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Emerald Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,737 Reviews

Pleasant but could be improved.

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by mgwilson

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2017
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

"Whilst the Emerald Princess is a beautiful ship, the ladies and myself in our party preferred the Voyager of the Sea we experienced last year.This year I had booked twin beds in our Stateroom but there was a double bed. Our cruise document stipulated twin beds. The crew were friendly and pleasant at all times. We also found that there were only hand disinfecting dispensers in the dinning area. On the Voyager they were present at almost every corner, especially outside the public toilets. Our toilet in our stateroom was blocked several times and the sink also blocked up once, in saying that it was fixed almost immediately. I found the entertainment a little dated. We ladies were very disappointed that the Spa was so expensive, we were all hoping for a facial, as we had on the Voyager at a very reasonable price, on a par with land prices. The food was very repetitious every day for all three main meals. Also all four couples in our party had our room card deactivated several times, which meant waiting in line at the Customer Service desk. The other issue we had was that the best bar on the ship, the one with ocean view and floor to ceiling windows did not open until after 5pm and then it seemed to be restricted to 18 - 25 year olds and the gay crowd. Last year we would meet at a similar bar on the Voyager at midday for a cocktail before lunch. Despite the above we all enjoyed the cruise immensely. The destinations were magnificent although we did our own thing as the ship's prices were over the top. We paid $50 per head for the same trip others who had booked on the cruise paid $90 for." We also found that there were very few hands on activities during the day eg cake decorating.

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Cabin Review

Cabin B1 B707

Our cabin was clean and the steward was very pleasant and efficient, We did request twin beds and were given a double bed. The toilet blocked up several times and the bathroom sink once. In saying that it was rectified very quickly.

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