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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1673 reviews
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Review of Emerald Princess 24th May 2014

Review for Emerald Princess to France
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LizandChris
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2014
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We stayed at the Premier Inn the night before. What is normally a quiet night , was chaotic. A staff shortage meant that we waited more than an hour to get a starter. We felt sorry for the staff that were working, they were run ragged. Next day got better. Went to Ocean Terminal by cab and had priority boarding. It was the usual wait through security but once through that, it was great. Our stateroom was ready for us.

We were on Deck 11 Baja in cabin B309, the first deck that is not overlooked. This balcony cabin was very comfortable with enough room for two. The layout is good. There is an open wardrobe / hanging rail opposite the bathroom entrance. We found that this avoided the normal congestion getting ready for dinner. It is one of the smaller cabins we have used but not a problem.

Our cabin steward, Victor was excellent as were all the staff. We enjoyed the ports of call. We did not book any shore excursions. They were too were expensive. However the shuttles were free. There were plenty of entertainment venues and good variety for all tastes. The food was good but unimaginative. Not as good as other cruise lines (Celebrity & Cunard). We were on second sitting and often waited in long queues to get into the dining room. This was the only queuing that we experienced. All in all an enjoyable cruise but not one of our best.

Cabin Review

On the small side. However, the excellent layout made up for this.

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