Great time but a few minor flaws

Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
20 Night Mediterranean Passage (Houston To Barcelona)
Sail Date: April 19, 2015
Ship: Emerald Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: c603
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The things we loved were the sea days or forced relaxation days as I call them. The cruise staff headed by Dave and Tintin were just amazing as they kept things lively and games were a can't miss on the cruise. Twenty nights at sea so a couple of nights the entertainment was bad but for most nights it was very good. Movies under the stars and in the Princess theatre were very good to help fill the time.

The few minor flaws are after twenty nights the food selection could be a little more varied. Also one cruise director choice to play rap and other current music with a crowd consisting of cruisers (90%) over 60. Really failed on that one.

Hotel Gallery which Princess sent us in Barcelona was also a fail as we had 100 people in the lobby and no organization at all plus the TV in the room had nothing in English except news. TV was a minor thing as only tried watching before going to bed but something in English would have been nice.

We will be taking another crossing and it will be on Princess again. Twenty nights and already can't wait to do it again.


Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Need more variety

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia and sports


3 out of 5
Twenty nights so a couple of duds but most nights very good

Children's Programs

no idea

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dave and Tintin were hillarious

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin Steward was fantastic

Ship Tip

Get the drink card if you are a coke drinker at all. Pays for itself by noon most days for me.

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