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Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews

Emerald Waterways
Emerald Sun
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109 Emerald Sun Cruise Reviews


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DTOR

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Entertaining and Educational

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Great friendly staff starting with the people who met us at the airport. Getting to the ship was seamless and easy. Everyone from the cabin steward to meal servers to the activity director was friendly and helpful. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Maxine.noble

1 Review Written

When can I afford another

It was our first cruise and we were not disappointed in anything. The ship was spotless and the cabins simply lovely. Slightly small, but they are on a ship and the full window makes them very light and airey. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Dwtiffin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent value

Wanted to see some of Europe. This was an excellent choice. Value for cost is terrific. We stayed in lower level rooms and they were very comfortable with quite adequate room. I wouldn't bother paying extra to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Janeblandford

1 Review Written

Well planned excursions with well informed guides

I was interested in visiting the Rhine. Looked for a company and ship which had more activities whilst sailing. Emerald sun not only had a pool, cinema, gym, massage treatment but had an entertainment manager who ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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oldskier

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st Riverboat Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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947girl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First river cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Gramcare

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Waterways Blue Danube Delight

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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mjjden

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lovely 15 days, Amsterdam to Budapest, May 2019

We were picked up at 2:00 and transferred to the Emerald Sun where a member of the cruise staff showed us to our room. Our room was great, crisp white lines, mirrors and a floor to ceiling window. After unpacking ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Martin Cindy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jonathan153

1 Review Written

Great River Cruise

Ship was changed to Emerald Dawn due to low river levels This was our first river cruise and it was fantastic. The crew were all very friendly and helpful and everything was on time. We stayed 2 days in Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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NicholaR

1 Review Written

Awesome experience

I did this cruise with my sister, mother and aunt. As I am unable to walk a lot due to continuous cancer issues. We were served like royalty from day one. All trips were well organised and arranged. All staff were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Glenis Mountjoy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Jewels of the Rhine

We found this cruise to be very well organized. The communication with guests was excellent. The transitions from port to port was smooth as were the disembarkations. The staff was exceptionally friendly and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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oxrog

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship and fabulous crew

We had never sailed on the Rhine and wished to see Strasbourg. We had sailed with Scenic before and Emerald are a part of the same group, so we had reasonable expectations of a similar high standard. The food and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ReelEyes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald has thought of everything!

After reading many reviews we chose Emerald Waterways for the value, amenities, and itinerary. They did not disappoint. We were picked up at the airport and had seamless transfers for each leg of the trip. We ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Barry_Tucker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beyond Expectations

Recommended by friends and travel agent. The ship was immaculate. The staff were outstanding, the food was great. The mix of activities, excursions and leisure time suited us perfectly ( mid sixties couple in good ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Kate Armstrong

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just perfect

I chose to cruise again with Emerald following a very enjoyable experience with them two years ago on the Danube. I chose the Rhine this time, from Basel to Amsterdam and was not disappointed. The food was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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royhollis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A truly amazing cruise

Emerald organisation was faultless from initial booking,speedy boarding with EasyJet through airport collection, transfer to the ship and welcome aboard, the cruise itself and return to our homeward airport. Emerald ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Bordercruisers9

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing first river cruise

Have done several ocean cruises but always wanted to do a river cruise through Germany. My husband booked this for my 50th birthday and it more than lived up to our hopes and expectations. The Emerald Sun is a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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apbbear

1 Review Written

Sleek & clean ship with excellent transfer service, group tours

We took the cruise on Jun 2017, downstream the Main Canal from Nuremburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. We fly into Munich and was transferred to the boat using Emerald's transfer service, which was included in the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Shammy2017

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rhine River Cruise on Emerald

We got a good deal on a mid-October cruise, so we jumped on it. We had a nice room, small, but quite adequate for the 8 days on the ship. We didn't stay in our room, other than to sleep at night, so we were fine. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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laughinglilian

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My very first cruise of any kind

I am not a good sailor on the sea, so my partner persuaded me to try a River Cruise. We are not young, my partner being 86 and I am 2 months short of 80, and this cruise was absolutely right for us. We did not ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Annt1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Service Throughout

This was our very first cruise and we booked this cruise (Danube Delights) after reading reviews on the company and I can safely say it was one of the best holidays we have had. So much so that we have booked again ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Granny 1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Basel

We wanted to see the cities on the itinerary. We found the easy walking group catered for our needs and the guides were all excellent and very informative. The dining facilities were very good with well ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Niceoldman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

To Boldly Go Where We Haven’t Been Before!

The cruise was preceded with a three day stay in Prague, at the 4* Hotel Grandium. This in itself was an absolute delight, excellent food, room, fellow passengers and our lovely Prague tour guide, Jakob. After our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Brucelat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, welcoming helpful staff

The Emerald Sun is still a new ship with new shiny surfaces and pleasant decor that is attractive and comfortable. The staff are all welcoming and willing to do whatever is requested to make their contribution to ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Emerald Sun Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.7
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.54.7
Fitness Recreation4.04
FamilyN/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.8
Value For Money4.54.2
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