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Barcelona Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

Princess
Emerald Princess
Destination
Barcelona

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Very Good

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Average

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51 Barcelona Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews


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Port Monkeys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess is a Good Ship With a Great Crew

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We went on this cruise because it was a good value. 29 days with prepaid gratuities and $1000 onboard credit in a balcony for around $4000 each. It sailed from Barcelona to Los Angeles (home) through the Panama ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rmdoughe

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mixed review but still an enjoyable experience

We definitely enjoyed our cruise on the Emerald and we will be returning for the February cruise in the Pacific. Several of the shore tours were outstanding. I’m especially referring to the tours on Santa Cruz ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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froggy9143

8 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, good itinerary

We spent 3 days in Barcelona prior to the cruise. Highly recomend that if you are boarding a cruise in Barcelona that you spend a few days and enjoy this beautiful city. Embarkation was a breeze only took about ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jeck

17 Reviews Written

109 Helpful Votes

Not up to the usual standard for Princess

In our experience cruises are good, better, or the best. This cruise was on the lower end of good. The itinerary was great, but some of the staff seemed to be going through the motions at the end of a long ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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CanCruise2005

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Emerald is a great ship

We chose this cruise because of its itinerary. Putting sea days in the middle of port days allows for time to recharge after doing tours. We left out of Barcelona without touring the city, which worked out to be ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Parker1969

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

50th Anniversary Celebration

We chose a Princess cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We have cruised with Princess before and we were happy with our experience and that is why we chose Princess for this memorable occasion. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Librababy69

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruising with Princess

This was technically a 22 day cruise, but we only did the 11 day portion of Barcelona to Rome. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary plus the price and the perks were good. There were 7 of us and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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darlingorla

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Special birthday celebration cruise - Mediterranean/Aegean

This was our eighth cruise with Princess and probably our last ... The Emerald is12 years old, and it shows: the cabins need refurbishing, although the carpets have been replaced recently, the main areas are in ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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nb'er

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed stops not the food

We chose this cruise because of itinerary and the flight included package. Loved the stops. The ship was great except for food. I am not a fish or seafood eater so I found limited choices for me in the dining room. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mary-Lynn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice week with friends

My friends and I were looking for a Mediterranean cruise but late to book so many were already sold out. I thought Princess was rated similar to RCCL and Celebrity ...oops, I was so wrong. If the was one ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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BJ1908

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

AVERAGE CRUISE FOR PRINCESS BARCELONA - ATHENS JUNE 2019

We have travelled on Princess before and hold Elite status so are very familiar with the standard of service etc. Although it has been 8 years since we last cruised with Princess partly circumstances and partly ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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smithm1986

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Brilliant cruise

We booked this cruise a few weeks before sailing, as we were in need of a de-stress break. The Emerald Princess certainly delivered. We've cruised with Princess before, so we knew what to expect in terms of the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Annabelle74

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seven days of bliss on the Med

It seamed like an ideal way to relax after a busy work schedule and as a way to see other parts of Europe in transit to Turkey. It is a matter of choice how busy one can be on a cruise and this one did not ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Juliadunn70

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awesome fun and places

Went on this cruise for my friends 50th Birthday. The whole cruise was amazing onboad the crew were great they could not do enough for me. They made my experience priceless. The on shore excursions are a must ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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bettystormy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

In desperate need of guest service training

This was my family's first cruise on Princess and I have to say we are extremely disappointed. We experienced so many issues, the most important being with poor quality of service. Here is some of what we ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Russb

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess lived up to expectations

We chose this cruise as we had a large party and it was basically the one that suited all. That said there was some thought that there may have been better cruise available - that was proved incorrect as we all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JAVT

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Six amazing days and then there was Livorno.

On the whole this was a fantastic cruise. Gibraltar, Marseille, Genova, and even Pisa (once you manage to leave the port of Livorno) were all fantastic. I can highly recommend the itinerary. Buffet areas were ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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cpespinosa

1 Review Written

Romantic Getaway: Best Cruise & Vacation

My husband and I were celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary and wanted to explore Italy and Greece. I loved the itinerary Princess Emerald had to offer which covered a lot of the places we wanted to see...and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cripper

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Europe starter

We wanted to see some of Europe and this looked to be a great way to see a lot of the places we wanted to see and cruising is one of the best ways to holiday. unpack once and let them take you to the places you want ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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wildlifewarrier

9 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable variety of ports during cruise, had to limit number of tours, tiring.

We left Barcelona in early May destined for many ports around Mediterranean, including France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Turkey and back to Spain. Our main complaint would be that the cruise was actually 4 x7day ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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brisbane lass

1 Review Written

Excellent group tours

We choose this cruise as it had only 3 sea days and 18 ports so it was all about small group tours to maximize the locations. We are experienced cruises and decide in advance if it is a cruise to relax and use ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Mandymr75

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime!

First time on Princess and I was very impressed. Food, service and entertainment were all top notch. The best part of this cruise was the itinerary. We left from Barcelona and the first stop was Marsaille and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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kazzakjg

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Go and enjoy your trip.

We spent 28 nights on Emerald Princess August/Sept and had a fantastic trip as did many others we befriended on the cruise. The ship and crew were absolutely fantastic and most were happy to have a chat and some ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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SturdyTraveller

1 Review Written

Princess Going Downhill

This was my 7th cruise with Princess, my 2nd on the Emerald. Sailed on it 2 years ago, and there is a noticeable decline in many areas. Entertainment is the biggest change - the old Vista lounge (now Club ...
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Sail Date August 2015


curiousJane avatar

curiousJane

1 Review Written

Avoid Caribe 614 on the Emerald Princess.

This was a disappointing cruise for us because of the air venting in this cabin. We choose Princess because of the non-smoking policy onboard and instead of cigarette smoke, we had to endure the smell of cooking ...
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Sail Date July 2015


Emerald Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.6
Enrichment4.03.4
Service4.04.2
Value For Money4.53.7
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