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815 Princess Southampton Cruise Reviews
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Annettetony1
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise as some of my family were cruising all the way to Perth on this cruise, we are still working and could not afford the time off Embarkation was a bit slow but that was due to the staff having to check the visas for ... Read more
davemoz
Member Since 2016
1 review
It would take us some hours to list all the issues (from a customer’s viewpoint) that need immediate addressing by Princess, as a result of our experiences during the 48 day Southampton to Sydney cruise on the Emerald Princess, but ... Read more
sweetheart52
Member Since 2013
1 review
49 forum posts
Embarkation when very smoothly we booked the princess bus from Victoria st station which was very close to our hotel and a great price. On arrival in Southampton our luggage was taken on board and walked straight into checkin. It took ... Read more
Party Patticake
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise for it's length (30 days) and ports of call. Princess does deliver on quality every time. It's not the most luxurious ship out there and the cuisine isn't outstanding but overall service is very good. The cabins are ... Read more
2lips4tori
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Although we were on the 30 day portion of this cruise there were a number of disorganized or poorly administered issues that prevented this from being a home-run. Most notably among the administration issues was the India visa fiasco. We ... Read more
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marti222
Member Since 2009
1 review
244 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Decided on doing this cruise as relations were making their way back to Australia after spending 3 weeks with us in Wales. This was our first time with Princess and will certainly cruise with them again . As I was travelling solo and ... Read more
klocks
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail the Suez Canal. We boarded the Emerald Princess in Southampton and we had a smooth check in. We had our Indian Visas and so this did not hold us up at all. The ships crew were fantastic, ... Read more
suspend6
Member Since 2012
1 review
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise departed Southampton on my birthday, and arrived in Melbourne Australia on my wife's birthday. Good signs (or a good excuse!). The Emerald Princess layout was very familiar, having sailed on her sister ships. We had not had a ... Read more
pagoda113
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I wanted to get from UK to Australia on an alternative to flying. This ships repositioning met the need and the dates suited. Ive had not sailed with Princess Line before so it was a new experience and also had not done longer than 14 ... Read more
westygef
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
My wife and I chose this cruise due to the price, the duration and the departure date. Our cruise was for 30 days sailing from Southampton at the end of September, so we avoided some of the autumn at home in the UK. We considered the ... Read more
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lionsleeper
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise as we wanted the convenience of sailing from Southampton and we wanted near on guaranteed sunshine. We have also sailed with Princess many times and are Platinum members. Embarkation was perfect no complaints top ... Read more
Piermaster
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Our 12th cruise with Princess, 2nd time to Canaries and 2nd time on Emerald Princess. So the best way to do this review is a daily account: Saturday 17/08/16: Pulled up at the Mayflower Terminal a bit early, but check in still dealt ... Read more
andynlinds
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
22 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked this cruise fairly close to departure and as a result only had an option for a guarantee inside cabin. As per the cabin review we would not do this again on this ship. Our stateroom attendant however was wonderful. Always ... Read more
Cobbins
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise mainly because it was from Southampton, in September and on Princess which we prefer. We enjoyed the cruise in the main but a couple of things we felt could have been better. Firstly could not fault the crew. They ... Read more
ukellie
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
148 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Embarkation Arrived 09.30 at the mayflower terminal due to late arrival of the emerald luggage drop was a bit delayed We managed to do our luggGe drop approx 10.15 and then checked in 10.30 very slick and we boarded around 11.30 ... Read more
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Lcas04
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise to explore alternative ways to cross the Atlantic to the U.S.A. The Caribbean Princess comes a very poor second to Cunard's Queen Mary 2 in all comparisons. Space: The ship felt cramped and claustrophobic on the sea ... Read more
JohnAS
Member Since 2016
1 review
Princess Caribbean Review 5th September – 22nd September 2016 We joined the Caribbean Princess in Southampton UK for an 18 day cruise stopping in Holland, Norway, Scotland, Iceland, Boston and finally New York. We did have a ... Read more
PhilipLewis
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The TransAtlantic cruise was no more than average. Also, the stop at Lerwick was cancelled due to adverse sea conditions - nothing the ship could have done about that. Food was nothing special, and various national foods left a lot to ... Read more
RPclimber
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Normally love TA as there is so much to do on the sea days. The ports were enjoyable which made up for lack of sea day activities. Still don't understand why Princess has given up on organized bridge or having a bridge teacher. Happily the ... Read more
meltravel
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
Wanted to see Iceland and North Atlantic area. Bad weather did not allow for Scotland landing, and was a issue in Iceland. Maybe September is too late in the season for this area. Entertainment on board was only so-so. Movies were ... Read more
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bobby3334
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
442 forum posts
This is about my 15th trip with Princess and I stick with them because of their rewards program (generous) and their itineraries go where I want. The staff is usually very good and I like the large variety of food and times. The age ... Read more
Tipperary
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 helpful votes
Great walking access to ship from hotel and embarkation was good. The ship was in good condition but is an older style compared to the newer ships. The cabin we had was quiet and comfortable and inside on deck 11. Biggest complaint was ... Read more
Kayakbride
Member Since 2009
1 review
141 forum posts
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and a continuation of our British Isles cruise. We are Elite category of Captain's Circle and avid trivia players, especially on sea days. There were so many Elite members on this cruise that the ... Read more
Rmc2101
Member Since 2014
1 review
173 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
My travel buddy and I had a great cruise on this ship - to Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, and a day in Boston. Alas high winds kept us from tindering in Lerwick. A disappointment, but safety first. There were a couple problems with one ... Read more
sscross2go
Member Since 2015
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Caribbean Princess is getting old! The ship does need some redo of their cabins but the itinerary on this cruise was fantastic. the cruise staff need to come up with more interesting and different things to do on the days at sea. the ... Read more
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