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Emerald Waterways
Emerald Sky
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114

Very Good

28

Average

20

Poor

4

Terrible

6

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20 Emerald Sky Cruise Reviews


blhinvic avatar

blhinvic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but cold food

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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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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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Bazza54

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expected more

I was not sure what to expect from this cruise as I had never been on a river cruise before but having said that it was not that good! First im going to say the good things. The boat was first class The ...
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Sail Date September 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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Jovik

1 Review Written

Food not good

Wanted to compare it with sea cruising. We go on sea cruising a lot and they cater better for dietary problems. too long to wait for meals. When you are on trips food was not good and should of been told when it ...
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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


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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


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johned1c

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A blend of very good with extremely disappointing

Frequent sea cruisers but had never tried a river journey before and the Danube seemed a good place to start. I spoke with our usual very helpful Agent with a specific company in mind and she recommended Emerald as ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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LorraineJ

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Interesting

My husband and I wanted to see Eastern Europe. Our stay at the Sheraton in Bucharest was good also the tour of the City. The Sky Emerald was a very well designed ship very contemporary design with clean lines, ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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alan47

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing and sometimes chaotic cruise

Embarkation at Budapest with little time to see city other than during night cruise. Ship was clean/modern though crowded at main meals and during briefings and entertainment. Cabin was average and well serviced. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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watsondr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Less than impressed

This was our first river cruise and were disappointed. Our cabin was adequate and the crew for most part were fantastic. However the food was mediocre at best. Lacked regional content and was bland. Dinner portion ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Nothing seems to work

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not overly impressed with this Danube cruise

We had never been on a river cruise before so maybe our expectations were too high. The really good thing about it was that all the arrangements for getting on and off the boat, excursions etc went like clockwork ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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mipaziuk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for!!!

We choose this cruise as it was an area we wanted to see, our travel agent suggested it as there were some good deals and a newer ship. The ship was newer, with far too many mirrors and shiny surfaces, hard for the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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David Lef

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Is cruising for you?

We travelled with Emerald Waterways in late September 2016 from Nuremberg to Budapest. A stunningly beautiful route. Firstly, I have to say that cruising is not for us but we tried it, but that doesn’t diminish ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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das54

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Too much time getting there, not enough time being there.

We have done several ocean cruises ( Med. Canaries ,Baltic) and have always fancied doing the Danube so this year thought why not. I'm sorry to say we were pretty disappointed in the whole experience.The first ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Yorkshiremazza

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Everything was not quite as we had hoped.

This was our first cruise of any kind and chose Emerald because of their relatively new ships and good reviews. We flew to Munich and did not find it at all easy to find our transfer point, and when we did the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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warrenshill

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience

Although Breakfast was better than average, lunch and dinner were not. Most of the food, although presented very well, was bland and not seasoned well. I had soup with every lunch and dinner, and of the 14 days, the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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T.Hogg

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rhine & Mosel river cruise

Boarded the brand new Emerald Sky at Basel (Switzerland) for a cruise to Amsterdam. A few teething problems with a new boat that might not be solved very quick. Some of us never received luggage tags or the fancy ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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traveltrix

1 Review Written

Good trip

Maybe we have high expectations? I just don't understand how so many people can say "Fantastic, Wonderful, Amazing" In my experience there is always room to improve. On our cruise we had "lock" problems so were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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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