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Sailing down the Danube for first time river cruisers.
"First time river cruise for us. Had seen the commercials on television and we had always wanted to enjoy one. Emerald Waterways offered us half off and a drink package so we chose a 14 day sailing up the Danube..."Read More
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MichinganTwoSome

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Wonderful Danube River cruise with great food, staff, and accommodations

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Dave Dixon

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We were first time cruisers and picked this line based on itinerary, ratings, and prices. It was a Danuberiver cruise in mid to late October (luckily the weather was very warm for that time of the year with almost no rain). We were not disappointed. The Embarkation process was efficient with hotel manager personally showing us to the room and explaining everything was great. Great selection of ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Visit to The Abbey Museum at Melt

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - All

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dunlopjj

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

An excellent cruise to enjoy. All facilities excellent. Staff excellent . This cruise is seriously tops. The staff were helpful and not over intrusive. It is difficult for staff to provide just the correct amount of friendliness without being invasive. The staff on board Emerald Dawn were excellent. They provided us with a wonderful experience. The organised programme was ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Amazing Cruise

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Bjacko

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We did the Splendours of Europe cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Originally to be on Emerald Sky but changed to Emerald Dawn due to the lock issue near Nuremburg. The arrival on the ship was seamless and all the staff were so gracious and helpful. Cruise Director Nina was excellent. she was on top of everything, informative and kept us up to date on excursions, etc. Our cabin was perfect for ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Too much noise

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Dougie777

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We were booked on the Emerald Dawn but the ship was changed to the Emerald Sun. The central problem was noise from above at all hours of the night. The toilets on the ship were of an airline design. We were on the second level, and had to endure the explosive sound of the toilet from the cabin above throughout the night. We were awakened many times during the night, even when using earplugs. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

2 Helpful Votes


Best cruise ever!

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Sharona2018

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We've been on ocean cruises before but this is so much better since you can see the countryside as you're sailing. Budapest was a great starting point, we spent a couple of days ahead and enjoyed it...so different than we expected and the city is certainly the highlight of the Danube. We especially loved the night cruise. The ship is well set up. The room layout efficient and effective. ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

3 Helpful Votes


Amazing cruise!

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Gerda72

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Arrived in Budapest the day before the cruise so would be fresh for the first day on board. My driver was at the airport on time and transferred me to the Marriott Hotel. Hotel accommodations through Emerald Waterways was excellent. Both embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Wonderful welcome when first coming on board! Thoroughly enjoyed the dining on board, food from the ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

4 Helpful Votes


An outstanding cruise on a lovely ship

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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HenryGF

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first river cruise having done 20+ ocean cruises all around the world. We chose Emerald Waterways due to their reputation, and our Travel Agent's advice. This itinerary was one we had wanted to do for a long time, and the 14 day duration was ideal for us. Every aspect of this cruise exceeded our expectations. Before departure, we received a comprehensive information pack and an ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

5 Helpful Votes


Wonderful experience

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Glors2323

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My sister and I decided to go with evergreen (emerald waterways) as it is the cheaper sister company of scenic. Very similar itineraries etc, however at a more affordable price. Our cabin was nothing unusual, only slightly smaller than the more expensive ones. Our window was only small, but we were only in our cabin to sleep n change, so didn't affect us, we could still look out to see what the ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

1 Helpful Vote


Outstanding experience

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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LDwyer

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We had never been on any cruise or organised tour group before having always travelled independently, so were initially unsure if this would be right for us. But we loved every minute of every day of this two weeks from Budapest to Amsterdam. The ship is beautiful, the staff wonderful, the food amazing and the scenery and activities were great. Michael the Cruise Director was terrific and helped ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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Sailing down the Danube for first time river cruisers.

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MichinganTwoSome

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First time river cruise for us. Had seen the commercials on television and we had always wanted to enjoy one. Emerald Waterways offered us half off and a drink package so we chose a 14 day sailing up the Danube starting in Budapest. Random knowledge which might help you in your choice: Ship sails under 2,000 bridges and goes through 68 locks on its way from Budapest to Amsterdam. A lot of ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

16 Helpful Votes


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