Rough seas

Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Emerald Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 19, 2018

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin number: A602

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

No fault of Princess the weather was cold, ocean was rough 12’ waves! Too cold to be outside. Warmed up as we got near Hawaii but days of cold and rough seas. Crew was great! Entertainment was good. Fun games and classes. I prefer the Caribbean cruises.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some good menus in the dining room. Buffet not very good choices. Specialty restaurants excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too cold for much pool use


4 out of 5
Overall good shows

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
They met new friends and enjoyed staying out late.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were all happy to serve with a smile

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This ship needs updates and will be in March

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Normal size, comfy bed, and clean

Ship tip

Book the specialty restaurants

Ports of call

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5
We rented a car. Drove to the Dole Plantation and on to the north side, fun day, lots of crowds

Nawiliwili, Kauai

3 out of 5
Rented a car, did the plantation tour and the falls. Christmas Day many places clisedy

Lahaina, Maui

3 out of 5
Taxi to the Westin hotel, used their pool and went shopping.

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Booked a helicopter tour enjoyed it so much


1 out of 5
Luggage was delayed coming off, causing our car service to cost us more and nearly missed our flight.
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