This was our first Princess Cruise, a 14 day Circle the Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale in March, 2023. The Emerald Princess and crew were great. But Princess Cruises is so poor and irresponsible with their accounting we won't be sailing with Princess again. Just too risky and they have proven untrustworthy with out money even when they put things in writing. (Details below).
The cruise itself was pleasant and the crew and food were excellent. Through the Emerald Princess is a somewhat older ship it was well kept and obviously updated. Our interior cabin was very nice with plenty of storage and space. There are many great places above deck to hang out and enjoy the view so on this trip we didn't feel the need for a balcony, esp. as we had so many ports and not too many days at sea.
The islands visited on this cruise were the reason we booked with Princess: St. Thomas, Antigua, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao and Aruba. We had not been to any of these despite two previous Caribbean cruises on Royal Caribbean. Dominica and Curacao were especially amazing!
Antigua was simply amazing! We went to Darkwood Beach which was not at all crowded, had a wonderful quaint restaurant and nice umbrellas and lounge chairs we rented. The food was very good and affordable and they brought it out to our umbrella on the beach. Taxi to and from for both of us was only $20.