First cruise of any kind. Could not fault any aspect. Food and wine excellent and very good service from exceedingly nice staff.
The cruise director Ray was the success of the whole week with his ceaseless attention to service and detail and a very nice chap with it.
We were recommended to Emerald by friends and I would certainly recommend it to anyone else - would not want another company.
The daily organised visits to Rhineland cities and towns although not mandatory were not to be missed - the four hour tour into the Black Forest in particular.
Very pleased and surprised that the ship was so quiet when travelling at night.
The indoor small swimming pool is a great idea.119
Perhaps only criticism, though perhaps not the fault of Emerald, was the two flight back Basle / Amsterdam / Birmingham which would have been much better and faster as a non stop flight.
Spotless, excellent use of space and mirrors. Very efficient cabin staff. We liked the idea of the balcony window which lowers to half way.