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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Emerald Princess

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2019

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E708

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The dinners were outstanding but the LIDO deck for the buffets can be improved with the quality of meats and variety. No soft drinks available like celebrity offers, very dissatisfied. Breakfast drinks only offer orange juice. Celebrity offers orange, apple and cranberry juices. Coffee wasn't too bad. No labeling of what was half and half and other milks.


3 out of 5
Very smooth and orderly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent and our waiters REX and Renaldo are by far the best I have ever met. I been on 4 cruises and they are the most happy and enjoyable people.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Speed boating and pirate ship tour. I didn't snorkel because the water was too cold for my taste and windy out. Otherwise, great excursions.


5 out of 5
OMG the best, when they did the voice it by far exceeded Celebrity and Royal Caribbean for fun entertainment. Karaoke was so much fun and my grandson got selected as the top 7 finalist. What a treat.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The teen center and hot tubs were awesome from what was told by my grandson.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
REX and Renaldo from the Michelangelo dinning room by far exceeded customer service. REX is so entertaining and fun to talk to, it made our dinners so enjoyable. The singing was the best ever. KEEP HIM PLEASE

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Oh yes very clean and bathrooms were wonderful. The only thing I seen different from other ships was no cotton cloth face towels for hands.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very nice room and close to elevators

Ship tip

Get level 8 and above

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Very congested at the port of entry to get our luggage to a porter. No assistance from staff to guide us like celebrity in Ft Lauderdale, they had workers all over the place in florida.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Nice but chilly. Did the Pirate ship tour but did not snorkel because of the wind and chilly waters.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Awesome speed boating, this was my favorite excursion. My grandson had a blast and the lunch was awesome. The resort was outstanding with the HOT tub.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Been there 3 times and still enjoy the city.


5 out of 5
Very smooth and orderly.
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