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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean

Princess
Emerald Princess
Mediterranean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

8

Average

9

Poor

4

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

29

Romantic Cruises

17

Senior Cruises

14

First-Time Cruisers

4

Singles Cruises

3

29 Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean


Librababy69 avatar

Librababy69

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruising with Princess

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This was technically a 22 day cruise, but we only did the 11 day portion of Barcelona to Rome. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary plus the price and the perks were good. There were 7 of us and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Cdonahoe

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time and could be our last. Disappointed!

We have cruised with other lines before and decided to try Princess based on a recommendation from our travel agent due to the specific ports we wanted to visit. We did a 14 day cruise with Princess Cruise lines. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Mary-Lynn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice week with friends

My friends and I were looking for a Mediterranean cruise but late to book so many were already sold out. I thought Princess was rated similar to RCCL and Celebrity ...oops, I was so wrong. If the was one ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Nancypower49

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

21 day cruise

My sisters and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and length of time to enjoy together. The ship was amazing and staff were incredibly kind and personable. We loved the entertainment, especially Kory ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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BJ1908

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

AVERAGE CRUISE FOR PRINCESS BARCELONA - ATHENS JUNE 2019

We have travelled on Princess before and hold Elite status so are very familiar with the standard of service etc. Although it has been 8 years since we last cruised with Princess partly circumstances and partly ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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divegal8

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Family Bucket list

We chose this cruise because of the ports of call and our Parents, who went with us, are Platinum members on Princess. The check in was the quickest we have experienced in comparison to Royal Caribbean. The Food ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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EnglandFamily

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some good and some not so...but on the whole a good family holiday.

We are a family of 6 - 3 generations consisting of 80 year olds x 2, late 40’s x2 and 2 children 8 and 12. The booking experience was not great with the dining time being changed from 6.30pm to 5.00pm without our ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Russb avatar

Russb

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess lived up to expectations

We chose this cruise as we had a large party and it was basically the one that suited all. That said there was some thought that there may have been better cruise available - that was proved incorrect as we all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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JAVT

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Six amazing days and then there was Livorno.

On the whole this was a fantastic cruise. Gibraltar, Marseille, Genova, and even Pisa (once you manage to leave the port of Livorno) were all fantastic. I can highly recommend the itinerary. Buffet areas were ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Cruise club

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable, if busy, Summer holiday family cruise

This was our first cruise with Princess. We sailed on the Emerald Princess from Southampton on the 20th August with our Daughter son in law and two grandchildren aged 14 and 11. Embarkation was slow, as there were ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Nomad01

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cabin (balcony A437) too small for 3 people and feel like being fleeced on board

Cabin A437. Far too small for two adults and one child; 3rd bed is lowered by steward each evening and is immediately over the main bed. It is unsettling for the sleepers who may as well be in a small bunk bed! ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Hampton Loade

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess Med Cruise

This was a family holiday on the Emerald Princess, which suited our required holiday dates. We thought the ship was in good order, clean and tidy - very similar to P&O's Ventura and Azura. Embarkation was first ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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madasmad

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A great cruise marred by poor behaviour!

We chose this cruise as we wished to go from the UK rather than fly and we had cruised with Princess twice in the past. Emerald Princess and P&O's Ventura are identical ships built in the same shipyard. I looked to ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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nessieboo

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess

I strongly agree with all the points that a previous contributor-'cherub flashpoint', has already noted; impolite security staff who have no ability to smile, waiting staff that hound you constantly for drinks( God ...
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Sail Date May 2016


kingpower avatar

kingpower

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

3 Star Spanish Hotel on Water

Hi went on Emerald Princess 26/04/2016 from Southampton getting onboard brilliant cabin excellent new beds are fantastic entertainment acceptable condition of ship even after refit average then lets break down the ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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wildlifewarrier

9 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable variety of ports during cruise, had to limit number of tours, tiring.

We left Barcelona in early May destined for many ports around Mediterranean, including France, Italy, Greece, Malta, Turkey and back to Spain. Our main complaint would be that the cruise was actually 4 x7day ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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harry37hverna

8 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Eastern Med From Istanbul

We picked this cruise by price and destinations. We flew to Istanbul on an afternoon flight arriving about 5:30pm; the ship did not leave until 23:00 hrs. Take our advice and try not to travel on a weekend as the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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ConstantTraveller77

4 Reviews Written

Un-Memorable Memories by Princess Cruises

Like many cruisers before me, I must report that the Emerald Princess Cruise Ship is the poster child of mediocrity and the definition of average. The food is bland and this is the first cruise that I have walked ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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bluetornado

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lovely Holiday

Four of us traveled from the U.S to Barcelona to celebrate a graduation. We were on the Emerald and had 3 cabins, two adjoining on Riviera with balconies and one inside cabin. Embarkation was a breeze, absolutely ...
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Sail Date June 2015


christyl avatar

christyl

1 Review Written

Princess Cruise Mediterranean; Emerald Princess

Just returned on Monday, nice vacation. We added a few extra days in Barcelona before boarding the ship and extra days in Rome. Well worth it and allowed us to see Barcelona and Rome. Dining - I'm a vegetarian ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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sophiemarigold

1 Review Written

Enjoyable with Some Shortcomings; Perhaps Our Last Princess Cruise

It's really all about what kind of traveler you are and what your expectations are for a good trip. In May we took a 7 night Western Med Cruise (our third with Princess) from Istanbul to Rome. Our ports of call ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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okfarmerswife

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess Mediterranean Adventure from Southampton

Our family of 5 including my husband, me, and 3 daughters enjoyed this sailing. We chose this itinerary for its Rome, Florence/Pisa, Gibraltar, & London ports of call. We flew into London City airport and went ...
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Sail Date July 2014


AJ28 avatar

AJ28

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Escape completely? Yes we did!

I travelled with my husband and daughter to Southampton and the traffic was (as usual) very busy, we arrived at 2pm. I had heard that embarkation could be long and protracted but actually we went through the booking ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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ABVI

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

See a few things but experience none

Excursions too rushed and actually didn't see anything properly and definitely did not have the experience expected. Summary - 'Been there seen that' - Not 'Been there and done that'. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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yliana

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

SOOO disappointed

We chose this cruise for the destination, but sadly the Emerald Princess quickly became a disappointment. Lack of entertainment, sub-par food, and horrible dining room attire rules. Nice shorts and shirt NOT ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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