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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Emerald Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2019

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E709

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Princess seems to want to upsell their vacation experience, we drank but not to the extent of the drink package. Any time you wanted something, whether it was in the store or a photo it was another charge. Seems funny that at the start of the cruise the prices in the store were 1 price by the end of the cruise it was almost at clearance prices. Yet the ship was going on another cruise when we left the ship, yes it was to Mexico and not Hawaii but some things where the same.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Torrential rains with wind and it seemed like the Emerald Princess didn't have a back up plan. We waited over 3 hours inside a terminal awaiting to board the ship, while others waited the same 3 hours outside in the rain.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Crown Grille was the speciality dining room, it was a steak house but only 1 item on the menu was steak the rest were fish and I'm not a fish eater. Ordered my steak as medium rare and it came to me blue rare. The main dining room we took anytime eating. My other 1/2 showed up to dinner with a nice pair of dressy men's shorts below the knee and was told to put on long pants, yet women were going into dining room with cut off Demin shorts.. Sexual decimation. The buffet was bland, the same menu each day, no variety.

Skywalkers Nightclub

4 out of 5

was up there twice, great view in the daylight but not many people ventured up there.

Calypso Cove

2 out of 5

when the weather was good then it was open

Cafe Caribe

2 out of 5

Most of the time it was closed why I'm not sure.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We did do trivia a couple of times a day, and played bingo (expensive).

Casino

5 out of 5

Not enough machines in the non smoking side of the casino. The fun machines were on the non smoking side. Staff was very pleasant and Kash and Kimberly the bingo queen were great.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Some were good and some not so good. didn't have any top name entertainers. The cruise director Mark Cornish was funny.

Club Fusion

4 out of 5

chairs were a little uncomfortable but was good.

Children's Programs

no children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
our room steward was exceptional, very polite, courteous and a hard worker

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship need to go in and get refurbished, showing its age in design, carpet and mechanical.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Everything worked as it should, was clean every day when we were out and about through out the ship.

Ship tip

Don't

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Embarkation was a nightmare, with the rain and wind and so disorganized.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
we came in by tender and was great

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
Loved the bus tour around the city and learnt about the history. Was not happy with the Luau through Germains they were upselling their luau, saying if we didn't upgrade our expensive tickets then we might not get fed. More drink tickets, but we don't drink, and got fed before the ones that bought the upgrade.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Love the bus excursion to the pineapple plantation and waterfall.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
another bus tour just wished he would of given us more time in old Hilo to finish the shopping 15 minutes just wasn't enough. Someone should of realized that Sunday most shops were closed for church and family time. Not many stores open.

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
Another great bus tour, stop at an old resort and had a complementary drink, then to a old winery for tasting and still able to shop in their downtown for an hour to get stuff.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was a breeze except for getting off the ship again seemed disorganzied
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