Author: Jason Archibald, Iglu Cruise Sales Consultant
After just recently returning from an 8 day cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest I could not have been more amazed. Everything from the ship, its crew, the destinations as well as the fusion of cultures with the Danube passing through 10 Countries. The ship was recently launched and this was very visible as the décor and maintenance of the ship received top marks, the staff were very attentive leaving you far from unsatisfied. As river ships are smaller in size it was nice to get to know everyone on board on a first name basis and regularly see them whether it be in the lounge, restaurant or evening cinema room. The Tours offered definitely added value to the experience, each of the guides in all of the destinations were very knowledgeable and readily at your disposal if you had a question. The tour radio which allows you to explore while listening to the guide educating you on the area made the trips a lot more flexible and interactive. Food on board was of a good standard and gave a variety every evening depending on what country we were passing through allowing us to fully experience the culture with regards to food. Entertainers would also board the ship from each port of call and give us an insight into a traditional/cultural themed show Overall I was very pleased with my experience and would swiftly recommend any person who enjoys travelling to experience a river cruise , especially with Emerald Waterways as for me they left no box un ticked.