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We chose this cruise as we had never been to The Canaries. Ship was very busy and like others on this cruise we could not get a seat in International cafe or crooners bar and had great difficulty getting a seat in Horizon at breakfast and lunch. Our biggest complaint are the Tips. We paid the tips but feel cheated as it seems that others did not. Princess should increase the price of the cruise and include the tips. The staff do an excellent job and deserve to be fairly compensated. Good choice in all restaurants. Share specialty restaurant was a great experience - plenty choice of seating there. Excellent choice although expensive. We only attended 2 shows, one was very good , one was not so good. It would be good if the food theme for the Horizon evening buffet was intimated in the Princess Patter the night before. We stumbled across an excellent Indian buffet which we could easily have missed had we gone to the traditional dining option. Our steward Raymond did an excellent job looking after us. Cabin excellent, kept scrupulously clean with a bath and spacious balcony. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Not much to see in the ports which were mainly industrial due to size of the ship. We did not take any organized tours. One shuttle bus was free, another we were charged $10.00 each when the distance was readily walkable. Overall a nice cruise but it would appear we paid more than most due to the gratuity system.

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Emerald Princess Cruise Review by Slim Grace

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Canary Islands
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We chose this cruise as we had never been to The Canaries. Ship was very busy and like others on this cruise we could not get a seat in International cafe or crooners bar and had great difficulty getting a seat in Horizon at breakfast and lunch.

Our biggest complaint are the Tips. We paid the tips but feel cheated as it seems that others did not. Princess should increase the price of the cruise and include the tips. The staff do an excellent job and deserve to be fairly compensated.

Good choice in all restaurants. Share specialty restaurant was a great experience - plenty choice of seating there. Excellent choice although expensive.

We only attended 2 shows, one was very good , one was not so good.

It would be good if the food theme for the Horizon evening buffet was intimated in the Princess Patter the night before. We stumbled across an excellent Indian buffet which we could easily have missed had we gone to the traditional dining option.

Our steward Raymond did an excellent job looking after us. Cabin excellent, kept scrupulously clean with a bath and spacious balcony.

Very comfortable bed and pillows.

Not much to see in the ports which were mainly industrial due to size of the ship. We did not take any organized tours. One shuttle bus was free, another we were charged $10.00 each when the distance was readily walkable.

Overall a nice cruise but it would appear we paid more than most due to the gratuity system.
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