Emerald Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Panama Canal Full Transit - Christmas and New Years

Review for the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Emerald Princess
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2023
Cabin: Balcony

Overall this was a good cruise, the ship though needing some attention is in good shape, we had no major complaints about the food which in general was good. Our room steward worked hard to keep our room clean and we had no complaints about the service. We enjoyed our trip through the Panama Canal and the stops we made during the trip. The shows in general were ok, everyone on board seemed to have shows they liked and others less so.

Departure day:

We booked a private transfer and were dropped off at the terminal at 10:30, everyone on arrival, regardless of Captains circle status were funnelled into the same security line with the exception of handicapped. After security we went up escalator where blue and green separated. After green document verification platinum and elite went straight onto ship while everyone else got a group number and had to wait to be called as there were still a large number of people. We are platinum so went right on. About 30 mins for us from shuttle to ship. Rooms were available at 1PM. We had a quiet lunch in the Botecelli dining room as we didn’t feel like going up to the crowds in the buffet.

Cabin Review


Cabin is all the way forward on the Port Side.

There are ample power outlets and there is also a European style 220v outlet behind the bed, there is a lamp plugged into it however so if you want to use it you need a power strip.

A bit more rise and fall if you are in heavy seas but not bad for us. Our cabin was kept clean and we had fresh towels twice a day.

No complaints about our cabin steward.

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