Emerald Princess Review

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Review for the Mexican Riviera Cruise on Emerald Princess
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2014
Cabin: Balcony

Left from Houston with 9 others (5 veranda cabins) for our 7 day cruise to Cozumel, Roatan & Belize on November 30, 2014. I had gone on this same cruise two times before (last year) and my husband had gone once before. Upon arrival at the terminal we quickly realized that we were on a floating old-folks home. There were countless walkers, scooters and wheelchairs. The embarkation was pretty efficient considering this and we were encouraged that it was just a quick impression and the trip would pick-up once on board. We were wrong. Each days activities list left little to choose from if you aren't in to Bible study, Outlet sales, bingo, scrapbooking, art auctions, knitting or bridge. Anything that looked remotely interesting seemed to result in a talk about a topic then an attempt to sell you some product or service (with auto-pay of course).

The music on board was horrible. Old, old tunes where there was any music at all. So our days were spent by the pool with nothing much else to choose from. The evenings were not much better. Lame entertainment in all the lounges. The stage productions were just okay and if you saw the production one night there was no use in going the other nights as they were basically the same thing, just with different costuming. As for the food. It was bland and not worth the calories. Clearly listed on the menus to make you believe you were ordering something exotic and tasty only to arrive at the table as a tiny portion of boring. After an entire week I can honestly say there was nothing in the way of food that was memorable. If my husband and I had gone to a restaurant at home and had any of the items we were served we would not go back to that restaurant.

The only person on the ship that deserved an atta boy was our room steward, Mana, who did keep our room in tip top shape. The ship on a whole is showing its age and feels small and cramped. We had booked an excursion in Belize to go cave tubing with our daughter and son-in-law. They are expecting a baby (our daughter is 4 months along) and had submitted the necessary doctors releases and forms to Princess months before. We boarded the tenders, got on the bus to travel to the caves and were leaving Belize when the tour guide on the bus came back and told us that they were turning around and bringing her back because the tour boss had decided that she couldn't go even though they had all the necessary paperwork.

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Cabin BE

Room was okay however this ship is showing it's age so don't expect exceptional. Towards back of ship and you will feel some vibration of the engine. However it is very handy to the back pool (up one set of stairs at the end of the hall) Horizon Court, Adagio, Sabitinis & Skywalkers.

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