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Emerald Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,737 Reviews

Emerald Princess lived up to expectations

Emerald Princess Cruise Review by Russb

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

We chose this cruise as we had a large party and it was basically the one that suited all. That said there was some thought that there may have been better cruise available - that was proved incorrect as we all loved it.

The embarkation process was seamless and very fast. Baggage assistants on the wharf helped the process and our luggage was in our room when we opened the door.

The condition of the ship at present is very good with no real sign anywhere of wear and tear. Common areas are very nice and well maintained. The stateroom was above our exceptions in size and condition.

The itinerary from Barcelona to Athens was very impressive and some notable surprises for us in Gibraltar and Kotor. We all agreed that what we saw of Marseilles made it our least favourite port.

Stateroom steward was perfect....there when you needed him otherwise rarely saw him. he kept the room spotless.

Meals were spot-on. Be aware that if you are doing a 14 or 21 day Med cruise that your menu will basically repeat every 7 days.

Shore tours were very good and ran smoothly.

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Cabin Review

Cabin B2 C608

Great sized room in very good condition with extra large balcony. Deck 10 does have a large balcony - understand that levels above look down into it on the Emerald - no big deal for us.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Tour encompassed everything we wanted to see and has the option of dropping you back in town to do your own thing. It was a really surprising town to us and well worth the effort. As everyone else will say...watch the apes. A lady was bitten reasonably badly on the neck in front of our friends.

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Great tour of three very different towns. Good amount of free time vs tour

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