We last sailed on Emerald in January, in the Caribbean. This time - seven nights out of Southampton to the north-west tip of Spain.
The ship holds well over three thousand people and, as far as we could gather (Princess are cagy here) was fairly full. But it absorbs passengers like a sponge and you do not realise the numbers- apart from lifeboat drill. Main lounges could do with more lighting and less badgering from bar staff always eager to make another sale, but entertainments are good and varied and the production shows in the main theatre well worth another visit even if you have seen them on previous cruises.
Service - excellent. Nothing too much from the friendly staff.