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Emerald Dawn Review

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163 reviews

Danube delightful

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe River
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019

We chose this cruise to celebrate my retirement following 30 years in the London Fire Service. The previous reviews, itinerary and price was the main factor in choosing this particular river cruise.The service we received from start to finish was first class all the way. We chose a standard cabin with the small full width window this being as a result of reviews commenting on the large floor to ceiling windows allowing full vision into the cabin when parked alongside other river cruise boats , which did occur on 4 port stops . We figured a full large window was not required as we would be out of the cabin most of the time on the sun deck or in the lounge which we were !! All of the staff on board were excellent this made the cruise a 5 star floating hotel . The food was outstanding , with the menu reflecting the ports of call . All the excursions were included in the price which were accompanied by a qualified tour guide. The high light for us was the Vienna Orchestral music evening located at the Vienna school of music , absolutely beautiful evening with two opera singers during the event , a “must” excursion don’t miss it ! . Last port of call was Budapest , the tour being split via coach and walking a beautiful city , the boat moored opposite there Houses of Parliament, illuminated at night directly across the river, amazing photo opportunity puts the UK houses of parliament to shame . A truly great river cruise on the river Danube with a great cruise company, well done Emerald waterways we will be back .

Cabin Review

Excellent cabin , plenty of room light and airy. Excellent en-suite bathroom with a powerful shower. Minimal noise from the neighbours, great comfy beds fantastic nights sleep .

Port Reviews


Very busy city at time of calling, picked up our boat from this venue


Early morning call, as it was a Sunday most shops in Germany are closed !


First class tour, included in the price


Very busy city , lots of History to view

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