Emerald Princess

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    
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Emerald Princess is a large ship, carrying 3080 passengers and 1200 crew, and sails from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California and Sydney, Australia.

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Alaska

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Alaska

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The excursions were great, really enjoyed them. We had great weather. Food was not up to par  The shows were just OK  The best was the comedian and a magic show in one of the lounges

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

First Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time. Had a good time.Had a good time. Had a good time.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Our amazing adventure!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Besides seeing the beauty of Alaska, I am very grateful that we booked a room with a balcony.  We loved the layout of our room and it made all the difference!  We loved it!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Group Fun

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

We had a great time.  Our dinner staff was excellent.  Israel took care of our large group with great care.  We loved the dinners and time we got to spend together.  The ship was great as always.,

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Will definitely do it again

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The sightseeing is breathtaking. Picture perfect.

 God's fine art displayed.

We were singing How great thou art, all the way. 

Excellent service from the embarkation to the end. 

Very attentive personel, made us feel special with  their attention to details.

An unforgettable experience.

 

Marie & Leo

 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Everything Alaska Promises

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

 Thoroughly wonderful trip and surprisingly good weather throughout the time. The icebergs were cold and the whales were plentiful!   Skagway Alaska was the best! The train ride over the White Pass was most memorable and a bit scary :-) 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Emerald Princess Alaska Cruise 05/28/17

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Great Cruise! Ship is clean, well maintained. Staff is friendly, bartending staff at pools very friendly,  Dining room staff friendly. We had early seating.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Fell short of expectations

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Organization -

missing vouchers, pre tour chaos esp in Ketchikan , docked at furthest port each time, late arrivals and tour owner not notified in Juneau and saw part of Butchart Gardens in the dark, specialty dining a disappointment to passengers early in the week, change of drop off at airport far away, etc. Perhaps crew wasn't working together or working for the passengers. Cruise got on wrong foot with the 24 hour cruise which came in that morning. It did not feel like a Princess cruise and I was so looking forward to sharing the Princess experience with my sister. Fortunately, some standouts saved the day! 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Disappointed

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The cruise was very good except the food quality in the horizon dining needs improvement.the staff were very helpful and efficient from the front desk to our waitress Cathy in the botecille dining and our room steward Dario in the dolphin deck. Another was disappointed  not to be at Tracy fjords

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Alaskan cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The boat was huge--over 3,000 passengers. So there was lots to do, but an awful lot of people to work around when you were doing it.  Made for some long lines getting off at the ports.  But the staff was very helpful and I appreciated the truly personal contact.  While you could do things online if you wanted to, there was always a PERSON available to help you.  So nice.

 

So many activities on the ship were tied to purchasing jewelry or art or photos ....got very tiresome.  And there was a gratuity for EVERYTHING.  I bought a cruise cookbook at a wine tasting (for which we had to pay an additional charge) and was told that they didn't have the book right there, but that I could pick it up at the bar later that day.  So I did, and found a 15% gratuity had been added on to the cost of the book, because it had been handled by waitstaff.  Sigh.

 

The food was AMAZING.  Awesome.  Waitstaff was superb.  We elected to use the anytime dining and really enjoyed sitting with different people every night.  

 

Entertainment was excellent.  The broadway-style shows in the main theater were exceptional, but we particularly enjoyed the ventriloquist and the magician in the lounge, as well as the local entertainer that was brought on board in Skagway.

 

Princess has a LOT of stuff on the top of the ship (Lido deck on up) and it was difficult to find your way around.  I noticed the Holland America ship that we were paralleling throughout the cruise had a much more "flat" top, so that you had a panoramic view from almost anywhere on the top deck and could walk just about anywhere without having to climb stairs to go around something.  I would much prefer that open deck to an intrusive outdoor movie screen which really didn't add anything to our experience at all.  Most of the time it was too chilly or windy or rainy to enjoy it.  Better if they would show the movies on the stateroom screens and open up the deck.  But  then I guess they wouldn't be able to sell as many drinks, hmmmm?

 

The scenery was indeed breathtaking.

 

Our stateroom was quite suitable.  Though the shower/bath was small, the tradeoff was that our room was more spacious and we had a LARGE open close space. Very good room attendant.

 

All in all, it was a very good trip at a reasonable price.

 

 

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SUN

The Sun Deck features the Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Tradewinds Bar, Movies Under the Stars, Sabatini's, Hearts & Minds Chapel, and Adagio.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate

Don't go on their ships.

bettina
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Don't worry if you don't have a tuxedo for formal nights. Many men were wearing suits and ties. The soft drink package is worth the price if you are a moderate Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke drinker. The future cruise deposit is a must if you think you might be cruising again with Princess in 2 years.

himkei
Contributor Level: Purser

Bring a trench coat. It gets a bit windy, but do enjoy the space up top!

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Price

L

Size

Apr 2007

Built

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

3080

Total Passengers

2.57

Crew to Passenger Ratio

15

Number of Decks

1542

Total Cabins

33

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