Emerald Star Cruise Review by Joan Mather
- Sail Date: March 2017
- Destination: Europe River
River cruises tend to have fewer passengers on board and this was the case on Emerald Star. All passengers received good attention and I was especially pleased the way the staff assisted people with disabilities.
There was plenty of space on board. The only time a lot of passengers came together was at Evening Dinner.
The table service was great and the menus catered for most tastes. If you were not happy with the selection for the day. The staff would help to find you an alternative. The food was excellent for all the on board meals - breakfast, lunch and Evening Dinner.
Breakfast and Lunch were al frescoe, one chose whatever one wanted from the central buffett bar. Everywhere was very clean and hygienic. One of the big pluses for me was the drink machine in the Reflections Lounge. This was constantly in Service and it was wonderful to be able to get a choice of hot drinks whenever one wanted.
My only issue with my beautiful, comfortable cabin was the fact that there was NO READING LAMP by the bed head. I hope Emerald Waterways can rectify this for the single cabins.
The shore excursions were well organised and most enjoyable.
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The cabin was laid out well, with plenty of wardrobe and storage space.
The separate bathroom was spotlessly clean. There was no reading lamp over the bed in this cabin which was a problem, as I like to read before going to sleep.