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618 Princess Southampton Cruise Reviews

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Holidayfun141
Member Since 2015
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
BillieB
Member Since 2007
1 review
91 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
96 forum posts
2 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
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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

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joanm
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
0 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
4 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
48 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
6 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

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tml1230
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
386 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
kcfoxy
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
2,695 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have done many sailings with NCL, and one each with Carnival and HAL, but this was our first ever with Princess, and overall it was a very good introduction. I originally wanted to experience their British Isles itinerary, loving many ... Read more
cboyle
Member Since 2002
20 reviews
1,009 forum post
3 helpful votes
PORTS OF CALL Southampton, England; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Le Havre, France; Vigo, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, Portugal; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida We combined this cruise with the Royal Princess’ ... Read more
Hankwilliams
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my 13th Princess cruise. The first and last on the new Royal. My biggest disappointment in the ship is the lack of an outside promenade deck. You are cut off from the sea unless you go to the top of the ship to the jogging track. ... Read more
PBK49
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Review and comments - Voyage / Dest: 1524 / 15 Days Europe - Trans-Atlantic Embarkation: September 6, 2015 / London (Southampton) Disembarkation: September 21, 2015 / Fort Lauderdale on the Royal Princess Cruise Ship We took this ship ... Read more
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Uaonek
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Very strange layout and design of the public, lounge and coangegate spaces, some with uncomfortable seats or inappropriate for whatever use. Even the theater seats are without trays, good luck with drinks or playing bingo. The most ... Read more
MomofKipper1956
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We booked this because a) we had been to none of the ports (Amsterdam, LeHarve, Vego, Lisbon, Azores) b) it got us out of the Florida heat in September c) it ended in Florida (one-way air) d) price was right. We're Platinum with ... Read more
COLGATE
Member Since 2005
8 reviews
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just returned from a 15 night transatlantic cruise on Royal Princess. To start, she is a truly gorgeous, elegant vessel. The Piazza Atrium on Deck 5 is stunning, the Restaurants are decorated in the fashion of the most elegant on land and ... Read more
volvof11
Member Since 2009
1 review
548 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We took this cruise because of the itinerary and the thought of cruising with Princess Lines as my mother inlaw had been on Princess about 7 yrs ago and said it was a five star line. We were so looking forward to it. We have sailed with ... Read more
Woobstr112G
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
29,018 forum posts
2 helpful votes
DW and I just returned from our Iceland Norway Explorer transatlantic cruise on the Caribbean Princess. It was our 16th overall cruise, 9th in a row on Princess, and our 5th transatlantic. For this journey we had DW's sister and her ... Read more

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bcnvcanada
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
1,139 forum post
2 helpful votes
We flew non stop to HLR and staed in London for four days. We have been to London often, so we choose to get caught up on the theater, plus go to several museums . Transfer to Southampton was by coach. Our arrival to the dock was ... Read more
Pennzie
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Royal Princess – a huge ship – 17 decks – 3600 passengers plus crew - far too big for my taste but if you like it – it’s certainly new. Poor design - in parts of the ship you have to go up in order to go down ... Read more
cboyle
Member Since 2002
20 reviews
1,009 forum post
2 helpful votes
PORTS OF CALL Southampton, England; St. Peter Port, Guernsey (canceled); Cobh, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Greenock, Scotland; Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Invergordon, Scotland; South ... Read more
Mr. Alan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We will be cautious about taking another Princess cruise. We bought a UK, Ireland and France trip on the Royal Princess and booked a mini-suite. The mini-suite is highly recommended. We enjoyed it although the SMALL balcony does not ... Read more
Piermaster
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ship was overcrowded by 140 with 3700 passengers of which over 2400 were from USA. The rest of the passengers were made up from approx 400-500 Canadian, approx 130-140 British with the remainder made up of Australian, New Zealand, ... Read more

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