Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Funderful Cruise

Sail Date: July 15, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Suite

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).

Pros: Anytime Dining was the best.

Cons: The layout of the ship was very confusing.

Recommends Emerald Princess? Yes!

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Service and Staff
Most of the staff was friendly.
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.
Food and Dining
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.
Helsinki, Finland
Tallinn, Estonia
Oslo, Norway
Stockholm, Sweden

Don't Miss: Vasa Museum
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Hermitage and Church of the Spilled Blood were fabulous.
Don't Miss: Hermitage and Church of the Spilled Blood.
Gdynia (Gdansk), Poland

Don't Miss: Stutthof Concentration Camp.

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