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Emerald Dawn Review

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The evening entertainment on the last night was magic and the lunchtime the day previously a real laugh.

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe
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The Ayatollah
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2022
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Friends we joined up with during the cruise.

We booked this Emerald cruise 2 years back for our Emerald wedding anniversary, Covid forced the delay. Food was good but limited in choice in comparison to other river cruises we have done with a massive buffet selection. With limited mobility access to the sun deck was limited with no assisted methods, lift or chairlift. Staff were good and Igor did well.. As this expensive cruise was sold with All tips included we did not appreciate being told how to Give a little extra on top of what had already been taken. More coach alternatives to the many walking tours would have suited us better as we tried but suffered blisters caused by the efforts on both feet and hands caused by the walking sticks. We were told by Hays that some electrically assisted bikes would be available, this was not the case. We paid a high premium for a Balcony Suite (204) to take in the views. Many times blocked by another ship alongside and then had to keep window closed to keep engine exhaust fumes out. Also as one person reported "I woke up to see a naked man getting out of the shower, but it was not my man!" Some of the coach tour guides took advantage to persue a political agenda, "As a woman and a pacifist would prefer to continue buying energy from Russia and not shoot ourselves in the foot for Ukranians who are Russians after all" . (Budapest).

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It worked better in week 2 when the bed was made into a double and not 2 singles. We did book a Double bed.

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