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Athens (Piraeus) Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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Great ship and itinerary, good shows and food but nickeled and dimed
"Just came back from a fabulous 14-day med cruise from Athens to Gibraltar and back to Rome. - Ship: 4 STARS. The ship was just refurbished and was in tip top shape. It's a very pretty ship but is not one of the..."Read More
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mjpodber

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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Family Vacation

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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Nitin51

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We as a family wanted to do a Mediterranean trip. This particular cruise plan met most of our needs. The Cruise ship was excellent, the wait staff was great. The room steward did an excellent job. The meal offerings could have been little more variety on different days specifically for vegetarian family members. The entertainment shows were good mix. The comedy show needed little more oomph. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)


SOOO disappointed

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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yliana

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for the destination, but sadly the Emerald Princess quickly became a disappointment. Lack of entertainment, sub-par food, and horrible dining room attire rules. Nice shorts and shirt NOT acceptable but jeans and sports jersey's are acceptable on a Formal night. NO entertainment pool side on either sea days. They turned the music on for ice-carving then quickly turned ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


First class treatment

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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James Seale

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

As my wife and I had never been on a cruise before we were a little apprehensive of what company ticked the boxes. Princess Cruises didn't let us down. The whole experience extended our expectations with the amazing service provided by the friendly crew . It was a real first class treatment . Safety on board is paramount and they conduct a very professional informative safety briefing at the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Over the top

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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BarbaraW7000

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We chose this cruise for the ports that it was stopping at. We also liked the amenities and class of the cruise. We enjoyed the club class dining. Our servers Jelana, Ryan, Iris and Bazvan were the BEST! We always asked to sit at their station and enjoyed their company immensely. The saw to our every gastro need and gave excellent tips on what to order. They really added to our vacation enjoyment! ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Princess European Mediterranean Cruise

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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Phil McTernan

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

12 ports of call, a lot to see and do ashore.Shore excursions are expensive. Staff are very helpful and courteous. D J played latin music in Spanish or Italian all day, most annoying as most of the guests are from Western countries. Rock and Roll, country,ballads. more appropiate to the guests. Food was good. entertainment was largely good. Show dancers excellent. Large ship but easy to move ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Best Holiday of 2019!

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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libbychibby

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

All of the staff on board the Emerald Princess were extremely warm and welcoming. In particular, we would like to thank Raul and Antonio for their phenomenal hospitality! (Please see pic attached) We embarked in Athens and disembarked in Barcelona. During our week at sea we visited Santorini, Montenegro, Sicily and Naples and had 2 fantastic days at sea. We loved the cold wet flannels and the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Great! Great! Great! (only minor issues)

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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Canuck Cruiser 59

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as a wedding anniversary treat, looking for a romantic setting, lots going on but not a party atmosphere, and not overrun with kids. The ship delivered perfectly. There was always plenty to see and do, and places on the ship that catered to adults only. The ship was busy, but there were never long lineups anywhere, even for free pizza, burgers or ice cream on the top deck. The ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Magical memories of this

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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beautie19

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

My agents recommendation. Travelling with my daughter who was a first time cruiser we had three days in Athens before boarding and then a magical two weeks of discovering the ship and the 9 ports and finishing in Rome. Everything ran so smoothly getting on the ship and getting off,no hiccups luggage was out there waiting . After tours on shore and before we entered the ship the staff were waiting ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


See a few things but experience none

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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ABVI

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Excursions too rushed and actually didn't see anything properly and definitely did not have the experience expected. Summary - 'Been there seen that' - Not 'Been there and done that'. Embarkation and disembarking were very well organised and efficient. Cleanliness was high and service from our steward was excellent. No issue service wise. Food was basically the same form day to day ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Traveled with children


Run, don’t walk away from Princess Cruises

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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MGF NYC

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The destinations were fabulous! However, everything else on the cruise was horrific. The food was so bad that when we did discover edible food, we thought we had hit the jackpot! We went to bed hungry when the ship did not have a stop. When we got off the boat, we ate on shore and purchased lots of snacks. The menu was not pescatarian friendly and the cooks clearly struggled with seafood. As for ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview


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