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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Emerald Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2019

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E327

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise, long time at sea going and coming back but plenty to do on board the ship, Mexico was awful but didn’t spoil the trip, LA airport is shocking, our flight wasn’t until early evening so we planned on storing our bags at the airport and going down town LA for a few hours, nowhere to store the bags so we had to wait until lunch time to check in..........should have made arrangements beforehand to spend the day in LA, at least we know for next time 😀


1 out of 5
Very good

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Horizon lacked veggies

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Superb gym


4 out of 5
Enjoyed the shows and onboard entertainment around the ship

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All very friendly and helpful

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Can’t fault any of the above

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of room and loads of hangers and hanging space, kept immaculate by the cleaners

Ship tip

Go to the main reception when you board and cancel the gratuities as 15 dollars a day per person is ridiculous

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
Only arrived early evening for a 1 night stay in the hotel

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Got a excursion in the port, fraction of the ship prices, really enjoyed it

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5
Plenty of buses just off the ship which take you round the island for a fixed price, I should have planned it better so didn’t get to see as much as I would have liked

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Fabulous place, lack of excursions off the ship so might be a good idea to hire a car or do a ship tip, 1 hour helicopter trips 100 dollars in the little tourist hut just off the ship

Nawiliwili, Kauai

4 out of 5
Lovely place, walked into the local town and booked a trip round the island, well worth it and much cheaper than the ship excursions

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
Why the ship docks here is a mystery to me, awful place, would be better visiting another Hawaiian island and sailing back to LA, get off and have a browse for a hour, don’t bother with any excursions is the feedback I got from other people on the ship


4 out of 5
Went well, border control people were friendly
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