Review of Princess Cruise of West Caribbean (1/11-1/18/15)

Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Ship: Emerald Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: R622
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The handling of the transfers at the George Bush Airport was poor to terrible. There were an insufficient number of busses, so we had to be sent by taxi. We waited 3 hours for a ride  to the ship and arrived at 3:30 PM. The group after us arrived even later, at 4:30 PM. Fog was beginning to descend in the area, so because of the disaster with the busses, the departure had to be delayed until the next morning. We were told that it would not affect our destinations, but it did as we never went to Roatan and went to Casa Maya instead. The organization for the disembarkation was excellent.

The food quality for the sit down dinner was not uniform. Some selections were poor, others were marginal and a few were good. The food was routinely over salted. Often, the meats were tough. Of all of the entrees, the fish appeared to be the best selection. The desserts were uniformly very good. However, the sit down breakfast was very good. The buffet was better,as there was a wide choice of selections, and if something was less than satisfactory, there were other satisfactory choices.

The staff performed very well and were always pleasant and helpful.

On demand movies would have been appreciated or at least a program guide of the programs.

The ship was lovely, and we enjoyed the wrap around deck on level 7. The cabin was roomy and there was plenty of space for our belongings, much more than Celebrity.

Despite these negative issues, we would certainly return for another cruise with Princess. We have placed a deposit for another cruise in the next 2 years.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
See comments above

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Mark, who conducted the Zumba class

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
See comments above

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
We never got here because the busses arrived too late.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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