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Princess Emerald Princess Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Emerald Princess
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30 Princess Emerald Princess Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

nmason avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Going thrugh the canal.


I won't use Princess again. Always trouble with time lines including being crammed into a room before embarkation. 3 of 5 tenders were down for Panama excursions which left little time on land, 7:30 am early ...
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Sail Date December 2019

Cdonahoe avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time and could be our last. Disappointed!

We have cruised with other lines before and decided to try Princess based on a recommendation from our travel agent due to the specific ports we wanted to visit. We did a 14 day cruise with Princess Cruise lines. ...
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Sail Date September 2019

MRBoian avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Here is what Princess did for us

My wife and I have both reached the Elite Level with Princess Cruise Lines, in addition to having taken maybe a half dozen cruises with other lines. This cruise was our 17th on Princess, over a period of about 7 or ...
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Sail Date February 2019

BradandJulilan avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First and possibly last with Princess

We left out of Seattle and we had planned on having time to get some water and other items we wanted on the ship but did not want to take on the airplane. When we landed at the airport it was a crap show from the ...
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Sail Date August 2018

Clarkslagal avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


It was a family cruise and we needed to leave July 1st. There were 10 of us in our group. We are elite members and always love cruising with Princess, however the Emerald did not half way meet our expectations. ...
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Sail Date July 2018

9ofus avatar


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

aligni02 avatar


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

OLTyre avatar


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

Cruiser162 avatar


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

Bonsaimaster1 avatar


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

dragon_J avatar


3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Bland food and unpleasant staff

There were 17 of us in the group and common consensus is most staff look miserable, no hello's and no smiles. The exception is our room steward and waiter at our fix dinning. We all had high expectations on ...
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Sail Date July 2017

denisebeck50 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very disappointed in this cruise line.

I chose Princess on other people's recommendation, but I was not impressed and don't plan to use Princess again. I had been on two other cruises on Carnival and found them much more fun, well-planned, and friendly. ...
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Sail Date May 2017

alaskaapd avatar


3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrible Check In / Poor Customer Service

Just wanted a nice weekend getaway. Arrived at time and place indicated on boarding paperwork. Extremely long walk to first boarding area to get a number to be called to the check in area which was in another part ...
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Sail Date May 2017

gurusuami avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First time on Princess and never again

We have traveled on both the Allure and Oasis of the Seas with RCI and Solstice and Millennium with Celebrity. Compared to them Princess is unfortunately a way way distant last. First and foremost the quality of ...
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Sail Date May 2017

knowmystuff avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Emerald has lost its sparkle

We first cruised the Emerald in 2008 and found it to be a lovely ship. We have since sailed with Princess many times and have logged over 100 days at sea. We weren't after waterslides and dodgems, just a lovely ...
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Sail Date January 2017

Nomad01 avatar


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

maddigs avatar


2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes


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

DIOHIO avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad to see Princess is no longer the best cruise line.

Traveled on the Emerald from Jan 30th-Feb 6th of 2016. This was our 4th Cruise with Princess and don't think we will sail with them again!! Menu was the same thing night after night with some sort of FISH fixed 50 ...
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Sail Date January 2016

Ana2015 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worse Cruise Ever

We cruised before with Royal Caribean twice, Celebrity and Holland America,it was our first and last with Princess. There is so many bad things about this cruise,but I will make a list: Good things: -A lot ...
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Sail Date December 2015

dagtoking1 avatar


13 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess is not the same ship she used to be.

The Emerald Princess did not meet my expectations but then again I had sailed on her before in 2008 on a ten (10) day cruise and was comparing it to that. There were many things that I did not love this time around ...
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Sail Date November 2015

Zuessam avatar


6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes


Let me start by saying we are not picky and the type to gripe about little things. That being said I was very disappointed in our cruise on the Emerald Princess. We did the same cruise last year on the Caribbean ...
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Sail Date March 2015



1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Stay away from the Self-Righteous Princess Diva of the Seas!

We always enjoy cruising and nothing terrible happened on our latest voyage on Emerald Princess from Houston Texas. But the bar is set high for ships sailing our blue oceans and Princess fell far short of the ...
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Sail Date February 2015

sheekar avatar


2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes


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

Bluenose 47 avatar

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

DisneyDude93 avatar


1 Review Written

This jewel did NOT sparkle.

This Jewel did NOT Sparkle Serious disappointment after months of excitement. I have cruised prior with Celebrity, and I know every line is a little different. I had hoped I would be wowed in the same way by ...
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Sail Date November 2011

Emerald Princess Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Value For Money4.53.7
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