Emerald Sky Review

Lovely but limited if you are not fit.

Review for Europe River Cruise on Emerald Sky
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2023

Went from Regensburg to Budapest.

Boat was beautiful, crew friendly - absolutely bent over backwards to help and so kind. Food was delicious and you could go smart casual or just casual. Cabin comfortable and spotless, as was whole ship, which gleamed. Highlights were private concert in the Ludowicz Palace, Vienna, with champagne reception (take Euros cash for programme) and afternoon tea at a Slovakian house. Also, the evening cruise through lit-up Budapest and basically every second on board ship!

The only downside: my elderly mum and I can both walk, but not far, and cannot stand for long. The airport reps were useless, we used airport's own assistance from plane to baggage claim and check-in to plane. but at the point of transfer on and off coaches Emerald reps just hurtled off, leaving us to struggle.

Cabin Review

Spotless room. Beds are foam mattresses on slats but we both have back and joint problems and slept better than at home! Room to slide suitcases under beds. Electric window slides halfway down to make a lovely vista but shut as soon as dusk arrives or mossies get in! Shower roomy, powerful and hot. Room had shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, handwash and hand lotion, plus bathrobes, towels, slippers, hairdryer, safe, shoe shine, ear plugs, Nordic poles and an umbrella. Tea and coffee available 24/7 in lounge but not in rooms. Metal water bottles provided to keep and to use on excursions.

Port Reviews


Beautiful, interesting, small,uncommercialised.

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