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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Emerald Princess

28 Night Hawaii Tahiti & Samoa (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 01, 2020

Ship: Emerald Princess

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was a trip of a lifetime for us. We enjoyed everything. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t visit Samoa but we got a bonus trip the the big island of Hawaii which we hadn’t been to. Also we got a extra day at Bora Bora which is a pretty nice place to spend a extra day at.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was very well organized we were notified in advance when to show up for staggered boarding and we followed their direction and everything was very efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Emerald Princess dining experiences were very good. We enjoyed all the venues we visited. We especially had very good service in the DiVinci dining room.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We played pickle ball on this cruise and throughly enjoyed that. We also enjoyed the daily sea day lectures offered.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We loved all the entertainment. We found all five variety shows offed entertaining. We had five different variety shows during our cruise. All the entertainers were great

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
our room steward was able to solve any problems for us such as late luggage a wonky TV and malfunctioning air conditioning. Each cheerfully greeted us each time we encountered us. We had anytime dining which we like. Waiters we had during our twenty eight day cruise remembered us and even came to greet us when we weren’t sitting in their sections.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship,was very clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony cabin R706 just off the rear elevator entrance on Rivera deck. We had no issues with noise at all. We found the location very good. We had quick access to the elevators and the pool and buffet deck.

Ship tip

Treat your fellow passengers and crew as you wished to be treated and you will get treated the same in return.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
We arrived two days in advance and took a LA city tour which we enjoyed.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We had been to Oahu numerous times so we chose to take a walk to Waikiki.

Lahaina, Maui

4 out of 5
Tendering was a problem here. We had a long wait to get back the ship. This was beyond Princess’s control. The port control weren’t allowing the ship’s tenders access as they should have.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
We took a tour to Wiamea Canyon which was spectacular.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
We got a extra port day here because the ship could not access Samoa due to the Coronavirus concerns. We took a snorkeling tour on the second day which was spectacular.

Papeete, Tahiti

4 out of 5
Papeete was a bigger center with to much hustle bustle for us. We went out on round island tour which was worthwhile and informative.

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
Moorea was stunning and beautiful. We took a 4wd tour which was great. The trip up the mountain for a lookout view was a little rough but the view was worth it.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
We were a half an hour late leaving the ship due to customs. There. Were only three custom officers for a ship of 3000 passengers? We had a Princess transfer arranged and fortunately are flight left LAX a hour late so everything worked out.
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