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Emerald Princess Cruise Review by pinawa: June 15 - June 26 Baltic Cruise


pinawa
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 4.0

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June 15 - June 26 Baltic Cruise

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Embarkation: Copenhagen

We enjoyed our cruise on the Emerald Princess. Our meals at 8:15 in the Boticelli Dining Room were good, the choice varied and service was good. The air conditioning and cold draft at our table made it uncomfortable during dinner. We mentioned this several evenings but nothing was done to improve our comfort level in the room. Our cabin was well located and well serviced. Clean towels were always provided and our ice bucket kept full of ice. Our room attendant always had a kind word to say to us. Even though the weather was cool, rainy and cloudy a lot of the time, we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and swimming in the heated pool. At times the buffet was very crowded and it was difficult to find seating. We were impressed with the cleanliness and freshness of the food at the buffet.

Our group of six arranged a private tour with White Nights to tour St Petersburg. We corresponded with Kate on line to set up the package. Kate was prompt in her replies and adjusted the tour to More suit our wishes. When in St Petersburg, our tour guide, Dasha, was a delight. Dasha spoke perfect English, was on time, polite and very knowledgeable about St Petersburg. Since it was her place of birth she had a special love for the city. We were able to bypass line ups, find quiet places for her to speak to us when viewing the very crowded Hermitage and Catherine's Palace. The van we used was very comfortable and the driver excellent.

When touring Berlin our group of six hired SPB Tours. We travelled by tour bus with about 40 people to Berlin, a 3 hour ride, met our tour guide in Berlin, had a 4 hour tour in a small van for the six of us, 3 people faced forward and 3 faced backward making visibility poor. We returned to the ship by tour bus, a 4 hour ride due to heavy traffic. Our tour guide spoke excellent English, since he was from Australia, but his love, knowledge and enthusiasm for Berlin was not nearly as good as we experienced in St Petersburg.

We joined a Princess Cruise Tour in Oslo which had 40 people in the group. It was difficult to hear our guide and we missed the intimacy we experienced on our other tours.

The on board shore tours lecturer John Lawrence was very good. If we missed the talks we watched them on TV in our room. We also enjoyed the TV play by play description of points of interest as we left Stockholm. On board all public areas and washrooms were always clean. An enjoyable vacation. Less


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Cabin review: Emerald Princess Oceanview Double with Balcony Aloha

Our cabin was great. Good location, quiet, near the laundry, elevator and stairs. We spent very little time in our cabin so did not mind that it was quite small. We did enjoy our great balcony especially the views when arriving or departing from port.

Port and Shore Excursions


Easy to get off ship and short walk into town.

Read 52 Aarhus Reviews

No problems with this port of call. It is a very long trip to Berlin.

Read 50 Berlin Reviews

Disembarking was quick and easy. We left the ship later than most passengers, found our luggage immediately and hopped in a taxi that took us to our hotel. No problems.

Our experience getting on and off the ship was good. Princess Cruises are very organized in handing many passengers leaving and arriving at one time. Our cruise cards were scanned quickly when we left and returned. Only problem was waiting for an elevator to take you up when you returned. However we usually avoided this by walking up the stairs. Buses or boats were readily available for guests doing their own tour.

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Took a ship tour. Very quick and easy to get off and back on the ship. Elevators were a problem when returning.
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Quick and fast getting off and on the ship even though we had to go through customs. We had all our tour papers with us and had informed the ship of our plans for our tour with White Nights Tour so had no problems. Our guide picked us up where we cleared customs and returned us to the same spot.


Our experience getting on and off the ship was good. Princess Cruises are very organized in handing many passengers leaving and arriving at one time. Our cruise cards were scanned quickly when we left and returned. Only problem was waiting for an elevator to take you up when you returned. However we usually avoided this by walking up the stairs. Buses or boats were readily available for guests doing their own tour.


Easy on and off ship and a quick walk into town. Also free WiFi at dock.

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