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"Worth staying in Budapest before sailing as so much to see.Great welcome when we arrived on board and it was good to chat to some of the outgoing passengers. The ship is only a year old, very modern and..."Read More
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1st Riverboat Cruise

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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oldskier

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had been wanting to try a riverboat cruise for awhile now. It just so happened that an Irish musician by the name of Seamus Kennedy, whom we enjoyed seeing at many an Irish Pub in the DC area during the 1980's was, along with his wife, the host of this cruise. We had not seen him perform live in 35 years and he was still amazing! The company sponsoring the cruise was Mayflower ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

11 Helpful Votes


First river cruise

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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947girl

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

My sister and I travel each year and decided to do our first river cruise. We always do research before deciding. Emerald was the best value for the money and good reviews. We chose the 8 day Danube Delights with extended 3 days in Prague. Booking was a breeze (a year in advance) and as we had questions during the year they were answered promptly. We made our own travel arrangements, but the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

3 Helpful Votes


Emerald Waterways Blue Danube Delight

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - All

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Gramcare

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was our first cruise and we had just begun to explore river cruise options when we learned our friends, who were seasoned travelers, had completed the research and had already booked this cruise. While we had never been on a cruise so we had nothing direct to compare it to, we have lived in Europe - Germany & Belgium, in the Middle East and we have traveled extensively. Without question, ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

2 Helpful Votes


Major Disappointment

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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CrewBlue

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Review Are you under 70? Do you like an active lifestyle? Do you enjoy great food and wine? Do you like to socialize with well educated and cultured travelers? If so, DO NOT CRUISE WITH EMERALD WATERWAYS. We did the Danube River from Budapest to Bucharest. The average passenger was British, 75 years old, had difficulty walking, and complained about everything. I was prevented from taking a ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

9 Helpful Votes


Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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Martin Cindy

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We loved the 7 day Christmas Markets cruise from Budapest to Nurenberg! The Emerald Waterways cruise line was a wonderful choice. The food was excellent! Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks are included at each lunch and dinner. Balocz our cruise director, was organized, enthusiastic, engaging and well spoken. The tour guides on the local excursions were excellent as well! We loved touring the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

1 Helpful Vote


No water, no cruise

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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Fawks

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

First time cruising on a ship. Saved a lot of money for this. Looked like a good deal free air fare 150 E credit. We arrived a day earlier than the cruise to allow for jet lag to wear off a bit only to be informed by the hotel that are cruise would Br be leaving for another day as the ship could. Not sail into Budapest. A shock hearing this from the hotel and not the cruise line. So we were bused ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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Rhine Danube cruise

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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barryspink1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

we chose this cruise because it was two weeks and ended in amsterdam. I will start with the food i like my food and expect it to be of good quality and sufficient meat fish and vegetables. It was none of the above the fish and meat were meager portions with miniscule vegetables which were often just a squeezed paste on the plate, and the sauce was just three or four dots on the plate and gravy ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Newbies sail the Danube

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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dephead2004

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Please note the Emerald Sun was swapped for the Emerald Sky. It was identical in all respects other than the name and was a year older. The crew was from the Sky. They were very friendly , keen to talk, provide a good service and show off their ship in the best light. It was modern with glass, chrome and plenty of light. We walked through a V....g ship which looked a little dowdy in comparison. ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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Very disappointing

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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PLLanoue

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

-Little information available prior to departure for the whole trip. Inappropriate boarding information made available to us -Change of ship received by e-mail on day of departure when I requested location to board. -Spouse and myself had to carry our own bags onto pontoon next to ship upon arrival prior to being taken care of by attendant. Rushed on-board welcome although we were ahead of ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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EW Would not be our 1st choice in the future after this trip

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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minmor3

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 3rd river cruise. We chose EW over the leading River Cruise line in the U.S. market because we wanted a different experience all around and EW did NOT dissapoint! For starters, if you are not part of their pre-cruise excursion, do not count on any communication from EW to find where you would find the ship on the Danube . If one did not use Emerald for airport transfer and were in ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

15 Helpful Votes


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