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We wanted to visit the far North and Nordkapp and this was the only cruise available. Bad weather meant missing Flam which was a pity, but the wind and swell was awful even after our delayed departure from Stavanger so right decision by Captain. Ship too big for my taste but crew were friendly and efficient and food as expected of a good standard. Cleanliness of a high standard. Entertainment not great for me I'm afraid. Pretty amateur shows and if you don't like quizzes or joining the choir take a book. I had an aft cabin overlooking the wake. Great views and extra balcony space was a bonus. Overall cabin space limited but did like open wardrobe arrangement. No tea/coffee facilities a pity as a long walk to anywhere on this ship. Would benefit from more open places to sit and watch the world go by instead of almost everywhere to sit was by a bar. The Piazza was way too noisy and when competing musical acts on it was very loud and drowned out pleasant music in Crooners Bar. Shore excursions very expensive and other than Nordkapp where it would have been risky to rely on local transport given the number of passengers, not worth the money- do it yourself, much cheaper even if simply jump in local taxi and negotiate your own tour it will be cheaper- even in Norway. Overall good trip with good range of ports, Bergen a disappointment, busy with four other liners in and with only a morning very rushed.

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Emerald Princess Cruise Review by Elwo

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We wanted to visit the far North and Nordkapp and this was the only cruise available. Bad weather meant missing Flam which was a pity, but the wind and swell was awful even after our delayed departure from Stavanger so right decision by Captain. Ship too big for my taste but crew were friendly and efficient and food as expected of a good standard. Cleanliness of a high standard. Entertainment not great for me I'm afraid. Pretty amateur shows and if you don't like quizzes or joining the choir take a book.

I had an aft cabin overlooking the wake. Great views and extra balcony space was a bonus. Overall cabin space limited but did like open wardrobe arrangement. No tea/coffee facilities a pity as a long walk to anywhere on this ship.

Would benefit from more open places to sit and watch the world go by instead of almost everywhere to sit was by a bar. The Piazza was way too noisy and when competing musical acts on it was very loud and drowned out pleasant music in Crooners Bar.

Shore excursions very expensive and other than Nordkapp where it would have been risky to rely on local transport given the number of passengers, not worth the money- do it yourself, much cheaper even if simply jump in local taxi and negotiate your own tour it will be cheaper- even in Norway.

Overall good trip with good range of ports, Bergen a disappointment, busy with four other liners in and with only a morning very rushed.
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Cabin B4 C753
Average cabin, living space limited. Liked open wardrobe area/ dressing. Extra balcony good with seat and footstool and good sized table. Space to walk around without moving furniture.

Noise from prop but we knew that and not intrusive.
Good views and little suntrap
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