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Chose this for 30th anniversary trip. Pretty disappointing. Contrary to octogenarian reviews, the food is truly mediocre and seems to be a training session for nursing home food. We were especially disappointed in the 6 course meal that was an add on at “SHARE”. Truly average. Bars were fun and service there was pretty good. The “SHOW” called Magic??? Something...was really really bad. My wife quirks not let me walk out as she did not want to disturb others. Ports were great spots. Crab feast in kerchokan is a must do! Awesome crab and great place/staff. In Juneau we did a seaplane ride over the glaciers and it was awesome. Skagway we chose the Chilkoot trail hike and raft trip. Hike is only two miles and should have taken about 45 minutes but we had a senior citizen with us on the hike and just the hike took two full hours. Pretty though and saw lots of wildlife. The prize excursion for my wife was to be the wine and chocolate tasting and tour of Butchart gardens in Victoria. They cancelled it on us. Only one that got cancelled. They told us the day before so no way to book any of the other garden trips. Neither customer service nor cruise desk offered any ideas or interest in the fact that the single most important event for My wife on her 30th anniversary got canceled due only to fact that not enough people signed up....means not enough profit for them. Cabins were great and room stewards were great. So everything handled by private contractors in the ports was great. As for the ship stuff....some of events were fun to watch: voice of the ocean, karaoke, musical groups in the bars...bars were the best part...food was the worst part. All in all, go for the ports and the amazing sights. Don’t expect much else to excite you and not the event for an anniversary-our mistake.

Meh...

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by Trraynes

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview
Chose this for 30th anniversary trip. Pretty disappointing. Contrary to octogenarian reviews, the food is truly mediocre and seems to be a training session for nursing home food. We were especially disappointed in the 6 course meal that was an add on at “SHARE”. Truly average. Bars were fun and service there was pretty good. The “SHOW” called Magic??? Something...was really really bad. My wife quirks not let me walk out as she did not want to disturb others. Ports were great spots. Crab feast in kerchokan is a must do! Awesome crab and great place/staff. In Juneau we did a seaplane ride over the glaciers and it was awesome. Skagway we chose the Chilkoot trail hike and raft trip. Hike is only two miles and should have taken about 45 minutes but we had a senior citizen with us on the hike and just the hike took two full hours. Pretty though and saw lots of wildlife. The prize excursion for my wife was to be the wine and chocolate tasting and tour of Butchart gardens in Victoria. They cancelled it on us. Only one that got cancelled. They told us the day before so no way to book any of the other garden trips. Neither customer service nor cruise desk offered any ideas or interest in the fact that the single most important event for My wife on her 30th anniversary got canceled due only to fact that not enough people signed up....means not enough profit for them. Cabins were great and room stewards were great. So everything handled by private contractors in the ports was great. As for the ship stuff....some of events were fun to watch: voice of the ocean, karaoke, musical groups in the bars...bars were the best part...food was the worst part. All in all, go for the ports and the amazing sights. Don’t expect much else to excite you and not the event for an anniversary-our mistake.
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Oceanview
Cabin OE E324
Cabin was fine. Window partially blocked by lifeboats but could see out fine. Crew showed up in the window by the lifeboats a few times...oh well
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