A friend suggested the cruise as a reunion for our professional group. We had a wonderful time together on a new, modern, efficient ship. Emerald accommodated our large group. The international staff were exceptional; professional, polished, expert, entertaining, caring, and very personable. The staff got to know our names and we got to know theirs; very comforting and friendly. The staff even gave us a talent show one night; they never stopped working for us.
The educational, recreational, and social events were surprisingly good (I'm new to scheduled group activities) and relaxing. It was fun to travel through locks, nature, small towns, large cities, and vineyards. Emerald worked with expert tour guides, bus drivers, bike guides, canal companies, and auxiliary tour options.
The captain of the Emerald Dawn was a veteran of the European rivers and was respected by others. Emerald thought of everything-very classy. I highly recommend this cruise line.
The cabin was beautiful and modern with ample storage and amenities. Having a window that opened was well worth the cost.