Emerald Princess Cruise Review by gr82sum: Relax and enjoy some warm weather.

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gr82sum
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Relax and enjoy some warm weather.

Sail Date: April 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

This cruise was very relaxing and enjoyable. The food was not really to our liking in the restaurants. We do not enjoy foods that are made with a lot of spices and sauces. However, the buffet did a good job.

We were disappointed that he Horizon Court buffet was not open on many of the evening for dinner.

We also had trouble getting wine glasses delivered to our cabin. On previous cruises, our cabin steward was able to supply them each day that we needed them. This time, we were told to call room service. When we did, they didn't have any to send up to us, so I had to go to one of the bars and ask for them.

The dancers and singers were not as good as we have seen on previous cruises with Princess,

We had a great CC Meet & Greet and had 9 officers of the ship attend. Making arrangements for this with a Princess representative was very easy. Met a lot of people and enjoyed that part.

We also saw 4 of the films that were nominatet for the Oscar. More That was also great. Less


Published 04/22/13


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Cabin review: FE217

The cabin was very comfortable. Plenty of room for our clothing. The window was completely blocked by the lifeboats as they were hanging directly in front of the window. There was a small opening to see through between them. That was a disappointment.

Port and Shore Excursions


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Turtle Swim

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Island tour

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