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This was our 4th cruise with Princess and our 2nd out of Houston. We had experienced fog on our first cruise out of Houston and were a bit worried sailing out of that port again, but the price was right and we had no fog issues this time. This was the quickest time we have been on a ship in our 10 plus cruises..took the princess shuttle from the airport..checked in and on the ship we were...in less than 20 minutes..same getting of the ship..we always take our luggage with us...no wait time at all. First to the food...we had the late seating...the food was outstanding..no complains...but Princess has cut back in staffing..only 2 waiters to serve...including getting drinks from the bar...one evening we waited 40 min to get our appetizers..no fault of the waiters at all..they work the butts off. We went one evening to the crown grill...food was excellent, but the service was also slower than on the last cruises. We also tried anytime dining one evening...only waited 15 min to get a table, but the same slow service. Overall the staff on board is very friendly and work very hard. We visited the ports of Cozumel...went tequila tasting on our own...Roatan..took the snorkeling and nature walk tour on Paradise Island...can highly recommend this..and Belize...just went into town and did some sightseeing. We did watch the comedian and the illusionist shows which were very entertaining. If you are looking for a quick and easy embarkment..this is the port for you...other than that the port of Houston is nothing to look at.  

It was ok

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by utah62

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This was our 4th cruise with Princess and our 2nd out of Houston. We had experienced fog on our first cruise out of Houston and were a bit worried sailing out of that port again, but the price was right and we had no fog issues this time.
This was the quickest time we have been on a ship in our 10 plus cruises..took the princess shuttle from the airport..checked in and on the ship we were...in less than 20 minutes..same getting of the ship..we always take our luggage with us...no wait time at all.
First to the food...we had the late seating...the food was outstanding..no complains...but Princess has cut back in staffing..only 2 waiters to serve...including getting drinks from the bar...one evening we waited 40 min to get our appetizers..no fault of the waiters at all..they work the butts off.
We went one evening to the crown grill...food was excellent, but the service was also slower than on the last cruises. We also tried anytime dining one evening...only waited 15 min to get a table, but the same slow service.
Overall the staff on board is very friendly and work very hard.
We visited the ports of Cozumel...went tequila tasting on our own...Roatan..took the snorkeling and nature walk tour on Paradise Island...can highly recommend this..and Belize...just went into town and did some
sightseeing.
We did watch the comedian and the illusionist shows which were very entertaining.
If you are looking for a quick and easy embarkment..this is the port for you...other than that the port of Houston is nothing to look at.
 
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