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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1677 reviews
7 Awards

Very disappointed

Review for Emerald Princess to the Eastern Mediterranean
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cherubflashpoint
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2016
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This was my 1st cruise my mam has done several cruises and wanted us to experience one,i was so disappointed found the security staff quite rude when getting on ship,a smile wouldn't go amiss,room was ok and kept nice by staff,i never imagined so many older people thought it would of been a mixed age group,a lot of them were very rude,not a lot to do on there,as I'm a non drinker and not a gambler I was very bored,could never get a seat in the buffet,1 morning I stood eating my porridge,but what was annoying was people had finished there breakfast but wouldn't move to let others sit down,wasnt impressed with food,and while you are eating the staff are trying to clear your plates from under you,i got quite stressed on this cruise,trying to get a settee to sit on during the day to have a read was impossible as they had walking sticks on them but nobody was there,if you smoke please take cigarettes with you as you can only buy marlbrough lights which we don't like,you can buy 200 in shop on board but they only allow you 1 packet out of them till your cruise is over,it felt like we were at school again,this cruise is money money money,having to pay for transfers from the dock to the town your visiting,i wish I could say something nice about this cruise but sadly it was a waste of money,seen 1 good show tom jones tribute,but once again it was getting a seat again,lifts were difficult to get in with all the wheel chairs,wouldnt recommend this cruise for young people,we are 53 but just didn't fit in,

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Port Reviews

Corsica (Ajaccio)

they had problems getting tender boats to port so after sitting waiting for 2 hrs we decided not to go

Southampton

we boarded the ship here so no excursion

Barcelona

we went into Barcelona but not on excursion was to expensive

Rome (Civitavecchia)

we went into town on our own

Florence (Livorno)

went on our own

Genoa

went on our own

Gibraltar

went to gibralter on our own great day

Marseille

on our own

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