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

Princess
Emerald Princess
Western Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

17

Very Good

11

Average

6

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

38

Romantic Cruises

16

Senior Cruises

9

Spring Break Cruises

6

First-Time Cruisers

6

38 Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western 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


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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


dagtoking1 avatar

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


cruiseinn avatar

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


Copland5167 avatar

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


houstoncruisers2001 avatar

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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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


Sherwolfe avatar

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


Sindar001 avatar

Sindar001

1 Review Written

Relaxing Getaway

My wife and I took a western Caribbean cruise on the Emerald Princess. When we take our children, Carnival has more entertainment for the kids. But, when we want to relax the two of us chose Princess. We stayed on ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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djdowdy

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Inside Disappointment

The terminal at Houston, Tx is fairly new and very cruiser friendly. The parking lot is ample for the ships that depart from this port. The embarkation was the smoothest and quickest I have ever had on any of my ...
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Sail Date February 2015


Cruiser Rick1 avatar

Cruiser Rick1

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Okay cruise. Probably will not sail on Princess for a while.

This was our 14th cruise and 2nd on Princess. We had a good time on the cruise but know that the entertainment is better on Carnival and the ships are more up to date on Royal Caribbean. I firmly believe that food ...
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Sail Date January 2015


KrazyKayak avatar

KrazyKayak

1 Review Written

Friendliest Crew on Emerald Princess Carribean cruise

I booked a cruise to celebrate my parent's 60 wedding anniversary. Since we live in Texas, it's so much easier and cheaper to drive to Houston than fly. The cruise went to Roatan, Honduras, Belize City and Cozumel. ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Cruiseologist57

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Go for the cruise, not for the food

We cruised from the Houston Port (an industrial no man's land) to Mahahual, Belize and Cozumel. The Emerald Princess is a fine ship, very clean and with all the usual amenities. The staff was pleasant. We enjoyed ...
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Sail Date January 2015


BrynaH avatar

BrynaH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great New Year's Cruise

I normally would not write a review but I must say this was fantastic. Taking Princess is first class and such great quality. I know going during the holidays is an expensive time to travel. But a family of 4 with ...
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Sail Date December 2014


amy@texasbrowns.net avatar

amy@texasbrowns.net

1 Review Written

WONDERFUL TIME!

We had our first cruise due to the generosity of my in-laws. They purchased tickets for 14 of us to go together over Christmas week 2014 in honor of their 55th wedding anniversary. Further, they got everyone balcony ...
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Sail Date December 2014


shiner6 avatar

shiner6

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceeded expectations! In a good way.....

We were very pleasantly surprised by our family pre-Christmas cruise on the Emerald Princess! I had been carefully following cruise critic reviews for the month of November and to be honest, I was having buyer's ...
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Sail Date December 2014


CruzinDNA avatar

CruzinDNA

3 Reviews Written

We experienced none of the negatives.

As seasoned cruisers we weren't sure what to expect from the Emerald or the Houston Port, based on prior negative reviews. We are happy to say we didn't experience any of the negatives reported by prior naysayers. ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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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