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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1748 reviews
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First time and could be our last. Disappointed!

Review for Emerald Princess to the Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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

We have cruised with other lines before and decided to try Princess based on a recommendation from our travel agent due to the specific ports we wanted to visit. We did a 14 day cruise with Princess Cruise lines. Never made it to Mykonos due to a storm. Food was average but nothing spectacular. Too many starchy foods. Not enough vegetables and fruits. Entertainment was just okay. Not enough planned activities accept pushing bingo games and paper airplane races. Don’t buy a drink package. If on Dolphin Deck, the tinder boats are under you and when they are launched at 6 am, you will be knocked out of bed by the noise. Gym was sub par. Two standard stationary bikes for the whole ship to use. The Sanctuary area is a joke. Don’t waste your money for $80 a day. The art auction staff must all be new as they didn’t have full knowledge on the artist they were selling. Overall staff were not as friendly as on other cruise lines we have travelled on. I honestly do not believe we will ever cruise with Princess in the future.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MD

Bed was lumpy with divots in the mattress. We used the couch pillows to fill the divots. Tinder boats for the ship directly under us and so loud it woke us at 6 am when they were being launched. We had to physically leave the room.

Port Reviews


Booked through Princess and only had 40 minutes to spend in Positano, and this was the whole reason we booked this excursion because it went to a Positano. We were not made aware of how little time we would have there.


We rented bikes and rode all over to see things up close and personal. Bike were 10 Euros a piece for the whole day.


This port was cancelled due to a storm at sea.


We rented an ATV and did OIA on our own.

Taormina (Messina)

Terrible port. Got off the boat and within an hour, we got back on.


This was the end of our tour. Stayed three days here and could have done longer. Buy the Rick Steve’s book on Barcelona and do everything he recommends, you won’t be disappointed.

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