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Sail Date: February 2010
My partner and I have been on more than a dozen cruises on several different lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. I really wanted to try Princess because I had read and heard they offered a superior product. That is ... Read More
My partner and I have been on more than a dozen cruises on several different lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. I really wanted to try Princess because I had read and heard they offered a superior product. That is simply not the case. Frankly, Emerald Princess afforded probably the worst service I have encountered on any cruise line. Aside from our room attendant, Elvira and one dining room waitress, Sandra, the service was terrible, sometimes even rude. It seemed like the crew could not care less about the passengers' enjoyment. The ship itself has a terrible layout. Only decks 7 and 15 allow passengers to traverse the entire ship. All the other decks except the stateroom decks have a blockage requiring you to go up or down a deck or two to move from front to back of the ship. You have to have an engineering degree to figure out how to get to the aft pool and hot tub without going through the dining room. And, there are far too few public restrooms for a ship with 3000+ passengers. Probably the biggest problem is the small size of the main show lounge. It seats only about 800 passengers and there were 3300 on our cruise, meaning that less than half can see a show on any given night. You literally have to grab a seat an hour before show time to insure a seat. Ridiculous! The ship also feels crowded. On the plus side, the pools are all fresh water and heated and there were enough deck chairs even on sea days except by the aft pool (supposedly adults only, but not enforced). They also are not "towel police" like RCL. You don't have to account for each and every towel or pay a $20 fine like Royal Caribbean. Another complaint I had is the excessive drink prices. Alcoholic beverages averaged in price from about $5 to $7 each, much more than other cruise lines I have utilized recently and they measure each and every shot exactly! No free pour allowed. I know they are trying to generate extra revenue, but they could at least pour a decent drink. The cabin is unusual in layout, but nicely appointed. The closet is large, but it takes up cabin space so there is no seating area in the balcony cabins. The bathroom was adequate, but had those awful shower curtains, not the door that is much more common now. I did notice substantial wear in some of the carpet in the hallways and stairwells, something uncommon for a newer ship. And I did not observe maintenance being preformed during our cruise. Even the windows were not washed during the entire cruise and the salt spray significantly clouded the views. The food, in my opinion, was better than industry average. Significantly better than Royal Caribbean, which is my favorite line; however, the buffet was disappointing. It had a smaller selection than even Carnival and a very congested layout at peak times. We dined at Sabatini's and I would have to say that it was probably the best meal I have every had on any ship. Well worth the $20 surcharge. Crown Grill on the other hand was unexceptional, but still quite good. They charge $25 extra per person. All said and done, I would definitely choose Royal Caribbean over Princess and even Carnival was somewhat superior in service. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2009
We set sail from Ft Lauderdale on Dec 27th. This was our first cruise. We have been to numerous 5 star resorts and none compare to the experience on the Emerald Princess. We had a great time. Food was wonderful!!! We had anytime dining and ... Read More
We set sail from Ft Lauderdale on Dec 27th. This was our first cruise. We have been to numerous 5 star resorts and none compare to the experience on the Emerald Princess. We had a great time. Food was wonderful!!! We had anytime dining and didn't run into problems in the dining room, but we normally arrived between 5:30-6. (the lines looked like they got a bit crazy when we were leaving) There was never a shortage of food, buffet was always well stocked!! Burgers and fries, pizza and ice cream around the pool were amazing!!!!! The shows in the theater were FIRST CLASS!!! 3 wonderful productions!!! New Years Eve was celebrated in style in many locations so no one location was overly crowded. We purchased the Pop card, allowing us unlimited pop. The cost of alcoholic drinks was steep, but service was great and many drink varieties available!!! Movies under the stars were enjoyable with many different types of movies shown throughout the week. Our room steward was fabulous, keeping the room clean and turning down the bed each night. They were in when you were out and out when you were in the room!! The Emerald Princess has everything you would want from a Sushi bar, to a bakery (a must try in the lower lobby!!!) the Skywalkers night club was a great time with fab music and lights. The gym was comparable to most health clubs in any city!!!! (great view out the front of the ship and spin classes were offered) Tropical Island night was another fun party, most passengers wore tropical island gear and entertainment took place around the pool! Never a dull moment, from ice sculptures down around the pool, ballroom dancers in the lobby to bingo and trivia in the lounges. We look forward to our next Princess Cruise!!!! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2014
We just got back from a week on the emerald princess .... And what a great time we had .. The staff very polite and helpful ... Housekeeping excellent .... The ship is beautiful and was in great shape our cabin very comfy ..... Before we ... Read More
We just got back from a week on the emerald princess .... And what a great time we had .. The staff very polite and helpful ... Housekeeping excellent .... The ship is beautiful and was in great shape our cabin very comfy ..... Before we left I read all these bad reviews for us it was a great week ..... This is what a few of us were talking about on the cruise ... Cruises are what u make them we met so many wonderful people exchanged numbers and emails .... We heard several people complaining about so many children on the ship and yes we had 600 on board it's Thanksgiving week what would u expect ... I read one review where someone was complaining about gays being on the ship we had a few on ours as well they were so much fun ..... Weather did play a roll and we had to miss Belize but any vacation u plan is a roll of the dice .... I would highly recommend this ship ! Go and make the best of whatever is dealt to u and roll with it .... Service 5 Food 4.5 Cleanness 5 Pools amazing Entertainment 4 Number of cruise I've taken 15 all on royal caribbean First princess Read Less
Sail Date: November 2014
I will admit, this was only our second cruise on Princess as my wife and I are Diamond level on Royal Caribbean so I may be a bit "under the influence" of RCI's style, however, I did take an honest look at the differences ... Read More
I will admit, this was only our second cruise on Princess as my wife and I are Diamond level on Royal Caribbean so I may be a bit "under the influence" of RCI's style, however, I did take an honest look at the differences and similarities. Some general impressions. I found the ship a bit "cut up" in that it was difficult to get from one end of the ship to the other EXCEPT on floor 7 which was their version of the promenade. It just seemed like we kept having to either go up or down and then across, rather than go straight from bow to stern or visa versa. Also, I found some of the ceilings a little low and felt cramped in the buffet and some other venues. (The buffets also seemed broken up with a number of different, smaller locations close together with some open and some closed, but all serving the same fare.) The food was very good in the dining room but I found the food at the buffet to leave a lot to be desired. The outside "grill" served the typical hot dogs, hamburgers etc and the food was hot BUT there was usually a line as they serve only a few people at a time with only one person cooking and one serving. Food was good, but the lines, not so much. The outdoor big screen TV was fun for viewing football etc. Their version of the "adults only" pool/sanctuary carried a charge, which I found quite off putting. We use the Solarium on RCI with no charge and missed that option on Princess. The entertainment was good but not very well attended. I found the bar venues comparable to RCI and the "pub lunch" we were able to have at the Wheelhouse venue was very good with nice 60's - 70's R & R playing in the background. Also, we found the convenience of the onboard laundry room quite convenient (What about it RCI? If it works for Princess why not your ships???). I didn't use the internet as the cost was quite high and we didn't get any "free" time like we do on RCI but the impression from signs I saw disclaiming the slow speed was that it was probably "typical" of on board wifi, meaning "not very good". For the first time in over 15 cruises, I got sick and had to spend 2 days quarantined to my room. The med staff was efficient and the cost reasonable although I felt like a criminal when I was chastised for not coming IMMEDIATELY to them when I felt ill. It didn't seem to matter that I had self restricted myself to the cabin once I felt ill. They take gastrointestinal issues quite seriously as they sent someone twice a day to my room to "disinfect" it. We tried Anytime Dining for the first time. My Brother-in-law got married on the cruise (which is why we were on Princess and traveling during Thanksgiving week) so there were a lot of folks who knew each other and the "anytime" feature allowed folks to get together for dinner in differing groups . I did not really like the experience. First, the service was not particularly good or even as you do not have the same wait staff each night where they gain some understanding of your patterns, preferences and are motivated for their gratuities etc. Also, with part of the ship on set seatings and part on anytime, I found myself waiting in line for dinner a number of times, which was a new experience. All in all, I think I will stick with our second seating preference going forward. We missed our port at Belize City due to weather and our stop at Roatan was less than exciting and I missed Cozumel due to the quarantine (I did miss golf with the guys but we had been there twice before in the last 15 months) so I think it will be a while before we go back to the Western Caribbean. We did hear some negative feed back from others in our group about excursions but no first hand experience. All in all, it was a pleasant cruise but nothing memorable and I find the RCI formula a bit more to my liking so my best guess is we head back to what is familiar and where we have our diamond "perks". I do think that had the ship been going to more exciting ports, the cruise might have felt better. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2014
Myself and my wife went on Emerald Princess for our 2nd cruise. (Having previously been on the Crown to Norway in 2013) Embarkation was particularly smooth and trouble free,so that was the start we wanted. The Horizon court was ... Read More
Myself and my wife went on Emerald Princess for our 2nd cruise. (Having previously been on the Crown to Norway in 2013) Embarkation was particularly smooth and trouble free,so that was the start we wanted. The Horizon court was crowded,but always expected in the first few hours of boarding,we like to think we are patient and seats opened up quite quickly. We were informed by the Captain that we were in for a rough first 48hours...he wasn't wrong,gale force winds and gloomy skies followed.... And a touch of sea sickness for many. After the 2nd day,the weather changed,and apart from a freak day in Tenerife (Thunder, lightning, and up to our waists in rain water) it was gloriously warm. The service aboard Emerald Princess was superb.... Our room Steward was fantastic in all ways,going above and beyond a number of times for us. The food will get no complaints either,having eaten in the Horizon court during the day and de-vinci in the evenings. All the staff were exceptional,helpful and always friendly and the food in general beautifully cooked and presented at all times. Contrary to what I have read in previous reviews, I thought the ship itself was in very good condition and was a joy to be aboard. We didn't do any excursions on this cruise,but found plenty of places to go and things to do by foot,with just a little pre-homework and the really informative lectures on each place given prior to visiting. Madeira, Gran Canaria were definately our favourite's, lots to see even without excursions!! The entertainment,we thought was generally good,not all to our taste,but always something for everyone,and all really talented. Talking of entertainment, prior to this cruise I had heard and read a lot of good things on roll calls and similar about the Cruise Director (Kelvin Joy).........I can now understand the rave reviews,Outstanding is one word......to give an idea-The Explorer lounge was packed to breaking point long before the entertainment started,and this was day in,day out.......all the entertainment staff made for a great experience, all friendly,all taking time to speak to everyone on or off duty!! Disembarkation could have been better,but this wasn't down to Princess, more down to people going missing, so staff had to locate them!!! Overall superb cruise,Well done Princess...... We will be back!!!   Read Less
Sail Date: October 2014
Itinerary was fine, but the ship was nothing to write home about. We found the food a big disappointment. Often it wasn't warm, and seldom was it worth eating. The ice cream, which is usually a treat was worse than McDonalds. We were ... Read More
Itinerary was fine, but the ship was nothing to write home about. We found the food a big disappointment. Often it wasn't warm, and seldom was it worth eating. The ice cream, which is usually a treat was worse than McDonalds. We were in a balcony on the 14th floor and we could hear people walking around the deck above us and staff moving the lounge chairs and tables around. The tender experience, which is never a good one, was not a good experience. The hassle of having to go thru security every time you came back on board was tiresome. I suspect they weren't concerned about my safety, they were busy looking for contraband wine and liquor that might hurt their bottom line. Entertainment was not that great and the show venues were too small so if something were actually good, you wouldn't be able to get in. We watched a movie the last night where they put the house lights on 6 times during the show because obviously someone didn't know what they were doing. Never again for us. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2014
Just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Emerald Princess along fjords in Norway. I went with my 13 year old daughter. We have both cruised on the Emerald before when we did a 10 night Western Caribbean cruise 2 years ago. Embarkation. ... Read More
Just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Emerald Princess along fjords in Norway. I went with my 13 year old daughter. We have both cruised on the Emerald before when we did a 10 night Western Caribbean cruise 2 years ago. Embarkation. We had a 2.30 slot and we arrived at Southampton at 2. There was a long queue but we proceeded through checking and security very quickly. We were on board by 2.50. Cabin. We had an inside cabin and our steward was the lovely Luney. Our cabin was A336 For the 2 of us the cabin was fine. I've never cruised in an Inside cabin before. When my husband joins us we usually book a Balcony. The room also had two upper berths so potentially it could hold 4 people. In my opinion that would have been extremely cramped. It was bad enough telling my teenager constantly to stop leaving clothing on the bed, floor etc. the bathroom though small was adequate. It had a shower, WC and sink unit. By the time we went to our cabin out luggage was already outside the room. Very impressive. We had missed lunch so we went up to Horizon Court on level 15. It was crazy busy. Vast array of good but the crowd and then trying find seating afterwards was very off putting. That was my first and only stressor of the holiday. We unpacked our clothes and went on top deck for whilst the ship was manoeuvring out of Southampton and Portsmouth. Dining. We had anytime Dining which gives us flexibility. We had dinner in the Michael Angelo dining room every night. We shared a table every night. It was lovely chatting to new people each night. The majority of cruisers were British with a few Americans and smaller amounts if people from other parts of the world. Food. Food was ok. I don't know why but the choices seemed less varied than previous cruises I've been on. And every beef dish I ordered was cooked incorrectly when received. I have never had that before and I have cruised a lot! I definitely felt that there was less crew in the dining areas and I felt service suffered for it. We had Afternoon Tea on the first sea day. The service was dreadful. The tea is only 1 hour and you are usually offered several trays of delicious nibbles. The day we did it, the waiter offered food to two people on our table and then walked off. re hello? There are 6 more of us? Service was very slow and we were offered 2 trays of nibbles in the 40 minutes we were there. Very disappointed. Our table was asked by the Head Waiter if everything was ok. He got an onslaught of complaints from everyone. It was quite funny. Ports. The ports were Stvanger, Arlsund, Skjolden, Bergen. All were gorgeous, scenic and relaxing. I literally felt my stress melt away. I loved the evening sails ways just sitting on the deck and absorbing the panorama along the fjords. Very similar to the Scottish a Highlands but it didn't feel bleak. I suppose because we were there during the summer. Movies under the Stars. Weather wasn't conducive for enjoying outdoor viewing but Million Dollar Arm was good. I didn't do evening entertainment, I tend to find it a bit old fashioned for me. Overall, it was an enjoyable cruise, but I think the Nickle and Dime cost cutting measures are tainting the overall standards on Princess. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2014
We were looking forward to travelling on a Princess ship again after a 5 year break during which time we had 2 cruises on P&O's Azura. It was our perception that Princess were better than P&O purely based on our experience. ... Read More
We were looking forward to travelling on a Princess ship again after a 5 year break during which time we had 2 cruises on P&O's Azura. It was our perception that Princess were better than P&O purely based on our experience. Sadly we can now say that Princess's standards have slipped when it comes to food in particular and to some extent on service although that decline is not so marked. The departure from Southampton was smooth and efficient and our mini suite was ready and spotlessly clean. Our luggage took a long time to appear as did that of others on our deck to the extent that I was beginning to get just a little anxious as to whether it was actually on board. This was our second cruise since the Costa Concordia disaster and it was good to see that attendance at the Muster is now monitored by 'zapping' individual cruise cards. A second drill was held 30 minutes later for those who had missed (deliberately or otherwise) the first and this was completed before the ship sailed. This was in contrast to a previous cruise we were on where those who missed the Muster had to attend the next morning which as we now know would have been too late for the passengers on the Concordia. We had opted for Anytime Dining which has become very popular but were not at all impressed with the choice of meals and the standard of presentation which at times showed obvious signs of the food having been plated well in advance and having sat under a hot lamp. Silver service has also disappeared. The Horizon Buffet also did not impress us as it had before. However as with everything there are exceptions. We had two evenings dining in the Crown Grill and one at Sabatini's and the food in these venues was fantastic. Also, mention must be made of the International Café which became our favourite place for a light lunch or, if we fancied, one of their delightful cakes. The only problem here was that it is so popular it was survival of the fittest to grab a table! Entertainment on all cruise ships now seems to be increasingly 'in house' using members of the Cruise Directors team. Daytime activities seemed to range from the very juvenile (bean bag tossing competition - for adults!!!) to that which might be found in care homes specialising in dementia care (name these tunes from the 1960s). You could understand why one of the two guest comedians (both very funny by the way) kept referring to his audience as patients rather than passengers! Those on board who joined the Princess Choir clearly enjoyed themselves but it was obvious that while she did her best the leader was not at all musical judging by her style of conducting! I must mention Kelvin the Cruise Director with his Deputy side kick. They were so funny during their morning tv show with just the odd inoffensive and subtle innuendo thrown in. Also Kelvin's throwaway lines at the end of theatre shows were very much on my humour wavelength although I'm not sure many folk 'got' them. Lines like 'tomorrow we are not in port so please don't get off the ship'! On that showing I guess I should have enjoyed the 'juvenile' entertainment more! In general the ship's crew were very friendly especially the room stewards and the waiting staff but some people in positions where they should have been customer friendly were anything but. One lady whose job was to promote future cruises was not a good advertisement for Princess with her aggressive attitude. The ports we visited were all delightful but it seems that courtesy shuttle buses are now relegated to history. I do think that if the ship visits Venice then passengers have a right to expect free travel in to the city instead of the $25 charged. Of course you could look round Venice docks if you wish as it seems that is where Princess wipe their hands of you! As you may have read there was a Norovirus outbreak as in all probability there is on most cruises. It did not affect us and I must say that Princess did step up precautions to counteract the possibility of further infections. It is open to discussion as to whether some of these precautions should already have been in place as standard procedure anyway. I would say though that as much as the Captain and the Ship's Doctor urged people to use their private facilities we witnessed many, many passengers who chose to ignore that advice. Time after time the cruise ships get the blame for these outbreaks but in all honesty there are many passengers who should carry much of the guilt and who no doubt are their own worst enemies. We returned to Southampton an hour or so early presumably so the ship could be deep cleaned. We were given a time to meet for disembarkation (which incidentally is still so much better organised than P&O) and returned to our room 30 minutes before that time to collect our hand luggage to find our names had been removed from the door and had been replaced by the next passenger's. Nothing like making you feel they'd had your money now off you go - a little thing I know but it grated. In spite of what might seem some criticism of our cruise we did enjoy ourselves and accept that there will always be things about any holiday that could be improved depending on everyone's expectations. For us cruising is definitely a pleasurable experience and the ability to avoid airports is a further plus. Sadly Princess have cut back on their UK departures for 2015 and are doing more fly-cruises - one wonders if they have shot themselves in the foot with that as the UK market appears to be very lucrative. Time will tell. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2014
This was our 7th Princess cruise but our first since 2009 and sad to say we did notice that standards had slipped in a number of areas. Mainly little things like they no longer produce the daily newspapers for US, Canadian and UK ... Read More
This was our 7th Princess cruise but our first since 2009 and sad to say we did notice that standards had slipped in a number of areas. Mainly little things like they no longer produce the daily newspapers for US, Canadian and UK passengers, a box of tissues in your cabin is no longer standard, but available if you ask, the sun decks were not cleaned to previous high standards and used crockery etc. was not cleared away as rapidly, and, unlike other US lines sailing from the UK, they don’t provide tea or coffee making facilities in your cabin. But by far the biggest disappointment was in the standard of the food, we always found that dining on Princess was exciting with each course savoured, this was no longer the case and the quality of some of the cuts of meat was well below our previous experience. Probably the biggest deterioration was in the breakfasts, we found a lot of the food items in the buffet were at best only lukewarm, whilst in the MDR we experienced very slow service. I highlighted some of these issues during the cruise and to be fair passenger services did take them seriously and we ended up with 3 boxes of tissues! But more importantly the buffet breakfasts did get much hotter. Overall the cruise was still very enjoyable, especially since we were with our 2 sons and their families, and we did get some very good service from most of the bar waiters and those in the MDR. Was it good value, well yes but only because we got 2 price drops honoured by Princess which resulted in the overall cost reducing by 40% from the original booking fee. Whilst Princess continue to give price drops they will likely remain competitive, but their launch prices in the UK are much higher than RCCL/Celebrity or now, on this year’s launch, even their partner company P&O, and as we need to book early to secure an accessible cabin then they would need to be providing a must have itinerary for us to give them our future business. Entertainment. This was typical cruise ship fare with production shows and guest artists in the theatre, but unlike P&O there were no guest artists in the other venues only the ships staff musicians, DJ music or the entertainment staff organising trivia type shows or the Princess Pop Star passenger talent contests. There were however some guest acts performing in the Piazza as well as a couple of pseudo shows from the ships singers and dancers. But Princess do try to pack more features into their Piazza area, as a result it can get very crowded at some times and finding a seat is well-nigh impossible. The lack of guest artists in the other lounges was probably fortunate for us since we found that both the lounges had poorer viewing access of the stage areas than their P&O equivalents, but for canned music this is not a problem. We also found that Explorers lounge had worse access for wheelchairs than P&O’s Tamarind or Malabar equivalents, and as a result we did not use this lounge. There were a fair mix of musicians on board including a string duo, a couple of pianists, a C&W duo, a guitarist and a party band, generally sufficient to find some bar with your type of entertainment. Ports of call. All the Ports of call were our first visits, at none of which did we take any ship’s excursions, mainly because Princess did not offer any accessible tours at all on this cruise, but they did provide free accessible shuttles where needed. La Coruna – The ship berths close enough to the town centre so that a shuttle bus is not needed. It is quite a large town on a peninsular, similar to Cadiz but much bigger and more modern, with a promenade, the Paseo Maritima, following the coast line and providing a reasonably level walk whereas the town centre is quite hilly in places. We did not venture as far as the Tower of Hercules but wandered around the old town and then into the town hall square which has sidewalk cafes all around it. We enjoyed a tapas lunch and then a short stroll back to the ship. Bilbao – The berth is at Getxo which is about 3 miles from Bilbao centre and requires a shuttle transfer of 20-30 mins, provided free by Princess. Unfortunately there was only one accessible bus and it did not run to the provided timetable, as a result we just missed it and decided to let the rest of our party use the normal bus and we went back on board, so I have no real information on Bilbao, other than the family enjoyed it and said it was very pleasant. Le Verdon (for Bordeaux) – The berth is a 3 hr. drive away from Bordeaux and Princess only provide shore excursion tours to Bordeaux or the vinery’s, but they do provide a free shuttle to Soulac sur Mer, however the shore excursion team and even the Captain go out of their way to disparage Soulac, and one of the team even told me that it had little to offer and any beach Soulac had was quite poor and too far away for an easy walk, all of which is quite wrong. The town is only about 20 mins away and although fairly modern is quite a charming little seaside resort. The main shopping street is about a quarter to half mile long leading from the main square where the shuttle drops you right to the sea front which has a magnificent beach and a pleasant promenade. It obviously began as a tourist resort back at the start of the last century and has one or two interesting old hotel buildings on the sea front, and quite a large old market building along the main street with the usual shops selling all sorts of interesting food produce. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. St Peter Port, Guernsey – This is a tender port and since I was informed that my wife would need to be able to take a few steps in and out of the ships tender and that there were also steps from the dock in the town we decided to stay on board. So we were rather disappointed to find that Princess were also using a larger shore based tender and we saw at least one wheelchair and passenger carried on board this vessel, but by this time the rest of our family had already gone ashore. Conclusions. We had a very enjoyable cruise and cruising still provides a high quality holiday at a reasonable price, but for those of us who have been cruising over the last 10 – 20 yrs. the cutbacks in quality of food and standards of service are quite noticeable. Comparing Princess with other lines we sail, we think they are now very similar to P&O, but have fallen behind Celebrity’s standards, and are probably closer to RCI and CCL itself. This is perhaps not surprising as both Princess and P&O are part of Carnival, but this now leaves Carnival without a main stream high end offering since HAL is a much smaller operation.   Read Less
Sail Date: January 2014
We had a great time with good weather and great service! The ship was lovely with good food. Our waiter and assistant waiter went out of their way with our large group of twelve! Cabin was average but nice,clean. Could see between the ... Read More
We had a great time with good weather and great service! The ship was lovely with good food. Our waiter and assistant waiter went out of their way with our large group of twelve! Cabin was average but nice,clean. Could see between the lifeboats when coming into port.Loved the closet area and lots of hangers and place to store things and luggage. We had a wonderful time with tubing on the river in Dominica. We booked independently with a company called Wacky Rollers. They were great! So helpful, wore helmets and life jackets which made you feel safe. We also had five wonderful strong young guides with our group of ten. So ratio of 1 to 2!they were very polite and a lot of fun, they put us older folks to ease by joking around but also were right by your side if you needed help or floated off near rocks. They would get to you and get you back in the mainstream! Loves the beaches - Magean's Bay in Saint Thomas and Aruba beach. Took an interesting tour in Grenada and saw the salt flats and pink flamingos. We did not do many ship activities but did go to the nightly entertainment which was good but not outstanding like on other cruises. Yes would definitely go again on this cruise and ship! Read Less
Emerald Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.5 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.5 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.0

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