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Princess Emerald Princess Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

Princess
Emerald Princess
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Family Cruises

299

Romantic Cruises

208

Senior Cruises

187

Repositioning Cruises

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Holiday Cruises

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26 Princess Emerald Princess Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


Daniel18 avatar

Daniel18

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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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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Fitzysue

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess New Zealand Dec 2016: Poor overall, service, food, coms........

We are 2 women. I am in my late fifties, my travelling companion in her seventies. Originally my parents (also in their seventies) were to join us for the cruise in the adjacent mini-suite, but had to cancel at ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Calimom08

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Xmas cruise- the good and the bad....

This was my 3rd cruise on Princess, and the first on Emerald. I understand that the ship just came out of dry dock, but I couldn't really figure out what had been updated other than the Effy jewelry boutique that ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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BrynaH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great New Year's Cruise

I normally would not write a review but I must say this was fantastic. Taking Princess is first class and such great quality. I know going during the holidays is an expensive time to travel. But a family of 4 with ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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amy@texasbrowns.net

1 Review Written

WONDERFUL TIME!

We had our first cruise due to the generosity of my in-laws. They purchased tickets for 14 of us to go together over Christmas week 2014 in honor of their 55th wedding anniversary. Further, they got everyone balcony ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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dileep

3 Reviews Written

Christmas Cruise on Emerald Princess

We decide a month before the sail date to go away for Christmas on a short cruise from an easily accessible port. We had been on the Star Princess in 2007 to the Greek Islands. We chose the Dec 21 departure from ...
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Sail Date December 2014


GradUT avatar

GradUT

8 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

A Merry Christmas Cruise

I was initially concerned about cruising on the Emerald Princess at Christmas for fear that: 1) the ship would be overrun with unsupervised children, 2) we'd have problems departing and arriving in the Port of ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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ehrkes

1 Review Written

12/27/2012 New Years Eve 10 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise

My wife and I have sailed with Princess numerous times and this was a last minute trip, planned in early December 2012.....Wish we had looked up the airfare from ORD TO FLL beforehand booking the cruise (duh ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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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


Rad Daddy avatar

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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hags99

2 Reviews Written

Christmas Cruise turns into disaster

My wife and I are in our sixties and are frequent cruisers - our only other Princess cruise experience included a tropical storm, so we wanted to try again. We cruised from Ft. Lauderdale to the Southern Caribbean ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Temperate

1 Review Written

Underwhelmed and a Tad Disappointed

We were excited about taking a Christmas Cruise, believing that it would be special. However, in our opinion, it fell far short of anything special. Christmas Day at sea was incredibly flat and we truly were ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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1Fandango

3 Reviews Written

Bah Humbug on this Christmas Cruise

We started our cruise as usual by arriving a day early to avoid any travel problems. All went well, especially with the lodging at the Comfort Inn Cruise port. We arrive on ship with absolutely no problems and ...
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Sail Date December 2011


Stu K avatar

Stu K

1 Review Written

New Years cruise December 2011

OK bad bits first our 2nd cruise with princess 1st time booking the complete package with princess. We flew American airlines from Manchester UK to Miami via JFK New York the 1st leg of the journey had no on board ...
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Sail Date December 2011


jdander avatar

jdander

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruising into the New year

My wife, son ( 8yrs) and I just returned from a 10 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on board the Emerald Princess. This was our 7th cruise with Princess so we are pretty familiar with their product and service. We ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Tina-Ann

5 Reviews Written

10 Day Southern Caribbean on the Emerald

Pre-cruise: We flew into FLL two days early and instead of staying at the usual pre cruise hotels, we rented a car and drove 45 minutes (in traffic) down to Miami's South Beach and stayed at The Miami Loews Hotel. ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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vacationgal22

1 Review Written

Emerald Princess

The ship is nice and similar in style to all ships of that caliber. I found no difference between Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, Royal Caribbean. The nice thing about the Emerald is the closets and cabin ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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GoneAgain440

1 Review Written

Christmas Eastern Caribbean Cruise December 2010

My wife and I have normally cruised on Holland America, but we wanted to try another line, so we chose Princess and the Emerald Princess because of the different itinerary. My 16 year old daughter also came on this ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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singaporejak

1 Review Written

No rating

Emerald XMAS 2009 Eastern Caribbean

We have lived in Ft Lauderdale for 30 years, 5 minutes away, but this was our first cruise. One of our kids dropped us off after 2PM and we were soon on board. As a retired dive boat captain/divemaster the first ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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loge23

10 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Return to Princess finds little change.

Our trip on the Emerald over the Christmas holiday was our 14th on Princess/Sitmar, and our first ocean cruise in 2-1/2 years after opting for River cruising the last couple of years. We were happy to find things on ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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SSNTALK

1 Review Written

First Christmas Cruise

Doomed form the get go. Booked air with Princess cruise line, a huge mistake. Experienced flight delays traveling across the country and flight cancellation in Dallas, en-route to Charlotte,NC to fly to Florida. ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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Softball20

2 Reviews Written

Thanksgiving on the Emerald Princess

We arrived in Miami on Saturday morning and used Quality Limo Service to get to Ft. Lauderdale. After a short delay in finding our driver, we were on our way to the Marriott Harbor Beach resort. Our older daughter ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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calyxxa

1 Review Written

Cruise Newbie Review of Emerald Princess

I should preface this review by stating that this cruise was the first cruise we've ever taken. My husband and I are in our late 30s (no children) and we cruised with my parents who are in their 60s/70s. My parents ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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Infi

1 Review Written

Celebrity lovers try Princess - Christmas

Itinerary: Princess Cays, St. Thomas, Dominica, Grenada, Bonaire, Curacao About us: I took this cruise with my teen daughter. It was my 48th cruise and my daughter's 19th (and her first Christmas cruise), and ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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mindy2

1 Review Written

Emerald Princess Christmas Cruise Dec 20/08

Christmas Cruise Review Dec 20 - 30 on the Princess Emerald. Embarkation and Rooms: We arrived at the port via our hotel shuttle and spent a bit of time in line in a big warehouse. The whole process didn't ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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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