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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Emerald Princess

24 Night Mediterranean & Adriatic Grand Adventure (Ft. Lauderdale To Athens)

Sail date: April 22, 2015

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B626

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was such an easy and pleasant way to travel from the United States to Europe. I loved the many ship days to relax before reaching the ports.

The only port I didn't enjoy was Rome. It took much longer than Princess advertised to get from Civitavecchia to Rome and therefore there was not much time to see Rome. I thought the price of the Princess train to Rome was a bit steep at $99.00 a  person especially since the round trip price on the train was 12.00 a person.

The buffet on princess is poor when compared to the buffet on Royal Caribbean. Princess theatre productions are not in any way comparable to Royal Caribbean theatre productions.  We stopped going to the shows on this cruise, since the shows we attended  were such a disappointment.

We did enjoy the outdoor movies. The international café was good and the food in the dining room was okay. Princess seems to have only one sugarless dessert available each day and I thought they could do better than this.

All in all it was still a good cruise and I would use Princess again, but not if Royal Caribbean were going to the same ports at a comparable price.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room was much smaller than the Balcony room or even the ocean view room I had on Royal Caribbean.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
The trip to Monte and the Botonic Gardens were beautiful to see.

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

3 out of 5
Ok to walk around but not much to see and do. Next time I think I would take the tour to Seville

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
The siege tunnels, St Michael's Cave and the Barbary apes made this place a must see

Alghero, Sardinia

3 out of 5
Not much here to do but walk around and enjoy the atmosphere. i think a tour out of Sardina would have been a better idea.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
Beautiful place an esy to do on our own. Casino was not open in time and the chuch was closed for the Royal Family Christening.
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