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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1737 reviews
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Going thrugh the canal.

Review for Emerald Princess to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Balcony

I won't use Princess again. Always trouble with time lines including being crammed into a room before embarkation. 3 of 5 tenders were down for Panama excursions which left little time on land, 7:30 am early disembarkation turned into 8:00am.

Food in MDR started out fine but got worse - poor cuts of meat.

We were told to get our outgoing mail in by a certain time each port. Problem? They only had American stamps and didn't send mail until Los Angeles. Who wants mail stamped from home? Why not tell us that to begin with and maybe told us where to fin a post office on shore?

Cabin Review


Jay was very nice and helpful.

Also, I have no idea what cabin catagory we were in; but we did have a balcony.

Port Reviews

Cartagena (Colombia)

We were left w/locals but they weren't of any help. After our emerald mines tour, we asked where we should go and we were told anywhere we wanted to go

Fuerte Amador (Balboa)

Had a great time!


Easy off to shore. People were very friendly. The food and shopping were satisfying.

When we pulled out, everyone came out of the water and stood on the beach waving to us as we left port. Very heatwarming!

Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

We spent the day at the beach!

San Juan del Sur

The tour was expensive for what we did.

Puerto Vallarta

Beautiful city and people! We went to the resturant at Los Tules Resort. Great service and beautiful setting.

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