April 2015 - Emerald Princess to Transatlantic
This was such an easy and pleasant way to travel from the United States to Europe. I loved the many ship days to relax before reaching the ports.
The only port I didn't enjoy was Rome. It took much longer than Princess advertised to get from Civitavecchia to Rome and therefore there was not much time to see Rome. I thought the price of the Princess train to Rome was a bit steep at $99.00 a person especially since the round trip price on the train was 12.00 a person.
The buffet on princess is poor when compared to the buffet on Royal Caribbean. Princess theatre productions are not in any way comparable to Royal Caribbean theatre productions. We stopped going to the shows on this cruise, since the shows we attended were such a disappointment.
We did enjoy the outdoor movies. The international café was good and the food in the dining room was okay. Princess seems to have only one sugarless dessert available each day and I thought they could do better than this.
All in all it was still a good cruise and I would use Princess again, but not if Royal Caribbean were going to the same ports at a comparable price.