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Emerald Princess

April 2014 - Emerald Princess to Transatlantic

Emerald Princess

It was a great cruise and there is nothing negative that I have to say about the experience.  Princess has everything down to a workable system from embarking to disembarking.  The staff was outstanding and the dining experience was great.  Food was prepared with expertise and there was something for everyones taste buds.  The entertainment was excelllent and the ship is beautiful.  We have sailed with Princess many times and hope to continue to do so.  The only suggestion would be to have a warm thermal pool on board.  Some othere lines have this feature and it is wonderful. 

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Mariner of the Seas

June 2011 - Mariner of the Seas to Europe - Mediterranean

holy land cruise

Mariner of the Seas is a large 133,000 ton ship with some nice features. Don't expect great food or outstanding entertainment. The best show is the Ice Show. This was outstanding. The production shows were poor. There are facts about this ship that were poor.e.g. to get a pool towel you must leave a $20.00 deposit. There is no heated pool. There are no daily newspapers available except for the ships daily newsletter. There is a charge in the morning for a glass of fresh sqeezed orange juice. The ship is very clean however there is no food served outside on the pool decks as most ships have. Nice ship but too many deficits for me to want to go on this ship again.

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rbtaxs's Tips

Haifa, Israel - Israel is to be seen and appreciated for their accomplishments. The cities are beautiful and clean and the history is to be studied and appreciated. Don't miss it..
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Don't be hustled by their merchants. They are very aggresive. There are good buys if you are very careful.
Ashdod, Israel - What can one say about the city of Jerusalem except read and study the history before going and get a good guide when there. Most Israeli guides are excellent.
Souda (Chania), Crete - Nothing charming about this port. Don't waste your time or money. Walk through the shopping area (full of leather goods at high prices) and get back on the ship.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Too bad the Greeks don't value their city and sites. The grafiti was awful and the city is dirty. What a shame!
Naples, Italy - Go to Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Pompei. Well worth it.

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