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22 Athens (Piraeus) Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise for the destination, but sadly the Emerald Princess quickly became a disappointment. Lack of entertainment, sub-par food, and horrible dining room attire rules. Nice shorts and shirt NOT acceptable but jeans and ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the destination, but sadly the Emerald Princess quickly became a disappointment. Lack of entertainment, sub-par food, and horrible dining room attire rules. Nice shorts and shirt NOT acceptable but jeans and sports jersey's are acceptable on a Formal night. NO entertainment pool side on either sea days. They turned the music on for ice-carving then quickly turned the unacceptable playlist to very low. I understand the population on the cruise was a little older, but they were happy to listen to our music when we brought out our music player. All the pool guests around us were complaining. The drink package - they really encourage you not to use it, limits and rules for every situation. The spa was nice, although pricey - but that's expected on cruises they increase the price. Positive - I like the hand- washing stations at the entrance of the buffet. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We as a family wanted to do a Mediterranean trip. This particular cruise plan met most of our needs. The Cruise ship was excellent, the wait staff was great. The room steward did an excellent job. The meal offerings could have been ... Read More
We as a family wanted to do a Mediterranean trip. This particular cruise plan met most of our needs. The Cruise ship was excellent, the wait staff was great. The room steward did an excellent job. The meal offerings could have been little more variety on different days specifically for vegetarian family members. The entertainment shows were good mix. The comedy show needed little more oomph. The trivia games were good. There could have been little more learning types of activities would have been nice instead of trying to sell spa/spa products under the guise of health talks. The cabin location and décor were good for the time we spent in the room, mostly for little rest or sleep at night. We chose easy types of excursions due to group members needs but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The excursions for Santorini, Naples, Sicily and Kotor were all met our needs perfectly. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise for the ports that it was stopping at. We also liked the amenities and class of the cruise. We enjoyed the club class dining. Our servers Jelana, Ryan, Iris and Bazvan were the BEST! We always asked to sit at their ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the ports that it was stopping at. We also liked the amenities and class of the cruise. We enjoyed the club class dining. Our servers Jelana, Ryan, Iris and Bazvan were the BEST! We always asked to sit at their station and enjoyed their company immensely. The saw to our every gastro need and gave excellent tips on what to order. They really added to our vacation enjoyment! We took 2 of the cruise excursions which were both extremely well run. The guides were very knowledgable. We tried to sign up for some tours in Marseille but they were canceled. I liked Paulos who gave tips on the ports during the sea days. We loved the Sanctuary. It was a quiet and relaxing way to spend the afternoon. The servers were all very friendly and accommodating, waiting on for every need. We really liked the evening shows in the Princess theater, especially the dance themes like the 70's disco. The activities during the day seemed geared more for older people. Too much pushing of the anti-wrinkle, burn fat seminars at the spa. Also we would have liked more lounge chairs available in the shade around the pool. We liked that there was not too much loud music around the pool. Liked the band that played periodically at the pool in the evening. The shuttles to town should not have a cost attached. When you pay $8000 for a cruise, you expect that it will bring you to the actual place that is listed on the itinerary, not have to pay $15 pounds to get you there. My neighbor was so excited to see our pictures, she wants to go on the same cruise next spring. She indecisive on this or a Italy bus tour. Are there any incentives you can give to help her decide? Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
As my wife and I had never been on a cruise before we were a little apprehensive of what company ticked the boxes. Princess Cruises didn't let us down. The whole experience extended our expectations with the amazing service provided ... Read More
As my wife and I had never been on a cruise before we were a little apprehensive of what company ticked the boxes. Princess Cruises didn't let us down. The whole experience extended our expectations with the amazing service provided by the friendly crew . It was a real first class treatment . Safety on board is paramount and they conduct a very professional informative safety briefing at the various muster points before the fun begins. Housekeeping on board is amazing . The friendly staff go over and above to maintain hospitality grade cleanliness The well organized on board activities and shore excursions accomidate the needs of all ages.We both thought that the tours had more than enough places of interest to choose from and the tour guides were well versed and very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas..We had a fantastic time and recommend to everyone having second thoughts to take the plunge. You won't be disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
12 ports of call, a lot to see and do ashore.Shore excursions are expensive. Staff are very helpful and courteous. D J played latin music in Spanish or Italian all day, most annoying as most of the guests are from Western countries. Rock ... Read More
12 ports of call, a lot to see and do ashore.Shore excursions are expensive. Staff are very helpful and courteous. D J played latin music in Spanish or Italian all day, most annoying as most of the guests are from Western countries. Rock and Roll, country,ballads. more appropiate to the guests. Food was good. entertainment was largely good. Show dancers excellent. Large ship but easy to move around. Cost was reasonable for that cruise.Security staff are a bit over the top, I was sick of being physically searched every time I came back on the boat, felt like a criminal in the Watchhouse. Was disembarked at 7.15am even though our pick up was not till 9.30am.had to wait on the footpath for over 2 hours. I told them what our pick up time was, they only wanted us off the ship.Overall a good company to cruise with, I will travel with them again in spite of some issues. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We chose this cruise as a wedding anniversary treat, looking for a romantic setting, lots going on but not a party atmosphere, and not overrun with kids. The ship delivered perfectly. There was always plenty to see and do, and places on ... Read More
We chose this cruise as a wedding anniversary treat, looking for a romantic setting, lots going on but not a party atmosphere, and not overrun with kids. The ship delivered perfectly. There was always plenty to see and do, and places on the ship that catered to adults only. The ship was busy, but there were never long lineups anywhere, even for free pizza, burgers or ice cream on the top deck. The excursions were all wonderful and very well-organized as we were taken ashore and returned quickly and efficiently at all ports. On board, there were good entertainment choices and lots of opportunity to stay fit (Zumba class on the deck, etc.) Loved the adults-only pool areas. The restaurants were definitely a highlight of the cruise with wonderful food experiences at all but one. The suite was beyond expectations in terms of space and comfort. A few minor glitches: difficult to get through to restaurant reservations or room service on the phone. Communication was a challenge with some staff as their English was not great (but then, we don't speak any other languages so some of that is on us). Loved all the restaurants, except Steamers Seafood was a bad experience. Quality of the food and service at this restaurant did not warrant an upcharge. Drinks were a bit pricey. At the Anytime Dining breakfast, it would have been nice to have more yogurt, granola and fruit options. Too focused on American-style breakfast. Some of the entertainment was average, but still fun and enjoyable. And it would have been nice to have even more places on the ship to have a quiet conversation over a drink. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Excursions too rushed and actually didn't see anything properly and definitely did not have the experience expected. Summary - 'Been there seen that' - Not 'Been there and done that'. Embarkation and ... Read More
Excursions too rushed and actually didn't see anything properly and definitely did not have the experience expected. Summary - 'Been there seen that' - Not 'Been there and done that'. Embarkation and disembarking were very well organised and efficient. Cleanliness was high and service from our steward was excellent. No issue service wise. Food was basically the same form day to day will minimal variations - food was ok of you love great if you love salt. Would have preferred to have more local foods from each destination we went to. Couldn't get into the restaurant we wanted even when booking a day on advance. Was my first cruise so wasn't sure what to expect - but definitely felt underwhelmed. My 2 teenage daughters did enjoy it but even their excitement was starting to dull toward the end. Everything seemed to have an additional charge when I expected most things to be included. Overall pretty poor value - rather do hotels and stay for a few days at each location that this overrated hop on hop off bus. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
The destinations were fabulous! However, everything else on the cruise was horrific. The food was so bad that when we did discover edible food, we thought we had hit the jackpot! We went to bed hungry when the ship did not have a stop. ... Read More
The destinations were fabulous! However, everything else on the cruise was horrific. The food was so bad that when we did discover edible food, we thought we had hit the jackpot! We went to bed hungry when the ship did not have a stop. When we got off the boat, we ate on shore and purchased lots of snacks. The menu was not pescatarian friendly and the cooks clearly struggled with seafood. As for our cabin, it was located directly under the aft deck. Every morning the crew dragged chairs over our heads to set- up the deck. We requested another room and offered to pay for an upgrade, but the guest services never got back to us. The excursion assistant manager is so disrespectful that he should be fired! The photographer never showed up for our appointment. We waited for 40 minutes. When we bumped into her, she claimed not to have us on her itinerary. Our luggage was misplaced for disembarkation. Overall, Princess Cruises are the worst. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We have had the pleasure of cruising the med on several occasions, we booked this thinking it was a 14 day cruise with the usual everyone off and on at the beginning and the end (as was our previous experiences). This wasn't the case, ... Read More
We have had the pleasure of cruising the med on several occasions, we booked this thinking it was a 14 day cruise with the usual everyone off and on at the beginning and the end (as was our previous experiences). This wasn't the case, this particular itinerary is really a 7 day cruise and you can do 1,2 or 3 segments (7,14 or 21 days). This works out well for embarkation and disembarkation as its not so crowded but we found that the onboard stuff is just repeated, so if you do a 21 day cruise look forward to the same entertainment 3 times. This was our 2nd cruise on Emerald, the difference between this time and last was the there seemed to be less staff getting around to either take a drinks order or clean up the things left behind by guests eg: Movies under the stars, we where never approached for a drinks order or offered a cookie or popcorn, the vacant seats and side table in front of us was just left with dirty towels and plates etc for the entire length of time we sat there, this was something we have never experienced with Princess previously. You will be in a beautiful port each day, so get out and explore either through Princess or other alternatives. Suggestion for those that dock in Naples, catch the ferry to Ischica, the ferry terminal is a very short walk from where the ship docks, do some on line research eg: google maps and ferries for timetables. It is just beautiful and nowhere as busy as Capri but just as beautiful, you will love it great beaches fro swimming if that's your thing, shopping and cafe's/restaurants and the best bit no crowds. The cost to do it on your own is1/4 the price of the Princess tour. Whilst on board the internet changed systems, this new system is in preparation for there Medallion class upgrade next year and works really well. Has much cheaper plans than the old way and has great connectivity, We are fairly casual cruisers and didn't use the Main Dinning Room, headed to the buffet, the burger place, also dinned at Crown Grill a few times along with Curtis Stones "Share". We do enjoy the Crown Grill and found the staff and service top notch. We also love the International Cafe, spend a lot of time there just people watching and listing to the entertainment provided. In summary and this is just our experience, we thought that Princess has dropped the ball just a little in that there appears to be less staff, its just the little things like the clearing of tables that seemed to take forever to get done or trying to order drinks etc. The food provided in the buffet definitely wasn't the same standard as previous cruises and repetitive, still enjoyable, the fresh salad selection is great. Our cabin steward was lovely, always greeted with a smile morning and night. If we had an issue it was resolved immediately eg: the bath in our mini suite was draining very slowly it was rectified whilst out that day. Also if you don't mention these things to staff they don't know and there for don't fix it. We disembarked in Civitavecchia, caught the port shuttle to the local bus that takes you to the train station then train to Rome, really easy to do for those that are staying in Rome pre cruise or after the cruise as we where. My advise for those who do this take a slightly later train ours was at 11.15 am or something, otherwise you could find yourself struggling with your luggage along with cruisers who are day tripping it into Rome and it will be a packed train. Happy Cruising Would definitely cruise with Princess in the future as we like there style of cruising and general decor of there ships. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
My agents recommendation. Travelling with my daughter who was a first time cruiser we had three days in Athens before boarding and then a magical two weeks of discovering the ship and the 9 ports and finishing in Rome. Everything ran so ... Read More
My agents recommendation. Travelling with my daughter who was a first time cruiser we had three days in Athens before boarding and then a magical two weeks of discovering the ship and the 9 ports and finishing in Rome. Everything ran so smoothly getting on the ship and getting off,no hiccups luggage was out there waiting . After tours on shore and before we entered the ship the staff were waiting for us with cool towels and cool drinks , we were all very grateful as the days were very hot. Once back onboard it was so hard to fit all the things in entertainment etc plus choices where to eat . There were so many choices of where to eat , lots of variety and food was top class wherever you went, service at all of them was impeccable, entertainment was entertaining great songs , costumes and staging.Loved seeing people compete, having the courage to get up and sing in the Voice of the Ocean. I could have kept cruising , I was the lucky winner of Stanley the Bear...Can hardly wait to cruise again with Princess. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Just came back from a fabulous 14-day med cruise from Athens to Gibraltar and back to Rome. - Ship: 4 STARS. The ship was just refurbished and was in tip top shape. It's a very pretty ship but is not one of the newest, 5,000 ... Read More
Just came back from a fabulous 14-day med cruise from Athens to Gibraltar and back to Rome. - Ship: 4 STARS. The ship was just refurbished and was in tip top shape. It's a very pretty ship but is not one of the newest, 5,000 passenger "mega" ships with roller coasters and 18-hole golf courses. - Rooms: 4 STARS. Rooms are larger than other ships and well laid out though the interiors feel a few years dated. Brand new mattresses were very comfortable. The balconies were great. A must have! - Activities: 4 STARS. There is lots to do on the ship but no pressure to join in and there are always quiet corners you can escape to. The gym is well equipped with brand new machines, which have a great forward view of the sea. - Entertainment: 5 STARS. The entertainment, particularly the guest entertainers (singers, comedians, piano player), was very good. I loved the 45-minute length of the shows. That is appropriate for all of us with attention deficit disorders. - Service: 3.5 STARS. Crew was generally courteous and efficient but workmanlike and detached at times. Quite frankly they weren't particularly friendly. Part of that may have been our utilizing the anytime dining and so we always had different waiters. We may have had more of a connection with out wait staff if we did traditional dining. At times some of the bars and restaurants were understaffed. I think the lack of traditional tipping affects the quality of service and much of the crew seemed overworked and exhausted. They did a good job at accomplishing their assigned tasks but there wasn't a sense of warm hospitality on the ship. Princess needs to review and amend their staffing ratios so there is a better staff to passenger ratio in the various venues to allow for more of a relaxed and hospitable atmosphere and mroe responsive and expedient service. - Food: 3.5 STARS. Overall the dining was decent but a bit inconsistent. The menus in the main dining room are fairly limited and consist mainly of simple American favorites, which I liked. Sometimes execution in the main dining rooms was off as some dishes were better than others. There is good selection in the buffet areas and they seemed to have reorganized them during the recent refurb because there was no real lines. Sometimes tables were hard to come by at the buffet but usually it was not an issue. The pizza shop and burger grill are both excellent. The soft serve ice cream is meh. The bars serve good drinks that are reasonably priced but sometimes the waits are ridiculous (see staffing issues above). We didn't try room service or the specialty restaurants. - One Complaint: Charging $5-15 per person for shuttle buses from a distant berthing port to a city center is ridiculous and unfair. If a Princess cruise itinerary says they will take me to Barcelona, Marseille, Naples or Livorno, then they should take me to those places, not a berthing station that is 3-5 miles from the city center and not-traversable via walking. If I can't walk from where the ship docks then Princess has not lived up to its end of the bargain. Some locales had free shuttle buses and some did not (some ports did not need shuttle buses as the ship docked right in the city center). Charging for a shuttle bus is akin to charging for a tender (which were required in two ports we visited). Princess wouldn't do the latter and so shouldn't do the former. Do better Princess! Stop nickeling and diming people that paid $5-10,000 for a cabin. My one complaint aside, this was a great cruise and a great time. I would sail again on Princess, though I am not sure it's any better than Carnival or RC. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Booked this Mediterranean Adriatic cruise to spend time with friends and to see Montenegro and Sicily. Big mistake to book with Princess even as an Elite level Princess customer the accommodations and service were terrible considering the ... Read More
Booked this Mediterranean Adriatic cruise to spend time with friends and to see Montenegro and Sicily. Big mistake to book with Princess even as an Elite level Princess customer the accommodations and service were terrible considering the price. The Emerald Princess ship is very outdated and I would never book another cruise on this ship. Our cabin was small, hot and noisy. The staff was friendly but their overall service was poor in terms of making improvements. I have cruised with Princess for years but this was my first cruise with them since 2016. Although I had heard unfavorable feedback from friends and family, I was shocked on how much their service, excursions and equipment had declined. This cruise was overpriced based on the experience and I felt Princess is doing a lot of cost savings at the expense of quality. There are additional charges for everything and there drink and internet charges are outrageous. We stayed in Barcelona for a couple of days in a Princess package Hotel. What a mistake, same issues, poor service and overpriced. Paid them $400/night for a hotel we found out you can book for $150/night. Room was not available until late evening and the luggage storage and check in was a cluster. We were disappointed in the ports of calls and excursions. Gave Princess every chance to acknowledge our survey complaints requesting someone to contact us for feedback versus sending this review. We have been a loyal customer to them over the years reaching Elite status in their program. If we experienced this cannot even imagine what new or mid customers experienced. Sharing this to help others. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Emerald Princess Cruise Ship Review: Summary of pros:                                                      Summary of cons: Ship Atmosphere Our steward (name ... Read More
Emerald Princess Cruise Ship Review: Summary of pros:                                                      Summary of cons: Ship Atmosphere Our steward (name was Kemmanat) Room location on Lido Deck                                     Port of Salerno view Big room/closet                                                         Food was hit or miss Princess Beds                                                              Great Internet Gluten Free taken seriously Share Crooner’s Bar/AJ Clarke Skywalker’s bartenders Pools Love Boat Cast/Ashleigh Front Desk Pompeii/Salerno port Embarkation/Disembarkation                                                          Overall:  One of our favorite ships, and one of our favorite cruises!  Ship atmosphere: Relaxed ambiance.  This cruise was all about the destinations, and this ship was perfect for that.  No over-the-top gimmicks, no climbing walls and waterslides! This kind of energy was saved for the ports and excursions.  It was a mostly older crowd which looked to be ages 40+ (including us at 49 and 52). We saw very few young children on this cruise. It appeared and sounded as if most people were European or Australian.     Lido Deck Room 247/Balcony: First, we LOVED being on the Lido deck.  Walk right out to the pool, the food, etc.  We expected noise, being so close to all of this, but never heard anything! It was very convenient! But second, there was no one above our balcony that could look down onto our balcony, as we could to the ones below us.  Speaking of the balcony, you need this!  Watch the sunrise or sunset from the privacy of your balcony in a chair with a drink or snack. Wake up to amazing views and go outside to take pics in your PJs.  It’s just an entirely different experience with a balcony.  Room L247 was a good size, with a huge closet and a lot of drawers.  By far, this is our favorite cabin on any cruise we’ve sailed on, and we will always book on the Lido deck in the future.     Princess Beds: That bed….I miss that bed!  The bed and the bedding were so comfortable.  We’ve talked about the bed/bedding as much as we’ve talked about anything else!   Internet:  The Internet was incredible!  All texts and pictures were sent and received instantly as if we were on land.  We’d sit at the pools before dinner after long days on our feet exploring in the ports, perusing Facebook, posting pictures, using Google Maps, watching news stories, etc.  Not once was anything slow. One night we were nowhere near land in the middle of the ocean and I sat inside our cabin on our bed Facetiming our children. And this is before the upcoming Medallion system! Food:  We arrived to see a Gluten free acknowledgment on the desk, even though I’d already received an email verification from them.  When we gave our card for drinks at dinner, the server would then point out what was gluten free on the menu.  So it must have also been registered electronically.  So nice to know they take it seriously as I have Celiac’s disease. There were always gluten free options, no matter where we went to eat, with always at least one dessert option in the main cafeteria area. However, the food was hit or miss; sometimes great, sometimes disgusting really.  Overall I’d say the food was fair during the day, and above average at dinner.  Not as memorable as other cruises, but not bad, mostly.     Share: Amazing food!  But allow a lot of time!  There are six courses with considerable time in between.  For us, it was just too much time spent on dinner – about 3 hours.  But all of the people working there were very nice and went out of their way to make our anniversary dinner special.  They even sang to us! Crooner’s Bar/AJ Clarke: We ended up going there four out of seven nights. The bartenders were professional, friendly, and skilled.  It was them that introduced us to a Beverly Hills Iced Tea, based on questions about what we liked.  AJ Clarke was very talented and entertaining.  One night his mom was his guest. We very much enjoyed his performances.  We also liked the Crooner’s Bar isn’t enclosed, allowing people to come and go at ease and spend a little or a lot of time there, without worrying about interrupting his performance. Skywalker’s Bar:  The bartenders were great!  Funny, accommodating, and skilled! We sat at the bar the last night and wished we’d done that every night.  We went to Skywalker’s almost every evening. The DJ, servers, music, crowd – average. The bartenders there made Skywalker’s a lot of fun!     Pools: There were four pools, never crowded.  We loved them all, but especially the ones at the back of the ship.  It was amazing watching the sea go by behind us. The band, The Sound, frequently played at the Neptune pool.  They were incredible!  Great lead female singer, awesome song choices (top 40 from many eras; songs everyone knows). But it was entirely too loud!  However, moving up to the top deck took care of that. When they started playing, many people would move to the top deck, but also many would leave.  I felt bad for the band as I’m sure they noticed people leave when they started playing.  But it wasn’t them, they were amazing! It was just overwhelmingly loud if you were down in the pool area.      Love Boat Cast: We had every intention of attending the Love Boat fun, but missed it due to an emergency call from home we had to take care of.  However, upon leaving our room after that call, we encountered some of the cast at the elevators as they were just leaving the pool area where it took place, on the Lido deck close to our room. They carried the fun that we’d missed to us personally!  Took our hands and danced, even used our cameras to take selfies.  As quick as they appeared, they were off, laughing and having fun.  They probably ran into other cruisers and made their night also!  They could have ended their responsibility on deck and gone on their way.  Thank you Love Boat cast!  That made our night!  I was able to zoom in on one of their name tags from the selfies and one girl’s name was Ashleigh. Her tag says she is the Jr. Asst Cruise Director, from South Africa. Thank you!   Front Desk: Everyone at the front desk was incredible.  They helped us with a few different things, but mostly they were instrumental in getting our luggage to us, that had been missing for five days.  It was the fault of United Airlines, not theirs.  But when our luggage finally made it to Santorini, it was them that got it from the port, onto the ship, and to our room.  Thank you! Pompeii Ruins: Our very favorite excursion, ever! Our guide, Paulo, was incredible too! If you ever have a chance, cruise port or otherwise, this is simply a must!       Embarkation and disembarkation:  We arrived with no luggage, so it was very simple from the start.  But we walked right in, and right onto the ship.  From Uber to our room was about 15 minutes!  Disembarkation was also simple.  We were the last group off, walked right off, and right to our luggage.  Again, from room to transfer service was about 15 minutes.  Easiest process we’ve ever been through.  No lines at all, anywhere, on or off.  Salerno: One morning we opened our balcony curtains to the amazing view of the next port – and it wasn’t.  Apparently this port is also a container terminal.  The view was row after row of huge industrial containers. Not a huge deal, but a strike contrast from the other incredible views off our balcony that we enjoyed waking up to each morning. Our excursion guide explained that they’d actually built a port for cruises, then discovered it wasn’t deep enough and had to return to using the container terminal.       Steward: Sadly, this was our first cruise where our steward disappointed us.  According to him, our schedule should revolve around what made his job the most easy.  When it didn’t we were judged, put down, and criticized.  Most of the people in the rooms he serviced rose earlier, ate earlier, and went to bed sooner. Several times a day he would ask us why we weren’t in port, weren’t we going to eat dinner, when were we going to bed. Our replies were met with judgement, shaking his head, looking put out, or openly telling us we wouldn’t receive his services if we didn’t comply.  One night early on told us he was done at 5:30, and wouldn’t be back to turn down our bed if we didn’t leave for dinner by 5. We told him we wouldn’t be leaving for dinner by then but that was fine, we understood, no worries. But at that point we tried to temper his frustration by responding to his many criticisms about our schedule.  We explained that we were on an 8 hour time difference, slept/ate later, liked the activities offered at night, slept in, liked going to the pool in between the port excursion and dinner, etc.  He shook his head, put out. I walked away thinking we didn’t owe him an explanation, and that his response was incredibly rude. It got worse as the week went on as he tried to tell us what our schedule should be, and we went on with the schedule we’d planned, on OUR vacation. He became more and more insistent, and we anticipated his glaring judgment, harsh words, or condemnation each time we came and went from our cabin.  One day we returned from port to put our suits on. He asked where we were going and I told him we were going to the pool.  He then scolded us and asked why we weren’t getting ready for dinner. We told him we were going to dinner later. Again, we were met with his irritation.  There were too many incidents to go into each one, but most were similar to this, each worse than the next.  However, the worst incident was one night when we were in our room taking pictures of the sunset and getting ready for dinner, when he went from annoying to alarming.  We had just returned from port and there he was standing by our room, again asking why we weren’t at dinner.  We explained we wanted to watch the sun set from our balcony, and would also be getting ready for dinner, AND what time we’d be leaving, that it would be at least an hour or more.  He wasn’t happy about that. About 15 minutes later he opened the door without even knocking.  He knew we hadn’t left, obviously. He probably hadn’t left the place he was standing when we got to our room – lurking, as always, by our door.  But apparently he thought we needed a reminder that we were on his time and he was waiting, and that barging in would make us go faster. I was unclothed, nude from the waist up.  It was very embarrassing, and the trust to our privacy was now completely gone. That was a purposeful violation of our privacy that alarmed and actually frightened me. But even that aside, I don’t appreciate being told how to spend my time while on vacation, especially that I should be out of the room by 7 and back from the port and at dinner by 5:00, when the ship doesn’t ask that, provides many activities at all times, and doesn’t even require you to be back on the ship that early.  The dining room schedule was our focus, not his. If I want to sleep in I don’t owe an explanation and don’t deserve condemnation or judgment, from anyone.  I don’t need to be scolded by the steward because I went to the pool at HIS dinner time, or because I bring pastries back to our room instead of eating them there. Boy, his stare in the hallway between me and the napkin was intense! The pastries were gone when we returned a couple hours later, of course. Part of a cruise is enjoying the freedom to experience the many wonderful things scheduled, at all times, not on the steward’s schedule. But even if we wanted to sleep in all day or not eat dinner at all, that’s our choice, it’s our vacation. Usually the steward is rarely seen. Ours was always there, as soon as we opened the door to leave, and right there when we returned, asking why we weren’t where we should be, according to him.  We continued to be kind, in every interaction, even when he barged into the room as I was nude.  What do you do when someone has a key to your room and there’s nothing you can do about it? You respond with kindness, but include it in your review.  Hopefully others will also let Princess know, and this will be taken care of for future cruisers. Summary: We love Princess, and we loved the Emerald ship! We’ve sailed with Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian previously but this was our first Princess cruise. We are now BIG fans of Princess. We had an almost perfect week! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We did the Eastern med cruise September 2012, on the Crown Princess, one of the ports I wanted to visit was Rhodes, but because of operational problems we could not dock, so I saw the Eastern Med cruise again for 19th September that ... Read More
We did the Eastern med cruise September 2012, on the Crown Princess, one of the ports I wanted to visit was Rhodes, but because of operational problems we could not dock, so I saw the Eastern Med cruise again for 19th September that included Rhodes again And Crete that I also wanted to see, the night before we were due to dock we got a letter to day our excursion to a beach on Rhodes had been cancelled, I was a sleep in the cabin and by the time my husband brought the letter in to show me the shore excursion desk was closed, so no Rhodes again, this was not the ships fault but the third party excursion company's fault partly, I asked the person on the shore excursion desk was it because of lack of interest or the weather report, she so no the trip was full so I said could she let me know why and I was told no. The next evening the weather became a problem for the captain, so he announced that we would not leave Rhodes until the early hours of the morning. Our trip in Crete the next day was at 7.00am so my husband set the alarm for 5.30am, he went down to the desk and said will we be going to Crete and was told yes, Approximately 6.30 to 7.00am the Captain said we would not be going to Crete we would have an extra day at sea, we where not the only people saying we could of had at least 6 hours in Crete, so why did it take 2 days at sea to get to Naples ??? Was it because of the extra port charges in Rhodes that he could not then pay for Crete port charges. What has made this so dissapointing is the fact that due to a health problem, this was my last cruise and the 2 places I really wanted to see. So thank you Captain for the dissapointmemt !!! The cruise on the ship was very nice food service every where was very good. As for the entertainment what entertainment !! The best night was the crews show. Sorry Princess that was my final !!? Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
This was our first ever holiday on a cruise ship, we choose Princess because it had the timing and visits we wanted. We choose a balcony room and paid full fare. I will keep this simple: A Cruise to us is nice food and entertainment ... Read More
This was our first ever holiday on a cruise ship, we choose Princess because it had the timing and visits we wanted. We choose a balcony room and paid full fare. I will keep this simple: A Cruise to us is nice food and entertainment 1: We were refused entry to the intermediate restaurants on formal nights (2) even though we dressed in the best we brought with us (Black suit and tie required) So ended up in the Buffet which was inconsistent in quality. (One night they counted 5 cherries per plate no lie) 2. The "Love Boat" theme is way past old - continues screening on one channel of captain stubbing and crew was just lame. 3. The timing of activities on the boat overlapped so after watching one show going to another event meant late arrival no seats or show ending 4. The cost of the on board photos is extreme way beyond a reasonable cost 5. On departure we were left at Rome without water in the sun and a 4 hour wait because of offloading time allocation. Good or better: 1. Staff are excellent they work there "guts" out for a pittance and 9 months servitude on contract 2: The at cost restaurants ($25) are what we should have had all along in quality The ship looks a little tired We will not be spending our money on cruising again based on this experience Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Staff very nice and pleasant. Balcony cabin b222 very good position clean and tidy. Shops on board well over priced, sale day on board like a jumble sale (junk) Food OK always found something to eat. Entertainment very poor kareoke ... Read More
Staff very nice and pleasant. Balcony cabin b222 very good position clean and tidy. Shops on board well over priced, sale day on board like a jumble sale (junk) Food OK always found something to eat. Entertainment very poor kareoke not entertainment just cheap penny pinching not putting on acts. Comedian nothing to right home about and magic show seen same old card tricks several times done better. Formal night people don't bother we felt very over dressed(disappointed) shorts don't count as formal ware. Staff were pleasant especially Richard in cafe All the ship wanted to do was try to sell sell sell. Photograph poor back drops why not use the elegance of the ship instead of false back grounds. After all of the above enjoyed cruise but disappointing as being American ship thought it would be be better. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Enjoyed our two week trip very much. Ports of call were fantastic cannot think of one we did not enjoy. With a couple of exceptions we booked private tours or did each of ports of call on our own. Did several of the excursions with ... Read More
Enjoyed our two week trip very much. Ports of call were fantastic cannot think of one we did not enjoy. With a couple of exceptions we booked private tours or did each of ports of call on our own. Did several of the excursions with folks we met on Cruise Critic. Getting on and off the ship could not have been better. Our room was ready when we boarded in Athens around 12 noon. We had a balcony of the port side of the Lido deck. We were worried about noise but found the room clean, quiet, and comfortable. The convenience of being on the Lido deck was great. As far as the shipboard experience we had anytime dining and we found the food in the main dining room much better than we expected. Great selection, except for the leg of lamb, were very well prepared. The service was great. We bought the wine card allowing us to order bottles of wine with dinner at a discounted rate, and although there was occasionally some confusion on the part of the waiter as to what to do with it, as well worth it. We were going to eat once or twice in one of the specialty dining rooms, but after a few days we enjoyed our meals in the main dining room so much we did not feel like eating the extra food, no matter how good, served in the specialty dining rooms. Never ate in the buffet for dinner so can’t comment there. Did not have the Pizza or the burgers. I wish the foods better reflected their ports of call but when you have to feed this many people this would be difficult to pull off. Did not spend much time in any of the bars. Given this was a port intensive cruise we only had lunch on board a couple of times always in the buffet. It was good. One of the times they had a pasta bar and it was really good. We had breakfast in the main dining room a couple of times it was nice and we enjoyed meeting new people but frankly the food in the buffet was as good if not better. One day they tried to substitute a florescent orange Tang like substance for real orange juice and there was a near mutiny on board. After a couple of days they brought back the real stuff. Used and enjoyed the Gym on several occasions. Has all of the stuff you would expect and it was all in working order. Did not take any classes. One of the first things we did was sign up for the thermal suite package. We had done this on a previous Princess Cruise to Hawaii and enjoyed it a great deal. On the Hawaii cruise it covered then entire two weeks of the cruise but we found out when it was too late that they only sell you one week at a time. We found that out when we tried to use it a couple of days into our second week and a fairly rude spa staff member let us know that they were not part of Princess and don’t have the same policies ship to ship. We enjoyed the Thermal Suite but it is not worth the $99 per person for just one week. We went to the high tea a couple of times and that exceeded our expectations. We like wine and went to a premium ($25) and a regular ($9) wine tasting. We enjoyed them both. We brought our coffee card that we did not finish from our prior princess cruise that was supposedly never going to expire. We were disappointed that we could not get complementary regular coffee with our old card (that was not supposed to expire) and the only complementary coffee would be coffee made from syrup that they have in the buffet. We are not big fans of the productions shows. Saw two comedians one was really good the other was so-so. Enjoyed the Turkish group that came on board a great deal as well as an English violinist that they brought on board. Our biggest issue (warning rant coming) is the lack of complementary places to relax outdoors, out of the sun. I do not find the noise and confusion of the main or back pool areas relaxing and most of the time you are baking in the sun. We enjoyed the Lotus Spa Pool a great deal but there are only 12 lounge chairs around the pool and on sea days there are folks that are up before dawn to reserve them and they rarely if ever leave. That pool also closes at 5:00pm. Most of the time we used the pool we would have to hang our stuff on the side of the hot tubs. What was particular infuriating about this is that we would look at all the shade an unused chairs above the spa pool in the “Sanctuary”. The reason they were unused is that it costs $20 per person for morning session and another $20 per person to sit there in the afternoon. So if a couple would want to use the area from 10am-3pm it would cost $80. I never saw more then 3-4 people up there at any point in time. What a waste of space. If they need to make more money why not bundle the sanctuary with the Thermal Spa? That combo would be worth $99/week. $80/day is not worth it. Calling this place the “Sanctuary” is an admission that the rest of the ship is not, so their slogans “escape completely” and “come back new” only apply to those that are willing to pay the extra fee. That said I am glad we went on the trip and enjoyed it a great deal. We made several new friends on the cruise, most of which we met on cruise critic. We will probably do Princess again in the future but may start researching other options that have the full suite of services included in the cost. Let me know if you have any questions. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Great food, very pleasant and helpful staff. Usual mixture of ports with some more attractive than others. However the star find was Nessebar in Bulgaria. Yards from the tender there were loads of ... Read More
Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Great food, very pleasant and helpful staff. Usual mixture of ports with some more attractive than others. However the star find was Nessebar in Bulgaria. Yards from the tender there were loads of attractive shops and restaurants. This was one of the substitute ports as replacement for the Ukraine ports. All cruise lines should find an excuse to go there. The only reason I have not given the cruise 5 stars is the lack of enforcement of the dress code in the evenings. On the informal nights we had shorts, T shirts, jeans, leggings, flip flops and in fact some people turned up wearing what they had had on at the pool. On the formal nights guess what we still had T shirts, jeans, leggings etc On one formal night there was a reception for passengers who had cruised more than 5 times with Princess. Dress was quite a bit better but a minority turned up to meet the captain wearing shorts. They should never have been allowed to cross the door. Princess are enforcing no smoking and no alcohol rules so it is time they enforced the rules on attire which they list in the pre cruise information. At the door of restaurants and selected bars there should be signs saying what is not allowed and a security presence to turn people away. If passengers do not want to dress smartly they should go to the Horizon Court or stay at home Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
My partner and I booked a 14-day cruise on the Emerald Princess last October. Cruising out of Athens, the itinerary was to include Odessa and Yalta, Ukraine. Unfortunately those two stops were replaced with stops in Bulgaria and Romania, ... Read More
My partner and I booked a 14-day cruise on the Emerald Princess last October. Cruising out of Athens, the itinerary was to include Odessa and Yalta, Ukraine. Unfortunately those two stops were replaced with stops in Bulgaria and Romania, but they both turned out to be very interesting. After spending 5 wonderful days in Athens, we boarded the Emerald for our 30th cruise. Embarkation was fast and easy. The Princess Representatives were courteous and efficient and we were onboard within 30 minutes. The ship was fresh and beautifully decorated. We went to our balcony cabin on the Lido deck and were greeted by our steward, Jesada. He was wonderful throughout the cruise and took care of all of our requests. Our next stop was the Crown Grill to make reservations for dinner one evening. We had late seating in the Botticelli Dining Room (traditional dining), so we checked out our table which was near the front of the dining room, yet in a quiet location. After lunch, we went back to our cabin and our luggage had already been delivered, so we unpacked and were set for the cruise. After Muster Drill, we met some of our fellow Cruise Critic members at the Tradewinds Bar overlooking the pool for a Sail Away Party. We were a bit disappointed that more members did not show up for either of the two Sail Away parties (in Athens and Istanbul). Almost 100 people had signed up, but it was very nice meeting all of those that did turn out. Dining Room/Buffet We were fortunate to have a nice table for 6 with Tanya as our Waiter and Osbert as our Assistant Waiter (Table #66). They did an excellent job and were happy to bring you whatever you wanted. The food in the dining room was very good to excellent. They had Prime Rib, Medallions of Beef, Lobster Tails, Lamb Chops, as well as fish and chicken dishes etc. Don't miss out on the Goat Cheese Soufflé, Fettuccini Alfredo (with extra Alfredo sauce), Wild Mushroom Soup, or the Pasta with Fresh Clams (ask for extra clams in the shell). Also, the Head Waiter Missimo was fantastic. He stopped by our table every night and assisted the Waiters and Assistants. On several evenings Missimo also brought our table special appetizers, which was a very nice touch. If you are going to make a reservation for Crown Grill or Sabatini's, the specialty restaurants, do it as soon as you get onboard. There is a $25 cover, but well worth the experience. We dined in the Crown Grill during the first week and highly recommend it. The food was excellent, and the service was very good. You can select whatever you like. In the Crown Grill, we shared several appetizers, but the Spicy Shrimp with the Thai Chili Sauce was outstanding and we had the Scallop appetizer and a half portion of the mussel entree – both very good. My partner and I both had the Filet Mignon and added a lobster tail (no add’l charge) and did have several of the side dishes, which were properly portioned for two. I had the S’mores dessert and my partner had a Molten Chocolate dessert – both excellent. The Horizon Buffet was generally good to very good. The buffet area at the back was only open on sea days. There are different items on the back buffet area that are not on the main buffet area, so always check it out before you make your final dining decisions. We never went away hungry as there was a variable selection of food. Pizza and burgers at the outside grills were very good. Soft ice cream is available mid-deck. Entertainment The production shows were adequate, but not exciting. The shows “I Got the Music, “ “Disco…Blame it on the Boogie,” “What a Swell Party” and “ Boogie Shoes” tend to have musical numbers linked together with little rhyme or reason. The singers and dancers were talented, but they deserve better productions. Ventriloquist Kieran Powell was quite entertaining with an amazing closing. Nik Page, actor-singer from London’s West End was enjoyable. Many activities took place in the Piazza --The Champagne Fountain, The Captain's Welcome Party, various entertainers throughout the day, etc. The Officers were not as visible and mingling with guests as we always see on the Ruby Princess, with the exception of Roy Harley-Kelly, the Food and Beverage Director. Roy was always available to assist passengers. He printed out some information for us prior to arriving in Istanbul, since it was our first time there….very thoughtful and much appreciated. Captain Marco Fortezze was at the helm and Tim Donovan was Cruise Director. Bars/Disco/Casino There were several other venues for entertainment-- the Crooners Bar was a wonderful Martini Bar in a great location. A bartender we met on the Caribbean Princess last summer, Vladamir, was at the Calypso Bar on the Lido Deck. It was good to see him again. He also was part of the Martini Demonstration in the Piazza. The Skywalkers Disco was active every night and the DJ played a nice selection of music. We have been on some ships where it was Hip Hop most of the time which turns off middle-aged guests and leaves the disco practically empty. At Skywalkers, our favorite bartenders were Jigs and Fidel. Fernando was a very good Bar Manager. They all did a wonderful job. They were also there at Elite/Platinum Cocktail Hour. The waiters were warm and personable; all were sad to say goodbye on our last night. Other lounges had piano players and smaller ensembles, which was nice. Casino staff was also quite welcoming, especially Akshwan who always greeted us with a friendly handshake and a big smile every night. Black Jack tables were busy and amounts to play were generally $5 - $10 per hand. They also had Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride, Dice, etc. My partner enjoyed the slots and I was a very happy camper at the Three Card Poker table. Cruise Stops/Excursions Athens - Too many sights to mention, but we saw most of them. The food was outstanding wherever we went. Try restaurants in Monastiraki. Though a bit touristy try Tabpena - excellent. Shop in the Plaka, but look around as prices vary widely for the same items. We found the subway safe and convenient and quite nice. We bought a 5 day pass for 10 Euros PP. It was a great deal. Volos, Greece- Took an independent tour of Meteora monasteries. DO NOT MISS. This was one of the highlights of the trip. Khios, Greece- Explored the port village and spent the afternoon at a local beach. Constanta, Romania- Booked a 12-hour excursion to Bucharest. We toured the People’s Palace, 2nd largest building in the world (Pentagon in Washington is largest); Parliament was in session at the time; toured the city and major sights. We had a lovely lunch through the ships’ tour. Pleasantly surprised and would like to go back sometime. Nessebar, Bulgaria- A charming resort on the Black Sea. The city had many historic buildings and ruins, shops with local arts and crafts, and sidewalk cafes. Istanbul, Turkey- It was our first time here. On the 1st day, we took the Princess shuttle bus to the Grand Bazaar-- 4,000 amazing shops to choose from; be careful to mind your entry point, as it is easy to get lost inside. The next day, we took a tour which included the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and back to the Grand Bazaar for more shopping. A word of warning—Avoid taxis. Drivers are ruthless and will rip you off. We were out 100 Euros, and so were the folks in the taxi behind us. They are poor representatives of the city. This was our only bad experience on the entire trip. Mykonos, Greece- Our favorite island. Take the water taxi to Village center across from the ship docking area. The water taxi is much less expensive than the ships’ bus that you must buy on the ship before exiting. From there, we took the bus to Elia Beach (clothing optional). Other popular beaches are Paradise and Super Paradise (clothing optional). Buses go to all (2 Euros each way PP). Valletta, Malta- Keep your camera ready as you approach Valletta; lots of photo opportunities. Once docked, we took the elevator up to the city (1 Euro RT). It was a truly charming city. Messina, Italy- We took the ship’s excursion to Taormina, a mountaintop village and site of a partially restored Greek/Roman theatre; fantastic view of the coastline and Mt. Etna which, when we were there, was spewing smoke; excellent tour. Naples, Italy- Had been to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast before (both great excursions), so we took the Princess excursion to Capri via hydrofoil. It was an all day trip and do not recommend doing on your own, as we were late coming back (90 minutes) and the ship had to wait for us because it was their excursion. Rome, Italy- The end of our journey. We took Princess’ transfers (which we highly recommend and have used previously as well) to the Rome airport, stayed at an airport hotel and flew home the next morning. Miscellaneous The Princess Gem Series of ships is our favorite. We have been on the Ruby four times and Crown and Caribbean 1 time each prior to this cruise. The service on Emerald overall was very good to excellent. There were some wonderful standouts on the ship, as noted above, and they were rewarded accordingly, beyond the daily automatic tips. Overall it was a wonderful trip and we highly recommend the Emerald Princess. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Ship ran like a military exercise and was very smooth. Lots of food and doing the Greek Islands there was a lot to do and see in terms of culture. Was my first cruise so everything was very new and exciting. Mostly old people on this line. ... Read More
Ship ran like a military exercise and was very smooth. Lots of food and doing the Greek Islands there was a lot to do and see in terms of culture. Was my first cruise so everything was very new and exciting. Mostly old people on this line. Fun meeting strangers for dinner. Could not imagine wanting to repeat the experience (cruising) as would be bored silly second time around. Have decided this is mostly for the unadventurous with little sense of imagination. Good value compared with cost of hotels and taxis. Anytime dining is best otherwise you are regimented to time . Only downside is that you are seated with strangers but that to me was a plus. Instant friends! Beware of the government sponsored carpet scam in Turkey. erdogon forces all ship tour groups to compulsory visit a carpet factory at every port. If you open your mouth and ask the price they squirrel you away to a private room and give you the hard sell. The average is about 1000 euros but on the streets the gypsies will sell you the Chinese imitation for 20. Internet costs a fortune but good excuse to give it up for a week. Drinking costs a lot too. Cabin TV was crap. Endless repeats of love boat. Shows were good. Enrichment was only lectures on acupuncture etc. pools were ok. Food was varied but bland and mostly tasteless catering for the demographic. Don't waste money hiring a suit. Everyone came in their old business's suit. Give the casino and art display a miss. Ditto the photography. (WAste of money). Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Overall – Very Good cruise. • High marks for itinerary, room comfort and steward’s service, specialty restaurants. The weather was great. • Low marks for several of the tours, dining room service, too much emphasis on ... Read More
Overall – Very Good cruise. • High marks for itinerary, room comfort and steward’s service, specialty restaurants. The weather was great. • Low marks for several of the tours, dining room service, too much emphasis on shopping, slow Wi-Fi Room (mini-suite) was very nice. Plenty of room, very nicely furnished and well equipped. The bed seemed larger than a queen and was very comfortable. The large sitting area, with sofa bed and coffee table, and balcony were especially nice. Negatives - poor lighting for makeup preparation and weak hair dryer. Our room steward was excellent - very clean room and prompt and polite service. Room location had pluses and minuses – the mini-suites are on the 9th deck – fairly stable ride, relatively quiet and close to many public areas. A free upgrade resulted in a room assignment in the middle section – more convenient location but more hall and service cart noise The food ranged from good to excellent. It was noticeably better in terms of variety and taste, than on our last cruise to Alaska. Service in the dining areas was disappointing on several occasions. Food quality and service in the Crown Room was exceptional. The itinerary was the best part of the cruise for us. The four Greek islands and two days in Istanbul were a great match for our high priority travel plans. Each proved a wonderful experience. The same for Malta and Messina, Sicily. A revisit to the Amalfi region was most enjoyable. With this said, we were not happy with many of the tours – excess wait times, large groups, photographers slowing the disembarkation, uninteresting commercial centered stops, difficulty hearing the tour guides and pricey tours. One might find better tours at lower prices at many of the ports, but take care to research times, places visited, group size etc. Some of the alternate tours could easily have been booked on our own after arriving in town or earlier via the web. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
I have sailed with princess since 1977 and I have sailed on Emerald Princess several times. My last trip was out of Athens on the 16th of May 2015 and from the embarkation it had lots of issues. On arrival at Athens Port no one to help ... Read More
I have sailed with princess since 1977 and I have sailed on Emerald Princess several times. My last trip was out of Athens on the 16th of May 2015 and from the embarkation it had lots of issues. On arrival at Athens Port no one to help with luggage. The staff were actually sitting on the Trolley's smoking great impression, did not rush to help at all. I was sent into a embark hall to wait with no one in the hall then moved into another embark hall. Being a Platinum member I did not even get welcome back, just can I have your cabin number and not even enjoy your cruise. What do they say first impressions really matter. My cabin was fine but my steward had absolutely no personality at all. He forgot to clean my stateroom twice, left all his cleaning products in my bathroom for a week and left rotten fruit in my cabin. No attention to detail at all. I had no complaints about the dining room my waiter and assistant waiter were superb and so was our Head Waiter. The food has certainly changed since the last time I was on board. The Crown Grill which I ate in twice was marvellous, but the experience at Sabatini 's Restaurant was less than memorable, if they are going to charge for an Italian Restaurant they need to have Italian Waiters. The entertainment was shocking and the stage shows were there four years ago If they flog that Love Boat Theme once more I would scream, this is 2015 not 1977 yes they are celebrating the 50 years but really when leaving a fabulous place like Istanbul at 10 pm in the evening don't play the Love Boat Theme, seriously. The Female Cruise Director was dreadful They really need to pay attention to their staff and the way they dress, some uniforms have been in since Princess started and you need to get rid of the white pursers uniform on woman it is not flattering. I recently went on a Costa Cruise and I have nothing but praise for how beautifully the staff were attired. The front Desk staff were rude, cold and unwelcoming The boutiques need a massive revamp they are still in the 1980's The rudest person on the ship was the guy in the Internet café you are honestly doing yourself no favours having him aboard. My biggest beef was the fact that I had prepaid my departure transfer and nd it took 11 goes to get it right. I have cruised with Princess for a long time, I still had a good time on board but to keep up with the newest ships in the market they need to change. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Emerald Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.5 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.5 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.0

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