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While we're not new to ocean cruising, this was our first River Cruise and we have been impressed by Emerald and their staff. The whole package was well-organised and ran smoothly, despite delays in the Main river and the Main-Danube canal, and we all accommodated the revisions in timetable without any problems. The ship - only two months old when we boarded - was magnificent, and both the crew and hotel/cruise staff seemed proud of her. The food was excellent - although not everybody we spoke to agreed - and we could easily choose from the short menu of dishes offered in the evening and limited selection when we took lunch (we usually skip lunch on cruises!). It reflected the locality and the character of the voyage well. Our cabin, although a little smaller than we have been used to at sea, was well-appointed and more than adequate - we don't spend too long in it, anyway. Most tours, wine with meals and tips are included, so don't be concerned by the "Up front" price. The tours we often simply walking from where we had docked near city centres. The cruse directory had arranged for various entertainers to come on board when we had a late departure, and there was a resident pianist, but don't expect grand cruise ship shows - there are less than 200 passengers! A warning - the Main and the canal have low bridges - the top desk had to be closed for several days, leaving no outside space unless yo had a balconly. Overall? we'll probably go back to Emerald in the future, depending on the itinerary 9and any offers we see)!

A Great Fortnight

Emerald Destiny Cruise Review by greymoon

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While we're not new to ocean cruising, this was our first River Cruise and we have been impressed by Emerald and their staff.

The whole package was well-organised and ran smoothly, despite delays in the Main river and the Main-Danube canal, and we all accommodated the revisions in timetable without any problems.

The ship - only two months old when we boarded - was magnificent, and both the crew and hotel/cruise staff seemed proud of her. The food was excellent - although not everybody we spoke to agreed - and we could easily choose from the short menu of dishes offered in the evening and limited selection when we took lunch (we usually skip lunch on cruises!). It reflected the locality and the character of the voyage well.

Our cabin, although a little smaller than we have been used to at sea, was well-appointed and more than adequate - we don't spend too long in it, anyway.

Most tours, wine with meals and tips are included, so don't be concerned by the "Up front" price. The tours we often simply walking from where we had docked near city centres.

The cruse directory had arranged for various entertainers to come on board when we had a late departure, and there was a resident pianist, but don't expect grand cruise ship shows - there are less than 200 passengers!

A warning - the Main and the canal have low bridges - the top desk had to be closed for several days, leaving no outside space unless yo had a balconly.

Overall? we'll probably go back to Emerald in the future, depending on the itinerary 9and any offers we see)!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 314
Excellent, if a little lacking in storage (maybe 3 feet of hanging rail and 2 large drawer drawers and a couple of shelves. From out point of view, the coffee machine was unnecessary and we would have like the extra counter space.
It wouldn't stop us coming back, though!