This was our first river cruise and we will definitely be sampling other Emerald river cruises after such a wonderful experience! Everything was delightful, from the spacious and well-maintained cabin, the attentive and friendly staff, the delectable food, the knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides, the extensive selection of extra activities, and a fabulous ship with great facilities. And our enjoyment of the holiday was enhanced by the diverse and interesting collection of guests we met during the week!
Our only disappointment was the amount of time that the top-deck was unavailable due to low bridges or locks, although the fact that most cruising between moorings took place overnight meant that we woke to a new location each morning, which was very special.
And anyone that has reservations about spending a week on water need not be concerned; the cruising was so smooth we hardly knew we were on a boat! We can strongly recommend Emerald and this cruise!
We were very pleased with our cabin, which was kept clean and tidy by twice-daily visits from attentive cabin staff, and found we had plenty of space to store all our luggage. We loved the full-width drop-down window that offers a broad vista on the world passing by. We would have welcomed firmer pillows in place of the four soft pillows, although staff were very prompt in finding one firmer pillow when asked. Our cabin was near the central lobby area and we were concerned that we might be disturbed, but the cabins have excellent sound proofing and we slept soundly.