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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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Emerald Princess
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Excellent

618

Very Good

444

Average

329

Poor

166

Terrible

90

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1,669 Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews


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WelshSharon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise, great ship, shame about the cabin

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This was our first cruise and overall we had a great time. We had five nights in Seattle before the cruise and bought City Passes so had a great time exploring Seattle. We stayed at the Westin Hotel which is ideally ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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bycruise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cabins dining

always dream of going on a alaska cruise took our family of nine of us in all had a great tme except the disembarkation there wasn't enough staff helping people there were three staff members working when there ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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restasured

2 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess, Great Ship, Great Trip

We took our family of 11 to Alaska for a family vacation. We booked on the Emerald Princess. All interior cabins on the Aloha, 12th deck.. We (two of us) booked balcony cabins the last time we went and due to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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aligni02

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved Alaska But Not the Emerald Princess, Balcony Stateroom, or Norovirus

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. It turned into a learning experience for us as we will do WAY more research for any future cruises. It will also be our LAST Princess cruise. Princess sold our ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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markcook

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Perfect. Just perfect.

Staggered to see any negative review about this trip particularly criticisms of the food or staff because this was most definitely not our experience. We've cruised before but only with Royal Caribbean (also ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Joanne Lesley martin

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Magnificent

This was our first time on Princess. Ship is beautiful and well maintained, the staff are very hard working and always have a smile. The dining in all areas was very good with a good range of different foods. We did ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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OLTyre

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

North to Alaska!

Recommended by a family member. The inside passage was beautiful and the weather was perfect for viewing the rugged, wild coast of British Columbia and Alaska. Menu was extremely limited in the formal dining room. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Chet Brusk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Perfect weather, great excursions, ace premium dining, otherwise dreary & trying

First, the positives: (1) Excursions. Give in to the arch-tourist nature of packaged few-hour bus-herd excursions, go with the flow -- it's only for a few hours, cynic! -- and you'll get an effortless taste of ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Happybc traveller

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruise

Friends arranged cruise as a taster for us. We sailed from L.A to Vancouver. Embarkation simple, obviously very busy but smooth enough. One of female port staff was incredibly unfriendly and snarled at people but ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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dondresslar

1 Review Written

Art department prize that was not a prize

The cruise was very good, and the roundtrip LA to La Alaskan cruise was a very easy choice as no airfare for us. The visit to Glacier Bay was spectacular, and perhaps will not always be here to enjoy. The ship is ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Cyberchomp

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A long, LONG review of a long, LONG cruise

I chose this particular cruise for the itinerary - a round-trip voyage out of L.A. to French Polynesia by way of Hawaii and Bora Bora. It had been on my bucket list for a number of years; imagine: traveling to ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Cruising Oma53

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska Inside Passage B614 Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess cabin B614. We LOVED ALASKA. We take an Annual trip with siblings and spouses where 7 of the 9 of us have never been to Alaska. We are active seniors. We chose Princess because of their offers: No ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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EstherA

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

My dream trip to Alaska

This was a bucket list destination trip for me. The cruise was my gift from my kids for my 60th birthday. I was born in Alaska and have always wanted to go back . I have not been back since I was a child. My ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cruiserrg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don't walk, RUN AWAY FAST from Emerald Princess

We planned a once in a lifetime Alaskan vacation, the whole family. We found the food to be subpar, either bland or over spicy. Most meals at the buffet were either heavily influenced by Asian or India food. Wait ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Trraynes

1 Review Written

Meh...

Chose this for 30th anniversary trip. Pretty disappointing. Contrary to octogenarian reviews, the food is truly mediocre and seems to be a training session for nursing home food. We were especially disappointed in ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Joe826

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaska was Great! Princess was terrible!

The cruise staff were mostly rude. To get anything from drinks to room service was a hassle even though we had the drink package. The staff generally seemed like they didn't care at all about the passengers. We ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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The Moore

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Itinerary for 7 Nights in Alaska

Chose this cruise to fulfill my Mom’s bucket list. At 90 years young we wanted to keep the trip as easy as possible. We stayed with Princess excursions because of their Best Price Guarantee! My experience has ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cruzndiva

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska May 2018

This was our first Princess cruise. We have cruised quite a bit on Carnival (when we had young children) Royal Caribbean & Norwegian. Alaska was beautiful and very accommodating. The staff on Princess were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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1 Review Written

The highlight was definitely the scenery

We did the Alaska cruise. The scenery was amazing having a balcony was a must. Our Cabin steward Ronaldo was amazing, great service. In general the dining staff and staff in the shops seemed disinterested ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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fredkath

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

50th Anniversary Cruise

We just returned from a wonderful 28 day cruise to Hawaii, Samoa and Tahiti on the Emerald Princess. We had a great time and met the most wonderful people. We met a group of ballroom dancers that grew each day as we ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Lauriebern

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first cruise experience

This was our first cruise. We booked our cruise through a travel agency and the Emerald Princess was the cruise line suggested. Then entertainment was great! The food and food options were great! Our stateroom ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Grant Purdy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Penny pinching and over commercialisation.

This was our first cruise with Princess and based on our experience will probably be the last. Throughout the trip we felt like we were being charged for everything at every possible opportunity and were barraged ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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hagar4316

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Princess is not what it once was.

This was our third cruise with Princess and we won't be back. Princess used to be a great cruise company but due to cutbacks in all areas and over commercialization of onboard activities it is no longer a great ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Deb7478

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I've been on..sooo many issues

28 days to Hawaii and the South Pacific. I've been on Princess before and thought they were one of the better ones. I'd really think twice using them again after this. Embarkation was a mess with long ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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billmero

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Traveling the high seas in steerage class

We took this cruise several years before on another Princess ship and enjoyed it immensely. This time - not so much. First the downside. Originally the ship was built to hold 2800 passengers. Princess stuffed an ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Emerald Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.6
Enrichment4.03.4
Service4.04.2
Value For Money4.53.7
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