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696 Princess Southampton Cruise Reviews

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194
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MostlyLegal
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We selected this cruise primarily for the itinerary, as I have been somewhat disappointed with the Princess cruise line in the past and it is not my first choice for a cruise. We have previously sailed both the Baltic and the Norwegian ... Read more
erlejo3
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised to the Mediterranean twice and wanted to see Northern Europe. Very nice, the ship is lovely. The food is good, I read a lot of reviews that said the food was terrible, did not find this. Excursions are good, needed more ... Read more
glynndav
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are into double figures for cruising now and our first cruise with Princess. We were looking forward to this cruise as it was something different with new locations being covered. The cruise was booked on a last minute flash sale and is ... Read more
262
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Hello All, Just got back from our 7 night Northern European cruise on the Emerald Princess. Overall we had a great time but there were some areas I wish to touch on in this review. My wife and I are in our mid-30s and I work in the ... Read more
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ojjyb
Member Since 2003
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Note: this review is very much food focused! Everything about this cruise to Scandinavia was fantastic. This was not our first cruise (NCL & RCCL) but our first on Princess. Travelling with my elderly mum who has coeliac disease ... Read more
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Canadian Cruiser98
Member Since 2014
1 review
195 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked this cruise, our first Princess Cruise, mostly for its itinerary in Scandinavia, which interested us greatly. We weren't expecting a lot from the ship itself due to its negative reviews. However, we were pleasantly surprised! ... Read more
SarahWoohoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this Scandinavian cruise as it is a part of the world I have always wanted to visit, and Emerald Princess happened to be there. We visited Zeebrugge, Copenhagen and Oslo, and had a visit to Helsinborg in Sweden aborted due to bad ... Read more
Howlo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
As a first time Cruise - i have to say how impressed I was. From the start of the cruise everything was made easy, checking in at the port was a doddle, off car park shuttle bus, cases taken off us - a short walk to terminal and check in, ... Read more
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K2Cruises
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
49 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I will start by saying that despite other reviews that I have read describing the ship as "tired" or "poor", I found the Caribbean Princess to be in excellent shape. Yes, there may be a few scratches, scuff marks or ... Read more
NCFoodFan
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and were not disappointed, Great sampler of Scotland and Ireland with some very nice bonuses - Guernsey and Honfleur (LeHavre) were unexpectedly interesting and pleasant. Food in MDR was on the ... Read more

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Saltwater1974
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Chose this Cruise for the itinerary - British Isles 10 ports in 12 days with couple of days in London on back end Itinerary - wonderful - very busy - too long before first AT SEA day. Princess Air / Ez travel - expensive but ... Read more
bigcruready
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a bucket list item, and Princess had the itinerary we wanted. They appear to be one of the only cruise lines that offer this itinerary and that is why we choose them. We had not cruised with Princess in the past. We loved the ... Read more
Jerzi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We arrived in London on the day of the vote, the results on the next day had the volume of news reporters on every corner broadcasting the results of the vote. Needless to say there was thousands of people in the parliament district of ... Read more
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StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
20 reviews
1,534 forum post
8 helpful votes
Caribbean Princess British Isles Cruise 6-25-16 Very detailed and long. If you just want the summary scroll down to the bottom! Travel & Embarkation, June 24-25 2016: It is a ‘perfect’ day for flying in and around ... Read more
mdiceskater
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise since April 2004, which ironically was on the Caribbean Princess. We have been on 3 Princess cruises and again, ironically, all on Caribbean Princess. My sister-in-law and I turn 50 years of age this year, so our ... Read more

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evergreen T&W
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
The service is as good as usual but food is excellent compared with other Princess cruise that I have traveled with. All of the ports that are part of the itinerary are all worth seeing and very different and you unique from the rest of ... Read more
pauletbelle
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We took this cruise because we enjoy the scenery of Norway and chose Princess cruises as we have always been very happy with the 10plus cruises we have taken with this cruise Line. Details of the experience follow - Embarkation and ... Read more
PhilT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Enjoyable cruise, comfortable ship - the real star of the cruise was the Norwegian scenery, particularly the wild and remote North Cape, and the midnight sun. The ship's staff were superb, polite, helpful, doing everything they could. I ... Read more
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type
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
To see the North Cape and Norway The show were very Poor They now charge 15% an all bar bills inc a bottle of wine at dinner. Tours expensive $119-$129 per person per trip Some bars were closed for the sale of art paintings i ... Read more
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Geoff Devon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
In cabin D606 the paper is pealing off the wall, the fridge door is hanging off its hinges. This is a ship that is need of an serious update. 3 star is the maximum I would give it. Drinks are very overpriced,$29 for a Reisling, that ... Read more

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88five05
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it included the North Cape of Norway, the northernmost tip of Europe and went to several ports we had not been to. Embarkation was excellent as was disembarkation. Minimal waiting time to get on and our ... Read more
Martyn A
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Embarkation was very smooth and took less than 15 mins As usual the cabin was spotless and our steward Edward was a total star. Very pleased the cruise director Kelvin Joy was still on the ship as he is a real gem with a wicked sense of ... Read more
wildlifewarrier
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
my general feeling was it was an average cruise, nothing out of the ordinary. The ports were reasonably interesting but somehow the cruise was lacklustre. Food, entertainment was ok, me us in dining room were frankly boring and lacked ... Read more
emkehoe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The itinerary determined our cruise. The food was moderate to poor. One evening I ordered beef wellington and it was not eatable. The entertainment was good. The cruise was crowded. The service on the cruise was sad, the workers ... Read more
3K9night
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary - that's why the five stars. We'd been talking about visiting Ireland for several years and also wanted to see Scotland. As this cruise had an ideal itinerary and was the right price and time for ... Read more

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