Emerald Princess Review

3's Company

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Emerald Princess
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2014

This was our 3 rd time on the Emerald, 11 th cruise all on Princess, their "grand class" ships, our favorite, even better than the "Royal" ! Princess is still having some embarkation, & dis-organization problem, with some very long lines boarding, but after about 75 minutes, we were in our room, ready to hit the high seas. 3's company was our personal theme, my wife, and sister in law, and myself cruising together and anxious for a relaxing vacation.

The ship looked pretty nice actually, no worse for the wear, our room a balcony on Baja deck 11 near mid ship, perfect ! Cabin was fairly small, but big enough for the 3 of us as we don't spend a whole lot of time in our room. We did ask for more hangers, robes, egg crates, and ice. Our steward although friendly was a bit on the slow side compared to previous stewards we have had. A nice mix of friendly passengers, but always mostly seniors, Canadians & British, and very few children, as always. We met a lot of very nice passengers throughout our cruise.

Service throughout the ship was top notch as usual, but I believe the food has dropped another notch overall, compared to passed years on previous cruises. Drinks were quite pricey with gratuity, were talking $9, on avg. ouch ! They never tell you about "happy hour" drink discounts, you need to ask. Photos, big business always taking your picture, if they had reasonable prices as with cocktails, they would surely sell more, and make the profits they seek. Loved Fish n Chips on sea days in the wheelhouse, Lobster & shrimp were all good, as for the beef dishes pretty mediocre, as were the deserts. Entertainment : We really liked the Hypnotist,Michelle Van Ree and vocal impressionist Michael Wilson ,Rhondell Sheridan & pianist Antonio Sochi, all were very good. The Production shows with the Princess singers & dancers were just okay. Ex. Letterman Mark Preston was very good, everyone seemed to enjoy him. "Bingo" at night ? Lack of entertainment some nights so Bingo, quite surprising we have never seen Bingo at night on Princess. Overall the ships inside games & shows were okay, especially "Majority Rules" with our new favorite C D "Kelvin Joy" he is a total crack up, loved him ! The rest of his staff again, pretty mediocre. The "Casino" very cold especially the slots, terrible ! So much wasted floor space they had room for another 100 machines at least, strange ?Outside pool activities were pretty lacking due to the older crowd, but the Men's sexiest leg contest was kind of fun, lot's of hootin & hollerin !

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Service throughout the ship was top notch as usual, but I believe the food has dropped another notch overall, compared to passed years on previous cruises. Drinks were quite pricey with gratuity, were talking $9, on avg. ouch ! They never tell you about "happy hour" drink discounts, you need to ask. Photos, big business always taking your picture, if they had reasonable prices as with cocktails, they would surely sell more, and make the profits they seek. Loved Fish n Chips on sea days in the wheelhouse, Lobster & shrimp were all good, as for the beef dishes pretty mediocre, as were the deserts. Entertainment : We really liked the Hypnotist,Michelle Van Ree and vocal impressionist Michael Wilson ,Rhondell Sheridan & pianist Antonio Sochi, all were very good. The Production shows with the Princess singers & dancers were just okay. Ex. Letterman Mark Preston was very good, everyone seemed to enjoy him. "Bingo" at night ? Lack of entertainment some nights so Bingo, quite surprising we have never seen Bingo at night on Princess. Overall the ships inside games & shows were okay, especially "Majority Rules" with our new favorite C D "Kelvin Joy" he is a total crack up, loved him ! The rest of his staff again, pretty mediocre. The "Casino" very cold especially the slots, terrible ! So much wasted floor space they had room for another 100 machines at least, strange ?Outside pool activities were pretty lacking due to the older crowd, but the Men's sexiest leg contest was kind of fun, lot's of hootin & hollerin !

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