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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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My Very First Voyage on Princess

Review for Emerald Princess to the Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Interior

A bit of background, I have had somewhere around 13 cruises, mostly on RCI, so still a newbie by many accounts. I have enjoyed all the cruises I have taken, and I don’t really have a preference for a particular line. I have mostly been on RCI only because if I travel with my sister in law, or some friends of ours, they are loyal royal. I am not. Variety is more important to me. So, I have a goal to try all of the mass lines. So far, from my vantage point, they are all more alike than they are different. I sometimes travel with my husband and our two children, and sometimes I travel with friends. This time it was myself, and my college roommate from many moons ago.

This was my first Princess experience. For reasons I can’t explain, I thought that this line would prove to me that there are some lines that are superior lines. I didn’t really come away with that idea being validated. However, I did very much enjoy Princess, and will certainly cruise with them again. And, I do realize it isn’t fair to compare any line with just one voyage under the belt. Two voyages on the same line are often night and day in comparison.

At any rate, on to the review of this sailing:

Cabin Review


Cabin IB

Very good size and layout. Quiet location. Plenty of storage space.

Port Reviews

Grand Turk

I wish I could recall the name of the company, they were excellent. We just walked down the beach and found them ( I had read recommedations for them, so we knew who to look for.) They provided a small group setting, and we were able to snorkel, swim with stingrays, and we were provided lunch, rum punch and/or water. All for $50.00. The excursion lasted 3 hours.

Princess Cays

A great beach day. Plenty of chairs, lunch was good and there were plenty of activities.

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Port Everglades is my preferred port. The distance to the airport is perfect.

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