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162 Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews


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Merry marry

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The towns we visited along the Danube were new to us and very interesting

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We chose this cruise as we had not done a river cruise before and the Delights of the Danube for seven nights seemed to be just what we were looking for. However, we were very disappointed by the poor quality food ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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gren95fell

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

An experience never to be forgotten

We have now been on four river cruises and many many sea cruises. This experience with Emerald was the best ever. Why ? - The ship was always immaculate, the staff were always very pleasant and very polite. The ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Faustino

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Historic Danube River Cruise with War Correspondents.

We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience the Danube from Budapest to the Danube Delta. We also wanted to see something of the 5 countries we would be travelling through namely Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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14Lisbon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Historic Cruise of the Danube with War Correspondents

Because of the theme of war on the Danube and the calibre of the speakers - Martin Bell particularly, also Nick Thorpe and John Simpson. It was an excellent and fascinating tour from Budapest to Bucharest visiting ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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cburni

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Brilliant lectures made the difference.

The Danube travelling towards the Black Sea included many countries we had not visited, but the real reason was the inclusion of war correspondents lecturing and so adding to the experience . Of the3, Martin Bell ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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rseaborne

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Specialty Cruise

We chose this cruise because of the inclusion of talks by leading correspondents - Nick Thorpe, Martin Bell and John Simpson. The cruise itself was very good. A fine, new vessel with a committed, competent and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Mondo2015

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Danube with our Correspondents

Overview This was a first time river cruise for us and were attracted to it by the presence of Martin Bell and John Simpson relating their experiences of reporting for the BBC on the unrest and war events that ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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CanChris

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic holiday!

The ship was only a year old and was in excellent condition. Cabins were clean and well-appointed and the space was planned well. Beds were very comfortable and everything we needed was provided. Breakfast and lunch ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Alimaggs

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic from beginning to end.

This was our 2nd Emerald cruise, this time it was The Danube cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. We arrived at Munich airport to a well organised transfer to the ship. Slight delay boarding so we were well looked ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Kruizer no2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

An enjoyable and informative week

We chose this cruise because of the speakers - John Simpson, Martin Bell and Nick Thorpe. Most nights we were treated to informative and entertaining talks. The standard of accommodation was excellent. Dining could ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jane4547

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

PERFECT HOLIDAY

We couldnt fault our river cruise, everything was timed beautifully from being picked up at Munich airport to the transfer from hotel to Budapest airport. The food was excellent, bedrooms clean with a superb ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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germanmist

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Week with Emerald

I have just returned from a week's cruise on the Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest. This is my second river cruise. The first being on The Nile, 9 years ago. The ship was lovely. Well appointed and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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greensue

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing luxury, superb service and fantastic value for money

We chose this cruise because it was on a small ship and on a river - the Danube - which we have never visited before and which looked varied and interesting. The facilities looked luxurious and the package looked ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Grey nomads1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

We chose this cruise because it covered the areas we wanted to see over a two week period. It was very calming and the weather was great, the ship was only a year old and everything sparkled. The bicycles were fun ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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John Canuck

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

15 days in a floating hotel in Europe - hard to beat!

We chose Emerald as a result of attending presentations by both Emerald and Scenic (same ownership). They said that Emerald was a step lower than Scenic in terms of luxury, but I would challenge anyone to fault ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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markstayborn

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Travel

First river cruise and loved it. Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere with crew and cruisers. Arrived in Nuremberg 2 days before sailing. Flew to Munich from Toronto. Took Flixibus to Nuremberg (2 hour drive). Ate ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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NannaKay

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A superb team; a wonderful cruise!

We booked an Evergreen tour of Eastern Europe plus a river cruise on the Emerald Sun from Budapest to Amsterdam. We simply couldn't have been more satisfied or impressed! The ship was superb! The team running the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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javiso

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Really Great First Experience of a River Cruise

This was our first ever cruise of any kind and we had no idea what to expect. The booking was so easy and the pack that arrived with our boarding cards already printed and great information was impressive. My only ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Austin1937

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

History, architecture, and scenic plus.

Our travel agent recommended this cruise line..And it was an excellent choice. The crew of the Emerald Sun were great. Always smiling and helpful no matter what we wanted.In particular the cruise director, Jana, ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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goldrsh

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Emerald Waterways is First Class all the way...

This was our 1st European River cruise (we were a group of 3 adult couples, late 60's-early 70's, all from Iowa) and we all loved our cruise. The cabin we stayed in (#328/Panorama Balcony Suite) was quite ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Ndavis@cox.net

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lots to do, with world class service with you all the way

All of the services were world class, housekeeping, tour director, bar and restaurant staff. Cabin was very clean and well appointed, but small, and the sliding door to the bathroom was awkward. We used the bicycles ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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dabear

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great First River Cruise Experience

We are experience ocean cruisers having taken 18 of them in different parts of the world. We've cruise on luxury, near luxury and premium cruise lines and we wanted to try something different. We were more than ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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MH66

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Delights of a Danube Cruise

We took a Danube's Delight cruise with Emerald Waterways and enjoyed every second of it. We were picked up from Munich airport and taken straight to the ship, Emerald Sun, at Nuremberg. From the moment we set foot ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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caravan7

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great experience

We had two days in Budapest on our own.Met at the airport and transported to the hotel by a smart representative. The Marriott Courtyard was in a great position and near to the hop on and hop off stop.On the day of ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Arizona Traveller 59

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Emerald Cruises does a great job providing value and service for a great price.

Honestly, we chose this cruise line because it was less expensive than some of the other luxury river cruise lines and because it had very good reviews overall. We were not disappointed all all and are very glad ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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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