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Emerald Dawn Review

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Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe River
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2022

We chose this cruise for relaxation and panorama. We got plenty panorama but not much rest. The biggest problem was the departure times of the visits, 8am or 8.30am. We were 90% elderly people and like to lie in in the mornings, especially when on holiday. We could see no harm in the departure times being a little later, maybe 9.30am. Most tours were over well before the ship set sail again. We think that the reason the trips were so early is because they want to get everyone back on board in time for lunch. This is ridiculous, a packed lunch could have been provided if wanted, or visitors could have eaten out as most holiday makers like to do. Also, if you had a cabin at the aft end, you were lucky to get a night's sleep due to the noise from the thrusters and engines. Sometimes you were awakened by the sound of another ship tying up against you early in the morning. Every ship should have its own moorings. Apart from that the cruise was good. Food, drinks, entertainment and staff were all excellent.

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