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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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Christmas & New Years Cruise - Panama Canal transit on the Emerald Princess
"Wanted to experience the new locks of the Panama Canal and enjoy some sunshine over the Christmas Season. We have cruised with Princess 5 times previously and agree with other reviewers that the atmosphere is..."Read More
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Binky777

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Wonderful escape from winter

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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!

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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 40s

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


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


Canal a highlight

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Dawn Poore

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was the seventh cruise for my husband and me, the fourth with Princess. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. We knew the weather would be hot and humid, but were not prepared for how exhausting it would be. (Of course, I'm not implying that this was Princess's fault!) We were glad to have all the sea days to recuperate! Embarkation in Ft. Lauderdale was chaotic, to put it mildly. We have ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Is it really a Princess Cruise Ship

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drocky41

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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


Unsatisfied.

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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gimpy35

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Desired a short cruise over the Christmas season. However we chose a large ship with a large passenger capacity and the ship was completely full. Tours were poorly organized. Tenders were not all in working order. Missed our tour of Panama City due to lack of maintenance of tenders and disorganization of moving people off ship to get to shore. Complete power failure on one occasion - very ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview


Christmas & New Years Cruise - Panama Canal transit on the Emerald Princess

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Binky777

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Wanted to experience the new locks of the Panama Canal and enjoy some sunshine over the Christmas Season. We have cruised with Princess 5 times previously and agree with other reviewers that the atmosphere is slipping. Our room steward was fabulous but the Anytime dining servers are generally too rushed and the officers appeared stressed and were not friendly or helpful. In general all the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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