Great Mediterranen Experience

Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Emerald Princess

25 Night Western Mediterranean Grand Adventure (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: October 24, 2019

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This hit the highlights of the Mediterranean which is what we were looking for.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
There was some waiting but things moved at a good pace, The only bad thing was that my bag was not delivered to our stateroom until after we had set sail and had dinner.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was excellent. It is a little disappointing that all cruise lines have gone to charging for soft drinks and have high prices on drinks.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The onboard TV gave plenty of opportunity for movies and live new. Especially appreciated was live Sunday NFL football games. We enjoyed the casino and bingo games.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The stage shows were not to our expectations. The musicians and comedians were very good. We liked the shows in the lounge.

Explorers Lounge

5 out of 5

The bartenders were very friendly and efficient. The entertainment was superb.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great servers and bartenders.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship had just been sanitized because of illness on the previous cruise so it was very clean. The map provided did not have enough detail to find all the venues.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was adequate. I would prefer that some rearrangement be done that would allow for more than a straight back chair.

Ship tip

Keep the ship map with you and study it. It saves time and walking.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Did not visit port

It was the start of our cruise and we have been there before.

Kotor, Montenegro

4 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5

Ajaccio, Corsica

4 out of 5
It rained and we had to cut our excursion short.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
We spent two days there. Lots to see and do but it could be hard to find your way around on your own if you do not read Spanish.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It was the fastesy disembarkation we have ever experienced.
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