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Emerald Princess entered service in 2007 as one of the largest ships in Princess Cruises' fleet. As far as modern mega-ships go -- with a passenger capacity of more than 3,000 -- Emerald Princess maintains the ...
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losgigantes
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Should you not read all this letter, you should read the last 4 paragraphs. We chose this cruise on Emerald Princess because we wanted to try a Baltic cruise and the date fitted in with our visit to England from our home in Tenerife. ... Read more
Jimboscorguie
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Had a fabulous cruise to the Baltic. All ports of call were excellent. The standard of service was great. And the staff went well beyond the call of duty to ensure you had a great cruise. The food on board was excellent but some of the ... Read more
Rkoz1122
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first Princess cruise - we have been doing Celebrity, but decided to try Princess primarily for the Baltic itinerary (Celebrity does not visit Gdansk Poland). The Emerald Princess was quite nicely finished, the common areas ... Read more
RogerEden
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I resisted Cruising fir 40 years. this is the Baltic which made all the difference. St Petersburg alone is spectacular but all towns (Bruges, Helsinki, Talinn, Gdansk Copenhagen, Stockholm etc.) are brilliant. on board it's like ... Read more
harry37
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We arrived at the Southampton terminal around 12:00 and were placed in a waiting area where free cakes and coffee was available we barely had time for a drink before we were rapidly booked in. Being familiar with Emerald Princess we ... Read more

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MostlyLegal
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
6 helpful votes
We selected this cruise primarily for the itinerary, as I have been somewhat disappointed with the Princess cruise line in the past and it is not my first choice for a cruise. We have previously sailed both the Baltic and the Norwegian ... Read more
erlejo3
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have cruised to the Mediterranean twice and wanted to see Northern Europe. Very nice, the ship is lovely. The food is good, I read a lot of reviews that said the food was terrible, did not find this. Excursions are good, needed more ... Read more
glynndav
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We are into double figures for cruising now and our first cruise with Princess. We were looking forward to this cruise as it was something different with new locations being covered. The cruise was booked on a last minute flash sale and is ... Read more
262
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Hello All, Just got back from our 7 night Northern European cruise on the Emerald Princess. Overall we had a great time but there were some areas I wish to touch on in this review. My wife and I are in our mid-30s and I work in the ... Read more
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ojjyb
Member Since 2003
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Note: this review is very much food focused! Everything about this cruise to Scandinavia was fantastic. This was not our first cruise (NCL & RCCL) but our first on Princess. Travelling with my elderly mum who has coeliac disease ... Read more
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Canadian Cruiser98
Member Since 2014
1 review
194 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We booked this cruise, our first Princess Cruise, mostly for its itinerary in Scandinavia, which interested us greatly. We weren't expecting a lot from the ship itself due to its negative reviews. However, we were pleasantly surprised! ... Read more
SarahWoohoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this Scandinavian cruise as it is a part of the world I have always wanted to visit, and Emerald Princess happened to be there. We visited Zeebrugge, Copenhagen and Oslo, and had a visit to Helsinborg in Sweden aborted due to bad ... Read more
Howlo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
As a first time Cruise - i have to say how impressed I was. From the start of the cruise everything was made easy, checking in at the port was a doddle, off car park shuttle bus, cases taken off us - a short walk to terminal and check in, ... Read more
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pauletbelle
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We took this cruise because we enjoy the scenery of Norway and chose Princess cruises as we have always been very happy with the 10plus cruises we have taken with this cruise Line. Details of the experience follow - Embarkation and ... Read more
PhilT
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Enjoyable cruise, comfortable ship - the real star of the cruise was the Norwegian scenery, particularly the wild and remote North Cape, and the midnight sun. The ship's staff were superb, polite, helpful, doing everything they could. I ... Read more
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type
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
To see the North Cape and Norway The show were very Poor They now charge 15% an all bar bills inc a bottle of wine at dinner. Tours expensive $119-$129 per person per trip Some bars were closed for the sale of art paintings i ... Read more
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Geoff Devon
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
In cabin D606 the paper is pealing off the wall, the fridge door is hanging off its hinges. This is a ship that is need of an serious update. 3 star is the maximum I would give it. Drinks are very overpriced,$29 for a Reisling, that ... Read more
88five05
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it included the North Cape of Norway, the northernmost tip of Europe and went to several ports we had not been to. Embarkation was excellent as was disembarkation. Minimal waiting time to get on and our ... Read more
Martyn A
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Embarkation was very smooth and took less than 15 mins As usual the cabin was spotless and our steward Edward was a total star. Very pleased the cruise director Kelvin Joy was still on the ship as he is a real gem with a wicked sense of ... Read more
wildlifewarrier
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
my general feeling was it was an average cruise, nothing out of the ordinary. The ports were reasonably interesting but somehow the cruise was lacklustre. Food, entertainment was ok, me us in dining room were frankly boring and lacked ... Read more

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wherethewindblows0158
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Have always wanted to travel Scandinavia and was not disappointed. The embarkation went smoothly as did the disembarkation. Our cabin was roomy, clean at all times. Our cabin housekeeper wasnt exactly overfriendly but was pleasant. Didnt ... Read more
britbob
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
439 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Contrary to some of the reviews I have seen, I found the ship to be in excellent condition. All carpets and chairs looked new and all venues were well maintained. Embarkation and disembarkation both went very smoothly with no waiting at ... Read more
Snickerstwice
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Friends invited us on this cruise, and it was lovely catching up with them. Norway is magnificent, beautiful scenery. Cruise was expensive so I was expecting great things. Unfortunately not. First drinks ordered were a fiasco, ... Read more
najllib1
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
The Emerald Princess is indeed a beautiful ship. Embarkation and disembarkation at the end of the cruise was efficient and swift. The décor throughout is excellent. So why only 3*? Well, to start with, when one orders a ... Read more
jeanniedance
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
excellent embarkation and disembarkation .Luggage arriv.ed very quickly the outside cabin was roomy with a separate large area for clothes usual small shower room. The cabin had comfortable beds and pillows and was kept clean by a ... Read more

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