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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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REALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR AGE

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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!

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


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

Cabin Type: Balcony


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

Cabin Type: Balcony


Most Disappointing

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Cruiseoldy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First off if you are handicapped this ship is impossible to get down the corridors with a scooter or wheelchair once the housekeeping puts their carts out in morning which lasts all day .My wife needs a scooter to get around which we had to leave by the elevators until late at night after housekeeping was done ,which meant she had to walk from elevator area to room . I have never been on a ship ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Big Disappointment.

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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matt212hew
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Staff was unfriendly and rude across the board. Bar staff seemed put out and irritated when I ordered drinks. ON top of that they had gratuity added onto every drink. It was not an option to leave less than 15 or 18%. Beyond irritating. When I passed staff on the ship they never said hi or smiled. They were over it. Upon boarding the ship I saw a crew member near the pool in the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Run, don’t walk away from Princess Cruises

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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MGF NYC
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The destinations were fabulous! However, everything else on the cruise was horrific. The food was so bad that when we did discover edible food, we thought we had hit the jackpot! We went to bed hungry when the ship did not have a stop. When we got off the boat, we ate on shore and purchased lots of snacks. The menu was not pescatarian friendly and the cooks clearly struggled with seafood. As for ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview


Fantastic cruise to Italy, Greece, Barcelona

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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Larrytheg
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our fourth cruise on princess 2nd time on the Emerald. Th is was a 14 day cruise. Starting in Rome. 10 ports ending in Barcelona. I recommend this cruise or any cruise going to th is region of the world, we previously did a family land tour of northern Italy so this would be all new territory. We were picked up at our hotel in the Spanish steps area to the Ship. I think it was about Two ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Princess Low Quality Cruise Line

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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SosoJojo
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Booked this Mediterranean Adriatic cruise to spend time with friends and to see Montenegro and Sicily. Big mistake to book with Princess even as an Elite level Princess customer the accommodations and service were terrible considering the price. The Emerald Princess ship is very outdated and I would never book another cruise on this ship. Our cabin was small, hot and noisy. The staff was ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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