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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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live2vayk
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
314 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
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
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

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blkspy
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
7,288 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
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
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

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Cooki
Member Since 2014
1 review
74 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
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
KimBill97
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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

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Harry Fried
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
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
8 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
stocklady
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
595 forum posts
Sailed February 2016
We have been dealing with water damage from a rain storm and needed a quick getaway. We found this to be a relaxing trip. Not much to really see and do in Grand Turk, but a walk along the beach and some conch fritters at Jack's Shack fit ... Read more
ATLCruiseCat
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
We decided to book a quick getaway cruise for Valentine's with no kids. We prefer Holland America but needed a shorter trip and Princess had a great deal on this trip so we decided to try them again. We sailed Island Princess three years ... Read more

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kemo53
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Overall, we enjoyed the last minute 4 night cruise to Turks and Caicos, but there were some hiccups. Embarkation was flawless. Arrived at the pier at 1:30 and on the ship at 1:45. Disembarkation was a disaster... more later We chose ... Read more
RobertoF
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
75 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had a great time and will definitely sail Princess again. Princess is an excellent value, and really takes care of their loyal cruisers. But I have to say that the quality is slipping, particularly in the food department. Now, I ... Read more
whitelimo
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was the first cruise for my wife and me, though we're generally seasoned world travelers and we've been to the Caribbean several times before (and whether it counts or not, we've stayed aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach). We're ... Read more
Billh21601
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I booked this trip for her birthday. Shortly after we booked it the real bad reviews came out and we almost cancelled the trip. Glad we did not. The ship is beautiful and the crew is very good. Oh yeah you will run into one ... Read more
xcopper673
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We just got back from the 5 night first portion of this cruise and we had a great time. The cruise was very rough for several days, however, we just carried on and had a great time. We are not drinkers, so please do not look for ... Read more

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