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Emerald Princess Review

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Review for Emerald Princess to the Eastern Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin: Balcony

This was our fourth cruise, with the other three on Carnival, and about 20 years ago. It was a themed cruise with Line Dancing for my Wife, and four new ports of call to snorkel for the both of us.

We were looking forward to trying a "better" cruise line. I don't think we got one.

Cruising remains a very cost effective way to travel, and we enjoyed the balcony on our stateroom. The Stateroom was roomy enough. Everything worked fine. The common areas were clean and attractive, and pretty well marked.

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We enjoyed the balcony on our stateroom. The Stateroom was roomy enough. Everything worked fine.

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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

On the way home, we went to the Hollywood Boardwalk for sunning, shopping and dining. It was a great way to kill time until our flight.

Princess Cays

As soon as we passed through the gate, leaving Princess Cay, we were greeted and lead on a fun excursion. The roads on the south part of the island are rough, but Krystal and company assembled very comfy seats in the back of a pickup. Snorkeling was bad due to the water conditions, but the made sure we had fun, anyway. Very tasty lunch (watch the Rum Punch, it's sneaky!), and a great time on the gorgeous beaches.

There was a shopping area with nice items at very reasonable prices, and friendly folks to visit on the way back to the ship.

St. Maarten

We were looking forward to snorkeling, but unfortunately, recent storms left the bays with very poor visibility. The boat captain tried very hard to find a reef with better visibility, but there was none to be found. We did see a few turtles breaching. Lunch was good, and the hospitality very good. We stopped at a beach where we could wade ashore after eating to visit a little shop, and feed some iguanas. That was fun.

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