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Emerald Dawn Cruise Review
0.0 / 5.0
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Great land excursions and the staff and the ship were amazing.

Emerald Dawn Cruise Review by dlowcarter

3 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2019
  • Destination: Europe

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 liking, a lot of games such as trivia and karaoke where we would have preferred more relaxing music after dinner. The activity director was good at trying to accommodate everyone but what he was asked to offer was not for everyone. On the couple of nights that he entertained it was great, he had an amazing voice and you could tell everyone enjoyed it as that was the only time the lounge was full after dinner.

The breakfast and lunch buffets were great but dinner most nights were boring as in the selection was not what we expected, a lot of stew like meals and little variety. A couple of nights the dinner meals were really good such as the night they had duck and another night was a Chateaubriand. We were expecting possibly shrimp or scallops to be on the menu.

The shore excursions were really good, the guides were well informed and their communication skills were excellent.

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Cabin Panorama 218

The cabin was great, lots of room and the cleaning staff were excellent. There was always fresh water everyday in our rooms.

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