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Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,864 reviews

Excellent crew, ports, dining and music

Review for Pacific Coastal Cruise on Emerald Princess
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2023
Cabin: Oceanview (obstructed view)

[First, I should mention that we are not alcohol drinkers, and therefore our commentary will not reflect at all on that particular aspect that is admittedly quite important for some readers to know about.]

The crew was excellent beyond expectation whether we are speaking about cruise director Fer-r-r-nando, the instrumental musicians (special shout-out to the trumpeter), dancers, singers, comedian, chefs, cooks, waiters, cruise desk, future cruise sales (yea Koko!), security, cabin stewards (especially our steward Moore), as well as all the crew we did not see making everything happen so smoothly behind the scenes. This tremendous effort and organization should not be unnoticed or minimized in any way.

We never felt the need to pay up for specialty dining since the standard Main Dining Room dinners were excellent and offered a good choice. Table service, presentation, and quality of food was excellent. We also took lunch there on the sea days, as well as breakfast twice. Otherwise we did use the buffet, Slice, and the International Cafe a few times as well. Everything was excellent.

Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)

Cabin was assigned as a guarantee by Princess as a partially obstructed ocean view. This was at the bow of the ship with a forward-facing window viewing onto an open public deck that was closed in the evenings and at night and even while open the one-way glass allowed no other people views into our cabin. We had a wide vista-like view of each city we were docked in and on sea days the wide horizon toward which the ship was headed.

The cabin itself was wider than standard and layed out a bit differently to accommodate the curvature of the space it was in. It felt a bit more spacious than the standard ocean view cabin.

The cabin steward, Moore, went above and beyond. Any passenger would be very lucky indeed to have such attentive and personal service.

I would definitely choose this cabin again in order to have its location, views and, above all, Moore as the steward.

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