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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Fabulous family trip with wedding in Sydney

Review for Emerald Princess to Australia & New Zealand
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Seasidebelleair
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

Departure city was Syndey. This trip was on my bucket list. 6 of us in our group. Son, grandson, new daughter in law, 2 new granddaughters and myself! Stayed 3 nights at Four Seasons at the port. Arrival day was rainy; spent afternoon in the Opera House. Early to bed as wedding in the park the following day. Hair and makeup done; beautiful sunny and warm day---perfect. Manley Beach, zoo and botanical gardens were also has ghlights.

Embarkation and disembarkation was simple. We walked from hotel to the ship and took shuttle from the ship to the airport.

Thank goodness for cruise critic's helpful hints about how to survive with 4 persons in a cabin. The over the door shoe bag from the container store was soooo useful. The wall magnets were used for jackets and handbags.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BD

We had drop down bed and cot for passenger 3 and 4. We were cramped of course and expected to be. The weather was cool most days and so were not able to use the balcony.

We just used other areas of the ship.

Port Reviews

Tauranga

Chilly day. Took family to see glow worm cave

Picton

Went to aquarium. Town was lovely. Many Christmas trees!

Sydney (Australia)

Took ferry to Manley Beach. Good view of the harboe

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