We have cruised with Emerald In Europe twice before. They are always excellent and this cruise was no exception. The ship and crew were first class. Emerald gives excellent value with no hidden fees and they are truly all inclusive. Included excusions every day, all payments , tips/gratuities for guides and drivers are prepaid. There is no requirement or even expectation for tipping any crew or staff member. The crew and staff are fantastic and get to know you quickly. There are no " fake/forced " smiles ( unless they are all Oscar wining actors ) they are genuinely friendly and helpful.
Their no extra cost ,included excusions use top quality guides and modern, top class buses. There are the usual sightseeing and cultural tours plus special visits and excurision to see local culture and people. They include options for active , very fit people to folks with mobilty issues as part of the included price
The ship is bright and spotlessly clean. The cabins , staterooms are spacious and bright and have all the amentites. Even the included Wifi is reasonably good ( for a small ship )