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364 Emerald Princess Tips

RobM
Mar 18, 2015

Need to book your desired excursion before boarding the ship as the most popular excursions were sold out by the time you get on board.

heidi324
Apr 01, 2015

We HATED the "soda plus more" drink package. It was sold to us as "anything but alcohol is covered" and that is so not the case. Bottled water....not covered. Specialty coffee....not covered. Canned soda in the international cafe....not covered. There were too many exceptions to make it care free.

pgorkyp754
Apr 01, 2015

Dress for leisure, do not use the regular dining room daily, to many things to do other than going to eat at the same time every day.

ggravalos
Apr 08, 2015

The formal nights were very relaxed. Several people were wearing shorts and jeans. They did not enforce the dress code. It was ok for men to wear shirt and ties with a coat.

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msullivan04
Apr 22, 2015

If you are going out of Houston you can only get beer and wine (not bottles) on your first night going out of Houston (Houston laws). So if you get the beverage package and do not drink beer and wine, then you might want to try to get your $ back for your Sunday drink package.

dar0906298
Apr 22, 2015

Older crowds. If you're looking for party dancing and rock music this is not the ship.

snovotny
Apr 28, 2015

We are from the Houston area and were quite surprised to have people from so many parts of the U.S. and Canada on board. The ship is very pretty and easy to get around.

goens
Apr 06, 2016

Recommend sailing on the Emerald Princess without hesitation.

NormPeterson
May 25, 2015

Get the drink card if you are a coke drinker at all. Pays for itself by noon most days for me.

dallaswinwin
Jun 30, 2015

If you want to be informed about what is going on the word, FORGET it. They only have Fox "News" and not sport channel. I understand that for the kind of passengers, it may be OK, but you should be able to chose.

YankeeCruiserYo
Jul 26, 2015

Even though the ship is huge, the floorplan and layout allowed us to find many private places on board, We NEVER felt crowded, the buffet was unreal and clean- Food was SENSATIONAL---- The difference is somewhat like this- This ship was like shopping at WHOLE FOODS vs. a dirty WALMART....SERIOUSLY!

HappyPassenger
Jul 30, 2015

Bring formal wear for the days at sea.

pgorkyp754
Jan 17, 2016

The Emerald Princess Ship is not your normal Princess Ship. It just came out of dry dock and should go back to it and fix a lot of problems.

ashok1988
Aug 04, 2015

Explore all food and drink options and not just buffet.

fredsaffir
Aug 05, 2015

Excursions and their $$$$s are a waste unless the site is far out of town and unavailable by train. We do much better on our own at our pace. More fun to explore on your own than be herded in a bus with 40-60 others. saw three tuxedos on formal nights. Formality is almost passé (a good thing?)

are2dtwo
Jan 17, 2016

Use the princess@sea app on your smartphone it is free and as all the events of the day.

ekayton
Feb 09, 2016

Very happy with Emerald Princess. Looking forward to going on a next Princess cruise.

joekrajew
Sep 23, 2015

There were 2 formal nights each week but tux was not required. Suits and sport coats were acceptable attire. Other nights Business Casual was proper attire but it seemed people were allowed to "sneak" in wearing shorts. The weekly Crab Shack dining in the Caribe Dining Room is a great choice for $20

liz30
Sep 23, 2015

If you're going to drink, get the all inclusive package right away. My husband did, and I didn't, and I spent almost as much as he did, and had to worry about it.

Cruisehog
Sep 29, 2015

Do not count on port calls. We could have sailed, captain used winds as excuse (all other ships left port during same winds). Only ports I have missed have been on the Emerald, including five years in the U.S. Navy.

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