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Emerald Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Emerald Princess Cruise Review by suesinger

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

Great ports. Princess tours were much better than usual. We also used Shore Tours for most of our private tours. Nigel coordinated tours in 5 ports. Highly recommend the company.

Food on cruise was odd. Minimal beef at dinner. Numerous dinners were mainly fish and vegetarian, with no beef even on daily menu. Same hamburger for every dinner. No cheesecake on everyday menu or pasta alfredo on daily menu. Said the menu was more typical of New Zealand food.

Wonderful itinerary. Much to do in every port.

Mystery play one night. Lots of food. Wish they would do it mor often.

Most shows had 2 showings. Would like to have had 3 for the production shows. Not everyone could get it. Many of the shows were 7:00 and 9:00 instead of 8:00 and 10:00. Had to rush from early dinner to get to the show.

Buffet was just average. Long lines. A few times ther was only one station open for lunch creating a very long line.

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Cabin Review

Cabin B1 B535

Toilet was always hot. Hot gasses coming out of toilet and toilet seat was always wet, probably from the heat. No cold water at sink, only warm to hot. No sodas to be purchased in room frig as is most cruises.

New very comfortable bed

First time we had a premium balcony. Extra space was great and loved the larger, higher table. I don't know why it isn't on all balconies.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Not much to see or do in area. Toured a chocolat factory, honey factory, and kiwi grove. Company did the best they could with wha was available to see and do

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