• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

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

30 Princess Emerald Princess Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


nmason avatar

nmason

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Cdonahoe avatar

Cdonahoe

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. ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2019


MRBoian avatar

MRBoian

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2019


BradandJulilan avatar

BradandJulilan

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2018


Clarkslagal avatar

Clarkslagal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

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. ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2018


9ofus avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2018


aligni02 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2018


OLTyre avatar

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. ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2018


Cruiser162 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2018


Bonsaimaster1 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2017


dragon_J avatar

dragon_J

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2017


denisebeck50 avatar

denisebeck50

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. ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017


alaskaapd avatar

alaskaapd

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017


gurusuami avatar

gurusuami

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017


knowmystuff avatar

knowmystuff

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2017


Nomad01 avatar

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! ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2016


maddigs avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2016


DIOHIO avatar

DIOHIO

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2016


Ana2015 avatar

Ana2015

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2015


dagtoking1 avatar

dagtoking1

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2015


Zuessam avatar

Zuessam

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disappointed!!!

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2015


MALEFICENT, ESQ avatar

MALEFICENT, ESQ

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2015


sheekar avatar

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2012


DisneyDude93 avatar

DisneyDude93

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2011


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
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Reviews of Emerald Princess Style Cruises

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.