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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
We choice this cruise to celebrate our 33 wedding anniversary. We went with our son et his wife. The ship did not have a slide , my son was a little bit disappointed but we enjoyed the jacuzzi on the deck 15 with a panoramic view. ... Read More
We choice this cruise to celebrate our 33 wedding anniversary. We went with our son et his wife. The ship did not have a slide , my son was a little bit disappointed but we enjoyed the jacuzzi on the deck 15 with a panoramic view. The food was average at the buffet, bad coffee but the dining at Botticello was very good. We had a beverage package so we went at the International coffee for good coffee. and our servers Emilio and Romina were plaisants and funny.(table 28) The service was very good. We were disappointed with the AC of the cabin (A 306) We called several times , they came but did not fix it. It was hot at night with 4 people in the room. An accident spoiled my trip . The first night the door slammed at my finger. I had to go to the sick bay the next day because it was close . The Dr. did 7 sutures on my finger. I could not go snorkling or swimming the rest of my trip. I filed an accident report and had witnesses. The next day they fix the door (loosen) I had to pay the medical fees they told me to do complaint after the cruise.(which I did and wait for a reimbursement) The 2 nice things about this cruise was a tea time at the Botticelli in the afternoon and also a good tango quintet every day. I rated this trip poor because the accident and the AC in the room Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. Port authorities ... Read More
Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. Port authorities need to allow for multiple entry points to the ships instead of funnelling thousands of passengers into one entry point. Enough said. Once on board, the Princess crew were all over the place providing assistance to locate our cabins. Food was already being served and it never stopped for the eleven days we were on board. The decor on the Emerald Princess is tasteful and subdued with a mix of many shades of blues and browns but lacking a little pizzazz. Nonetheless all areas and venues are clean and comfortable. Our mini-suite (D526) was immaculately clean and our cabin steward couldn't have been more helpful and responsive to our requests. As cabins go our mini-suite was very spacious and comfortable. When selecting the cabin, we didn't realise the balcony was open/visible to the decks above but worse, there was no relief from the sun. We did change the pillows for smaller ones as the standard ones were so big and luxurious we were almost smothered as our heads descended into pillow overload. The air-con all over the ship was on the cold side for my liking so make sure you take some longer sleeved items and a cardi/jacket. Of course you can buy on board! We didn't bother with the specialty dining venues (at additional cost) as the food in the main dining rooms was perfectly fine. A few misses but in the main, the options were many and varied and well cooked and presented. Still amazed at the precision and quality considering the number of passengers. We chose "anytime dining" and shared tables at lunch and dinner and we met many delightful people, some of whom we will keep in touch with. Great staff in the dining rooms too. We are not fans of buffets but when in port, it's the main eating venue on board. Food was fine. A tip for coffee lovers... there is often a long queue to order lattes etc. in the International Cafe (deck 5) despite having to purchase them. Just sit down at a table and flag a waiter who will order for you and deliver it to your table (even if you want takeaway). There is a variety of entertainment from musical stage productions, to comedy, mood music, ballroom dance lessons, line dancing, Zumba, a full gym, in cabin TV/movies, a giant screen for movies under the stars, a kids club, games on deck, art auctions, shopping sales, spa services, competitions, giveaways and if that's not enough you can attend churches services too! Excursions are not always good value for money but if you do your own thing you really need to do a lot of research beforehand and be aware if you don't get back to the ship on time, it doesn't wait for you! Some South Pacific Islands are really beautiful like Isle of PInes (not visited this trip) and Champagne Bay but Noumea is very tired looking and the locals not particularly friendly. Port Vila is run down and dirty but the people are all very friendly and chatty. Of course there is no need to go ashore as the entertainment just keeps going on board. We met many people who have cruised on Princess ships many times and some debatable incentives are offered for loyalty. There are still other cruise lines I wouldn't mind trying but I have no hesitation in recommending the Emerald Princess and may well cruise on her again. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
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 facilities on the ship ... Read More
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 facilities on the ship were outstanding, the ship provided us with a number of sports, such as table tennis(ping pong), basketball, soccer, cricket, paddle tennis, mini golf a jogging track and a well equipped high-tech gym. Every night, when the room steward refreshed our room he left us with delicious chocolates and the next day's edition of the Princess Patter( the newsletter with showed all the activities happening in the next day). One very important thing I would recommend you to purchase, especially if you are travelling with kids, is to buy the soda and drink package. And also purchase once you get on the ship, not before, because the price onboard is cheaper than purchasing it from the website. With 60 Australian dollars we could get all the drinks we wanted for free. And one thing that you should know is that Princess is not very strict with the package. For example, I could but a drink and then give the card to my sister and she could get a drink for herself. Our interior cabin was very nice. The service on the ship was amazing. The dining was also great. The pizza in this ship was amazing. For breakfast there was a huge variety of food, from pancakes, to waffles, to omelettes, to hash browns, to scrambled eggs, to croissants, to yoghurt, to chocolate croissants, to fruit etc. The dinner was amazing too, and the dessert was absolutely wonderful. The cruise was actually very great for children too, the kids clubs were awesome, and the youth counsellors very very friendly. The service on this ship was also very great. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2015
Overview: This was probably one of the best cruises I have ever taken in my life. The ship was elegant and beautiful, the staff was superb with excellent service. I had the most amazing table mates possible and was even a part of a ... Read More
Overview: This was probably one of the best cruises I have ever taken in my life. The ship was elegant and beautiful, the staff was superb with excellent service. I had the most amazing table mates possible and was even a part of a Cruise Critic member's (foolds) proposal to his girlfriend. I met lots of great friends on the ship and I am so lucky to have had this experience. Embarkation/Bon Voyage Program My grandfather joined me on the ship before it left port as part of the Bon Voyage Program. As soon as we arrived we were taken in and led to the priority check-in line and were taken to board the ship. The whole process was very smooth. He absolutely loved the ship and one of the bar servers, Nhorman, helped us get him and his wheelchair on to the ship. He was exceptionally nice and friendly to us and to my grandfather. Ship Overall the ship is pretty nice. There are a few design issues such as moving between dining rooms but overall it is nice. The public areas are well decorated and somewhat elegant. Overall the ship appears well maintained. I find some people have unreasonable expectations for ships (remember that they operate 24/7/365). I saw plenty of maintenance taking place and did not feel the ship to be in disrepair or dirty. Crew/Service I must say that the crew on the ship was very helpful and kind. Dining room service was decent but not outstanding. The bar people were nice and friendly. My cabin steward (it's steward, not stewart by the way) was great. I take a medication that I have to mix with water. I usually use a fork to mix it in a cup so the first night of the cruise I went to Horizon Court and picked up a fork and brought it back to the cabin. The next morning the steward took the fork, which I figured he would, so I went to and picked up another fork that night. Well the next morning the steward brought me a clean fork and extra glass and left them in my restroom for me to use with the medicine. I find this to be extraordinary service that he did this without me having to ask. I gave him the Consummate Host card. Ports/Shore Excursions I have been to Cozumel and it is more of the same it has always been. The only excursion I took was in Belize which I really loved. I took the open air trolley tour. I am kind of torn because I loved the tour and the people seemed nice but Belize is a horribly homophobic place so I do not plan to spend any money at all there in the future. Mahogany Bay at Roatan blew me away. Let me say this now: I heard an Princess Elite member telling people on the ship that they could NOT use the beach at Mahogany Bay because it is owned by Carnival. This is 100% FALSE. The beach is free for any cruise passenger that docks at that dock. If someone tells you any different they are simply misinformed. I spent the day at Mahogany Beach and it was simply amazing. The water was beautiful and so was the atmosphere. Entertainment The only show I really attended was the magician, Michael Barron, and he was excellent. This was probably the best magic show I have ever seen and was very entertaining. I did attend the Princess Pop Star competitions as a friend I met on the ship was competing and they were amazing. We (a group I met on the ship) also went to Skywalkers most nights and had a blast. LGBT Get Together There was a LGBT get together every day at 5:30 in one of the bars, usually Wheelhouse. I met a few other guys there and we all hung out together for portions of every evening. The only thing I would like to see them change is maybe have a crew member host it (there are plenty of gay guys in the crew) and have some way of marking where the event is within the bar such as a sign. Cabin I was in cabin A403, an interior cabin on deck 12. The cabin was small but comfortable with adequate storage and closet space. The bathroom was small (as all are) but it served it's purpose. The Elite bathroom amenities were nice. Captain's Circle Elite Benefits The Princess Captain's Circle is awesome. The benefits are outstanding. I received a free mini-bar, priority service at the pursers desk, 10% boutique discount, priority tender embarkation, 150 free internet minutes and much more. These were all awesome benefits. Bad Parts Avoid the shopping show on the second sea day. You will lose part of your life if you go. There was little to no actual port info given and the whole thing was a long, drawn-out sales pitch and the man (Vince) was repetitive and not very genuine. I would not lose sleep if they did away with his position. Disability Accommodations I have some medical problems including a damaged spine. I did not ask for or sign up for any disability accommodations but the facilities seemed ample and appropriate. I did use the elevators which were usually available but sometimes had a wait. There were quite a few mobility impaired people onboard who seemed to get around easily (as easily as possible). The tender ride in Belize and the trolley were a little uncomfortable and I had to take pain meds after returning to the ship but that was the only real annoyance. Solo Cruising I have taken many cruises but this was my first solo cruise. I was nervous at first but it worked out really well. I did not attend any of the SOLO cruiser meetings as they all interfered with the LGBT get together or other activities. Summary The cruise was amazing. I absolutely loved it and am looking forward to another. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2014
Our cruise out of Houston was delayed about 18 hours. Though they blamed the delay on traffic in the channel, then weather, the fact is that the ship was still being provisioned more than three hours after we were supposed to leave. Our ... Read More
Our cruise out of Houston was delayed about 18 hours. Though they blamed the delay on traffic in the channel, then weather, the fact is that the ship was still being provisioned more than three hours after we were supposed to leave. Our scheduled departure time of 4:00 would have been impossible considering that trucks were still lined up and being offloaded after 7:00. Add to this a pallet of champagne was dropped on the pier as well as one of tomatoes was tipped over, the level of incompetence at Houston was unmatched by any port we have sailed out of. Then there was the pallet of luggage that was dropped into the water. It was recovered, but the people affected weren't told what happened until their soaked bags were delivered to their door. Two people in our group were affected, so I saw very closely how this was handled. Once the proper supervisors were notified, they did take care of cleaning..oh and a bottle of wine for the inconvenience. After all of our delays, we finally left on Monday morning about 10:30. Our first stop in Honduras was cancelled, so Costa Maya in Mexico was added. The docking there was aborted because of the weather. Our next stop was in Belize. Somehow, even with our cancelled port the day before we were late. Most of the water based shore excursions were cancelled because of the weather, but that was to be expected. We were able to book a tour on the pier. Our final stop was in Cozumel. We arrived on time, but for some reason we were kept on board for about 45 minutes while another ship was docked. This resulted in the shore excursions being cut short. While we can't blame the weather issues on Princess or the port, the initial delay was not weather related. If you are scheduled to sail from Houston I urge you to look into changing your reservation. The Port of Houston does not seem to be ready for large passenger ships. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2009
Emerald Princess April 19th - 29th 10 Night Caribbean Cruise Background:  I travelled with my partner Jimmi (jmcal123). I am a lifelong cruiser (#34) on everything from Crystal to Carnival. While I am not loyal to any one line, this ... Read More
Emerald Princess April 19th - 29th 10 Night Caribbean Cruise Background:  I travelled with my partner Jimmi (jmcal123). I am a lifelong cruiser (#34) on everything from Crystal to Carnival. While I am not loyal to any one line, this is my 16th cruise on Princess since 2003. So, this is my first cruise with Elite status. We were originally booked on the same itinerary in December on the Ruby, but when we saw the same cruise earlier for half the price, we could not pass it up. This was my choice for cruises because of itinerary and ship... I wanted to see the final evolution of the Grand Class ships and visit a few ports I have not been to in the Caribbean. While there are many positives about this cruise, there were a few disappointments as well... Enough for me to choose Royal Caribbean for my next cruise, but nothing to deter me from Princess in the future, in fact we purchased an open booking. So with that being said, take my opinions with a grain of salt, as I do of everyone else's. Pre-Cruise: We did not have long in FLL, so chose the Ft. Lauderdale Grand (Hilton). It was close to the port and you can walk to stores, dinner, etc. I was able to go for a run along the beach prior to boarding which made it even better. We found it for $149 and thought it was a good price for the quality of the facility. I have stayed here once before when it was a Marriott I believe and would choose this hotel again if the circumstances were the same. If we had full day, we would however choose the beach.  We chose to eat at the "Authentic"  French Bakery for breakfast before boarding the ship. This was a mistake. For a mere $27 we received 2 croissants, a coffee w/ no refills, and a small bottle of water.  It made realize exactly why I choose a cruise over a land vacation. This stop also put us checking out of the hotel right at 11, which was chaotic... about 15 families waiting for cabs. This in turn put us in Port Everglades at 11:30, which was even more chaotic. Embarkation:  Because it was Sunday, the Crown was berthed at Pier 2 and we were forced across the way. When we arrived at the Port, there was a large line of cabs and an even larger line of people waiting to get into the building. We joined a line and started waiting. We quickly befriended the people around us and then tried to start using our Elite status to get out of the waiting.  This did not work.  So we waited and chatted. When we finally reached the building, Port Security closed our door and told everyone in the line to join an equally large line at a different entrance.  So, after 1.5 hours we finally entered the building. Once it, it was a piece of cake. We were second in line and on the ship within 5 minutes. Princess as usual did a phenomenal job getting people through their lines. We were thankful for this because the Port Security was absolutely awful.  Anyone who questions about alcohol, we carried on 4 bottles of wine, a bottle of vodka, and a 12 pack of Coke Zero. No questions asked. Cabin and Sail away: We booked an inside guarantee cabin which put us in A212... way forward. This was not our ideal location, but it is the chance you take with the GTY.  We did get a lot of exercise as it seemed like we always wanted to be in the back of the ship. The first thing I did upon entering our room was to call down and try to get setup for the Chef's Table. I was told by the woman I spoke to that there were a lot of people who signed up from the previous cruise and that I would be put on a waitlist. This turned out to be a disappointment as we were looking forward to this as I am a trained chef and work in the field. On the bright side, we saved $150... maybe next time. I did not see the Chef's Table mentioned in the patter at all and some friends were able to get in when they called (very early). We met up w/ some CC folks for sail away and a few beverages. After an unnecessarily stressful morning, our relaxation began. It was warm, sunny and we had a bucket of Dos Equis... LIFE IS GOOD. We were the last to leave and we set sail for Aruba right about 5:30. Cruise Critic Get together(s): We had a very active cruise critic roll call and it carried over easily to our cruise. Having been meeting people on cruises for 6 or 7 years, this had to be the best group of people I have met. At our meet and greet, there were about 75 people in Skywalker's. It was the start of many friendships. The next day we did a wine tasting in candydane's owner suite. There was A LOT of wine and even more SPIRIT. This was a very fun event. With so many people, it seemed like we ran into someone ever hour. It was great to know so many people on board. In fact, when I returned to work, I was still expecting to run into someone I knew from the cruise as I was walking around corners. Meeting so many great people was the highlight of our cruise. Aruba: I have been to Aruba several times before so have done an island tours and shopping downtown. This day we chose to take the bus to the Radisson and have a beach day. The whole day cost us $36 for the two of us. In Aruba this is a steal! For $16 each we had use of the pools, towels, grounds, and beach chairs, cabanas. It was well worth it and the trip. It was a great day of sun and sand w/ a little cabana for some shade.  It kind of changed my opinion somewhat of Aruba. Bonaire: Bonaire was one of the main reasons I chose this cruise. I love the water and am a certified diver. Jimmi is not, so we settled on a snorkel tour. I have to say that the snorkeling here was better than the majority of the diving that I have done. We booked the tours with Woodwind and they met us at the ship and after a short walk we were on the sailboat. The guides were friendly and informative and lunch and ample drinks were available. I did think that the boat was a little overcrowded, but the amount and variety of sea life more than made up for the slight overcrowding. Both stops were on Klein Bonaire at the southern tip of the island and for a good period of time and neither looked like they could be reached by beach so we are very happy that we chose this tour. We were in the water more than we were out. The second stop was the turtle stop and it was so incredible to see them swimming along the dropoff in the channel. I truly cannot explain the beauty of the underwater life of this island. After our tour we did get to walk into the quaint town and did a little shipping. The only disappointment on this day was that the ship departure was 2PM. Princess should really extend the say, make the next day a sea day and dump Grenada... Grenada:  Where to start, as you may have gathered, we did not like this stop and would not return here again in the future. The problem was the locals that met as soon as you exited the stores by the ship...  they were more annoying than gnats. They would not simply take no for an answer and would follow you. After about ten minutes, the guy that was following us said the only way to get rid of him was to give him money. I am not sure how this is any different than theft.  I am a big guy and fairly fit, and these guys were making me feel uncomfortable and did not feel safe. This was enough, we stopped at the one store to buy some spices (which the woman was friendly and very helpful), but were back onboard within an hour.  I understand that we chose not to book a tour, but nothing stood out to us. Mandoo would have been the obvious choice, but the tour seemed boring and after hearing a few other descriptions, I am glad that we did not go.  I just wished that local residents would realize that their pushy tactics were a complete turn off to guests on their island. We did learn one thing though and that was that locals do not like to have their pictures taken... I believe that someone said they think it steals their soul. Dominica:  Again, this was a repeat for me, but one of my favorites. When traveling to Dominica, you must leave the downtown area if you want a true feeling and beauty of the island. I did a lot of research for the perfect tour here. I had done a river hike in gorge several years back and it was awesome... I could not find one similar, but did find the Wacky Roller tour. This was a great tour. We drove around in open air army vehicles. You were able to stand whenever you wanted and it you truly got to see the entire island. There were four stops with the final being in a small swimming area that went through a cave to a waterfall... this was beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone. St. Thomas: I have spent many days in St. Thomas on land and by sea, and we require only one thing while we are there, Bushwackers in Palm Passage.  We thought about St. John for the day and Tami and Scott (Vegabay) mentioned taking  the water taxi to Water Island... before we knew it however, we were sitting at the bar on our second round and both of these options were out the window. We grabbed a few beers and some snacks at the Greenhouse downtown and then after a quick stop at the ship we picked up a few six packs and headed to Magen's Bay. We did not arrive until 3:30, so time was limited, but we had enough time to get wet, drink, and stop by the bar for a shot! We enjoyed sail away on their balcony joined by some others (Michelle and Alan) and a few bottles of wine. It was another great day on St. Thomas. Priness Cays: Been there, done that.  We were not going to get off, but really wanted to see how the priority tender worked for Elite... and it did, we were on the second boat. We were back on after about 2 hours. Food: This is a completely subjective topic and I would say it was good to very good.  I think that Princess Pizza is the best pizza of any cruise line and better than most at home. I believe that I had 20 pieces in ten days... I think this accounted for the 2.5 lbs I gained.  I also really enjoyed the salad options ... These two constituted the majority of my lunches. We did the dining room a few nights and the buffet a few. I seemed to be the one who had issues steaks being over cooked... all three times.  I did think that the options in the Caribe Cafe were at times lacking inspiration and did not like that they had duplicate themes on a ten day cruise. I also thought it was an inconvenience that they did not change some of the buffet options when in port to accommodate the rush of people coming back on ship. All that being said, there was not anything stood out to be as amazing (aside maybe from the chocolate cake from Crown Grill) or horrible, but it was all certainly good. We did notice that alcohol prices went up from our last Princess cruise.  I feel that if they are now charging what RCCL is charging they should ditch the shot glasses... For such a small price (alcohol is really cheap) they can make it up in quantity... tipsy passengers will drink more than those who do not. We did have a few really bad drinks. Crown Grill: We ended up spending the second formal night here. You can chalk it up to Jimmi and I just not liking steak houses, but we were fairly disappointed. We also were not fans of Chops on RCI. Perhaps it was our personal preferences. There was a big mess up with our steak preparation, and I ended up with the wrong one which put everyone eating their meals for 10 minutes before I received mine.  I will say that the molten chocolate cake was fantastic. All in all, the company was enjoyable, and that made our night. Gym and Working Out: I am running a marathon at the end of May, so it was necessary to run a few times while I was sailing. I have to say that the running track is pretty pathetic. I have had no problems running on other ships, but the sanctuary has taken over this area. Further, the running track was closed for the last two days prior to returning to FLL. This was very frustrating. I tried to do the gym, but the ceilings are so low, that I could not run without hitting my head. So, my final try was the promenade deck, only to find out that it was also being blocked off for tendering into PC (more than an hour before our arrival). I also do not understand why they chose to close the running track on the final sea day and PC, when we were in port for the previous five days.  Entertainment: For some reason on cruise ships, we always miss out on the provided entertainment. We did not see any of the production show (though I have slept through my fair share in the past). We did one comedian and he entertained. If I have sun, pool, ocean, and a good book I am more than satisfied. Throw in a buck of beer and life does not get much better for me. This is why I like Princess... they do not seem to force activities down your throat. There is enough to occupy if you need help and not enough so that you are exhausted when you get home! Ship: Well, here is where I am sure I will get some criticism. Considering this was the final evolution (that we know of right now), I was really disappointed with certain aspects of this ship.  I guess my main problems were with the top decks of the ship... this is odd considering it is what I had liked so much on the Grand, Star, and Caribbean Princess. The good, we really thought the piazza setup was great and created a nice atmosphere in the evening. However, we did not use much of it. We had drinks at wines one night and they brought a cheese plate to us. This was a nice touch. We never used the International Cafe though. It seemed that we were only there when we were full. I did like the added touches. To be honest, I expected to be underwhelmed by the interiors after being on the Freedom of the Seas, but I was surprised.  I did think that Crown Grill was a little large considering so few people seemed to be using it during the week. I think they should break in half and move Sabatini's back down to the area. This would resolve the issues I had. Our cabin was a standard inside. It had adequate storage and certainly met our needs for the week. I am a fan of inside cabins; not only for the value, but because of the quality sleep I get with no light. Our room steward was really good... never in the way and room always clean. The bad. I personally think that The Sanctuary is a complete was of space. There is a large amount of space wasted for this area. Considering how much this was used, I cannot believe that Princess has expanded this to other ships. I understand the need for extra revenue, but this is not space well utilized. Next, the back area is completely inhibited by Sabatini's. You had to go up to go down and could only use the one side.  I cannot tell you how many times I went down the wrong side only to have to back track half a ship back to get to the other side. Further, we just like the Skywalker's Lounge, well, to be in the sky. It created shade around that back pool and seemed to make more space.  I am glad that they cannot change this feature on CB.  And as I mentioned before putting the running track on top of here was just not a good decision for walkers and runners.  And finally, I will add my vote to the bad design of the buffet areas... it can be chaotic at times. Elite Cruising: Again, I thought there were great perks and some that were somewhat of a waste. The laundry service was excellent. We used this frequently and know now to pack even less on our next cruise. It is not that you do not have to worry about running out of clothing. The mini-bar setup was used, and quickly. Lol. We swapped out what our dislikes through room service very easily. The priority tendering worked, though would not be useful on all cruises. It is good to have though as some people waited 30-45 minutes to tender into Princess Cays.  We used the internet only twice and one was to print out boarding passes. I thought the fact that you still had to pay a $3.95 startup fee was ridiculous. We ended up using about 20 minutes of our 250. I must add that if I was paying $.75 a minute for internet access and saw a $3.95 startup, I would be a bit upset. I would have liked to see Elite status being used more like a hotel's & airlines. I was aware of upgrades given to others that did not have the status. Also, why not allow elite level passengers be given a priority in the Chef's table and reservations at Crown Grill and Sabatini's. Jimmi thought that a ½ day at The Sanctuary would have been a good perk. I did not think I would use it. Regardless, the elite perks on any cruise lines are not enough for me to stay with one cruise line. Bottom Line: This particular experience was memorable in many ways and our cruise critic group was fantastic.  I really think that the people on your trip help deliver the experience and we met some great people and hope to sail with them again on our Oasis cruise in 09/10 (or at another time). We still love the Princess experience, but will choose another line for our fall cruise. I am pretty sure that I would not return to the Ruby, Emerald, Crown class, but I suppose if the price is right anything is possible. We have the Island booked next year and an open booking for a later date. We are looking forward to it very much. Read Less
Emerald Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.5 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.5 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.0

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