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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1669 reviews
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Average Cruise with Princess

Review for Emerald Princess to Australia & New Zealand
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Balcony

I had a good cruise but it was not as relaxing as other Princess cruises I have done due to it being in the school holidays and the fact that they had unruly feral children aboard that were allowed to disrupt and spoil other peoples cruise experience by running, jumping, somersaulting and bombing into the swimming pools. As an adult the only time you could swim without children hassling you was in the early hours until 10:00am when the little terrors were still fast asleep. Even worst the aft stairwell was littered with empty plates, empty glasses, food scraps and garbage.

The worst part about this cruise was that Princess did not attempt to control the behaviour of the children and as a result it tipped the balance from what could have been relaxing when they neglected to care about the cruise experience of guests not travelling with children. Other bad examples were wet seats in the atrium and in particular Crooners Bar where some absolute pig of a passenger(s) had come with wet swimmers from the pools and sat in the lounge chairs. Absolutely disgusting! Further more at time when I was on my balcony many bottles appear to have been thrown from the side of the ship which I began to suspect that children had placed notes in hoping that they will one day wash ashore.

My word of warning is in Australia avoid cruising with Princess in the school holidays.

Cabin Review


Cabin BD

My Cabin was C705. I could hear the lift buzzer from the aft passageway in my room. The cabin was clean and comfortable and had no faults. The balcony is twice the length of all other balconies and has shade as well as an area that is overlooked and can overlook the mini suites on "D" deck.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)



Great place for swimming and snorkeling.

Champagne Bay (Vanuatu)

Be sure to be on tender early as if you wait to late you will be denied shore visitation due to only one tender pier for one tender at a time.

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