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We had never been on any cruise or organised tour group before having always travelled independently, so were initially unsure if this would be right for us. But we loved every minute of every day of this two weeks from Budapest to Amsterdam. The ship is beautiful, the staff wonderful, the food amazing and the scenery and activities were great. Michael the Cruise Director was terrific and helped make the cruise lots of fun. Igor the hotel manager and all his staff were excellent. Melitza who cleaned our room was so efficient that any time we stepped outside we came back to a clean and tidy room. We enjoyed both time in our cabin watching the scenery float by as well as the public spaces. We met some lovely people and that added to our enjoyment and we will be keeping in touch with quite a few. Chef Kumar and all the wait staff meant that meal times were (far too!!) enjoyable. The food was lovely with many choices and they catered for all tastes and requirements. We enjoyed riding the bikes and going on the hikes as well as some of the additional activities. I can't recommend this highly enough and our next trip will be organised around an Emerald river cruise as well.

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Emerald Dawn Cruise Review by LDwyer

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We had never been on any cruise or organised tour group before having always travelled independently, so were initially unsure if this would be right for us. But we loved every minute of every day of this two weeks from Budapest to Amsterdam. The ship is beautiful, the staff wonderful, the food amazing and the scenery and activities were great. Michael the Cruise Director was terrific and helped make the cruise lots of fun. Igor the hotel manager and all his staff were excellent. Melitza who cleaned our room was so efficient that any time we stepped outside we came back to a clean and tidy room. We enjoyed both time in our cabin watching the scenery float by as well as the public spaces. We met some lovely people and that added to our enjoyment and we will be keeping in touch with quite a few. Chef Kumar and all the wait staff meant that meal times were (far too!!) enjoyable. The food was lovely with many choices and they catered for all tastes and requirements. We enjoyed riding the bikes and going on the hikes as well as some of the additional activities. I can't recommend this highly enough and our next trip will be organised around an Emerald river cruise as well.
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Cabin 201
Very comfortable and well fitted out