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76 Emerald Destiny Cruise Reviews


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debrariley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Basel to Amsterdam Rhine River Cruise

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My brother and his wife had cruised with Emerald Waterways a few years ago, and they were highly impressed. So on their recommendations, we decided to book with Emerald Waterways. All gratuities were included. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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harperlewis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Emerald Star- Bucharest to Budapest

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. This cruise was very interesting and informative. The crew could not have been better. To say they were wonderful would be an understatement. Our waiters were amazing and attentive. The ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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mmireau

1 Review Written

A bucket list item that exceeded expectations

We chose Emerald from a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. We made our own flight arrangements and flew into Budapest 3 days prior to our departure to meet up with our friends and explore the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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HenryGF

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Another excellent Emerald Cruise

We chose this cruise for its itinerary, with some of the ports being new to us. We have travelled on Emerald Waterways several times before, so had a high expectation and our expectations were all met and exceeded ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JDRevell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Ship, Great Food, Fantastic Crew, Wonderful Excursions.

My wife and I recently turned 60 and were looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We found it and couldn't be happier. From the moment we arrived we were kept very busy, well fed, and wonderfully entertained. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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crock of the bush veld

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent and great value

Emerald made us an offer we couldnt refuse when there was nothing suitable for our original choice of Amsterdam to Basel. They suggested Nuremberg to Frankfurt at a very reasonable price. Having already ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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sssxguy

7 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise across Germany, but some frustrations

Overall, a pleasant week-long cruise from Nuremberg to Bernkastel on a clean modern ship. We saw some beautiful countryside and historic places in the company of people we got on well with, but - due to a few ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kenasch2

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enchantment of Eastern Europe - some improvements needed

I can certainly agree with some of the previous reviews of this ship and this particular itinerary. We arrived on our own by train from Vienna. The instructions we received said we could not embark before 3 pm. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cumbrianglobetrotter

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

My husband and I booked ‘The Enchantment of Eastern Europe’ cruise for May 2019. This was our first river cruise in Europe. The whole holiday package was booked with Emerald and we certainly could not fault the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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AndrewMorris62

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Surpassing all expectations

Our very first river cruise, and it's hard to believe we'll ever have a more enjoyable, rewarding cruise experience. My wife and I usually go on more adventurous, independent holidays, and were nervous that we ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JoAw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superb Experience - unable to Fault

It went where we wanted to go and offered good value. From booking experience direct with Emerald and attention to detail the delivery of the .whole package exceeded our expectations. Flight check-in, boarding ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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chipreynolds

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Emerald Delights

I had many great things about Emerald waterways and their ships. Once i realized that they were owned by The Scenic group, i knew I had to check their ship out. Danube Delights was the first river cruise that i ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Charlie Turner

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Food Servers and Services

This was our first ever river cruise and will be back for another. Service from the time we were picked up at the airport until final departure from Prague was excellent. The ship was clean, spacious and an absolute ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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nedavid

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A wonderful introduction to the history and culture of Central Europe

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary and because we wanted to explore Central Europe and in particular, to spend a couple of days in Vienna. The whole organisation of the cruise was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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donaldduck99

1 Review Written

A SPLENDID CRUISE ON THE DANUBE TO VISIT THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Note: We were supposed to sail on the Emerald Destiny, but because of low water levels, passengers cruised on the Emerald Sun instead. Our Christmas Market cruise with Emerald Waterways was everything we had ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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A.Thurman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Never thought I'd enjoy a cruise, until I did

I went on this cruise unexpectedly. My mother and sister had gone on several river cruises but I had not - they always struck me as an over-controlled experience with more focus on the ship than on the places ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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joepeggy

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disappointed

This was our third cruise with Emerald. We have also cruised with Uniworld and Viking. We chose this trip from Budapest to Amsterdam on Emerald because our previous trips with Emerald were wonderful. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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MR BCB

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Birthday celebrations

It was all inclusive the cruise staff were friendly and excellent. The cabin was very good the bed was very comfortable.On suite was great shower was great always plenty of hot water.All of the trips were good ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Just-a-mow

1 Review Written

Birthday Special Holiday

We wanted a holiday travelling to an area we hadn't been to before although our friends we travelled with had experienced cruising before. It was a special double birthday and wedding anniversary holiday so we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Jacqui S

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely relaxing way to see Austria, Hungary and Slovakia

Excellent service throughout. Personal service on a smaller ship and more relaxing. Food could not be faulted. Such variety to suit all tastes. All the dining staff were great and was no trouble for special ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Johane

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise if food is not important for you

This was our first River Cruise we will repeat. We chose Emerald because Senic included drinks all day and we do not drink as much. We were told that Emerauld's quality was outstanding for less as Wine and beer and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Colinmack01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First river cruise experience

We are regular ocean cruisers, but were hesitant about river cruise, wondering what it was like, whether it would be too small etc. This review will cover the excellent and maybe some other aspects you may wish to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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HDS73

1 Review Written

Nuremberg to Budapest - An amazing holiday!

We booked the cruise a year in advance so we got a good deal. We wanted to add an additional day on at the beginning, so that we could visit relatives and this was arranged by Emerald without any problems. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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LindaS56

1 Review Written

Dancing on the Danube

This was our first river cruise and the big draw for us was that we would have a special show at the Venice Arsenal from dancers from the British TV show "Strictly Come Dancing": Vincent Simone and Flavia Caccace. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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merlinmagic

1 Review Written

Fabulous experience

The itinerary featured several cities that we were keen to visit as well as the Danube experience. The daily activity options were varied which met the needs of the very active as well as those who wanted a more ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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