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The embarkation went exceptionally well as did the debarking. We enjoyed the ports, since we had not been to several of them. We were extremely disappointed with the layout of the ship - it was all chopped up and made moving around the ship very frustrating. We were also disappointed with the quality of the food and the service in the buffet areas. I have been on many cruise ships, but I have never seen such rude employees as those at the buffet areas. We are used to getting juice and frozen yogurt anytime on Carnival cruises. It was very difficult to get anything to drink other than water, coffee or unsweet tea unless you bought it from the ship. We are southerners, we like our sugar. We enjoyed our dining room staff and our room steward was very good. However, our bed was hard and lumpy and our pillows had seen better days, flat and lumpy. The entertainment was obviously low budget, as shows were done twice and with little imagination, which meant that if you did not care for the entertainment one night you were just out of luck. Compared to Carnival shows, Princess is a poor second. It was also a very boring ship, with very little to do unless you like bingo and eating. We will stick with the fun ships and learn our lesson about choosing by itinerary.

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Emerald Princess Cruise Review by ambiance

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The embarkation went exceptionally well as did the debarking. We enjoyed the ports, since we had not been to several of them. We were extremely disappointed with the layout of the ship - it was all chopped up and made moving around the ship very frustrating. We were also disappointed with the quality of the food and the service in the buffet areas. I have been on many cruise ships, but I have never seen such rude employees as those at the buffet areas.
We are used to getting juice and frozen yogurt anytime on Carnival cruises. It was very difficult to get anything to drink other than water, coffee or unsweet tea unless you bought it from the ship. We are southerners, we like our sugar.
We enjoyed our dining room staff and our room steward was very good. However, our bed was hard and lumpy and our pillows had seen better days, flat and lumpy.
The entertainment was obviously low budget, as shows were done twice and with little imagination, which meant that if you did not care for the entertainment one night you were just out of luck. Compared to Carnival shows, Princess is a poor second.
It was also a very boring ship, with very little to do unless you like bingo and eating.
We will stick with the fun ships and learn our lesson about choosing by itinerary.
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Cabin A708
Lumpy beds, flat lumpy pillows, good closets, small shower, not welcome gifts, skinny hallways.
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