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Royal Princess

August 2016 - 7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona To Rome) Cruise on Royal Princess

Many ports and good food

Royal Princess is a newer ship which was nice. There was many different options for food. The service was fantastic and it was kept very clean. 

Unfortunately after recently sailing on a Princess cruise some of the shows we replayed. Princess no longer has the tv channel of the map of the ocean, temperature and wave size. On my past cruises the tv was set up like cable. This time it was more like an android box. It would have been kind of Princess to alert their passengers when booking the cruise that they would need to pay for a shuttle at some of the ports as this was mandatory on a couple of ports. 

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Emerald Princess

December 2015 - 16 Night Holiday Grand Adventure (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Emerald Princess

Happy to be back on land

My friend and I sailed on the Emerald Princess over Christmas. We have both cruised with Princess before and were disappointed. We were in an inside cabin as we always have been. Our room was so warm that we were unable to sleep in the covers and spent the night tossing and turning. There were 8-15 foot waves so the boat was rocky which didn't help our sleep situation. They had to close the pools down one day cause the water was pouring out and it made it unsafe for people to swim. 


We had 3 ports on our voyage (Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba). The shopping was very expensive at all 3 ports. It was also difficult to get to a beach at the ports. We took a water taxi to a Pelican Bay beach in Aruba. It was $10 for the taxi and a chair. The beach was busy and it would have been best just to take the city bus to the beach especially with the water being so rough.


The food wasn't up to Princess standards. One evening we walked out of the restaurant and decided to eat at the buffet. 'At the buffet it was the same items for breakfast every morning by the 5th day we were tired of it. The restaurant had mostly red meat options every night and not much variety. 


Entertainment was lacking on this ship. In the past there was a lot of shows and a variety of entertainment. On the Emerald it was a lot of different music. A 50's and 60's night that the seniors seemed to enjoy. We had high expectations for Christmas. We received one small stocking in our stateroom with two mini candy canes in it.Christmas Eve the crew and passengers sang Christmas carols. On Christmas there was only one show at 5pm with a couple of the crew members singing a Christmas song of their choice in the theater. 



We are both very disappointed with Princess especially with it being their 50th anniversary and celebrating Christmas on the ship. We will be thinking twice booking with Princess again. 


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Cruise Tips

Mykonos, Greece

Not much to see or do. Walked to see the windmills. Beaches are very rocky. A lot of kids begging

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star

Try the different complimentary restaurants

Corfu, Greece

Not much to see and do at this port. Very run down. Graffiti and garbage everywhere

Santorini, Greece

Lots of souvenir shops and restaurants. We climbed the active volcano. Cable car line was extremely long as there were 4 others ships. We had to climb the 700 stairs

Oranjestad, Aruba

Beach was nice but very busy. Lots of shopping around port but very expensive. Locals were friendly. We took the city bus back to the port from the beach. $2.50 and faster than the water taxi.

Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess

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

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