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Vancouver Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

Princess
Emerald Princess
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Vancouver

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48 Vancouver Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews


Dee4990 avatar

Dee4990

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

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Overall, we recommend both the Emerald Princess and also this itinerary. We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the trip! The Panama Canal is a "must see" for any traveler and Princess does it right! We had ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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M&Y

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Modified California coast & Panama Canal

We were looking forward to Pacific coast stops but Princess revised the itinerary by four days to allow for additional time in dry dock. Vancouver embarkation was smooth as silk and the three day cruise to Los ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Deckchair407

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time for the Emerald Princess to go though the new locks.

It left from Vancouver, so that meant less flying to or from the ship as we live in British Columbai. The Emerald has just come out of a refit that took place in Victoria. There were new carpets in the cabins and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Disy01

1 Review Written

Spectacular Scenery

Had to change from another cruise line due to ship being redeployed, so chose Princess Cruises. We also wanted to spend a couple of days in Vancouver and Seattle, this cruise allowed us to do this. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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friscojoy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Food was horrible, buffet courts were unorganized and questionable cleanlinesss

Went on Pacific Coast tour in October and I couldn't believe how horrible the buffet food was on this trip. I admit this is my second cruise on Princess and most likely my last as the thought of being on a cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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SailawaySQ

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the ride!

Embarkation went smoothly; there was consideration for our limited mobility (we both had walkers) and did not wait in long line-ups. Our cabin was on Plaza deck and as we approached we heard a considerable level of ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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HawaiianGoose

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Yeah, okay, let's try looking for a cruise............

This was our 6th cruise in the last 20 year, so we don't consider ourselves real "cruisers", but I've been a sailor for the past 30 years and have read several behind-the-scenes books about the industry. We've spent ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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TravelerinRenton

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Outdated ship

We took this cruise because my husband is wholly dependent on a walker due to his rehabilitating from two broken femurs (thighbones). It was convenient to where we live and didn't involve air travel. In addition, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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quincytoo

6 Reviews Written

Short but good cruise

Haven't cruised for a few years so it was nice to be able to do so again. We chose a short repo cruise to LA to be followed by a few days at Disneyland. DH insisted we do carry on and I must admit I will gladly ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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SandraH

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

To Hawaii and back on the Emerald Princess

My husband and I chose this cruise because we wouldn't have to fly. Our home port is Vancouver. Also, neither one of us is a beach vacation person but we did want to see Hawaii. The good: the food was pretty ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ammari12

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great except for the rude guest service employee who ruined my day.

This was my husband's and I first cruise celebrating an anniversary. We live in LA and flew to Vancouver to take the cruise from there. We arrived to Vancouver two days before the cruise and had a great time ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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pbwalker65

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fellowship with passengers and crew, and experiencing beautiful Hawaii

We wanted a holiday for my wife from her usual houshold management, and adventure for both of us in visiting a wonderful part of the world we'd never gone before. What we liked so much was ease of getting from our ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Mike Kendel

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Princess... Not what they used to be

We had been looking forward to this cruise for several years. We were celebrating a significant anniversary and we had had a wonderful experience on a previous Princess cruise. The ship sailed from Vancouver to ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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vellcrowkitty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dirty Princess

Old, dated, stained. Felt like an old Travelodge hotel.Low value. cannot compare to our other 3 cruises with Holland America. We repent Holland America, never again will we sale with the Dirty Princess. Our ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Betscritic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice coastal cruise

This was a pretty unremarkable cruise. The ship was full to capacity and you could feel it. Too many people for the public areas to handle, it felt crowded most of the time. The ship is pleasantly decorated ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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MistyPup50

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

This cruise/ship was not totally up to Princess standards

We chose this cruise because it left and returned to Vancouver. We live in Victoria and it is always nice not to have to fly. Although a few things were disappointing on this cruise, we are still loyal Princess ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Cruisingfora

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

I chose this cruise for the itinerary but once onboard, completely disappointed with food and the state of the ship. I've been on many cruises prior to this but this was the worst by far. My expectations on the food ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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darstamp

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

California Coastal review

I chose this cruise because it left from Vancouver and came back to Vancouver, which is my home port. This was my first time on Princess and the first cruise for my daughter who came with me. The Emerald Princess ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Chet Brusk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Perfect weather, great excursions, ace premium dining, otherwise dreary & trying

First, the positives: (1) Excursions. Give in to the arch-tourist nature of packaged few-hour bus-herd excursions, go with the flow -- it's only for a few hours, cynic! -- and you'll get an effortless taste of ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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The Moore

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Itinerary for 7 Nights in Alaska

Chose this cruise to fulfill my Mom’s bucket list. At 90 years young we wanted to keep the trip as easy as possible. We stayed with Princess excursions because of their Best Price Guarantee! My experience has ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cruzndiva

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska May 2018

This was our first Princess cruise. We have cruised quite a bit on Carnival (when we had young children) Royal Caribbean & Norwegian. Alaska was beautiful and very accommodating. The staff on Princess were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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1 Review Written

The highlight was definitely the scenery

We did the Alaska cruise. The scenery was amazing having a balcony was a must. Our Cabin steward Ronaldo was amazing, great service. In general the dining staff and staff in the shops seemed disinterested ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Lauriebern

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first cruise experience

This was our first cruise. We booked our cruise through a travel agency and the Emerald Princess was the cruise line suggested. Then entertainment was great! The food and food options were great! Our stateroom ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Grant Purdy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Penny pinching and over commercialisation.

This was our first cruise with Princess and based on our experience will probably be the last. Throughout the trip we felt like we were being charged for everything at every possible opportunity and were barraged ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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hagar4316

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Princess is not what it once was.

This was our third cruise with Princess and we won't be back. Princess used to be a great cruise company but due to cutbacks in all areas and over commercialization of onboard activities it is no longer a great ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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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