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Emerald Dawn Review

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157 reviews

Excellent way to see Europe

Review for Emerald Dawn to Europe River
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017

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, dwelt on an excessive amount of facts which were quickly forgotten, too numerous to remember.

I had some difficulty adjusting to and accepting the limitations of the riverboat itself. This was partly due to the fact that I had previously taken so many ocean cruises on some very large ships. We had a one bedroom suite which gave us more room than most of the passengers. The room needed more lighting esp. for a vanity. Women are still not considered in most hotels, ships etc.

Cabin Review

Cabin One bedroom suite

The size was great, the closet large, and the bathroom very well laid out with a large shower. It was actually better than I have experienced on larger ships. The lighting was inadequate for a vanity. Women need to be considered more when planning these rooms. We need a small desk with a chair, good lighting and electric plugs for hairdryers and curling irons. Leaning over a sink in the bathroom is not acceptable. Why are plugs supplied for men’s shavers and not women’s hairdryers and curling irons? The large window that lowered to create a balcony was great.

Port Reviews


Very interesting excursion.


We found this town to be very interesting re buildings.


Good excursion.


This is a beautiful,city. We loved walking around the city centre and seeing all of the historic places such as where Hitler made his speeches.


Very interesting guide .


We did a walking tour and a little shopping on our own.

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