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Princess Emerald Princess Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Princess
Emerald Princess
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

115

Very Good

77

Average

56

Poor

30

Terrible

19

Cruise type

Family Cruises

299

Romantic Cruises

208

Senior Cruises

187

Repositioning Cruises

87

Entertainment Cruises

59

299 Princess Emerald Princess Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Edlaredo avatar

Edlaredo

9 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess a nice surprise

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The ship was completely sold out, and yet it never felt crowded. Even after just boarding, had an excellent lunch in the dining room that was open instead of going to to Horizon Buffet. We had very good to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


crossbay33 avatar

crossbay33

1 Review Written

Alaska is great, Go on any other Cruise Line, Princess Sucks!

I will start with we the fact that this was our first Cruise on Princess, but we have taken 9 on RCL, 2 on NCL, and 2 on Carnival so we did have something to compare it to. Princess will not get a Second chance. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


perkok avatar

perkok

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst food ever

We've been on 13 cruises and this was the worst food experience we've ever had. The food was bad, frequently recycled for several meals. The coffee was cold and awful. The excursions were good--what could be ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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9ofus

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Missed opportunity

Retirement cruise for me and my family. My wife and I had been on this cruise before and enjoyed it. We had no issue and that's why we wanted to take our family this time. Everything went as planned, no issues ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Molson42 avatar

Molson42

1 Review Written

Alaska 7 Night Emerald Princess

Chose the seattle roundtrip due to price savings vs vancouver or whittier. Flights and seattle extended stay costs post cruise were so high, should have skipped seattle. Also, not the usual Princess guest calibre, a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


prsgator avatar

prsgator

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Average Alaska Cruise

Thought it would be a nice vacation for me and my adult children. Too much time on Sea days. Recommend a one way cruise rather than round trip Seattle. Dining room food was generally good and we had great wait ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Cwhite02

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Highly Disappointed

Worst cruise my husband and I ever took. FACT: 1) Spent more time at sea than the itinerary stated. 2) Took over 3 hours to get into our room due to the key card and room door being inoperable. 3) ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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aubriek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing

We really enjoyed our cruise to Alaska with Princess. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Our room steward was so nice and friendly. We loved always coming back to our room to a made bed! The entertainment was ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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restasured

2 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess, Great Ship, Great Trip

We took our family of 11 to Alaska for a family vacation. We booked on the Emerald Princess. All interior cabins on the Aloha, 12th deck.. We (two of us) booked balcony cabins the last time we went and due to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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aligni02

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved Alaska But Not the Emerald Princess, Balcony Stateroom, or Norovirus

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. It turned into a learning experience for us as we will do WAY more research for any future cruises. It will also be our LAST Princess cruise. Princess sold our ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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OLTyre

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

North to Alaska!

Recommended by a family member. The inside passage was beautiful and the weather was perfect for viewing the rugged, wild coast of British Columbia and Alaska. Menu was extremely limited in the formal dining room. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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dondresslar

1 Review Written

Art department prize that was not a prize

The cruise was very good, and the roundtrip LA to La Alaskan cruise was a very easy choice as no airfare for us. The visit to Glacier Bay was spectacular, and perhaps will not always be here to enjoy. The ship is ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Cruising Oma53

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska Inside Passage B614 Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess cabin B614. We LOVED ALASKA. We take an Annual trip with siblings and spouses where 7 of the 9 of us have never been to Alaska. We are active seniors. We chose Princess because of their offers: No ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cruiserrg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don't walk, RUN AWAY FAST from Emerald Princess

We planned a once in a lifetime Alaskan vacation, the whole family. We found the food to be subpar, either bland or over spicy. Most meals at the buffet were either heavily influenced by Asian or India food. Wait ...
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Sail Date May 2018


The Moore avatar

The Moore

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Itinerary for 7 Nights in Alaska

Chose this cruise to fulfill my Mom’s bucket list. At 90 years young we wanted to keep the trip as easy as possible. We stayed with Princess excursions because of their Best Price Guarantee! My experience has ...
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Sail Date May 2018


jlp800 avatar

jlp800

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun, Relaxing, and BEAUTIFUL

Honestly one of the coolest experience me and my GF have had. You have to be a real stick in the mud to NOT have fun. Seriously. I saw one person complaining about rust on the side of the ship. ITS A SHIP.....ON ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Hladams avatar

Hladams

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Horrible! Stay away!

Food was horrible! Staff was not happy or friendly. Atmosphere was very ugly. No one I spoke to on the cruise was having a good time. Daily entertainment was very limited! Kids program was not fun for my 12 year old ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Cruiser162

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Food and services noticeably poorer-catering more for Spanish speakers

Chose the cruise for its itinerary. Spent 2 days in BA prior to embarkation. Worthwhile to see BA. Embarkation process could have been smoother. Personnel lacked proficiency with the English language as well as ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Georgiane avatar

Georgiane

19 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Buttergate

This was our 18th cruise on Princess. We had a good time, because of the staff and the ports but were disappointed in the food. The food never seems to change - and this time in the dining room, even sitting with 6 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Peaches72 avatar

Peaches72

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Senior Staff Did Not Care About Customer Service

It seems like Princess has decided not to prioritize customer service. This trip felt more like working with an airline than a cruise line. The guest relations staff was not empowered to do anything when a problem ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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MizAlica

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Lots of Fun!

I enjoyed this cruise - it was my first cruise ever and while I did get seasick sometimes - it wasn't terrible the entire time. The gym on the ship is large and gorgeous and I ran quite a few times while we were ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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J13C85

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera on Emerald Princess

My wife and I joined three other couples on Emerald Princess from Southern California to the Mexican Riviera the week after US Thanksgiving in 2017. For my wife and I this was our first time sailing with Princess. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Bonsaimaster1

1 Review Written

Average cruise with not so good food and boring activities!

I was invited by my family to go on this cruise. They were offered a special from the station casinos here in Las Vegas, Nevada. The cruise ship was average with a strange layout. Hardly anywhere for people to smoke ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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sweetnessinseattle

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Vacation

My brother and his family sailed to Alaska on Holland America and I wanted to go to a different cruise line so we can compare. The dates of travel makes a difference. We sailed on September 3, 2017 and kids are ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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bccruising

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship

We went on this cruise to Alaska on August 20th, 2017...This was our 4th cruise, first with Princess...Overall, a very positive experience. Very organized Embarkation and Debarkation. I felt after boarding there ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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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