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Budapest Emerald Sky Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Sky
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76 Budapest Emerald Sky Cruise Reviews


suffolkcruiser60 avatar

suffolkcruiser60

1 Review Written

First time cruiser!

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We chose it because we wanted to see the towns and cities on this particular Danube cruise. We had never done any kind of cruise before, and didn't really know what to expect. We found the cabin comfortable and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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LorenR

1 Review Written

Better Than Anticipated

We had a dream of travelling from Budapest to Amsterdam one day. After some research we chose Emerald Waterways, and Emerald Sky as our river ship. I consider myself a seasoned ocean cruiser and was anxious to see ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Gill benham

1 Review Written

Fantastic first river cruise

We wanted a river cruise for a 70th birthday celebration. Saw this one advertised in daily mail and it covered the area we wanted to cruise to. We started at Budapest and travelled to Bratislava , Durnstein, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Frederick Q.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great boat; could improve on vegetarian menu and accessability on excursions

The staff were great, in particular cruise director Michael. The maid service for our room was excellent. Tour guides on the excursions were friendly and very knowledgeable. Europe experienced a very hot summer ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Dotty1963

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First timer with Emerald

We have done a couple of river cruises but this one exceeded our expectations. The service was excellent, the variety of food at all times was great although the portions sometimes were small but it didn't bother ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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msmaggie22963

1 Review Written

Great river cruise line

I chose this cruise for the price, the itinerary, and age of the ship. Since this was my 4th river cruise I wasn’t expecting to be dazzled, but I was. The ship was beautiful and the staff was better than ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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seashell27

1 Review Written

Trip of a lifetime

After much research, we chose Emerald for our first cruise as we were looking for a river cruise on a beautiful, modern ship with opportunities to be active (cycling, hiking) and chance to see as much as possible in ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Labtechechnologist

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

AMAZING

We always wanted to do a river cruise and this appealed to us. We chose the river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Everything was great, food, tours, rooms, etc We were not disappointed in a thing except ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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RosnBill

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A cruise which met expectations

We chose this cruise because we are past passengers of Evergreen tours and we liked the idea of the indoor pool. We found all the crew to be fantastic. They were all very efficient at their particular jobs and were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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robinsonpe44

1 Review Written

Didn't put on any weight!

A modern ship quite well designed, although single staircase from deck 2 to deck 3 caused congestion at times. Also, limited public toilet facilities meant trips back to cabin needed. Overall, the trip was very ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Nad1611

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Most Memorable Holiday

This was our first ever Cruise,Ocean or River. We wanted something different and special to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary, so we looked into a River Cruise. We chose the 11day Danube delights, commencing at ...
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Sail Date June 2018


DavidLites avatar

DavidLites

1 Review Written

Absolutely Fantastic! A Dream Come True!

We chose Emerald based after attending a very informative presentation which they put on in Calgary and after doing a fair bit of research on the internet. Emerald appeared to offer the best value for dollars ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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blhinvic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but cold food

Recently travelled with Emerald from Budapest to Amsterdam. I went to Budapest a couple of days early, and stayed on the ship the first night. We did a tour of Budapest from the ship, as well as an evening cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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PKMETravels

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise - Highly Recommend

We picked this cruise from three other possibilities as we liked the itinerary and the option to have free time to do our own thing. The passengers were mainly 60 plus and my husband and I are 51 and 48. The ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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scdeadeye@gmail.com

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

High Expectations poor results

I would never recommend Emerald River Cruises. First I would recommend more options for pre/post cruise tours. I would also recommend narration of the sites on the way to the ship even if it’s a transfer. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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LjDePape

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very pleasant suprise.

We were very pleasantly suprize with the attentiveness of the staff from the time we stepped on the ship to our departure. All staff was eager to have a conversation in English and share about themselves and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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flash1906

4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable river cruise but be aware of the 'locks'

We are very frequent cruisers (50+ ocean cruises) but we recently took our first ever river cruise aboard the Emerald Sun travelling from Budapest to Nuremberg. The holiday didn't start off well with the airline ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Tipperary Ireland

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed

Lovely ship and so clean.. Sadly on the first evening for dinner it was a right " shambles ". Didn't know where to que for what and then couldn't fine a place to sit. Should have had staff to help sort it out. Also ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Lynscotland

1 Review Written

Eastern Europe

We chose this cruise as it traveled through Eastern Europe to countries which we haven't visited before. Found the layout of the ship. especially the lounge with bar in the center rather than at the end not ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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emeraldcruising

1 Review Written

Enchantment of Eastern Euope in early September 2017

In 2015 we cruised with Emerald for the first time, from Budapest to Amsterdam. We enjoyed the cruise very much and were very comfortable on board, despite the foul language of some of the Australians. Our only ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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John Hoskins

1 Review Written

Danube Delights

This cruise was chosen because it was one way ie from Budapest to Nuremberg. We had a horrendous journey out thanks to British Airways leaving 27 bags off the flight that all appeared to be Emerald Waterways ...
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Sail Date July 2017


Thom911 avatar

Thom911

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dinner Dash Debacle

Chose this cruise as there were lots of places that we had not been before. The ship itself was modern and well equipped and spotlessly clean. The included excursions were very comprehensive and informative in fact ...
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Sail Date September 2017


solanza avatar

solanza

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing as it was not as good as last year on emerald star

River cruising is just wonderful and whilst some aspects of the emerald sky cruise were great it wasnt always 5 star service and some of the trips/entertainments were changed.The ship itself is lovely and the views ...
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Sail Date July 2017


Ian McGregor avatar

Ian McGregor

1 Review Written

A Great River Cruise

We viewed various cruise itineraries and this had the best ports of call in our opinion. We were also recommended to Emerald by friends who had sailed with them before. We felt it offered good value for money for ...
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Sail Date August 2017


jbarbe4 avatar

jbarbe4

1 Review Written

Great way to see Europe

Emerald was recommended by friends and it proved to be a great cruise. This was our first river cruise and it will not be our last. Our cabin was spacious and well appointed, and the cabin attendant could not have ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Emerald Sky Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.6
Dining5.04.3
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.6
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment3.04.2
Service5.04.7
Value For Money5.04.2
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