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Wanted to try something different to a big sea cruise and to see lovely scenery whilst cruising. The boarding of the ship, cabin allocation etc. all done very efficiently. All the crew were very friendly and helpful. The cruise director was excellent. Food wise - very good service and the food for all meals was first class. Our daughter is quite a fussy eater so although the main menu had slightly different items there was alway the option of: 'normal' steak, chicken, fish etc. The whole ship was run very efficiently and kept immaculately clean the whole time. The excursions were very good and included in the price. And quite often there were several shuttle buses available after the main excursions - again included in the price. We only cruised during the day the first few days - which was great to see the lovely scenery. So slightly disappointing that we then cruised a night and missed all the scenery the last half of the cruise. This was obviously done so more time could be spent at the big cities. So this would have been a personal preference to see less of the cities and more of the countryside. Again, a personal preference was the smaller places we stopped at but everybody seemed to enjoy the big cities such as Vienna and Budapest. We went with our daughter & husband and although they are nearly 50 they were probably the youngest on board bar one or two. But never the less really were impressed and enjoyed it.

Superb Cruise down the Danube

Emerald Destiny Cruise Review by MAXJOE

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Wanted to try something different to a big sea cruise and to see lovely scenery whilst cruising.

The boarding of the ship, cabin allocation etc. all done very efficiently.

All the crew were very friendly and helpful. The cruise director was excellent. Food wise - very good service and the food for all meals was first class. Our daughter is quite a fussy eater so although the main menu had slightly different items there was alway the option of: 'normal' steak, chicken, fish etc.

The whole ship was run very efficiently and kept immaculately clean the whole time. The excursions were very good and included in the price. And quite often there were several shuttle buses available after the main excursions - again included in the price.

We only cruised during the day the first few days - which was great to see the lovely scenery. So slightly disappointing that we then cruised a night and missed all the scenery the last half of the cruise. This was obviously done so more time could be spent at the big cities. So this would have been a personal preference to see less of the cities and more of the countryside. Again, a personal preference was the smaller places we stopped at but everybody seemed to enjoy the big cities such as Vienna and Budapest.

We went with our daughter & husband and although they are nearly 50 they were probably the youngest on board bar one or two. But never the less really were impressed and enjoyed it.
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Cabin 332
The cabin was very well set out. A nice size, lovely ensuite. Immaculately clean and this was maintained throughout the cruise.