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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Highlights on the high seas

Review for Emerald Princess to Hawaii
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Balcony

This was the first time we sailed from L.A. to Hawaii. Somewhat of a bucket list experience to cross such a distance. It was 4 days at sea going and 5 days at sea coming back. Two days in each direction were as our captain reported, "a little lumpy". It was not bad, just very slow rocking but we never felt seasick. Loved looking at the sea. Nothing out there, just water and sky, but very peaceful and loved having a balcony to meditate on the ocean. Three miles of deep ocean under our large ship. Glad we did it. Hawaii was great. Loved Wikiki. Take your suit and take a dip in the ocean. Get a drink at one of the beach bars. Kaiwai was boring but quiet and laid back , A country feel. Maui is striking. Didn't expect the steep mountains, in the back round. Loved Lailana. All kinds of places to eat, drink and shop, Wanna go back. ( Yum, coconut ice cream or coffee ice cream) Tender was way too hot going back. Don't sit where there is no air. Hilo was cool. Make sure you eat at Pineapples restaurant. Great local avocato salad, Used uber to get from ship to town. Two standouts, all the shows including atrium live music and "culture and nature" lectures. Learned a lot about Hawaii. Low points: Food on ship was boring. Think school lunch, blaa.

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Nice, overall. Mattress was pretty lumpy/saggy on one side. Huge balcony. Love

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