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We have been on several river cruises but not cruised with this company. Many lines offer this trip but Emerald seemed to have the best sounding itinerary and inclusions for a Danube trip. The whole cruiser, our cabins, public rooms and spaces were all excellent. Food was to die for, 4 -5 courses or extensive buffet at three meals a day. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff to attend to our needs/requests. The onshore trips were well balanced between coach and guided walking. without exception very experienced guides amusing and informative, sensitive in pace and focus to the nature of the (small) group they lead. I was interested to see some people on the 'active elements' arranged for them. We have not encountered this before. The extra cruising along the Danube in Budapest, after dark, on our last night, was just magical. i strongly recommend this trip and this company.

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Emerald Star Cruise Review by Burroughs-Lange

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We have been on several river cruises but not cruised with this company. Many lines offer this trip but Emerald seemed to have the best sounding itinerary and inclusions for a Danube trip. The whole cruiser, our cabins, public rooms and spaces were all excellent. Food was to die for, 4 -5 courses or extensive buffet at three meals a day. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff to attend to our needs/requests. The onshore trips were well balanced between coach and guided walking. without exception very experienced guides amusing and informative, sensitive in pace and focus to the nature of the (small) group they lead. I was interested to see some people on the 'active elements' arranged for them. We have not encountered this before. The extra cruising along the Danube in Budapest, after dark, on our last night, was just magical. i strongly recommend this trip and this company.
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Cabin, whilst not overly spacious was thoughtfully designed and very modern. Kept clean and re-plenished several times a day. The most storage space we are ever encountered which made it easy to arrange and locate everything as we needed it. We would have liked hair conditioner as there was none provided. I was surprised that no amenity kits (toothbrush etc etc), were kept on board for the poor people whose luggage was several days reaching them, although they did launder their clothes over night for free.