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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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Wonderful escape from winter
"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..."Read More
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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)


Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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sheilmai

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

decided to join friends who were already booked on this cruise. Panama Canal was on our bucket list so we thought "why not" There was a technical issue on embarkation which had us feeling very relieved to be Elite status as many passengers waited several hours to get on board. As it was, we did not get our cabin key cards until almost midnight on day 1. We ended getting an excellent price on ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)


Wonderful Cruise after boarding insanity.

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Bwmills54

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Panama Canal was on our bucket list. Just the week before we set sail the Coronavirus scare began. We chose to go ahead with our plans and are so glad we did. There was a major computer glitch that delayed our boarding for 2-3 hours. Area was packed. No food or drink offered. Toilet facilities were out in the parking lot. Very uncomfortable. Once we boarded things went exceedingly ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Interesting Experience - Central America

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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carmellewis

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was the first time we had a two week break as we had just retired. As we booked late we only had the choice of two rooms we ended up with room A333 with an adjoining door. We have done other cruises with luxury liners so i was full of apprehension but we wanted to do a full transit of Panama. The room was adequate bed really comfy. Extremely clean. Plenty of hanging space.Fridge for our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


28 days in Fantasyland

Review for Emerald Princess to South Pacific

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loge23

10+ Cruises

Well, if 28 days aboard a beautiful cruise ship, being catered to, sailing to Hawaii and Tahiti - AND not getting sick isn't Fantasyland for the Senior Set, than I'll have what you're having. Embarkation was uneventful, after a night at the Long Beach Hilton and a Princess arranged transfer. We enjoyed the cruise card again, perhaps for the last time, as the Medallion era is now upon us. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


2nd Princess Cruise

Review for Emerald Princess to South Pacific

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silversneakers

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I loved the itinerary offered on this cruise. I had not sailed on Princess since 2005 so I was looking forward to my cruise. Even though we were not able to get into Samoa, we had a couple of extra days in Hawaii and one in French Polynesia. The ship is 13 years old but I thought for the most part it was very clean. The staff was outstanding and the Captain was amazing interacting with the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


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


Panama Canal, new locks

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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ca2tx84

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Have done the historic locks 3 times from Atlantic to Pacific, so joined friends to see the new locks going from Pacific to Atlantic. Somehow, I was expecting more differences between the old & new locks, but either way it’s quite the engineering marvel even if you’re not too technically inclined. Did enjoy the stop at Fuerte Amador on the Pacific side and being able to get off to see the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Canal a highlight

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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


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

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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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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