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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Australasia

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 55

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Emerald Princess

Australia & New zealand

Sail date: February 13, 2017

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E503

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

There are 3 key ports in this cruise that one aspire and look forward to visit. They are Port Chalmers, Akaroa and Tauranga. We have to skip 2 out of these 3 ports due to heavy fog. Other than Tauranga, nothing else is worth visiting. Worse of all, having to skip Port Chalmers and Akaroa resulted in us having to cruise from 15Feb evening to 20Feb with limited entertainment. The entire cruise was a disaster and investment for cruise is as good as pouring our money into the seas.

After this episode, I am putting my plan for the 104 days world on hold.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin is reasonably clean.

Ship tip

It would be unfair for me to pass a general statement that cruising on board Emerald Princess is a disaster but it is for our trip.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

3 out of 5

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

1 out of 5

Cruise Fjordland National Park

3 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

1 out of 5

Akaroa, New Zealand

1 out of 5

Picton, New Zealand

1 out of 5

Napier, New Zealand

1 out of 5

Tauranga, New Zealand

3 out of 5
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