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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Emerald Princess to the South Pacific
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

This was our 30th Wedding Anniversary and our first without our kids in tow. Leaving our kids and daily world behind we embarked on our journey. We stayed two nights in Sydney at The Grace Hotel which was a lovely hotel, reasonable priced and the location was perfect. We arrived earlier in Sydney as we wanted to do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. The weather was perfect for our climb, was initially worried as Sydney had been having the most awful weather conditions. The climb was expensive but really lovely and l would say otherall worthwhile experience.

We choose to walk from our hotel to the OPT to embark the Emerald Princess. It was an easy walk with our suitcase in tow as we couldn't justify the taxi trip as in most cases there is a bit of a traffic delay around the terminal. The boarding was quick and hastle free, we had priority boarding but even if you didn't I would think you would find the process well organised. You need to keep in mind that you are one of 3000+ passengers boarding so you need to put the event in prospective. They really do well!

The Emerald Princess is a lovely ship, l was super impressed by the layout and loved the deck plans and variety of pools. 4 pools to choose from, one was part of the Santuary where a cost was involved, pool two was were live music, pool games or recorded music played, pool three was were the movies screen was which played movies or other shows such as Cirque du Soleil or music concerts like PINK. Pool four was at the back of the ship and was a great place to relax and soak in the sounds of the waves adults only.

Response from TaylorW, Social Team, Princess Cruises

Hi angie.coventry, congratulations to you both on your 30th anniversary! We're honored that you chose to celebrate with Princess. We hope to welcome you onboard again soon!...

Cabin Review


Cabin B4

Aft cabin with a lovely rear facing balcony. Nice to sit and take in the ocean or watch as you are leaving ports. We often had a glass of wine on the balcony.

Beds are super comfy and rooms are clean with enough space to put your belongings. Love the separate storage area. Bathrooms are compact with just enough bench space.

Port Reviews

Mystery Island

lovely place to snorkel, locals were friendly.

Champagne Bay (Vanuatu)

lovely spot, the snorkelling wasn't as good this time around.

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