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4 Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Mexican Riviera

the Princess Cruise line offers a good value for the price. We like cruising in the fact we have taken over 10 cruises. The up side to the princess line that they offer cruise from the LA port which we can drive to no flying. Princess ... Read More
the Princess Cruise line offers a good value for the price. We like cruising in the fact we have taken over 10 cruises. The up side to the princess line that they offer cruise from the LA port which we can drive to no flying. Princess cabins are nice well laid out and the balcony is nice and big.. the staff was very friendly and accommodating. A big factor is that staff is not constantly hawking some service it is much more sedate and relaxing than other lines. They offer entertainment in small venues that is intimate. Embarkation and debarkcation went very smoothly. The down side is the Emerald Princess is in need of refurbishement . Paint, carpet and refinishing of wood surfaces. They also need to install multi selection soft drink machine with multiple choices of drinks. It would increase their profit by allowing the customer to refresh His own drink in a supplied cup. That would free up bartender to serve other passengers. Lastly The bed linens should include a selection of pillows . The pillow supplied are jusTOO soft. You sink into them and perspire a lot. Overall for the senior set this Cruise checks most of the boxes. I would recommend for most seniors. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Invited my Sister and Brother-in-Law for their first time Princess cruise and they really enjoyed themselves, my BIL wanted a really short cruise and he got it. Our stateroom attendant was a dream come true who helped us so much with my ... Read More
Invited my Sister and Brother-in-Law for their first time Princess cruise and they really enjoyed themselves, my BIL wanted a really short cruise and he got it. Our stateroom attendant was a dream come true who helped us so much with my Sister and Brother-in-Law. The stateroom was just below Lido deck so I did not have a long walk and elevator ride in the mornings when taking my Wife her first cup of coffee. We were also close to the elevators and the laundry room. Everyone greeted us and there were smiles everywhere. The entertainment was great and the comedian was really funny. Food selection was great and the service was excellent but tables were at times scarce in the Horizon Court. We really likes the fresh made Pizza and the Ice Cream bar. The Captain spoke to us on the intercom system a number of times and he has a funny side which was a delight. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
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
Sail Date November 2017
This is our third and last cruise on Princess. It was suppose to be a relaxing getaway cruise from November 26th to December 3rd on the Mexican Rivera. Anytime dining is an oxymoron on Princess.. On this ship anytime dining requires you ... Read More
This is our third and last cruise on Princess. It was suppose to be a relaxing getaway cruise from November 26th to December 3rd on the Mexican Rivera. Anytime dining is an oxymoron on Princess.. On this ship anytime dining requires you either stand in long lines or require you to make reservations at 5:15 in one Dining Room or 7:30 in another. Wanted to switch to traditional but told they were full so I visited those traditional DR's only to find numerous empty seats. Very poor selections on menu and some food not cooked well or overdone. Special dining (Share and Crown) both way over rated. Cabin steward knows he is getting a piece of the tipping so doesn't provide same service when passengers tip directly. In the future I'll go back to tipping directly Disembarkation was a nightmare. 6 hours in Cabo stinks. Watered down - over priced martini's - you can hardly taste the gin. Back to Holland America or Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
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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