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The cruise's itinerary is interesting. However the ship itself is old and needs refurbishing. Reception desk - could be better. They weren't very helpful when a problem arose. Room - needed refurbishing badly. Bathroom appliances are old and need a replacement. But cleaning service did their best to keep the cabin clean. They also worked very fast and immediately responded to every request. Port and shore excursions were very good, and local guides were exceptional. Dining - very good in the dining rooms and buffet, a lot of attention from the waiting staff. Embarkation - our luggage arrived after 7:00 PM. We realize that if was due to the issues in the port, but we traveled a long distance and we had no cloth to change to after taking a shower. Disembarkation on the other hand was very smooth and well organized. Entertainment - I will give a C+. Two of production shows were simply awful, mostly because of female singers. Music around the ship is not impressive at all. Same goes for the featured singers and comedian that performed in the theater (except for Teacake). One will wonder if any of the artists had any auditions before getting the job. On the other hand comedian that performed in the Explorer lounge was excellent.

Good value for the money

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by lozovskys

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2018
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
The cruise's itinerary is interesting. However the ship itself is old and needs refurbishing.

Reception desk - could be better. They weren't very helpful when a problem arose.

Room - needed refurbishing badly. Bathroom appliances are old and need a replacement. But cleaning service did their best to keep the cabin clean. They also worked very fast and immediately responded to every request.

Port and shore excursions were very good, and local guides were exceptional.

Dining - very good in the dining rooms and buffet, a lot of attention from the waiting staff.

Embarkation - our luggage arrived after 7:00 PM. We realize that if was due to the issues in the port, but we traveled a long distance and we had no cloth to change to after taking a shower. Disembarkation on the other hand was very smooth and well organized.

Entertainment - I will give a C+. Two of production shows were simply awful, mostly because of female singers. Music around the ship is not impressive at all. Same goes for the featured singers and comedian that performed in the theater (except for Teacake). One will wonder if any of the artists had any auditions before getting the job. On the other hand comedian that performed in the Explorer lounge was excellent.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BF 14603
Usual Princess cabin with the good and functional layout. However the Interior is dated and needs refurbishing badly.
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