Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

Emerald Princess on Mediterranean Cruise

Sail Date: September 05, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was a very enjoyable cruise especially for first time cruisers of the Mediterranean. Though itinerary was changed dropping Tunis, Tunisia due to political strife, the alternative Salerno, Italy as port of call was an excellent choice. It should be noted that this cruise was actually two 7-day itineraries rather than one 14-day one. Therefore, we had a couple repeated ports of call which was okay with us because it gave us the opportunity to do different excursions the second time around. So we got to see more of each region. Ports of call were very interesting as departure points for excursions. However, they may not have been convenient for travelers who wanted to stay onboard or visit immediate area. They had to use taxis or shuttles to get to many of the closest towns for walking around. But we did not hear those people complaining.

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Bathroom shows lot of wear and tear. Ring is etched in toilet bowl and seat finish worn off. Rest of cabin and balcony were clean and comfortable
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There were 2 formal nights each week but tux was not required. Suits and sport coats were acceptable attire. Other nights Business Casual was proper attire but it seemed people were allowed to "sneak" in wearing shorts. The weekly Crab Shack dining in the Caribe Dining Room is a great choice for $20

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