Relaxing Sea-days and Beautiful Hawaii

Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Emerald Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 04, 2018

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: L101

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise if you like the do nothing relaxing sea days. Travelled from Vancouver in October. Weather started warming up about 2nd seaday and by 3rd we were into warm shorts weather

Embarkation

1 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Typical cabin re size, very clean. Comfy beds. Great blackout curtains. Classified as obstructed view however obstructions were minimal. Great views from window. Could really feel the movement and loud creaking of the walls on the rougher sea days. Convenient location on deck with pools and buffet. Gym above room however we never heard any noise from it.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Port itself is nothing to look at as it is in industrial area. We did Hop on Hop Off bus. Their office is easy 5 min walk from port. $20 for all day and took you same sights as more expensive tours. Explore places at your leisure.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Tender port so can’t just walk off ship. Bit of a wait for a tender when returning to ship at end of day. We did Tropical Plantation team tour here. Was a great way to spend morning. Wandered streets of Lahaina town in the afternoon. Had lunch and shaved ice under the Banyan tree.

Honolulu, Oahu

1 out of 5
Big city feel for sure until you get out of the congestion. Spent $50(for convienience we purchased ticket thru cruise ship excursion but you can just buy directly from company for about $5 less) and got a day pass for all lines on the Waikiki Trolley. Bus came right to port to pick us up. We did Blue Line- Panoramic Coastline which was beautiful and our favourite. Also did Green line- Scenic Diamondhead which we also enjoyed and finished day with Red Line because that one took you back to ship. Was our least favourite though. Evening entertainment was Germaine’s Luau. Long waits for buses as 400+people from ship had booked same excursion. Suggest getting into line long before the suggested 4pm call time so you can get onto first buses to leave. You will have time to explore Germaine’s while waiting for other buses to arrive. Long lines to get back onto ship upon return as all buses arrive back about the same time.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
This was our beach day. Short 10 min walk to beach and shops or take free shuttle to Anchor Cove shops which drops you right at beach . Comes every 5-10 mins. Just bypass the LONG line that is waiting for Hilo Hattie’s and Walmart at the free shuttle line and hop right on. The shuttle that says “Beach/Shops.”

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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