1st Time on Princess Cruise Line - Great Start: Emerald Princess Cruise Review by rdavidnann
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1st Time on Princess Cruise Line - Great Start
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
What we liked: Ship Layout, Gym, & separate areas for pools. The resistance pool was fantastic. Breakfast buffet was adequate with nice variety. The personal touch for breakfast & lunch with drink & waiter service was a nice touch. Entertainment was very good, Esp. The "Beatle Maniacs". Nice lounges with live bands. LIVE BANDS make the difference. Especially liked "Cruise Control" with a nice variety of dance music.. "Fusion" was good also. The real More touch was dancing to the "Emerald Orchestra" in the Explorer's lounge & Fusion Lounge after dance lessons. Looked forward to dinner every night (8:15 seating) because of the 6 other people that we we fortunate to be with. Great conversations & interaction.
Live orchestra gave the nightly shows the extra touch needed.
What we didn't like: Late shows after dining. Had to rush to get to the theater after dinner. Like to have 7 PM shows & then dinner. Then have time for relaxing in the lounges & dancing & enjoying the music. Also not enough dance floor in the wheelhouse bar for a band (Cruise Control) that were easy to dance to but no room for enough couples to have room to dance. They would have been great in the Explorers Lounge where more people would be open to dance. Less
Cabin review: MA327
Nice cabin. Inside (we like no light to wake us or for taking a nap during the day., Quiet hallway. Nice size open closet space, shower ok for us. bed was very comfortable. (we both like a stern mattress) A wonderful room stewardess that really took care of our room. We were amazed at her service.
Port and Shore Excursions
Nice but nothing particularly ...
Bland food and unpleasant staf...