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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Emerald Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 11, 2019

Ship: Emerald Princess

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Pros: Excellent service from all Princess employees including stewards, waiters, maitre D’s, etc. Excellent pizza bar. The best pizza I have ever had on a cruise ship. Some days I would consider missing dinner and just eating pizza. Much better pizza than other princess ships. Good onboard shopping with reasonable prices. Relaxing and easy way to see the Hawaiian islands. Good poolside service with relaxing days at sea. Fun ship activities. Adequate time in jey port like Honalulu ulu to see the sights. Good specialty restaurants that serve excellent food. Cons: The main dining room food was only average and had a lot of preservatives in the food. I had to walk my children out of one of the ship’s dancer performances due to non-family friendly entertainment. The soft serve ice cream at poolside was tasted like it had no dairy in it and was not good.


5 out of 5
Boarding the ship was fast and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The specialty restaurants and the pizza bar had excellent food. The main dining hall and the buffet were average.

Crown Grill

5 out of 5

Excellent steak and lobster. Worth the price.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The pool areas were very relaxing and the water in the pools was perfect. The movies under the stars with the giant screen was enjoyable.


3 out of 5
The singers could have been better and the ships dancers could have been more family friendly. After some of the performances The guests would be puzzled as to what the theme of the performance was. Some of the outside comedians and performers were good and entertaining.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
There were only about 20 to 30 children on the ship, but there was a fun program for them that they enjoyed attending.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service from all the personnel.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is beautiful and I enjoyed taking walks inside and outside.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Clean, functional and reasonably comfortable. Of course, no room is spacious on a ship without paying a high premium.

Ship tip

Enjoyable cruise and I ship.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Easy to find, Park, and board the ship.

Lahaina, Maui

4 out of 5
Nice location. Wish we did not have to tender. That created long lines to get back on the ship. At least one hour. Good shopping.

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
Beautiful area and nice visit.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center were excellent.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

4 out of 5
Easy to find excursions. Able to rent Polaris Slingshots and your the island.

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
Should skip this stop and spend another day in Hawaii.


5 out of 5
Fast and easy. Also was able to park near the terminal.

Traveler Photos

 Beautiful decks and place for movies under the stars Beautiful days at sea
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