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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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chicagomelinda
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We've sailed on a number of cruise lines, from Norwegian to Seabourn and Princess is the best in our book on the basis of quality and value. (Nothing can beat Seabourn, but the cost such that we can't make it a consistent way of life.) ... Read more
pookeysmom
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
138 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I am new to princess cruises, and they made a good 1st impression as far as the ship, crew, food and itinerary. The only complaint i had was embarkation at fort lauderdale port. First, boarding was running late, apparently because it ... Read more
JaneRichard
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the transatlantic itinerary. Embarkation and lifeboat drill were flawless. We particularly like the inside lifeboat drill where you are able to sit in air conditioning for the 20 minutes or so. Other lines ... Read more
talltex3
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 forum post
15 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
19 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

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MSgtP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
29 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
4 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
305 forum posts
11 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
cac971
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
9 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
11 reviews
13 forum posts
30 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

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Ms. Cruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
25 forum posts
29 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
CANMARTO
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I recently returned from a short Princess cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale. Unfortunately, this was the most unenjoyable experience that we have had while cruising with Princess, or any other line. Our disappointment started when ... Read more
blkspy
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
7,078 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
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

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pjack61
Member Since 2011
1 review
15 forum posts
14 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
12 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
73 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
5 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
Scan1man
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our fourth cruise, with the other three on Carnival, and about 20 years ago. It was a themed cruise with Line Dancing for my Wife, and four new ports of call to snorkel for the both of us. We were looking forward to trying a ... Read more

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KimBill97
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have cruised with my mother and sister on the Crown Princess. This trip was with my mother, husband and two kids. Husband and kids were first time cruisers. We were a bit afraid after seeing some of the reviews about the attitudes of ... Read more
stwbear
Member Since 2013
1 review
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We (4) just returned from a 5 night Western Caribbean cruise with port destinations of Cozumel and Costa Maya Mexico, leaving from Port Everglades Ft Lauderdale Florida. Embarkation- was a nightmare. The line was unbelievably long, ... Read more
Harry Fried
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First cruise with Princess after using many, many other lines. Getting on wasn't bad, but getting off was a long, waiting nightmare. Theoretically there are people who will clear away unused deck chairs, but in four/five days we never ... Read more
harrisjp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Boy, what disappointment. We have sailed many, many times on Princess, as well as a few time each on Royal Caribbean and Carnival and once on Holland America. We have always preferred Princess because between these 4 lines, their ... Read more
lovetosail
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are retired senior citizens living in southwest Florida and needed a weekend interlude to chill out. We as a rule do not like short cruises for this purpose, but revisited the 4 day cruise option. This was our 83rd cruise and 21st with ... Read more

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