Emerald Princess

3.7 out of 5
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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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Dull Holidays

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Bad Choice

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The foods served in the Dining Room (Da Vinci) are salty making them not edible. More so for elderly where sodium intake must be kept to its minimum. To make matter worse, there isn't much choice of specialty dining available as compared to the Golden and Diamond ship. Otherwise, we could have opted for specialty dining to replace those served in Da Vinci and Michael Angelo. Unlike the Golden and Diamond ship, the Grill and Pizza served in the sun deck of the Emerald are tasteless.  

 

The ports can be divided into essential and non essential. The essential ports being Port Chalmers, Akaroa and Tauranga. The rest are non essential.

This cruise, we have to skip Port Chalmers and Akaroa i.e. 2 out of 3 essential ports. While skipping the 2 essential ports are unavoidable due to fog, it would be good that an alternate ports be planned ahead rather just skipping the ports.

 

The saving grace for this experience being the good service crew. We appreciate their friendliness and hospitality. The embarkation and disembarkation were efficiently conducted. Kudos to the crew.  

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
2 out of 5

Bad Choice

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There are 3 key ports in this cruise that one aspire and look forward to visit. They are Port Chalmers, Akaroa and Tauranga. We have to skip 2 out of these 3 ports due to heavy fog. Other than Tauranga, nothing else is worth visiting. Worse of all, having to skip Port Chalmers and Akaroa resulted in us having to cruise from 15Feb evening to 20Feb with limited entertainment. The entire cruise was a disaster and investment for cruise is as good as pouring our money into the seas.

After this episode, I am putting my plan for the 104 days world on hold.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Dull Holidays

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

11 days cruise that supposed to have visited 6 ports but have to skip 2 of the 3 main places of interest due to fog. As a holidays maker, we can understand that safety is paramount but skipping places of interest is unfair. You may have no alternatives at that point in time but am pretty sure there should be contingency plans on hand whenever face with such situation. An established cruise company like Princess would have better plan to make up for such a situation.

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4 out of 5

Across the Pond

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We especially enjoyed  New Zealand! The scenery unbelievable. The land tour done by Denise was great. What a great, caring hostess! We had been on this particular ship before so knew what to expect except to find a bunch of "tweens " on board for Holiday. Lots of kids!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Get away from it All

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

overall the cruise was great, Since my last cruise, drinks have increased substantially.  much to my dismay. The entertainment was OK. On days at sea it is a bun fight to get a table for breakfast and lunch. And you see people wandering around looking for a table. The cabin was very comfortable in fact top marks.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great tim

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We enjoyed our Cruise,very comfortable stateroom,whilst on board we celebrated our Golden Wedding,we had a wonderful time on our day in the Grill,and were made to feel very special.

we were ashore on the day in Madeira.

very enjoyable cruise,staff were all excellent.

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4 out of 5

Mediterranean cruisecruisee

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

we enjoyed our cruise , the places we visited were all that we expected and we could not fault any of them the ship was very good the food and entertainment were all that we had come to expect from Princess ,the only fault we could find was that my husband had served in the army and we found out that he should have received £200  on board spend we missed out on this  . Other than this we enjoyed our cruise

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Quality cruise

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great 2 week cruise the ship was fantastic and the ports we went to was very good, the weather was really good until the last 2 days coming back to Southampton.

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4 out of 5

14 Day Norway Cruise

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Favorite part of the cruise was the excursion in the Lofoten Islands which took us off to the small fishing villages. 

 

I wish there had been more variety in the buffet--like Mexican theme one day or Chinese, or Japanese.  It was very similar things day after day.  No sandwiches.

 

Some of the people who were working on the cruise ship were just plain rude to us.  It was like they didn't want to be bothered.  We were constantly bombarded with Princess advertising--way overdone!

 

Missed being able to go to Flaam Norway because of the weather--big disappointment.

 

We still prefer Celebrity and would recommend Celebrity to our friends.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Baltic cruise

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This cruise was the most physical cruise I have ever been on.  The ports of call all required much walking and mostly on cobble stones.  My legs were killing me,  But it was fantastic.  I saw wonderful med-evil cities, castles and palaces.  I recommend it .  But be prepared for tiring days.  Tour guides gave very good history of the areas.  It is a must see.

 

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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.

britt12318533
Contributor Level: Third Mate

A lot of passengers we spoke with had air conditioning issues as well.

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Price

L

Size

Apr 2007

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

3080

Total Passengers

2.57

Crew to Passenger Ratio

15

Number of Decks

1542

Total Cabins

33

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