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740 Princess Southampton Cruise Reviews

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Rosiemac
Member Since 2010
1 review
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the North Cape and midnight sun. Thoroughly enjoyable voyage although the weather could have been kinder. A few rough seas and sickness - although thankfully we were OK. Even managed a bit ... Read more
Sussex Duo
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
August might sound like a good time to cruise to the Arctic Circle but it's wise to go prepared. As we discovered, it can be wet and windy, so we were glad we took waterproof over-trousers. We were less prepared for the numerous children ... Read more
PoppyH
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the ports in Norway , particularly in the Arctic , we wanted to see. I have cruised before with Celebrity and MSC ( and enjoyed both) but for my husband it was his first time. We found the clientele were mostly ... Read more
mowbrae38
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise line for itinery and promise of a wonderful experience and to come back new from Princess. We were disappointed. This ship appeared to be clean, well turned out, welcoming and promised much. It failed in so many ways. ... Read more
Elwo
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We wanted to visit the far North and Nordkapp and this was the only cruise available. Bad weather meant missing Flam which was a pity, but the wind and swell was awful even after our delayed departure from Stavanger so right decision by ... Read more
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matthewbaty
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
This was our 3rd cruise as a couple, and our second cruise as a family with 2 children (aged 7 and 5). Our two previous cruises were with Royal Caribbean to Alaska and the Baltics respectively. We chose Norway and the Fjords for 3 main ... Read more
williams80206@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I picked this cruise for the itinerary and it did not disappoint. While we missed two ports (Dublin and the Orkney Islands), the rest of the stops were terrific. This was the first time that we did not get a balcony room-we were in a ... Read more
rdorta
Member Since 2009
1 review
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship was nice but you can tell it is dated. The service was great by room steward and dining room waiters. The food was average at best. The casino dealers were great and friendly especially Daniela and Corina. The shows were ... Read more
xena13
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The ship should go into dry dock permanently!!! This was the worst cruise I have taken. Ship is extremely old, the carpets dirty and musty. The ship broke down at sea, communication on the status could of been better. We missed 2 ... Read more
Bachesq
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The itinerary was perfect. We did not partake of the ship's excursions, which offered less to see and were priced way above the local tour company offerings The cabin was fine. The staff affable and most accommodating. The food quality ... Read more

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Nomad01
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Cabin A437. Far too small for two adults and one child; 3rd bed is lowered by steward each evening and is immediately over the main bed. It is unsettling for the sleepers who may as well be in a small bunk bed! Balcony was in need of ... Read more
thelovelybigred
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We decided to go on the Emerald Princess for our first cruise due to the wonderful destinations it stopped at - Barcelona, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Genoa, Corsica, Marseilles and Gibraltar. I wasn't disappointed - these destinations were ... Read more
Nudgster
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First the few good points: Embarkation was very smooth and we were quickly on board without any fuss. Although we only had an interior stateroom it was spacious enough for our needs and what we expected. Some of the staff are ... Read more
ThirtiesCruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Chose the cruise based on its destinations and also for its reputation of good food and comfortable beds which I have to say I wasn't impressed with. Cabins are noisy and aluminated with light from outside the cabin door which you can ... Read more
Hampton Loade
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a family holiday on the Emerald Princess, which suited our required holiday dates. We thought the ship was in good order, clean and tidy - very similar to P&O's Ventura and Azura. Embarkation was first class, as was ... Read more

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madasmad
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we wished to go from the UK rather than fly and we had cruised with Princess twice in the past. Emerald Princess and P&O's Ventura are identical ships built in the same shipyard. I looked to go with P&O on ... Read more
floridakeyster
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this 12 day British Isles cruise because of the itinerary. We are an active retired couple from the US and we felt this was a great way to see much of the UK and Ireland, with a stop at Normandy to boot, and have no ... Read more
dpalmer17
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because my wife had always wanted to visit the British Isles. Embarkation was very smooth and fast. As was disembarkation. Ship was showing signs of being well used. Carpet on the mid ship stairway was really ... Read more
euro_101
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
102 forum posts
1 helpful vote
6 port days in a row! It was exhausting. I definitely needed a vacation from this vacation. But I feel like I got a good overview of Ireland and Scotland. I do not feel the need to hurry back to either now. So I feel like it helped check ... Read more
beaner1946
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I are first time Princess cruisers. We have cruised dozens of times in the past but always with other lines. We chose this cruise based solely on the itinerary. The cruise part......food, ports, dining service, shows and ... Read more

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fresnorob
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Our extended family wanted to go on this cruise and we (Me and my wife) decided to go along with out 3 year old daughter. Obviously this is not a Disney or even a Carnival cruise so we did not expect the cruise to cater to children. I'll ... Read more
KanCruise
Member Since 2003
1 review
185 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary of British Isles.The ports on this are amazing. Husband and I enjoyed each and every one. This is a very port intensive cruise. We are a active couple in our early 60's. We chose a partially ... Read more
CanesMike
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The embarkation and disembarkation were the fastest of any cruise I have ever taken. I thought the lounge performers were better than on other cruises and the nightly shows were good (with one exception) and the Beatles tribute band the ... Read more
lauraelizabeth1983
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We liked the idea of going to Ireland, Scotland and France all in one trip. We liked that it left from Southampton as we could do an easy direct flight to LHR. We also were really excited to go to ... Read more
Away I Go
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is an old ship. It is not only outdated, but the bathrooms throughout the ship are below standard. The carpeting, decor and general outlay of the ship cannot compare to other ships available for cruising. Our cabin bathroom was not ... Read more

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