Emerald Princess Cruise Review by By The Bay
- Sail Date: November 2016
- Destination: South Pacific
- Cabin Type: Interior
We had a table in Botticelli dining room and enjoyed great table mates and good service from our waiters. I enjoyed the food on offer with there always being something appealing to choose.
The ports we sailed to were interesting, especially the Fijian ones that we had not visited previously.I know Princess cannot control the weather, but we encountered sunny days and mostly smooth seas for our cruise.
The International cafe was always busy with tables sometimes difficult to acquire. We used the Wheelhouse bar for our coffee fix if it was to busy in the IC.
The embarkation and dis-embarkation at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney was the smoothest we have ever experienced.
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