• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1669 reviews
7 Awards

A Ship For All Lifestyles

Review for Emerald Princess to Australia & New Zealand
User Avatar
MariposaCottage
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Rating by category

Cabin
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Emerald Princess Atrium
Looking into cabin from sitting area inside balcony.
Ship moored in Port Vila.

Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. Port authorities need to allow for multiple entry points to the ships instead of funnelling thousands of passengers into one entry point. Enough said.

Once on board, the Princess crew were all over the place providing assistance to locate our cabins. Food was already being served and it never stopped for the eleven days we were on board.

The decor on the Emerald Princess is tasteful and subdued with a mix of many shades of blues and browns but lacking a little pizzazz. Nonetheless all areas and venues are clean and comfortable.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MB

Port Reviews

Champagne Bay (Vanuatu)

Lovely Island with a lot of market stalls.

Mystery Island

Bypassed due to bad weather. Previous visit was great.

Noumea

Wont bother going there again. In 1980 it was great. 2013 average. This time average.

4 Helpful Votes

Find an Emerald Princess Cruise from $579

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have updated the Cruise Critic Privacy and Cookie Statement effective on October 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.