Very nice relaxing cruise

Emerald Princess Cruise Review to South Pacific

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Reviews: 27
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Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Emerald Princess

28 Night Hawaii/Tahiti/Samoa (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 08, 2017

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: C207

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This is the second time we have cruised Tahiti with Princess. It was a very relaxing cruise, four sea days to start and eight sea days back. We enjoyed every stop the ship made. We went with fixed dining this time and requested a table for two, which we actually received. It was nice having the same waitstaff every night. Overall this was a rally good cruise and i would recommend it.


4 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth and uneventful.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food on the ship was good. We spent the majority of our cruise in the MDR. The food was very good. Some of the menus went very appealing so those nights we went to the grill or the buffet.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
They had all the trivia and normal stuff. One of the Cruise directors staff taught a begining sign language course which was awesome.


4 out of 5
The entertainment overall was good. The solo guitarist Phillipa Cookman was awesome!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were warm and freindly and attentive.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship overall was in good shape.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was clean and in good repair. It is all the way forward on the ship. When the are rehearsing in the theatre you will hear it. The noise isn't bad but its there. not to worry the shows are over by 11. it did not bother us. When you arrive in a tender port you will hear the anchor drop.

Ship tip

If you want a quite place to read during the day, Skywalkers and adagio lounge is where to go.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
Embarkation port. The USS Iowa is docked close. So if you want to tour a WW2 battleship it is here.

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Always a nice port. The farmers market in town is nice to walk around.

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5
Always stop by pearl harbor when we are here.

Lahaina, Maui

4 out of 5
WE enjoy this port. Easy to walk around. We enjoy Cool Cats restaurant for lunch.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Rentad a car went to Waimea Canyon.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Easy port to walk around, Can snorkel right next to dock.

Pago Pago, American Samoa

4 out of 5

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Just a beautiful place. We went on a boat tour of the island.

Papeete, Tahiti

4 out of 5
We took a Whale watching Excursion that we booked through Cruiseline website. It was awesome!

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Beautiful place. We just walked around this time.


3 out of 5
Not the best this time.

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