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634 Princess Southampton Cruise Reviews

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koonard
Member Since 2005
1 review
88 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had balcony cabin ... nice to have the outside space but it was dirty, Both of the chest of drawers were broken . The toilet blocked up 3 times. Cabin number was B601. Only went to MDR once and that was enough ... there are too ... Read more
richnliz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as we wanted a week's holiday without the inconvenience of airports and the dates worked nicely for us. This was our first cruise with Princess, and I had heard great things from colleagues. Embarkation was smooth ... Read more
Joannaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our second Princess cruise in 6 months (we usually cruise with Celebrity) and our first on the Emerald Princess. Although we’d lowered our expectations after our first Princess experience – this one week cruise was ... Read more
maddigs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Booked this cruise without hesitation after a princess cruise two years ago which was outstanding. First problem occurred with the lifeboat drill, it took forever , the muster point we were at had very little seating which meant sveral ... Read more
beanpole
Member Since 2009
1 review
30 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Chose this cruise during the Princess 5oth anniversary sale as my wife and I wanted a short break. The cruise exceeded our expectations as we found a significant all round improvement since our last cruise with Princess several years ... Read more

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holibil
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise was selected because 1we enjoy the canaries 2 we had travelled on princess previously and had be very satisfied. the transport (eavesway) were two hours plus late in picking us up. not a good start. wehad to be rushed ... Read more
corieltauvi
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We picked this cruise to get a break and some spring sunshine. After 400 plus previous nights with Princess including several cruises on Emerald, and other cruises on Royal Caribbean, Ocean Village, Cunard, Discovery, Nobel Caledonia, ... Read more
Floflegs
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
2,671 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Embarkation was excellent. We were soon aboard and no huge queue for security. Cabin was as expected. Steward, Conrado, was excellent and kept it spotless. Requests were soon carried out. Muster drill was dragged out and exhausting for ... Read more
Slim Grace
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise as we had never been to The Canaries. Ship was very busy and like others on this cruise we could not get a seat in International cafe or crooners bar and had great difficulty getting a seat in Horizon at breakfast and ... Read more
GregorPatterson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The embarkation was the best we have had. The evening meal got off to a poor start. Steak pie in a pot was on the menu, and that was all you got - no potatoes, no vegetables. Was told there were vegetables in the pot. The pastry was cut ... Read more

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evorg34
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
26 April 2016, Southampton to the Canaries. The Imbarcation and disimparcation was very orderly and efficient, Onbord I noticed that the East European staff are not as friendly as staff from other nationalities, the food in the dining ... Read more
Sussex Duo
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Emerald Princess had just undergone a major refit, so we were interested to see what had changed. Sabatini's had become “Share” (now 29 USD extra) and part of the Wheelhouse had become the “Salty Dog Gastropub” ... Read more
kingpower
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Hi went on Emerald Princess 26/04/2016 from Southampton getting onboard brilliant cabin excellent new beds are fantastic entertainment acceptable condition of ship even after refit average then lets break down the actual living on ship ... Read more
arjay1949
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our 17th cruise - the 4th with Princess, the remainder with P&O. Our previous Princess ships were the Island, the Regal and the Royal, so we knew what to expect - or so we thought! It's my fault - I should have done my ... Read more
Holidayfun141
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We choose Emerald Princess on a taster cruise to try the Princess line, we were bitterly disappointed. Embarkation and disembarkation was good The cabin was basic and the toilet smelt of stale urine, the shower curtain was very old. ... Read more

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BillieB
Member Since 2007
1 review
91 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We had never been to the Channel Isle and thought this was an ideal way of combining seeing Guernsey, enjoying a short cruise and trying out a new ship and cruise line. What an mistake. The passengers were so many that we unable to find ... Read more
luv2cruzuk
Member Since 2006
1 review
103 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First of all, we have travelled many times with Princess and I normally rate them highly. I was so disappointed to find the usual Princess standards had fallen off a cliff onboard Emerald Princess. What happened to all the crew? The ... Read more
John Coachman
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
the embarkation process at Southampton was excellent, after checking in at the desk we only sat in the waiting lounge for 5 minutes maximum, everyone of the staff we spoke with at Southampton was friendly and kind. We boarded the ship but ... Read more
Horrabridgelad
Member Since 2014
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
To take my elder mother (88years) to Santiago de Compostela. It was her first cruise and she was very impressed with the ship. As usual we found all the crew to be most helpful and friendly. We took the Princess tour to Santiago from ... Read more
joanm
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from a 7 night cruise on this ship and really enjoyed it. The. ship was very clean and well presented and the crew were extremely friendly and professional. The only fault which we had - was the delay in bussing passengers ... Read more
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bigjoe001
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
39 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Short itinerary and date was ideal - especially as we went as far South as Lisbon. Travelled down a couple of days in advance just to elongate the holiday, stayed near Romsey at the Potter Heron Hotel - very good, visited Romsey Abbey, ... Read more
Cappycas1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
74 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with the Princess line and sadly will be our last. We had booked a balcony cabin and were thrilled when Princess emailed us a few weeks before sailing saying we'd been upgraded to a mini suite. The embarkation ... Read more
russy1
Member Since 2009
1 review
50 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first Princess cruise, we have done many cruises on other lines. We were really looking forward to trying a new cruise line but unfortunately we were very disappointed and would not sail with Princess again. The ship was ... Read more
opel7609@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Cruised with Princess for the first time and doubt I would go with them again. Emerald is a large ship with plenty of things to do and places to eat, drink or just sit and relax, generally the ship was clean and tidy. The cabin was okay ... Read more
tml1230
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
400 forum posts
0 helpful votes
2 dozen princess cruises, first time on the Royal. outstanding crew, spotlessly clean ship, best food and variety we have had in years in the horizon court. Very few obnoxious complainers were noticed. we loved our forward facing lido ... Read more

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