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When Emerald Princess debuted in 2007, it was one of the largest ships in Princess' fleet, and it was rightly celebrated for delivering far higher levels of cuisine, service and amenities than you would expect ...
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Holidayfun141
Member Since 2015
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We choose Emerald Princess on a taster cruise to try the Princess line, we were bitterly disappointed. Embarkation and disembarkation was good The cabin was basic and the toilet smelt of stale urine, the shower curtain was very old. ... Read more
BillieB
Member Since 2007
1 review
91 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We had never been to the Channel Isle and thought this was an ideal way of combining seeing Guernsey, enjoying a short cruise and trying out a new ship and cruise line. What an mistake. The passengers were so many that we unable to find ... Read more
luv2cruzuk
Member Since 2006
1 review
96 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First of all, we have travelled many times with Princess and I normally rate them highly. I was so disappointed to find the usual Princess standards had fallen off a cliff onboard Emerald Princess. What happened to all the crew? The ... Read more
John Coachman
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
the embarkation process at Southampton was excellent, after checking in at the desk we only sat in the waiting lounge for 5 minutes maximum, everyone of the staff we spoke with at Southampton was friendly and kind. We boarded the ship but ... Read more
Horrabridgelad
Member Since 2014
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
To take my elder mother (88years) to Santiago de Compostela. It was her first cruise and she was very impressed with the ship. As usual we found all the crew to be most helpful and friendly. We took the Princess tour to Santiago from ... Read more

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joanm
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Just returned from a 7 night cruise on this ship and really enjoyed it. The. ship was very clean and well presented and the crew were extremely friendly and professional. The only fault which we had - was the delay in bussing passengers ... Read more
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bigjoe001
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
39 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Short itinerary and date was ideal - especially as we went as far South as Lisbon. Travelled down a couple of days in advance just to elongate the holiday, stayed near Romsey at the Potter Heron Hotel - very good, visited Romsey Abbey, ... Read more
Cappycas1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
74 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with the Princess line and sadly will be our last. We had booked a balcony cabin and were thrilled when Princess emailed us a few weeks before sailing saying we'd been upgraded to a mini suite. The embarkation ... Read more
russy1
Member Since 2009
1 review
48 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first Princess cruise, we have done many cruises on other lines. We were really looking forward to trying a new cruise line but unfortunately we were very disappointed and would not sail with Princess again. The ship was ... Read more
opel7609@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Cruised with Princess for the first time and doubt I would go with them again. Emerald is a large ship with plenty of things to do and places to eat, drink or just sit and relax, generally the ship was clean and tidy. The cabin was okay ... Read more

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talltex3
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Emerald Princess Transatlantic April 2-16 2016 This was our 4th cruise and second on the Emerald. We arrived in Ft Lauderdale on the 1st April 2016 to a nice day. Cheapest room we could find was the Ramada inn Cruise terminal. This ... Read more
firemancruisebum
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Two words to describe it, below expectations. Our cabin steward was very efficient with what he could be in control of but we never got bathrobes! He can't supply what he does not have. It took two days to get pre-bought water two days ... Read more
MSgtP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Was pleasantly surprised that the complaints about the Emerald Princess were rectified for our stateroom D727 and throughout the ship. I did here people complaining about some of the most nitnoid items that I had to laugh. To the 19 ... Read more
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mopoll
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I booked this cruise for my daughters 30th and my husbands 60th birthdays. When we were first boarding I noted to my daughter how many young people were onboard. Boy, was that an understatement! It was spring break mayhem! LINES for a ... Read more
live2vayk
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
286 forum posts
10 helpful votes
A bit of background, I have had somewhere around 13 cruises, mostly on RCI, so still a newbie by many accounts. I have enjoyed all the cruises I have taken, and I don’t really have a preference for a particular line. I have mostly ... Read more

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cac971
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
All in all, a very nice time! The Spring Breakers were partying up a storm, but never got obnoxious or intrusive...there were just ...em...a LOT of them. That being said, it was my bad for not taking this into consideration; my kids are ... Read more
Sea Dawg
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
13 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Salty Dawgs know to expect Spring Break hounds aboard from mid-March to mid-April. The math is predictable: Spring Breakers plus frequent Happy Hours equals? On this cruise the Spring Break pack generally stayed around the main pool ... Read more
Ms. Cruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
24 forum posts
24 helpful votes
This is my 41st cruise and my first review on Cruise Critic. Princess is an outstanding cruise line and one of my favorites, but, they need to work on a few things. As I stated, I have been on 41 cruises, so I consider myself a bit of an ... Read more
blkspy
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
6,768 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The title says it all. Lots of Spring Breakers doing some serious drinking--boys and girls. Glad no one went over board. It was one big party for them......ill leave it there. Our state room (Riveria deck) never got cool, always felt ... Read more
OurWay2Go
Member Since 2012
13 reviews
40 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Emerald Princess – Western cruise – 2/27/2016 We had a mini-mini suite – D732 – at the very aft. The balcony was oversize with two lounge chairs and 2 footstools. There is no cover from the sun and rain. ... Read more

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BabyIt'sColdOutside
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
After reading reviews, we were nervous, but there was no need. We had a great experience with no major issues. I'm always amazed that 2 different families can experience exactly the same thing and come away with polar opposite ... Read more
pjack61
Member Since 2011
1 review
15 forum posts
13 helpful votes
The Emerald was in great shape. We had concerns after reading post dry-dock complaints. But we experiencd no issues. Our balcony cabin on Baja aft, was the quietest cabin we have experienced in 8 cruises! The new bed was great...more ... Read more
Swits1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 6th Cruise with Princess. Once again, I was concerned with some of the reviews. And Once again, Princess met all our expectations. We had a marvelous time. I would like to address some of the negative comments. Our Cabin ... Read more
Cooki
Member Since 2014
1 review
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were apprehensive about the Emerald after reading some negative reviews. Those were quickly squashed by what was an awesome two weeks. We were onboard about 1/2 hr earlier than our scheduled time. Partly since we are Platinum ... Read more
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JingleHeimerSchmidt
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first Princess cruise and was booked based on price alone). We kept our expectations low based on other reviews and decided we would make the best of whatever came our way. However, our expectations were exceeded in most ... Read more

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