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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Classic Scandinavia & Russia (Copenhagen Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 15, 2009
Ship: Emerald Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

The overall layout of the ship was confusing. Access to dining was from only one bank of staircases and at the back of the ship. The overall decorations were austere and not appealing. Other ships I have been on had more decorations. The only way to get to some places on one floor was through the casino (with smoking).

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We started off with a set dining time and found that two of the people at our table were "no-shows." The other three had such heavy thick accents that it made conversation impossible. When we finally went to anytime dining it did improve somewhat. Crowne Grill was excellent but it cost $25 more per person.


3 out of 5
I found the communication between the passengers and the entertainment to be inadequate. The speaker system was not able to be heard in the cabins. The bingo games were a total rip off. Don't waste your money on them.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Most of the staff was friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We were in a mini-suite and found it very tight.Not very much room for clothes. Every square inch of the ship that could be devoted to passenger sleeping was taken.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Vasa Museum
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Hermitage and Church of the Spilled Blood were fabulous.
Don't Miss: Hermitage and Church of the Spilled Blood.
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Stutthof Concentration Camp.
3 out of 5

Pros: Anytime Dining was the best.

Cons: The layout of the ship was very confusing.

Recommends Emerald Princess? Yes!

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