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New experience. Wanted to see all the places in the itinerary. This is a well appointed ship with quality furnishings. The flexible arrangements for dining are much appreciated by this solo traveller. The food was excellent and there was good choice. Most dinners are waiter service which is most welcome. The breakfast, lunch and occasional dinner service is buffet style but there is none of the usual scramble and frenzied back-and-forth normally associated with these arrangements. All dining is relaxed. The free flowing drinks at both lunch and dinner contributes to this more relaxed approach. The quality of the wines could be relied upon. The Cruise Director on Destiny was very skilled: he managed to give essential information on arrangements and on ports of call with a sprinkling of good humour. Essentially, he was always available for assistance. The excursions were well organised and well conducted. Passengers could choose the pace at which they were guided around by joining an appropriate group - easy pace to more energetic. I particularly enjoyed the guided bike ride - 21 miles through the scenic Wachau Valley. Moreover, bikes were available for taking ashore at anytime. The bikes, together with the small gym, the small pool, and the running track around the sun-deck afford plenty of opportunity for the more energetic. Service throughout was, without exception, first class. Most enjoyable: I've booked again for 2018.

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Emerald Destiny Cruise Review by Michael Suddaby

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New experience. Wanted to see all the places in the itinerary.

This is a well appointed ship with quality furnishings.

The flexible arrangements for dining are much appreciated by this solo traveller. The food was excellent and there was good choice. Most dinners are waiter service which is most welcome. The breakfast, lunch and occasional dinner service is buffet style but there is none of the usual scramble and frenzied back-and-forth normally associated with these arrangements. All dining is relaxed. The free flowing drinks at both lunch and dinner contributes to this more relaxed approach. The quality of the wines could be relied upon.

The Cruise Director on Destiny was very skilled: he managed to give essential information on arrangements and on ports of call with a sprinkling of good humour. Essentially, he was always available for assistance.

The excursions were well organised and well conducted. Passengers could choose the pace at which they were guided around by joining an appropriate group - easy pace to more energetic.

I particularly enjoyed the guided bike ride - 21 miles through the scenic Wachau Valley. Moreover, bikes were available for taking ashore at anytime.

The bikes, together with the small gym, the small pool, and the running track around the sun-deck afford plenty of opportunity for the more energetic.

Service throughout was, without exception, first class.

Most enjoyable: I've booked again for 2018.
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Cabin 101
Though a little "cosy" the space was adequate. Would have been more convenient to have a power point by the table so that a mobile phone with the alarm set whilst being charged was within reach.
The cabin was beautifully appointed and the en-suite was a very good size.