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Emerald Sky Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Emerald Sky Cruise Review by chrisl5

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2019
  • Destination: Europe River

We chose this cruise primarily for the visit to the tulip gardens. The vessel itself was good as were the trips and the crew. The guides and the equipment to hear the guides were good. We particularly liked the lady guide when we went to Delft, and the gentleman when we went to Arnhem (he was 8yrs old during the battle for Arnhem and was able to relate to it and the Dutch views about it).

The on board entertainment was poor. The musician/pianist employed on board has gone and been replaced by an entertainments/activities officer. The evening entertainment was poor and it drove most of the passengers out of the lounge in the evening. There are only so many quizzes anyone can tolerate !

Notably on the last night a duo played on board, admittedly only for 35 minutes, but the lounge was full for this.

Surely Emerald would benefit from having better entertainment for which they may have to pay, but it would be more than recompensed in bar sales.

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Cabin Panorama Balcony Cabin 326

The cabin was fine, but the bed was placed very close to the bathroom which made getting to the bathroom a tight squeeze unnecessarily.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Delft Blue Pottery Factory

Our lady guide was brilliant with a great sense of humour. Delft the town was very picturesque. The pottery was interesting but expensive

View All 26 Delft Blue Pottery Factory Reviews
The Keukenhof Gardens

Gardens brilliant but very crowded

View All 88 The Keukenhof Gardens Reviews
Zaanse Schans Windmills

Ok, but very touristy

View All 61 Zaanse Schans Windmills Reviews
City Tour

Brief walking tour of city centre. Guide was interesting and informative

View All 20 City Tour Reviews
Gouda Walking Tour

Good visit to cheese factory

View All 15 Gouda Walking Tour Reviews
Museum Arnhem

The elderly guide who was 8 at the time of the battle was very informative and able to sensitively give the Dutch view about the battle and their appreciation

View All 7 Museum Arnhem Reviews

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