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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1669 reviews
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Wonderful Cruise in spite of COVID-19 chaos

Review for Emerald Princess to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Balcony

After sailing to Alaska on Princess with family and friends for our 50th we knew we would sail with Princess again. We've wanted to go through the Panama Canal and one 6 of us found we could during the first two weeks of March we jumped at the chance.

A computer glitch messed with what we know to be a generally efficient check in. Though, conditions were less than ideal, I applaud the individual who made the decision to move us from standing outside in the sun to an inside seating area that was air conditioned.

We thoroughly enjoyed our balcony stateroom and assigned steward, Rommel. Both were superb. We enjoyed eating at the Michelangelo where our server, Sebastion, always brought a smile, cheer, and great food. Eating at DaVinci with our server, Lucio, was also a delight. Shall always remember one of his jokes!! Special treats were eating at Crown and SHARE by Curtis. The food in each location was excellent; however, the portions at the SHARE were simply too large! Never thought I'd say that!

Cabin Review


The cabin was adequate size for our needs and wants. The bed was very confortable, but best of all we loved we the pillows! It was hard not to take one home with us! Having grown up on the shores of Lake Michigan, the sight and sound of large water outside our room is in our DNA. We used the balcony often and enjoyed the it tremendously. We had an issue with the shower water initially being scalding hot. The temperature did get lowered, but never to the point of where we could take a cold shower.

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