Very nice and relaxing

Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Verified Review
Emerald Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 11, 2019

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D728

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall a great trip. The service and the food quality has been lowered from what I expect from a Princess Cruise.


5 out of 5
No problems, we should have shown up earlier since they were not sticking to the time frame that was sent in info.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room had a table that had a very musty smell almost made you sick from mold smell in the morning. Both specialty restaurants were great. The quality of the food has gone down on the Princess Line. Drink package was a farce. They have raised the price for the drinks and added even a gratuity, but every time my wife wanted a coke, it was either diet or took forever. It is for unlimited cokes and mocktails but when I ordered a mocktail and a coke, the bartender charged me for the mock tail. Drink package has tripled in price and service seem much worse. It was almost as we were a trouble to all the bartenders.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Too many people on board wanting to do the same thing. Shows were good but you needed to arrive 45 minutes before the performance to ensure a seat.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was great except the bartenders who seemed to have an attitude.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Too many people on this boat. Impossible to get a elevator at dinner time. There were too many electric scooters on board. People had issues controlling and were dangerous for others on elevators.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Lahaina, Maui

2 out of 5
Tender service was terrible. We were overheated on return trip. Waited in line for over an hour to board the tender, then they loaded our tender first and then we had to wait to load another tender so they could leave first. Very hot, no air, exhaust smell. It was not good and very unorganized.

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5

Nawiliwili, Kauai

4 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
No problems
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