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This was my first Emerald River cruise. The captain and crew made you feel so very special with personal attention from the hotel manager, Manuel and the Maitre D, Cornel. All the staff were polite, very friendly, helpful and approachable. Manuel and his team all genuinely seem to support each other and work well together. The ship is modern and spacious enough that one doesn't feel crowded and the open dining allows for meeting fellow passengers but there are also plenty of tables for two if you prefer. . The entertainment after dinner was well organised and good fun but you could just sit and chat if you preferred at the other end of the lounge.. The food was superb, beautifully presented and the wines were excellent. The trips are informative and interesting. The highlights for me were the trip to Salamanca and the rustic dinner in the vineyard. The onboard activities were fun, the tile painting, bracelet making were all very popular and you came away with a nice little memento. I will definitely be back with Emerald in the very near future.

First Emerald River cruise but not the last

Emerald Radiance Cruise Review by Melaniejknibbs

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This was my first Emerald River cruise.

The captain and crew made you feel so very special with personal attention from the hotel manager, Manuel and the Maitre D, Cornel. All the staff were polite, very friendly, helpful and approachable. Manuel and his team all genuinely seem to support each other and work well together.

The ship is modern and spacious enough that one doesn't feel crowded and the open dining allows for meeting fellow passengers but there are also plenty of tables for two if you prefer. .

The entertainment after dinner was well organised and good fun but you could just sit and chat if you preferred at the other end of the lounge..

The food was superb, beautifully presented and the wines were excellent.

The trips are informative and interesting. The highlights for me were the trip to Salamanca and the rustic dinner in the vineyard.

The onboard activities were fun, the tile painting, bracelet making were all very popular and you came away with a nice little memento.

I will definitely be back with Emerald in the very near future.
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