My wife and I had wanted to do a cruise around both the North and South Islands of New Zealand for a number of years.
The only cruise line that was available in November 2016 for this holiday cruise was the Princess Line, in particular ...
Crew great. Food options buffet limited, some dining times only one section open in buffet. Outdoor eateries great but some improvement could made for Australian taste in Trident Grill (sliced beetroot instead of cubed) ...
The Emerald Princess is a sister ship of the Ruby and Crown Princess on which we sailed before.
Hence we felt immediately at home after a smooth embarkation in Sydney.
We especially like the coffee corner “International ...
We chose this ship for the Itinerary as we hadnt been to New Zealand for a long time, especially the South Island.
Boarding was a breeze due to our Platinum status gained from sailing with P and O UK and Aus. We were on in about 10 ...
This was our third cruise on Emerald Princess this year and we were surprised how much everything had improved on this latest cruise from Singapore to Sydney.
The majority of those on board had joined in Southampton for the cruise to ...
We choose this cruise as some of my family were cruising all the way to Perth on this cruise, we are still working and could not afford the time off
Embarkation was a bit slow but that was due to the staff having to check the visas for ...
Having cruised twenty eight times we are season cruisers.
Picked this trip for the sea days, and some nice weather.
Ship in good condition, entertainment average, food ok, cabin steward as always very good, made use of the coffee ...
The repositioning cruise was chosen because it seemed to be well priced and was a nice way of returning to Australia. The ports were an annoying interlude between the sea days.
No bridge Director on board yet lots of sea days. Sorry ...
We joined this 4 nations cruise in Dubai after a 2 night stay and were on the Emerald for 10 days disembarking in Singapore.
Embarkation was very smooth and we were aboard before we knew it. We chose this segment as it was an offer and ...
It would take us some hours to list all the issues (from a customer’s viewpoint) that need immediate addressing by Princess, as a result of our experiences during the 48 day Southampton to Sydney cruise on the Emerald Princess, but ...
Embarkation when very smoothly we booked the princess bus from Victoria st station which was very close to our hotel and a great price. On arrival in Southampton our luggage was taken on board and walked straight into checkin. It took ...
We chose this cruise for it's length (30 days) and ports of call. Princess does deliver on quality every time. It's not the most luxurious ship out there and the cuisine isn't outstanding but overall service is very good. The cabins are ...
Although we were on the 30 day portion of this cruise there were a number of disorganized or poorly administered issues that prevented this from being a home-run. Most notably among the administration issues was the India visa fiasco. We ...
Decided on doing this cruise as relations were making their way back to Australia after spending 3 weeks with us in Wales.
This was our first time with Princess and will certainly cruise with them again .
As I was travelling solo and ...
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail the Suez Canal. We boarded the Emerald Princess in Southampton and we had a smooth check in. We had our Indian Visas and so this did not hold us up at all. The ships crew were fantastic, ...
This cruise departed Southampton on my birthday, and arrived in Melbourne Australia on my wife's birthday. Good signs (or a good excuse!). The Emerald Princess layout was very familiar, having sailed on her sister ships. We had not had a ...
I wanted to get from UK to Australia on an alternative to flying. This ships repositioning met the need and the dates suited.
Ive had not sailed with Princess Line before so it was a new experience and also had not done longer than 14 ...
My wife and I chose this cruise due to the price, the duration and the departure date. Our cruise was for 30 days sailing from Southampton at the end of September, so we avoided some of the autumn at home in the UK. We considered the ...
This was our first cruise and we loved every second. The entire experience was amazing, and for me it was hard to find fault. I know with it being my first cruise, it could be argued that I have no other cruise lines to compare it to, but ...
We chose this cruise as we wanted the convenience of sailing from Southampton and we wanted near on guaranteed sunshine. We have also sailed with Princess many times and are Platinum members.
Embarkation was perfect no complaints top ...
Our 12th cruise with Princess, 2nd time to Canaries and 2nd time on Emerald Princess. So the best way to do this review is a daily account:
Saturday 17/08/16: Pulled up at the Mayflower Terminal a bit early, but check in still dealt ...
We booked this cruise fairly close to departure and as a result only had an option for a guarantee inside cabin. As per the cabin review we would not do this again on this ship. Our stateroom attendant however was wonderful. Always ...
We chose this cruise mainly because it was from Southampton, in September and on Princess which we prefer.
We enjoyed the cruise in the main but a couple of things we felt could have been better. Firstly could not fault the crew. They ...
Arrived 09.30 at the mayflower terminal due to late arrival of the emerald luggage drop was a bit delayed
We managed to do our luggGe drop approx 10.15 and then checked in 10.30 very slick and we boarded around 11.30
Entertainment was poor mainly quizzes. Room was dirty and not cleaned properly items from previous guests and dust every where sheets were not changed for the fortnight we were there.
Staff on reception were rude and did not get back ...
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