Great first cruise: Emerald Princess Cruise Review by canoeyacht
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Great first cruise
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We had an inside cabin, which would have been boring had we spent any time in it. However, we just slept there and spent all our time on deck or in the various lounges, so I'd recommend an inside cabin as a good way to save money. The cabin was large enough, and very queen (refreshed twice daily.) There was individual temperature control, which worked very well.
We took four tours booked with Princess, and one we found on our own. Advance booking is less trouble, but More on-the-spot is cheaper. I think next time we'd book fewer tours in advance and more on the spot. The "official" tours were all as advertised and quite satisfactory, just a bit overpriced.
We travelled to and from Fort Lauderdale on Southwest -- right on time, friendly and efficient. We stayed for one night at the Marriott Cruise Port/Airport hotel before boarding the ship. I think everyone there was going on a cruise. The place is fine but there's no other reason to stay there. Less
Cabin review: JJB321
Quiet, large enough. Lots of closet and drawer space. Near center of ship so there was not too much motion.
Port and Shore Excursions
Fun, just make the best of it!
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