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    Apr 2007
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    Jan 2019
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Emerald Princess overview

Emerald Princess
Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess is a Crown-class ship from Princess Cruises that launched in 2007. Emerald was refurbished in 2019 and now boasts new dining venues. New additions features Planks BBQ and Steamers Seafood. Old favorites such as the Salty Dog Grill and Slices Pizzeria received much-needed upgrades. In August 2020, the ship will implement Princess MedallionClass. This features OceanMedallion wearable devices designed to enhance onboard service by streamlining the embarkation process, unlocking stateroom doors, and providing remote pay options. The ship will also add MedallionNet for reliable internet service throughout the vessel.

Like many of its sister ships, Emerald Princess was designed to be a relaxing escape from a busy world. The ship offers plenty of opportunities to unwind. Cruisers can be pampered at Lotus Spa or take a stroll around the European-inspired Piazza, where roving performers entertain with magic, acrobatics, and juggling. Passengers can watch concerts, films, and live sports poolside on the Movies Under the Stars screen. They can also immerse themselves in global culture with Festivals of the World. Kids aged 3 to 17 enjoy Camp Discovery, parents can seek quiet time at the adults-only Sanctuary or Lotus Spa pool. All ages will enjoy the ship's sports court, mini-golf course, and The Voice of the Ocean, a singing competition inspired by its TV namesake.

Emerald Princess itineraries and departure ports

Cruises on Emerald Princess range from 1-day Pacific coastal voyages sailing from Seattle or Vancouver to 29-day Spanish Passage cruises that include a Panama canal crossing. Embarking at various European ports, the ship also sails the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Adriatic seas. Specialty itineraries include a Pacific wine country cruise. The ship occasionally visits the Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti, and Samoa.

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This ship is best for: Travelers who desire a rejuvenating cruise vacation will appreciate the ship's relaxing, laid-back atmosphere. With a full-service spa, lavish entertainment, and a choice of dazzling destinations, this ship offers cruisers a multitude of ways to unwind.

You should know: Many of Emerald's activities promote relaxation, and longer-itineraries attract an over-50 crowd. The onboard entertainment and amenities likely won't appeal to younger singles looking for a vibrant nightlife or families seeking pulse-pounding onboard activities. You won't find activities such as climbing walls and ropes courses.

Activities on Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess emphasizes high-quality entertainment. Festivals of the World celebrates global traditions. Passangers can participate in The Voice of the Ocean, a cruise-long audience-participation singing competition inspired by the hit TV show. The ship employs an eclectic mix of guest performers, many who roam its European-style Piazza, including acrobats, jugglers, and magicians. The ship's large, pool-side screen r shows films, concerts, and sporting events with Movies Under the Stars.

Cruisers can rejuvenate with an aroma stone therapy massage at Lotus Spa or savor a refreshing cocktail beside one of the ship's four pools. Emerald also offers an outdoor sports court, assorted bars, and Gatsby's Casino, where passengers can play slots or take gaming lessons.

Emerald Princess ship highlights

  • Lotus Spa, featuring an adults-only pool
  • Princess Theater
  • The Voice of the Ocean singing competition
  • Festivals of the World parties, music, and entertainment
  • Internet Cafe
  • Camp Discovery program for kids 3 through 17
  • Assorted bars, including Explorer's Lounge and Club Fusion
  • Four freshwater pools
  • Gatsby's Casino
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Chocolate Journeys
  • SHARE by Curtis Stone
  • The Piazza – featuring roving performers, boutiques, and the 24-hour International Cafe
  • Adults-only Sanctuary

Emerald Princess cabins

With 1,539 guest rooms and suites, Emerald Princess cabins offers travelers five main classes: interior, ocean-view and balcony staterooms, mini-suites and full-sized suites. All accommodations feature relaxing, neutral colors and include comfortable bedding, spacious closets, and mini-fridges. Complimentary 24-hour room service is available to all rooms.

Popular mini-suite staterooms offer more space and include furnished balconies, separate sitting areas, and two flat-panel televisions, so families can relax with in-room entertainment. Designated Club-class mini-suites are available and have additional amenities, such as an exclusive dining area and expanded menus. Luxury-minded cruisers can also opt for full-sized suites, which offer priority embarkation and disembarkation and an in-room mini-bar.

Emerald Princess dining

Dining onboard Emerald Princess is all about options. Traditionalists can opt for fixed dinner times and assigned seating. Families who need flexibility may prefer the ship's anytime dining option. This lets passengers decide mealtimes and seating each day. Emerald's variety of complimentary venues assures travelers a variety of cuisine options. Cruisers can choose among three main dining rooms and a variety of casual venues, such as World Fresh Marketplace, Salty Dog Grill, and Slice Pizzeria. To satisfy hunger at any time, passengers can visit the 24-hour International Cafe for globally inspired small-bites and an extensive coffee menu.

When it comes to specialty dining, the Crown Grill's relaxed atmosphere and premium cuts of beef make it the perfect place to indulge in surf and turf. Planks BBQ offers traditional American-style favorites. Other choices include Steamers family-style seafood restaurant, The Salty Dog Gastropub, and SHARE by Curtis Stone.

Emerald Princess ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.3
  • Children's Programs 3.6
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.4
  • Entertainment 3.7
  • Food and Dining 4.0
  • Onboard Activities 3.8
  • Service and Staff 4.5
  • Ship Quality 4.4

Emerald Princess cabins

1542 cabins and 33 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(47 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 163 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $114/night
Oceanview Cabin


(48 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 179 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $125/night
Balcony Cabin


(117 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 237 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $191/night
Suite Cabin


(31 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 470 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $264/night

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Emerald Princess dining

Crown Grill

Crown Grill

(17 Reviews)
International Cafe

International Cafe

(14 Reviews)
Dining Room

Dining Room

(13 Reviews)
Cafe Caribe

Cafe Caribe

(5 Reviews)

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Emerald Princess onboard activities

Mermaid's Tail

Mermaid's Tail

(1 Review)
The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

(2 Reviews)

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Caribbean and Panama Canal Cruise by richswet

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Emerald Princess

A wonderful cruise. I highly recommend it. It is very hot and humid at most of the ports, but on the ship (especially while it's moving) it is very comfortable.

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Never again by Mhrenchir

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Ship: Emerald Princess / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

This will be the last time I will spend so much money for this crap. Over all rate is 1 out of 5.

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Amazing cruise to the South Pacific by naomipiper

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Emerald Princess / Destination: Hawaii

There were a lot of sea days but there was always something to do. Bora Bora was the highlight of the whole cruise. It is an amazing place where pictures do not do justice. It is some of the most beautiful water in the world. In spite of not being able to dock in Pago Pago and Apia it was the trip of a lifetime for us. They substituted the big island of Hawaii for those two ports. It was nice but disappointing because we had been to Hilo and Kona before.

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Feb 11, 2015

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.

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Nov 27, 2011

Dont plan any excursions at Turks because there is a great restaurant, bar, pool right at the pier.

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