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Emerald Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great cruise!!

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by slfarnsworth

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

This is our 14th cruise with Princess and was terriffic!!! We were in Seattle a day ahead of time and went to the Space Needle and Pike's Market. Weather was great. This is actually our 2nd cruise to Alaska and the weather was good also at the end of September, We were in a mini suite and had an almost perfect room steward, Rafael, who anticipated all of our needs. He was unobtrusive also. The room was cleaned twice daily and always had ice and clean glasses etc, etc, etc. Embarkation and Disembarkation were very good, no problems. Princess met us at the airport and took us to the ship in the morning and all went smoothly. The main dining room was very good and specialty dining at Crown Grill and Curtis Stone was wonderful. Crab Shack is nice and Salty Dog Gastro pub was ok. Good service everywhere and friendly efficient staff. We boarded at 11;30 and room was not quite ready so we went to Crooner's Bar for a milky way martini. They wrote in chocolate inside the glass "Welcome Back Dean" & "Welcome Back Sharon" - Wow what a special touch. We had the free alcohol and I have read complaints about other ships or personel not being timely but ours was just fine. Both waiters and bartender were friendly without being overly so and efficient. We went on a Duck boat in Ketchican in the water and land and that was fun. Skagway was the Good Time Girls and Ghost Walk Tour which was really good. We loved Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Five beautiful gardens!! There were enrichment activities on board about Alaska also.

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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Large cabin with two t.v.'s, couch and bath tub. Quality linens on the bed and shower curtain. I love having a large couch and chair with a smallish coffee table. They decorated with balloons and a sign for Dean's birthday.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Historical Tour

Good time girls and ghost walk tour was one of the best ever!!!!

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Pike Place Market

Fun, crowded

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Duck Tour

Tour of town and out in water. Saw 5 eagles.

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Butchart Gardens

Beautiful place with nice restaurants and gift shop.

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