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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


Shanfelt avatar

Shanfelt

1 Review Written

5th Cruise - Emerald Princess - Some Good, Some Bad

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Houston Bayport is a great option for us in the Midwest. We loved the relaxed pace and boarding was efficient and smooth. Great facility, only wish there were more itineraries out of there. Having traveled on the ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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dundalkspur

9 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Came back angry

We seem to have been on a different cruise to the previous reviewers.................. Pros: the crew, the cleanliness of the ship, our cabin steward and the staff in the International cafe. Cons: Our basic ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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qashqaiqueen

2 Reviews Written

No rating

Enjoyable But....

Just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Emerald Princess along fjords in Norway. I went with my 13 year old daughter. We have both cruised on the Emerald before when we did a 10 night Western Caribbean cruise 2 ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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okfarmerswife

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess Mediterranean Adventure from Southampton

Our family of 5 including my husband, me, and 3 daughters enjoyed this sailing. We chose this itinerary for its Rome, Florence/Pisa, Gibraltar, & London ports of call. We flew into London City airport and went ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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AJ28

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Escape completely? Yes we did!

I travelled with my husband and daughter to Southampton and the traffic was (as usual) very busy, we arrived at 2pm. I had heard that embarkation could be long and protracted but actually we went through the booking ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Deck Cargo

16 Reviews Written

107 Helpful Votes

Too Many Passengers

This was our 13th Cruise and our 3rd with Princess; we liked our first two Princess cruises very much but would not sail on Emerald Princess again even if we won a cruise holiday. We boarded after shuffling along ...
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Sail Date May 2014


terrierjohn avatar

terrierjohn

14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

No rating

Northern Spain & France May 2014, cruise E415

This was our 7th Princess cruise but our first since 2009 and sad to say we did notice that standards had slipped in a number of areas. Mainly little things like they no longer produce the daily newspapers for US, ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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collinsmom4301

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great first experience with Princess

This was our first cruise with Princess and will definitely not be our last. We flew into Orlando a few days before our departure to visit relatives. We flew Allegiant Air which did an ok job. They charge for every ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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betty maxdog

1 Review Written

Benidorm at Sea !

completely agree with the Cruise Critic article about the fact that the ships are being so heavily discounted to fill them that it attracts a very different class of people on board. It not just Princess but all ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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LadyPandora407

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awesome 10 Day Cruise

We booked this Cruise for our 30th Anniversary, sailing with Princess twice in the past we had high expectations for this voyage and from the staff and we were not disappointed. The ship is beautiful and was ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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MarshmallowsMom

1 Review Written

Great Itinerary, so-so cruise

As others have said, we took this cruise for the itinerary. Since it was our first cruise, we did not know what to expect. I booked our extra nights before & after the cruise in Copenhagen through the Radisson's ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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tgohal

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise!

The Emerald Princess still has a "new" feel even though it came on line in 2007. With the exception of the buffet, we never felt crowded even though there were about 3000 passengers on board. That said, some shows ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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cruzin girl

1 Review Written

Room for improvement on the Emerald Princess

This was our 7th cruise with Princess and our third on this class of ship. We started our journey with our pre-cruise night at the Hampton Inn airport north with no complaints whatsoever. They are one of the few ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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dennbr9

21 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess, a Gem on the High Seas

This was the 28th Cruise for my wife and me on 23 different Ships and 8 Cruise lines, mostly over the last 14 years or so. This was our 6th Cruise on Princess and 2nd on the Emerald having sailed on her back in ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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brendina

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise EVER

I am resubmitting this as I am unable to find my original review. My husband and I took his son and our 5 year old grandson on the Emerald Princess for their Eastern Carribean New Year's Eve cruise. My husband and I ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Rad Daddy

1 Review Written

Christmas Cruise a Hit

This was our sixth cruise for our family of four. It was our second with Princess and we found it to be an extremely enjoyable cruise with great weather and ports of call. The food and service was excellent at the ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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tartan3700

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess - A Great Christmas

Our cruise on Princess was a wonderful holiday treat. We would give it 5 stars. Princess is a conservative line with very traditional cruises. There are no transparent showers, or blue man shows, just a ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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sheekar

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

PRINCESS AT ITS WORST

What a disappointment. After having cruised with Princess Cruise lines this has been the worst yet. The best tip I can give is to avoid their excursions all together. They are outrageous in price and provide poor ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Bluenose 47

20 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Magical Mystery Tour

This was supposed to be a Canada/New England cruise, with a repositioning at the end to Ft. Lauderdale, where Emerald Princess will spend the winter season. We are from Atlantic Canada and took this cruise for the ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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andawaywego2

1 Review Written

Eleven Days on a Behemoth

We booked our flight separately, flying Delta-KLM. Be sure to pay a little extra and get the Economy Plus; more leg room, more tilt, and two across. The food and refreshments were frequent and included. You get ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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AgouraTraveler

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Trip

Princess's transfer service was outstanding. We were met at Copenhagen airport's luggage claim and escorted a waiting bus. We were brought to our hotel and our bags were brought to our room. Two days later we ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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In Motion

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Baltics

Before embarking on this cruise, I read quite a few negative reviews. I think many of them were over-critical, and possibly the result of being jaded from past luxurious experiences. Like other cruise lines, ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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cathpiano

2 Reviews Written

Sailing the Baltic on Emerald Princess

I travelled the Baltic on the Emerald Princess with my 82 year old mom. Once aboard, our balcony mini-suite was comfortable and roomy, as described. Meals were fine, although occasionally the evening menu was ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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familyman1

1 Review Written

Fantastic Voyage!

People in our family have gone on 3-5 previous Princess cruises as well as several Carnival cruises and have been happy with our experiences up to this cruise. However, I was a little concerned after reading ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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HHFviews

1 Review Written

Better

We flew on Southwest from Vegas the day before where we met up with my sister and nepew. We had a nice flight, on time where they met us and off to spend the night at the Ramada Inn (cruise port). Turns out several ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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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