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Emerald Sun Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
163 Reviews

Excellent value

Emerald Sun Cruise Review by Dwtiffin

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: Europe

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 get a small balcony (in my opinion). Food is top notch, but we have no food allergies and are meat eaters. But there are vegetarian options if necessary. The staff is very considerate and helpful. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style while dinner is set. There's a choice of 2 appetizers, 2 soups, 3 entrees and 4 desserts. They also have the "Chefs Favourites" listed which is what the Chef recommends of the previously mentioned options. I went with the Chefs Favourites for all dinners and was not disappointed. They tried to pair the wine with area being travelled through, which was quite nice as well.

There was an included excursion at each port and 2 where you had an option. On one of these the cost was extra, but we thought it was well worth it. It was the drive to Chochem. We did recommend on our survey of this excursion that we would have liked another 1/2 to hour of free time.

Each stop has its unique features. The ship on/off procedure is well organized. All local tour guides were excellent and all spoke very good English as does the ship staff. The room steward did a a great job cleaning our room daily. Sarah, the entertainment director had evening entertainment of some sort planned but it's your choice to partake or not. The drink package selection could have more options but this isn't a big deal for us. As noted above, we had a great time and highly recommend this cruise. We will sail Emerald again.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Lower deck 117

Very clean and spacious for lowest cost available. Very satisfied.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Beautiful building and part in WWII was intriguing. Not sure I believe who's buried there though.


Tour of castle and town. Extra cost, but worth it.


We got off here and did our own thing for a couple of days. Took 2 hour city tour that has excellent iPad app with commentary.

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