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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean

Princess
Emerald Princess
Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

56

Very Good

30

Average

16

Poor

8

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

112

Romantic Cruises

91

First-Time Cruisers

26

Senior Cruises

25

Holiday Cruises

24

112 Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean


KimBill97 avatar

KimBill97

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The crew was fabulous! We had a great time and would do it all over again!

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I have cruised with my mother and sister on the Crown Princess. This trip was with my mother, husband and two kids. Husband and kids were first time cruisers. We were a bit afraid after seeing some of the reviews ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Lisa1963 avatar

Lisa1963

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time cruise and have a very good experience

My husband and I and my daughter in her twenties cruised to Eastern Caribbean for 7 days with Emerald cruise embarked on Jan 30th 2016. We had a fantastic time. Our steward Edward was very polite and efficient. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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stocklady

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Just what the Dr. ordered

We have been dealing with water damage from a rain storm and needed a quick getaway. We found this to be a relaxing trip. Not much to really see and do in Grand Turk, but a walk along the beach and some conch ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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DIOHIO

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sad to see Princess is no longer the best cruise line.

Traveled on the Emerald from Jan 30th-Feb 6th of 2016. This was our 4th Cruise with Princess and don't think we will sail with them again!! Menu was the same thing night after night with some sort of FISH fixed 50 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Rfinnshw

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

AC still not working efficiently after 3rd cruise after dry dock; hot in cabin.

We were the 3rd cruise after Dry dock and the AC in the entire Sector of Deck 10 Caribe Starboard side midsection was barely working! When walking in the hallway of the entire area mentioned above you could feel ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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najanaja

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Holiday Cruise

We have taken multiple cruises with Princess, Celebrity, & Royal C. Living in the Midwest always has us looking at winter temperature relief. We decided on a holiday cruise with kids directly after Christmas to ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Clampram

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised; we loved Emerald!

We have cruised quite a bit in the "distant" past and just a little bit in the last 15 years. I think we are spoiled with our "seasoned" experiences of cruising when there were less passengers and more service and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Calimom08

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Xmas cruise- the good and the bad....

This was my 3rd cruise on Princess, and the first on Emerald. I understand that the ship just came out of dry dock, but I couldn't really figure out what had been updated other than the Effy jewelry boutique that ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Ana2015

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worse Cruise Ever

We cruised before with Royal Caribean twice, Celebrity and Holland America,it was our first and last with Princess. There is so many bad things about this cruise,but I will make a list: Good things: -A lot ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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dagtoking1

13 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess is not the same ship she used to be.

The Emerald Princess did not meet my expectations but then again I had sailed on her before in 2008 on a ten (10) day cruise and was comparing it to that. There were many things that I did not love this time around ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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sissyd01

3 Reviews Written

Surprised and a Bit Disappointed

We had never sailed on Princess before and when this cruise came up with a terrific price we decided to try them. Embarkation was well organized and we quickly were on board and ready for lunch. Our stateroom room ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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cruiseinn

2 Reviews Written

Love the Emerald Princess

We cruise a couple times a year with my sister and hubby, so this was our 7th cruise together and 13 total for myself and hubby. My niece and son-in-law surprised us at the Port of Houston by showing up to go with ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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princessebird

2 Reviews Written

About par for the course for cruising these days

This was our first Princess cruise after 12 on RCCL, 5 on NCL, and 2 on Celebrity. I was hesitant to go on Princess (not my choice) because it is in the Carnival family and there have been too many problems on ...
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Sail Date March 2015


oldfred avatar

oldfred

2 Reviews Written

Older ship with limited amenities

booked one suite and two balcony staterooms. Family cruise for 6. rooms were nice, clean and well maintained. disappointed in the buffet, unimaginative food without a lot of selection. The only redeeming feature ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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reynamosuna

1 Review Written

DISAPPOINTED

Our family of 22 did our annual family vacation on the Emerald Princess. Everyone left very disappointed. The way the staff treated us was so RUDE. We wanted to celebrate a private birthday party and were very ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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spindrift

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess

Our suite was lovely as well as the amenities. Our room Steward, Chadwick Sanchez, was one of the best we have had. Sabatini's for breakfast was awesome (the real reason for booking a suite); Crown Grill was very ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Mrs.Gosse

1 Review Written

Not as good as Golden but still good

The reason for my title is only because I feel like the staff seemed "not in to it" on this one, possibly because it also seemed like the same amount of staff for almost 700 more passengers. They seemed shortstaffed ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Copland5167

1 Review Written

Nice, but not WOW!

This was my first time on a Princess cruise. I have been on 4 Carnival ships, 1 Disney ship and a Noregian ship. The lack of the little things that Priness offers is somewhat frustrating. Let me start when I first ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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houstoncruisers2001

4 Reviews Written

Emerald Princess was Fine & Dandy

We are older, ages 63 & 58, this was our 15th cruise, 4th on Princess. We live in Houston and were dropped off at the ship. Having cruised with Princess before on a similar ship we knew what to expect. Getting on ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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BigBendHiker

2 Reviews Written

Fine cruise except for worn out mattress and some other issues

Our 9th cruise (4 NCL, 2 Carnival, 1 Celebrity, 1 Holland prior to this one). Arrival and embarkation were no problem, very fast. We prepaid parking since we were local to save the 5 bucks. Disembarkation was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Zuessam

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disappointed!!!

Let me start by saying we are not picky and the type to gripe about little things. That being said I was very disappointed in our cruise on the Emerald Princess. We did the same cruise last year on the Caribbean ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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swagsherman

1 Review Written

Spring Break Cruise

My family of four had a great time on the Emerald Princess from 8-15 Mar 15. Rather than go through the minutia about what was good, I thought it might be more helpful to explain where we saw some things lacking. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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kruzkween

14 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in many things but still an very enjoyable cruise

I’m from East Texas and drove to the port. On Saturday night before sailing on Sunday, we spent the night in Baytown, TX at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites on I-10 East. Great location, very convenient , close to ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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MALEFICENT, ESQ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Stay away from the Self-Righteous Princess Diva of the Seas!

We always enjoy cruising and nothing terrible happened on our latest voyage on Emerald Princess from Houston Texas. But the bar is set high for ships sailing our blue oceans and Princess fell far short of the ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Sherwolfe

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Winter Getaway

This was our first time sailing out of Houston Texas. You actually embark at Bayport Terminal in La Porte Texas, about 30 miles South of Houston. We stayed in Seabrook Texas, about a 10 minute drive to the port. We ...
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Sail Date February 2015


Emerald Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.6
Enrichment4.03.4
Service4.04.2
Value For Money4.53.7
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