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Previous experience with Princess was good 9 years ago. Not anymore. Cruise Director was terrible. Most of the entertainment was amateur at best. The one excursion we chose did not warrant the association with Princess it was a dogs breakfast of a show. (Germaines Luau on Oahu.) Cabin upkeep was excellent. Crew staff were excellent and pleasant. Theatre seating was a nightmare unless you got there 3/4 hour ahead of time. Specialty restaurants had good staff but the food was nothing to get excited about. Crab Shack's crab was not fresh nor of sufficient quantity. Steak restaurant had good environment but little else. The ships photographers became annoying after awhile and the spa services were most aggressive in pushing their very expensive products. My wife and I foolishly fell for the future cruise offer but we won't be using it now that we've experienced the whole cruise. Prior to this cruise, 9 years ago we had 55 days each of Princess cruises. Things were much better 9 years ago.

Slow Slide Downhill

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by Col0320

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Interior
Previous experience with Princess was good 9 years ago. Not anymore.

Cruise Director was terrible. Most of the entertainment was amateur at best.

The one excursion we chose did not warrant the association with Princess it was a dogs breakfast of a show. (Germaines Luau on Oahu.)

Cabin upkeep was excellent. Crew staff were excellent and pleasant.

Theatre seating was a nightmare unless you got there 3/4 hour ahead of time.

Specialty restaurants had good staff but the food was nothing to get excited about. Crab Shack's crab was not fresh nor of sufficient quantity. Steak restaurant had good environment but little else.

The ships photographers became annoying after awhile and the spa services were most aggressive in pushing their very expensive products.

My wife and I foolishly fell for the future cruise offer but we won't be using it now that we've experienced the whole cruise.

Prior to this cruise, 9 years ago we had 55 days each of Princess cruises. Things were much better 9 years ago.
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Interior
Cabin ID D103
Hitting my head on the bunkbeds became a constant occurrence. Cabin is way too small if you're going to include bunkbeds.
Service and cleanliness was excellent.
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