and I am 2 months short of 80, and this cruise was absolutely right for us. We did not ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Joy Polglase

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

The cruise director was excellent and could not be faulted. The ship was very clean and our cabin person looked after us very well. However a major down side of this cruise was the food which was extremely ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Annt1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Service Throughout

This was our very first cruise and we booked this cruise (Danube Delights) after reading reviews on the company and I can safely say it was one of the best holidays we have had. So much so that we have booked again ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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dephead2004

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Newbies sail the Danube

Please note the Emerald Sun was swapped for the Emerald Sky. It was identical in all respects other than the name and was a year older. The crew was from the Sky. They were very friendly , keen to talk, provide a ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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PLLanoue

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very disappointing

-Little information available prior to departure for the whole trip. Inappropriate boarding information made available to us -Change of ship received by e-mail on day of departure when I requested location to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Granny 1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Basel

We wanted to see the cities on the itinerary. We found the easy walking group catered for our needs and the guides were all excellent and very informative. The dining facilities were very good with well ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Niceoldman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

To Boldly Go Where We Haven’t Been Before!

The cruise was preceded with a three day stay in Prague, at the 4* Hotel Grandium. This in itself was an absolute delight, excellent food, room, fellow passengers and our lovely Prague tour guide, Jakob. After our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Brucelat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, welcoming helpful staff

The Emerald Sun is still a new ship with new shiny surfaces and pleasant decor that is attractive and comfortable. The staff are all welcoming and willing to do whatever is requested to make their contribution to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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fillan1307

1 Review Written

Some good - some not so good

We had Emerald highly recommended by our Travel Agent, who had sent other clients on your Danube cruises. We were also swayed by the brochure, which promised a most enjoyable cruise. In the main, we did enjoy ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Pendle Witch

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Sadly disappointed

We sailed on 13th sept 2017 We chose this cruise from Bucharest to Budapest because of the itinerary and we were not disappointed. The various trips out and the insight into the history was excellent. We were ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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minmor3

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

EW Would not be our 1st choice in the future after this trip

This was our 3rd river cruise. We chose EW over the leading River Cruise line in the U.S. market because we wanted a different experience all around and EW did NOT dissapoint! For starters, if you are not part of ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Geoffreda

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Eastern Europe awakens

We chose this cruise to see the part of the Danube we had not seen before. Whilst not as scenic as the upper river, apart from the Iron Gates, it still proved to be worth seeing. The whole trip came to life with the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Get paid grip

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and crew - pity about the food

Been before on Danube, Budapest to Amsterdam in 2014 when all was excellent. This time, September 2017, the quality of the food was not up to 2014 standard. The ship, crew, amenities, cabins and trips were all ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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J. Dover

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing River Cruise

We chose this cruise because we liked the route and loved the price. The Emerald Sun is a visually stunning ship. Our cabin was well positioned and the panoramic windows were a great asset to have. The dining room ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Travelbird22

8 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise!

Wonderful cruise! I met the 8 day Danube River cruise, in Nurenberg. The port was easy to find, and my taxi was met with a greeter from the ship. Embarkation was easy, as it’s a small ship (regular river boat ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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crafter188

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience!

I chose this cruise because it was an itinerary that covered a lot of ground and I chose Emerald Waterways because it was more economical than others I looked at and the ships are new. We spent three days in ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Betty Stevens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Magical castles and flower filled towns

We cruised the Danube with Emerald in 2016 and enjoyed ourselves so much we booked the Jewels of the Rhine cruise for 2017. We were not disappointed, the Emerald Sun was the standard we would expect, the staff ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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1 of 7

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Company goes above and beyond

We chose Emerald at the suggestion of the travel agent. We had given her a preferred time window and wanted balcony room. Room was fine, plenty of storage bathroom adequate, clothesline in shower came in handy. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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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