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.

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.

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


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.


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 Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,080
  • Total Crew: 1,200
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.57
  • Built: Apr 2007
  • Refurbished: Dec 2012
  • Number of Decks: 15
  • Total Cabins: 1,542
  • Cabin Categories: 33
  • Gross Tonnage: 113,561
  • Length: 952
  • Beam: 118


1542 cabins and 33 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(46 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 163 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $96/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(47 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 179 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $115/night
Balcony Balcony
(113 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 237 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $165/night
Suite Cabin Suite
(30 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 470 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $241/night

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Crown Grill Crown Grill
(14 Reviews)
International Cafe International Cafe
(13 Reviews)
Dining Room Dining Room
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Trident Grill Trident Grill
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Onboard Activities

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Mermaid''s Tail Mermaid''s Tail
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Calypso Reef And Pool Calypso Reef And Pool
(1 Review)
The Sanctuary The Sanctuary
(2 Reviews)
Vines Bar Vines Bar
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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and totally exhausted ourselves with al the touring. Emerald Princess is an old, small (but clean) ship. Good for a "no frills" cruise.

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Great ports of call by Murmur1969

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We were a group of 3 couples and overall we had a good time. Ports of call were great but the ship is dated. Food was okay.

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Great Transatlantic Cruise by gjoy36

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The only complaint we had about this ship is that there wasn't anyplace to sit and read quietly, without music blaring. We finally found one place, the Adagio Bar, that was comfortable and quiet.

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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.

Dec 22, 2015

Don't go on their ships.

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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