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Sailing down the Danube for first time river cruisers.
"First time river cruise for us. Had seen the commercials on television and we had always wanted to enjoy one. Emerald Waterways offered us half off and a drink package so we chose a 14 day sailing up the Danube..."Read More
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MichinganTwoSome

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Great land excursions and the staff and the ship were amazing.

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - All

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dlowcarter

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We went on a seminar by Emerald and they offered a lot of incentives so we decided to give it a try. It was our first River Cruise so we didn't know what to expect and it was overall a great experience. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the ship itself was very comfortable and well maintained. The only drawbacks that we found is the entertainment in the evening was not to our ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

3 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable but could be better

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Brooky1957

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Firstly, overall we did enjoy the cruise ... we have done a 7 days river cruise and sea cruise so have some comparison. It was relaxing, the cabin was clean and comfortable, the food was good (more about that later), the tours were well organised, the staff were great and the ship itself was very good. We are early 60's and majority (90%) of others were 70plus ... so my review is based on the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke


Delightful Cruise Down the Rhine to Nuremburg

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Happy retiree1

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We did the 8 day cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremberg. The inclusion of gratuities, tours, wine etc included in the very reasonable price, the positive reviews and the newness of the ship was our deciding point to take this cruise. We had free transportation from the airport to the ship and a personal welcome aboard from the cruise director. We explored Amsterdam on our own the day of arrival ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

5 Helpful Votes


Sailing down the Danube for first time river cruisers.

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - All

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MichinganTwoSome

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First time river cruise for us. Had seen the commercials on television and we had always wanted to enjoy one. Emerald Waterways offered us half off and a drink package so we chose a 14 day sailing up the Danube starting in Budapest. Random knowledge which might help you in your choice: Ship sails under 2,000 bridges and goes through 68 locks on its way from Budapest to Amsterdam. A lot of ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

16 Helpful Votes


An Outstanding Trip All Around

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Tremayne

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I just returned from one of our favorite holidays! We have been on several ocean cruises, which has become our favorite way to see the world. Unpack once; see multiple locations. However, this was our first experience on a river cruise and I'm sure it won't be our last. The Emerald Dawn cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam was amazing. All the staff on board were friendly and ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

6 Helpful Votes


Passionate Emerald Dawn Staff made the Difference from Ams to Bud!!

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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Max13

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We flew to London for 5 days for Chelsea Flower Show prior to Eurostar Train to Brussells with Evergreen to board Emerald Dawn in Amsterdam. We booked one bedroom suite which was more than comfortable (although not enough hanging space for clothes which could be easily fixed by replacing some shelving.) The cruise was great , the scenery spectacular all made better by the passion and energy of ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke


Budapest to Amsterdam

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe - River Cruise

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taxlady214

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This itinerary was at the top of my Bucket List. I looked as several different lines and was impressed at the cost savings with Emerald. We chose to spend two nights in Budapest before boarding the boat. This gave us time to recover from the overnight flight and to explore the Jewish Quarter on foot which was not part of Emerald's tour of the city. Never having traveled to Europe before, I ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

6 Helpful Votes


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