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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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"Was pleasantly surprised that the complaints about the Emerald Princess were rectified for our stateroom D727 and throughout the ship. I did here people complaining about some of the most nitnoid items that I had..."Read More
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Don't Know About Everyone Else, but I had a Blast

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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flour

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

This cruise was a family one over the holidays to mark the Panama Canal transit off my Grandmother's bucket list. We traveled in a party of eight with my mom, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousin, brother, and sister-in-law. I consider this to be my first cruise since the last one I was on I was 18 months old. There were a few hiccups along the way but overall I had an absolute blast. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

13 Helpful Votes


Amazing cruise through the Panama Canal!

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

3 Helpful Votes


Xmas/NewYears Panama Canal, 2019 - Great Deal but worst cruise ever on Princess

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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hverne

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Was offered a deal at 1/4 of original price! Ship was fully booked. Worst Food/Service/Entertainment of any Princess cruise I have ever sailed. Ships staff were poorly trained. Ship badly needs a complete overhaul. Buffet was a mystery, only about half the dishes had signs, about 10% had the wrong signs. Some tables did not even have salt and pepper shakers. Ice machine in one side was down ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

67 Helpful Votes


Going thrugh the canal.

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Do they know it’s Christmas

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


Is it really a Princess Cruise Ship

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Not Safe, Never Again

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


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