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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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First and last time on Princess

Review for Emerald Princess to South America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

We took this cruise because of the itinerary to Hawaii.

Embarkation/ Disembarkation: Getting on was very easy and orderly due to the schedule given before hand.

Did the self-disembarkation. Very good and no crowds. For those not sure about disembarkation: If taking the scheduled disembarkation, luggage must be out in the hallway at suppertime the night prior. Everyone must be out of their cabins by 8am and form up in their selected disembarkation point (lounge) even if their scheduled time is 10am. They will get their luggage on the pier then go through customs.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

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Cabin was deck 8, port side aft. Nice large cabin and plenty of closet and shelf space. Washroom was adequate. Extra electrical plugs behind the TV's. When there were rougher seas, the cabin creaked like Nelson's flag ship. First couple of sea days, it kept us up all night.

The cabin steward was great. He seemed to be always working and prompt.

Port Reviews

Hilo

Walked into town. Farmers market was very good. Not much else in town. For $1 each, took the bus to the Walmart then a free shuttle back to the ship.

Maui

L'hanna...make sure you have your sun screen. Nice shops and restaurants. For wife and I, tenders were okay although going back to the ship, our boat hit another tender that was tied up. There was an incident with others getting back but didn't witness it so can't comment other than maybe they should have used the leeward side of the ship for tendering.

Honolulu

Took a free shuttle after the 'jewellery factory tour' to Waikiki. Love Honolulu. Had stayed there a few years ago. Great places to go, see and do.

Kauai

Nawiliwili: Nice little port with a small beach. Took the municipal transit for 25 cents to the mall (Macey's) and walked to the Kauai Plantation. Took the train around the plantation. I think it was $16/ senior. Not much to see but enjoyed seeing something different and who doesn't like a trine ride! Walked back to the mall and took a free shuttle back o the ship. Only complaint was that there was no one to give you any information/directions when we got off the ship. Guess they want you to pay for the ship excursions.

Ensenada

Looks nice from the ship. The smell of open sewers is disgusting and turned us off from going anywhere to eat or drink. Grabbed a couple of souvenirs and hightailed it back to the ship especially after a man and woman were pushing their toddler children begging. Felt bad and did buy a nice bag from the woman.

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