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we chose this ship because of the itinerary and it matched our expectations. We were very fortunate with the weather always dry apart from drizzle in the fjords one morning some windy weather but didn't cause too many problems a very large ship and fully booked = too many people at times in the central area of the ship occasionally a queue to go into dining room only one slow tender call and that was on The Falklands because it was a long sail to the port hampered by strong winds food was ok occasionally very good once or twice awful - I did notice that if I didn't eat my food the waiters didn't bother to ask why and was it ok ? some dishes exceptionally good self service food generally ok we just preferred to formally be waited on in the evening rather than self service most of the staff were lovely any minor problems or queries the staff at the main desk soon sorted room steward was good cabin was perfectly adequate balcony and room service very efficient I generally phoned for coffee and croissants - never had to wait more than ten minutes total chaos getting the lifts on the last morning to get off - we were early - taking our own cases but no lifts they were out of action staff still moving suitcases we presume you cant get from the 12th floor without using a lift it took 45 minutes for three of us to get lifts we had to split up in order to get down that was badly organised entertainment ok we only did 2 singing dancing shows others were not my cup of tea some nice singers in other bars which we preferred drinks expensive but as they are on many a cruise ship I made my one bottle of wine allowed on board last ! my pink plastic water bottle very useful excursions horrendously expensive the three of us took private taxis at every port paying a fraction of their prices just booked as we left the ship each time the hop on hop off bus to Gypsy cove on Falklands just $20 per person the dearest taxi we paid was out to the peninsula at Puerto Madryn $90 each as it was a long journey but well worth it saw penguins so close plus sea lions and elephant seals

Fantastic itinerary, scenery; ship ok

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by farmcat

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we chose this ship because of the itinerary and it matched our expectations. We were very fortunate with the weather always dry apart from drizzle in the fjords one morning some windy weather but didn't cause too many problems

a very large ship and fully booked = too many people at times in the central area of the ship occasionally a queue to go into dining room

only one slow tender call and that was on The Falklands because it was a long sail to the port hampered by strong winds

food was ok occasionally very good once or twice awful - I did notice that if I didn't eat my food the waiters didn't bother to ask why and was it ok ? some dishes exceptionally good self service food generally ok we just preferred to formally be waited on in the evening rather than self service most of the staff were lovely any minor problems or queries the staff at the main desk soon sorted room steward was good

cabin was perfectly adequate balcony and room service very efficient I generally phoned for coffee and croissants - never had to wait more than ten minutes

total chaos getting the lifts on the last morning to get off - we were early - taking our own cases but no lifts they were out of action staff still moving suitcases we presume you cant get from the 12th floor without using a lift it took 45 minutes for three of us to get lifts we had to split up in order to get down that was badly organised

entertainment ok we only did 2 singing dancing shows others were not my cup of tea

some nice singers in other bars which we preferred

drinks expensive but as they are on many a cruise ship

I made my one bottle of wine allowed on board last ! my pink plastic water bottle very useful

excursions horrendously expensive the three of us took private taxis at every port paying a fraction of their prices just booked as we left the ship each time

the hop on hop off bus to Gypsy cove on Falklands just $20 per person

the dearest taxi we paid was out to the peninsula at Puerto Madryn $90 each as it was a long journey but well worth it saw penguins so close plus sea lions and elephant seals
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