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"I like to just relax on holiday, so for that reason i like cruises. Unpack once, and meals and activities all become someone else's problem. We couldn't handle another open ocean cruise. No matter how big the..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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Disappointed

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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slotravelers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was arranged through Vermont Biking Tours VBT. The cabin were similar to Avalon, Viking, and Uniworld quality. The staff was excellent speaking English very well and very professional. However, the dining experience is much to be desired. Breakfast and lunch were adequate. Dinner was another matter. The dining room was noisy and it was very difficult to converse. The main course ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: La Palma

2 Helpful Votes


The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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wizwiz1944

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Good. The entire crew were excellent throughout the cruise and unable to be faulted. Always a ready smile, happy to chat and would go out of their way to ensure we and other passengers were going to get the most enjoyment out of this cruise. Embarkation in Amsterdam and disembarkation in Budapest went smoothly and seemlessly. Our cabin on the lower deck was cosy and just a small ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

61 Helpful Votes


Excellent way to see Europe

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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dustycat14

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I had never been on a riverboat cruise so picked this one simply through online research and because it stopped at the places I wished to see. The excursions and visits to castles, palaces, abbeys, churches and historic cities and towns were all wonderful - I’m sure I will never be there again, so it was a very compact and educational 2weeks. Most of the guides were very good. Some, however, ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

3 Helpful Votes


If you are not over 80 don't do this cruise

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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cicastro

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We choose this cruise if order to visit the Danube. Probably 7 or 9 days should be enough and the last part of the trip is not great enough as the 1st part. The german part is nice but some days you have not enough time to really look the towns and the onboard afternoon you have little to nothing to do. The top of the ship was banned to go during lot of days in the ⅓ of the trip and that is not ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

2 Helpful Votes


Flawed Gem

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Barold

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

We hoped to learn about an area of which we knew little, and to see unusual wildlife - especially birds - in the Danube. We particularly hoped that there would be an optional excursion to the Delta nature reserve. There was neither. However, Emerald's general organisation was outstanding from start to finish. The ship was flawless except for the noisy dining saloon, very comfortable, and the ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

2 Helpful Votes


Single Cabin

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Consultant1

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

I chose this cruise because I enjoy travelling and wished to see the cities on the Rhine. Embarkation was poor as there was no one to meet me off the plane and I had to make several phone calls before anyone arrived. The ship was excellent and the excursions were very good and well and well organised. The food was quite good but I expected better and have enjoyed food on other cruises more, but ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

2 Helpful Votes


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