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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Emerald Princess heading towards Panama Canal with centennial bridge in background.
Princess Emerald Cruise ship in background.  We were returning to ship at end of our Panama Canal Excursion
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Dendee256
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Cruise was a replacement for 03/2020 cancellation. Some aspects were above average, some average and some poor. Condition of ship was poor considering in was refurbished. lots of rust, decks on lido in poor condition. Our refridge had to be repaired, electrical current coming through metal base on beside lamp and only water options in shower` were Hot and Hotter no cold water control and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony


Emerald Princess knows how to keep its cruisers and crew members safe

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Janegriffin58
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I wanted to see the Panama Canal new locks and dams. We had cruised through the original locks and dams three years ago east coast to west coast. December timeframe fit into our schedule. Mandatory mask wearing on airplanes, airports, cruise terminals, public transportation, cruise ship, public spaces, excursions and hand washing before entering buffet restaurant gave us sense of ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


The cripple cruise

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Underdog2020
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Well I’ll start out by saying we were very disappointed when this cruise got switched from the Crown to the Emerald. Emerald needs to be retired. It’s old. Not in great condition. Food was disappointing and shows were boring. I’ve never seen so many walkers on any cruise I’ve ever been on. This was our 18th cruise. 3rd this year. Crew was great. Best meal was in the Crown Grill. Dinner choices in ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great cruise

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Kerinann
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was my second Princess Cruise. I gave it 4 stars since the ship really went all out to protect us from the spread of COVID and had outstanding food and excursions. It was somewhat lacking in production shows but the ship was only half full so I understand if they needed to cut corners somewhere. Frankly I’m not that interested in the shows, but rather more into the excursions and educational ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony


Ship good, food good, staff great, excursions beware

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tjorgens
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were in club class and utilized the dedicated dining room. That was a huge plus. Deck 15 food was lacking. Burgers good, pizza greasy, ice cream ok. Needed a sandwich bar. Buffet was pretty bad. Still managed to gain 4 pounds. Shocked at how many people went without masks or failed to put their mask over their nose. I understand the passengers and crew were fully vax'd, but Princess ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Amazing Crew

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Willsonfarms
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The port of calls was the main reason we chose this cruise. The ship didn't end up going to Columbia as planned because it had to divert course since there was a medical emergency on board. We were good with that as if one of us needed emergency care we would want the same. The staff was so unbelievably friendly, so helpful. The crew really made this cruise, all of them were good, some were ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony


Revisit the Canal

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Docsavage
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did a full transit in 2004 on the Coral Princess ,and wanted to see the NEW improved canal since the additional locks were added. Over all it was a great crossing and neat to see the new canal and gates. the crowd was older and more scooters on this cruise than on previous Princess cruises. The activities onboard were kind of lame and geared toward an older crowd , so a lot of trivia and ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Very Disappointing

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gingerfornal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I have never cruised on Princess before, but had always heard they were a "cut above" most others, so I wanted to try them. This was a 10-night cruise that went to Cartagena, SA, and I had never been there before, so I was very excited. The itinerary started out going to the Cayman Islands, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Cristobal, Costa Rica, and Jamaica. A few months before the start date, the ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Just a Mess!

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dierstrebor
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have always wanted to see the Panama Canal & the city of Cartagena was also of interest, so the itinerary seemed ideal. However, it was a terrible experience. Rude staff in Guest Services (an oxymoron if ever I heard one) where we were given misinformation and an attitude. An “upgraded” cabin with a leaking sink that flooded the bathroom. Only took 1 1/2 days to get this fixed. At least the ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


An Amazingly Enjoyable & Covid-Safe Cruise - Princess is Back!

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jthurber
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Background Given the Covid-19 pandemic, we wondered whether cruising now could be both safe and enjoyable. Based on our cruise on Emerald Princess that departed on November 6th, the answer is definitely yes! We had an amazingly great ten days, and look forward to many more cruises in the future. Princess has adopted Covid protocols that provide effective public health safeguards, while also ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Balcony


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