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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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"We chose the Emerald Princess to see the Panama Canal. Ports that we visited were all excellent enjoying Cartagena, Columbia thee most, other than the Panama Canal. All the other ports -Puerto Rica, San Juan del Sur..."Read More
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Wonderful escape from winter

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Canuck6431
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Entertainment in the theatre was first rate every night, worth the price of the cruise alone. The 7 piece house band were excellent musicians. Buffet had a wonderful and varied selection. Main 3 dining rooms had the same tired menu virtually every day. Most of the bars were empty most of the time. Where were the 3000 passengers ? Piazza always had good entertainment especially the great violin ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)


Wonderful Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Cruise

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greymom3
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal and go somewhere warm in January so we booked this cruise and had a fabulous time. We arrived in sunny Fort Lauderdale and stayed at the Marriott North for a couple of days Pre-Cruise. It is a nice Marriott and a good price since it isn’t on the beach. We took Uber to the port and it was very easy. We arrived at 11:30 and we were boarding soon after. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


A Panama Canal cruise should be on everyone's bucket list!

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marygvancott
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wanted to go from Fort Lauderdale FL to Los Angeles CA through the Panama Canal. We were not disappointed. The best part, by far, of this cruise was Bill Fall. This incredibly knowledgeable man held several presentations, sharing slides that helped us understand the history and construction of the canal far better than we ever expected. Next to ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Amazing cruise through the Panama Canal!

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ScottG
2-5 Cruises

My wife and I have multiple things to celebrate (35th anniversary, both healthy after medical scares, etc...) and decided that a two week cruise through the Panama Canal was just the ticket. We enjoyed everything about the cruise. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Our last 2 cruises were on RCL and the staff on those ships treated ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


REALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR AGE

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zigwriter2
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We are in our late 40's and we are a very active couple. Sitting around and watching movies is not our forte'. The entertainment on this cruise was horrible. When you have 8 days of "Sea Days" and the most exciting thing for that day is going to a lecture about arthritis, something is wrong with that cruise line! I would not recommend Princess for our age group. We were so ready to get off ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Is it really a Princess Cruise Ship

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drocky41
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

I went on the cruise with 5 friends. Things were not up to Princess Standards. The room movie movies were all very old flicks, Nothing recent. There was no Zumba class. No instructor. They could have found a Zumba video. The entertainment except for 3 times, was horrible. At Panama getting off the ship was delayed for well over two hours. The food in the dining room was up to Princess ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


If you like “technical issues” and low level cafeteria food in buffet, go!

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leplep
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Expected a lot more for Xmas cruise; few decorations and little music/shows. Only decent production show was broken; entertainment not good except 2guest entertainers. Public bathrooms constantly dirty and toilets broken; water on floors; dangerous. Elevators not working well; I was stuck in one twice, doors close on you and some floor buttons won’t work/light up. One night all 4 engines blew and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Going thrugh the canal.

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nmason
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 disembarkation turned into 8:00am. Food in MDR started out fine but got worse - poor cuts of meat. We were told to get our outgoing mail in by a certain time each port. Problem? They ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not Safe, Never Again

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GmaGpa T
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose Princess because we had never taken this line before and we wanted to take the family to Alaska this summer and had to check the line out. Embarkation was a couple of hours late with no explanation. Our cabin was as expected. We could have used an extra chair, but we made do. Our luggage did not make it to our cabin until after late dinner. So we had dinner in our clothes that had ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Do they know it’s Christmas

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cruiseaholic10
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is not the company that we knew, our previous cruise was 5 years prior to this and we have 16 Princess cruises to measure this disaster against, We chose the cruise which was over Christmas and New Year going through the Panama Canal. Embarkation took over 2 hours , we stood outside in a line with no refreshment , check in was tedious. Christmas decorations were minimalistic with ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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