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We didn't want to fly all the way to Hawaii from Philadelphia, so we choose this cruise because iwe wanted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Hawaii. This was not our first cruise, but was our first cruise on the Princess Cruise line. We were only in the four main Hawaian Islands for one day each so the rest of our time was on board the ship. Our cabin was small and had little room for storage. The bathroom and shower were even smaller. There were far too many people on board for the space available in the entertainment areas and you could not get seating at the shows unless you went there about 45 to 60 minutes before the show started. This became very stressful when you have to hurry your dinner schedule in order to get seating for an event. During the days at sea ther was little to do except for early in the morning. Few events were scheduled for the afternoons so we spent a lot of time naping or reading. On the last day of the cruise. I had to pay $25.00 dollars to use a computer for a few minutes to confirm my airline reservation and print our boarding passes. which I thought was outrageous. Considering the amount of money it cost us for this cruise, I have to say I foud it mostly boring and very overpriced. Based on our experience, I would not recommend Princess Cruise line.

Cruise to Hawaii

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by Bill1120

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We didn't want to fly all the way to Hawaii from Philadelphia, so we choose this cruise because iwe wanted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Hawaii. This was not our first cruise, but was our first cruise on the Princess Cruise line. We were only in the four main Hawaian Islands for one day each so the rest of our time was on board the ship. Our cabin was small and had little room for storage. The bathroom and shower were even smaller. There were far too many people on board for the space available in the entertainment areas and you could not get seating at the shows unless you went there about 45 to 60 minutes before the show started. This became very stressful when you have to hurry your dinner schedule in order to get seating for an event. During the days at sea ther was little to do except for early in the morning. Few events were scheduled for the afternoons so we spent a lot of time naping or reading. On the last day of the cruise. I had to pay $25.00 dollars to use a computer for a few minutes to confirm my airline reservation and print our boarding passes. which I thought was outrageous. Considering the amount of money it cost us for this cruise, I have to say I foud it mostly boring and very overpriced. Based on our experience, I would not recommend Princess Cruise line.
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Balcony
Cabin BF R606
Too small and only one chair. Few drawers for clothes. Open shelving in closet area. Small bathroom and shower. No storage shelves in shower area for bath supplies.
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