Great winter get away.: Emerald Princess Cruise Review by skiking1245

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Great winter get away.

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Other
We stayed at the LaQuinta Airport. It is inexpensive, free breakfast, free shuttle to port, and free parking while you are gone. It can't be beat.
Ate dinner at Coconuts on waterfront. Great precruise dinner spot or probably any night of the week.
Had a wonderful cruise. Probably the best dining experience on any cruise we have been on. Cid was our waiter and he was the best.
Entertainment was weak and the cruise director was obnoxious trying to get applause for himself. He needed to get out of the way and let the hired talent entertain the guests. Only really good entertainment was a Beatle group.
The sailaway group was pretty good but too loud. Everything on the deck was too loud. And the MUTS is nothing but wasted space other than for the football playoff games.
Unfornutely cruise ended with me getting norovirus the last night. I knew immediately what it was as had read about it before. Believe everything you may have heard about it. I was able to get More off the ship the next morning but added several hours to my drive home as I had to stop every 30 minutes or so.
As soon as I got home I emailed Princess several times to make them aware as I did not want the next occupant of our room to become ill. After several weeks I received a form letter from them. Left me pretty underwhelmed at their response. If someone got sick eating at my house I would certainly want to know how they were doing. Will definitely keep that in mind when booking in the future and picking a cruise line. My wife had mentioned how they did not seem to be cleaning the ship during cruise as we had observed with RC and Celebrity on recent cruises. Anyway it will take me a while to get over their lack of response. Less

Published 02/29/12

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Port and Shore Excursions

Walked up to Karel's bar on the beach and had Captain Mike take us over to Klein Bonaire to snorkel. Enjoyed the snorkeling and the beers back at Karels. It was windy and overcast but still had a great time. Check out transportation over to Klein Bonaire ahead of time as the public shuttle is closed sometime. But you don't really need to book this off the ship unless you have to.
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Not my favorite port and we had a short day there but found a fun excursion with Seafaris. Went on their fast boat eco tour. It was fast and fun. Would do again since not much else to do in Grenada.
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This was the St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail, Snorkel & Swim. It was awesome and would do again. Sailed over to Caneel Bay and snorkeled. Truly enjoyable and the snorkelling was actually pretty good.

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