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Princess Emerald Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Emerald Princess
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First-Time Cruisers


37 Princess Emerald Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Edgehog avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Princess Baltic Cruise - Very Dissapointing and poor customer service


This is the first time my wife and I have ever cruised and it was primarily as a result of recommendations by friends who have all been on various cruises with different providers. Typically we book our hotels and ...
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Sail Date July 2016

All4mykid2 avatar


1 Review Written

Great Cruise

This was our first cruise and we were fortunate to be able to go on this with family members that cruise regularly. This meant that we were better prepared than most first time cruisers in what to expect. We ...
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Sail Date November 2012

MSgtP avatar


1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser Views

Was pleasantly surprised that the complaints about the Emerald Princess were rectified for our stateroom D727 and throughout the ship. I did here people complaining about some of the most nitnoid items that I had ...
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Sail Date March 2016

whitelimo avatar


3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fantastic, No Need to Nitpick

This was the first cruise for my wife and me, though we're generally seasoned world travelers and we've been to the Caribbean several times before (and whether it counts or not, we've stayed aboard the Queen Mary in ...
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Sail Date February 2016

Lisa1963 avatar


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

Neveragain1234at avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise Couple

This was our first ever holiday on a cruise ship, we choose Princess because it had the timing and visits we wanted. We choose a balcony room and paid full fare. I will keep this simple: A Cruise to us is nice ...
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Sail Date September 2015

Kimdrew avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again

We tried this as our first cruise and was shocked at all the hard sell on the ship from the moment of starting the cruise till leaving the cruise Everything is geared towards you spending on board and I think 50 ...
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Sail Date November 2015

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1 Review Written

Fantastic First Cruise Experience

I was very pleased with the Emerald Princess 5-day cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya. The staff was outstanding, as they worked so hard and very incredibly friendly as they served our every need. The entertainment ...
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Sail Date November 2015

Eddieh avatar


1 Review Written

Greek Islands

Ship ran like a military exercise and was very smooth. Lots of food and doing the Greek Islands there was a lot to do and see in terms of culture. Was my first cruise so everything was very new and exciting. Mostly ...
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Sail Date May 2015

marjiesoares avatar


1 Review Written

Lots to do!

The Emerald is huge so lots of activities are available every day. In fact, I almost enjoyed the days at sea more than the destinations because we were able to relax, enjoy the sun, and not stress about food or ...
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Sail Date November 2014

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1 Review Written


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

franforfun3 avatar


1 Review Written

Eastern Caribbean Voyager

The cruise was nice, and the food in the buffet was AMAZING. The deserts were the best part. The ship was clean, and elegant. I was 26, and I went my 73 year old parent. The activities tended to be geared more ...
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Sail Date March 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise Emerald Princess- Fantastic!!

Emerald Princess 30th September- 14th October Mediterranean Cruise Couple Age mid-fifties.  First cruise for my wife and i , absolutely fantastic, from boarding to embarking on the final day. We both had a ...
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Sail Date September 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not quite as we expected

This was our first cruise holiday, and we were expecting a relaxing two weeks with good accommodation, top quality dining and some reasonable entertainment. Our first disappointment was the 'stateroom', a cabin ...
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Sail Date July 2014

hawrischuk avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not For Us

My wife and I booked the Baltic cruise in order to travel with a family member who we promised to go with a few years ago. We expected the worst and were not disappointed. There were a few thousand geriatric ...
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Sail Date June 2014

terrierjohn avatar


14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

No rating

Northern Spain & France May 2014, cruise E415

This was our 7th Princess cruise but our first since 2009 and sad to say we did notice that standards had slipped in a number of areas. Mainly little things like they no longer produce the daily newspapers for US, ...
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Sail Date May 2014

MarshmallowsMom avatar


1 Review Written

Great Itinerary, so-so cruise

As others have said, we took this cruise for the itinerary. Since it was our first cruise, we did not know what to expect. I booked our extra nights before & after the cruise in Copenhagen through the Radisson's ...
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Sail Date July 2013

ehrkes avatar


1 Review Written

12/27/2012 New Years Eve 10 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise

My wife and I have sailed with Princess numerous times and this was a last minute trip, planned in early December 2012.....Wish we had looked up the airfare from ORD TO FLL beforehand booking the cruise (duh ...
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Sail Date December 2012

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chileno first time cruise

1 Review Written

Fabulous first time experience aboard Emerald Princess

This eleven day tour of scandinavia and the baltic region with Princess was a great experience. All of our expactations were met and exceeded. Pre cruise concerns...sea sickness, lack of interest in drinking, ...
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Sail Date May 2012

curlygirly47 avatar


1 Review Written

Wonderful Experience

Just finished my first cruise on the Emerald Princess and we had a great time. The room was a fine size and the balcony made it perfect. We are both average size people so we had no trouble with the shower, which ...
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Sail Date April 2012

canoeyacht avatar


2 Reviews Written

Great first cruise

Being first-timers, we have nothing to compare it to, but we found our cruise on the Emerald Princess to be very enjoyable. Embarkation and debarkation were smooth and quick, not at all the chaos we'd been led to ...
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Sail Date February 2012

9nj avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Kate and Jerry's Emerald Princess Baltic cruise.

From August 9th to 20th we took our first cruise and it was just fabulous, fabulous to the point that we are now planning a European river cruise for next summer. The Emerald Princess was a beautiful ship which ...
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Sail Date August 2011

Welmet avatar


2 Reviews Written

Fine Cruise; Awful Princess Air

Perhaps I should get this over with first. Princess Air total botched our airline reservations. Despite being advised by me that Delta insisted our names on the reservation be spelled correctly, Princess of several ...
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Sail Date May 2011

Northstar003 avatar


1 Review Written

Emerald Princess

What can i say? It was my first cruise. I cannot say anything negative.The staff were great, the food was good, the entertainment was good especially the crews performance, i laughed so hard.The ship was clean, the ...
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Sail Date April 2011

aubrey08 avatar


2 Reviews Written

My thoughts on the Emerald Princess

I thought getting on the cruise was a little confusing. No one really told us where to go, they just gave us a number. We got there early, 11am and there weren't that many people yet. Slowly the room started to fill ...
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Sail Date March 2011

Emerald Princess Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Value For Money4.53.7
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