Mexican Riviera

Emerald Princess Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 11
Helpful Votes: 58

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Emerald Princess

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 05, 2017

Ship: Emerald Princess

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

No regrets, just paled in comparison to the cruise we took on the Celebrity Solstice six months prior.


2 out of 5
Chaotic, disorganized and delayed

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food in the MDR was good, formal night exceptional, because they served lobster.

International Cafe

5 out of 5

We loved this spot for sandwiches or snacks

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The Eighties party was a blast that featured the cast of the Loveboat

Lotus Spa

5 out of 5

Bought a day pass for some R & R

The Sanctuary

5 out of 5

Our favorite pool to avoid people soup;)

Terrace Pool

4 out of 5

Infinity pool feel


4 out of 5

Movies Under The Stars

5 out of 5

The ONLY way to do movie night:)

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older ship that was due for a much needed refurbishment when we went Dec 2018

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Had an aft balcony cabin that was spacious and we'll appointed, but somewhat dated & showing her age (ie: rust & peeling paint on balcony exterior

Ship tip

This ship is not the destination given its current state which is mediocre at best, would book only if your planning on visiting those ports within the itinerary, otherwise book after they refurbish her.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
We die the Las Celestas private island excursion all day and was the highlight of the triple

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
Kicked back at a God Coast resort looking Deer Island for the day

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5
Cabo Wabo, sadly the owner wasn't there when we were, but menu prices were at a level that only a Rock Star would consider affordable.


3 out of 5
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