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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


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vonlou

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Battle to reach anything on the ship

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my first and last cruise had to battle through crowds everytime I left my room, had to line up for elevators and stop at every deck, unusually did not have to line up at restaurants, food selection was not as good ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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clarkenl

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser - and now officially addicted!!

I must admit to being sceptical and very stressed on boarding our first ever family cruise. We chose Princess from recommendations by others, and chose this itinerary as was wholly within Australia and didn't ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Daniel18 avatar

Daniel18

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

14 nights onboard the M/S Emerald Princess to and around New Zealand

Wow so much to say. came into Sydney harbour by river ferry coming around the back and side of this amazing ship. Boarding was a breeze a few rather long queues but that was to be expected as the ship had to board ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Seasidebelleair

1 Review Written

Fabulous family trip with wedding in Sydney

Departure city was Syndey. This trip was on my bucket list. 6 of us in our group. Son, grandson, new daughter in law, 2 new granddaughters and myself! Stayed 3 nights at Four Seasons at the port. Arrival day was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Telere43

1 Review Written

Great cruise ship and not too many children

We loved our cruise. Great service, great good.not too many children.only problem we had was with some of the nightly entertainment. The shows were too short and not as entertaining as we expected. The cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Jessiekouli1

14 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Unbeatable... But Some Tweaks Could Help

As seasoned cruisers (11th cruise with Princess and 17th overall), we enjoy the Princess experiences: traditional cruising, many dining experiences (ranging from casual to Michelin), personal and expertise service, ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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SakshamBhatia0906

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't get disheartened by the bad reviews, the cruise was amazing.

Overall, the ship was amazing. The dining was a WOW!! Although the entertainment was average, with only 4 or 5 musicals, the ship still kept our family of 4 busy throughout the whole day. The sporting and fitness ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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marti222

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

20 nights on the Emerald Princess

Decided on doing this cruise as relations were making their way back to Australia after spending 3 weeks with us in Wales. This was our first time with Princess and will certainly cruise with them again . As I ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Cruise club

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable, if busy, Summer holiday family cruise

This was our first cruise with Princess. We sailed on the Emerald Princess from Southampton on the 20th August with our Daughter son in law and two grandchildren aged 14 and 11. Embarkation was slow, as there were ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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pstephen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Places!

Having previously cruised (with Princess) on our Honeymoon, we decided to do so again for our 10th Anniversary - this time, with our children (5 and 7) too!! We were very pleased with our previous Princess cruise, ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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ES5331

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise on Emerald Princess

Having read some of the reviews (after we had booked!) we were concerned that we had made the wrong choice - delighted to report that we had a wonderful cruise and would have happily stayed on the ship and replay ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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swindonswindon

1 Review Written

52 Helpful Votes

Tips for Future Travellers

We had a great holiday. I was grateful for all the help I found out on forums like this one beforehand so I wanted to leave behind some tips that would have helped me plan my holiday in the hope it will be useful ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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matthewbaty

4 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Stunning Norway, enjoyable 1st experience of Princess Cruises

This was our 3rd cruise as a couple, and our second cruise as a family with 2 children (aged 7 and 5). Our two previous cruises were with Royal Caribbean to Alaska and the Baltics respectively. We chose Norway ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Nomad01

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cabin (balcony A437) too small for 3 people and feel like being fleeced on board

Cabin A437. Far too small for two adults and one child; 3rd bed is lowered by steward each evening and is immediately over the main bed. It is unsettling for the sleepers who may as well be in a small bunk bed! ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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shugdiver

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Baltic Cruise – 9th -23rd July 2016

We chose this 14 day cruise for its itinerary as we had only every visited Bruges before. Never started a cruise from Southampton due to the difficulties of getting down from the North driving with a stopover was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Hampton Loade

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess Med Cruise

This was a family holiday on the Emerald Princess, which suited our required holiday dates. We thought the ship was in good order, clean and tidy - very similar to P&O's Ventura and Azura. Embarkation was first ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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madasmad

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A great cruise marred by poor behaviour!

We chose this cruise as we wished to go from the UK rather than fly and we had cruised with Princess twice in the past. Emerald Princess and P&O's Ventura are identical ships built in the same shipyard. I looked to ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Jimboscorguie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Glorious Baltic

Had a fabulous cruise to the Baltic. All ports of call were excellent. The standard of service was great. And the staff went well beyond the call of duty to ensure you had a great cruise. The food on board was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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s1ty m

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Money, Money, Money

Emerald Princess, 2nd July 2016, Northern Europe. This was our 3rd cruise having been twice with P&O on Aurora in 2014 and Britannia in 2015. We won’t be using Princess again and I would like to share our ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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ojjyb

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruising on Emerald Princess Gluten Free

Note: this review is very much food focused! Everything about this cruise to Scandinavia was fantastic. This was not our first cruise (NCL & RCCL) but our first on Princess. Travelling with my elderly mum who ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Canadian Cruiser98

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A Royal Caribbean Fan's Take on Princess

We booked this cruise, our first Princess Cruise, mostly for its itinerary in Scandinavia, which interested us greatly. We weren't expecting a lot from the ship itself due to its negative reviews. However, we were ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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SarahWoohoo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Exceptional Service, Exceptional Experience!

We chose this Scandinavian cruise as it is a part of the world I have always wanted to visit, and Emerald Princess happened to be there. We visited Zeebrugge, Copenhagen and Oslo, and had a visit to Helsinborg in ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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nessieboo

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess

I strongly agree with all the points that a previous contributor-'cherub flashpoint', has already noted; impolite security staff who have no ability to smile, waiting staff that hound you constantly for drinks( God ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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maddigs

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Booked this cruise without hesitation after a princess cruise two years ago which was outstanding. First problem occurred with the lifeboat drill, it took forever , the muster point we were at had very little ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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holibil

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Aboard the Emerald

This cruise was selected because 1we enjoy the canaries 2 we had travelled on princess previously and had be very satisfied. the transport (eavesway) were two hours plus late in picking us up. not a good start. ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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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