Cruise Reviews - Emerald Waterways

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River Rhone With Emerald Waterways.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Waterways / Europe

on 1st Dec 2018, by

The cruise ran from Arles up the rivers Rhone and Saone, ending up in Lyon at the end of the week. We stayed in Marseille the night before to have a good look around the city and picked up the...

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First River Cruise But Won't Be The Last.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Waterways / Europe

on 11th Sep 2018, by

My wife and I have been going on cruises since the 1990's but this year we tried our first ever river cruise and it now resides right up there as one of our most enjoyable holidays ever. The ship...

2453 views , 34 of 35 people found this useful

Radiant Douro.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Radiance / River Douro

on 9th Aug 2018, by

Check in for the TAP flight at Gatwick was chaotic, though the flight itself was good and despite taking off slightly late, we arrived early. Transfer to the ship was quick and easy as was check...

382 views , 5 of 6 people found this useful , 1 comment

Fortunately We Took Our Own Food.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Radiance / River Douro

on 10th May 2018, by

The Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro was our 2nd river cruise with Scenic/Emerald having sailed on the Danube in 2015, we enjoyed the Danube cruise so much we booked with them again. The 3 night...

4997 views , 47 of 54 people found this useful , 5 comments

: Danube Disappointment At Emerald Waterways.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Sun / River Danube

on 16th Dec 2017, by

The following is a list of disappointments experienced by myself and my husband when we went on a cruise with Emerald Waterways. 1)Payment process. I was most surprised to receive an email...

742 views , 2 of 7 people found this useful

Enjoyable But Underwhelming River Cruise - Be Awar.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Sky / River Danube

on 17th Oct 2017, by

We are very frequent cruisers (50+ ocean cruises) but we recently took our first ever river cruise aboard the Emerald Sun travelling from Budapest to Nuremberg. The holiday didn't start off well...

805 views , 26 of 34 people found this useful , 2 comments

Brilliant River Cruise On Emerald Liberte.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Waterways / River Rhone & Saone

on 28th Jun 2017, by

This was our first river cruise and it certainly won't be our last. As we haven't done a river cruise before we have nothing to compare with but when we book again it will definitely be with...

717 views , 10 of 11 people found this useful

Ultra Modern Ship.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Waterways / River Rhone & Saone

on 20th Apr 2017, by

We recently sailed on the maiden voyage of the Emerald Liberte and enjoyed it very much. Our arrival at Marseille airport was an hour late due to fog at Gatwick which meant earlier arrivals from...

884 views , 14 of 14 people found this useful , 8 comments

Amsterdam And The Dutch Bulb Fields.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Waterways / Dutch Waterways

on 15th Dec 2016, by

The four day cruise started with coach travel from Dover. Due to delays picking up passengers we missed the ferry resulting in a four hour late arrival in Amsterdam . Everything was rushed and we...

1047 views , 2 of 14 people found this useful , 2 comments

Our Worst River Cruise To Date - With Emerald Star.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Star / Europe

on 17th Aug 2016, by

Our worst River cruise to date - with Emerald Waterways!!! (Emerald Star) (This was our 8th river cruise - so we know standards can be great) NEGATIVES: Bad cabin layout and lack of facilities...

1943 views , 13 of 19 people found this useful , 5 comments

Great Staff; Only Ok; Awful Berth Areas.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Star / Europe

on 6th Aug 2016, by

Our worst River cruise to date - with Emerald Waterways!!! (This was our 8th river cruise - so we know standards CAN be great) NEGATIVES: Bad cabin layout in good sized cabin! Lack of...

1755 views , 18 of 26 people found this useful

Enchantment Of Eastern Europe - Emerald Waterways.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Sun / River Danube

on 9th Jul 2016, by

The first thing to say about this 'Enchantment of Eastern Europe' cruise is that it is not a river cruise as we know it. Rather it is a coach tour based on an ever moving ship that sails from port...

1648 views , 5 of 5 people found this useful

Emerald Danube.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Sun / Europe

on 13th Jun 2016, by

River cruising may not be everyone's cup of tea and different peoples for different things on a cruise but we had a fabulous time on the Emerald Sun cruising down the Danube from Nuremberg to...

1997 views , 14 of 17 people found this useful

Emerald Dawn River Cruise.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Dawn / River Rhine

on 16th May 2016, by

This was a cruise where everything was very well organised, except for the weather and Emerald Waterways had no control over that. Our cabin was very modern, as was the whole ship, having been...

1906 views , 7 of 7 people found this useful

Emerald Waterways 10 Out Of 10.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Star / Dutch Waterways

on 14th May 2016, by

Just returned on the 10th May 2016 from our second river cruise, this time my wife and I sailed on Emerald Waterways "Emerald Star" Highlights of the Netherlands & The Beauty of Belgium. Our...

1737 views , 6 of 7 people found this useful

Enchantment Of Eastern Europe.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Sky / River Danube

on 4th May 2016, by

We knew this was going to be a special holiday the moment we saw the lovely backpacks and wallet containing our tickets and information, but were surprised at just how special it was. The tour...

1599 views , 8 of 8 people found this useful

Emerald Waterways Cruise - Nuremburg To Budapest.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Sky / Europe

on 9th Apr 2016, by

Smooth....exactly describes Emerald Waterways cruising. Smooth cruising all the way...from the immaculately presented promotional material to the backpacks and elegant wallet received on ticketing....

1877 views , 12 of 13 people found this useful

Great Ship, Great Staff!

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Waterways / Europe

on 19th Feb 2016, by

As soon as we got on-board we felt welcome and were made to feel very welcome! Our suite was lovely and gave us everything we could have wanted and more. After having cruised on Ocean vessels...

2383 views , 20 of 27 people found this useful

Christmas Markets - Amsterdam To Budapest.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Sky / Europe

on 6th Jan 2016, by

Simply the best holiday ever! Having arrived in Amsterdam after a short flight from Manchester, we were greeted at the airport by a friendly Emerald rep and guided to a coach. On arrival at the...

2725 views , 41 of 41 people found this useful

Gratuities - Discretionary Not Obligatory.

EMERALD WATERWAYS / Emerald Waterways / Europe

on 2nd Dec 2015, by

Hello I am thoroughly confused about the use of "tip" or "gratuity" by the majority of cruise lines. The actual meaning of the word "gratuity" is a DISCRETIONARY payment, for services provided...

2384 views , 17 of 34 people found this useful , 4 comments
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