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My wife and I wanted to see the European Cities and decided to use Emerald Waterways to cruise the Danube. The cruise was perfect in every way: Cabin: lacked nothing except a Kettle! Engine noise: soothing Lounge facilities excellent. Dining Room excellent except buffet bun fight. The latter needs better organisation. Food: First Class sometimes even higher. Sun Deck: 'Spacious' doesn't get near it! Crew: Nina: Brilliant organiser, managed the few drought and lock problems with aplomb and made our holiday perfect. The Captain, crew, stewards, chefs, waiters, room maids were all genuinely friendly, helpful and efficient. The group tours of the various cities, towns and villages were excellent. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and gave us a real insight into the history of each country. Their command of the English language was superb. We did go on one of the extra excursions. This was to a concert in Vienna and was the highlight of the cruise for us. Overall an amazing holiday, we will be back!

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Emerald Sun Cruise Review by Melvyn.Hourigan

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My wife and I wanted to see the European Cities and decided to use Emerald Waterways to cruise the Danube.

The cruise was perfect in every way:

Cabin: lacked nothing except a Kettle!

Engine noise: soothing

Lounge facilities excellent.

Dining Room excellent except buffet bun fight. The latter needs better organisation.

Food: First Class sometimes even higher.

Sun Deck: 'Spacious' doesn't get near it!

Crew:

Nina: Brilliant organiser, managed the few drought and lock problems with aplomb and made our holiday perfect.

The Captain, crew, stewards, chefs, waiters, room maids were all genuinely friendly, helpful and efficient.

The group tours of the various cities, towns and villages were excellent. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and gave us a real insight into the history of each country. Their command of the English language was superb.

We did go on one of the extra excursions. This was to a concert in Vienna and was the highlight of the cruise for us.

Overall an amazing holiday, we will be back!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 230
Bed: Slept soundly. Balcony; lovely view on the move. Storage: excellent. Bathroom: Excellent. Television: Understandably limited channels but good information channels.
Charging facilities: Plenty of sockets. Seating was comfortable.