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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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My First Cruise with Princess - the Panama Canal
"Sailing through the Panama Canal was checked off my bucket list. We selected this cruise through a local travel agent (not our regular agency) because of the itinerary and the deal. We got a mid-ship, port side..."Read More
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markgrondahl

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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Wonderful escape from winter

Review for Emerald Princess to Panama Canal & Central America

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Canuck6431

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Entertainment in the theatre was first rate every night, worth the price of the cruise alone. The 7 piece house band were excellent musicians. Buffet had a wonderful and varied selection. Main 3 dining rooms had the same tired menu virtually every day. Most of the bars were empty most of the time. Where were the 3000 passengers ? Piazza always had good entertainment especially the great violin ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)


A Panama Canal cruise should be on everyone's bucket list!

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marygvancott

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wanted to go from Fort Lauderdale FL to Los Angeles CA through the Panama Canal. We were not disappointed. The best part, by far, of this cruise was Bill Fall. This incredibly knowledgeable man held several presentations, sharing slides that helped us understand the history and construction of the canal far better than we ever expected. Next to ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Amazing cruise through the Panama Canal!

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ScottG

2-5 Cruises

My wife and I have multiple things to celebrate (35th anniversary, both healthy after medical scares, etc...) and decided that a two week cruise through the Panama Canal was just the ticket. We enjoyed everything about the cruise. Both embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Our last 2 cruises were on RCL and the staff on those ships treated ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


REALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR AGE

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zigwriter2

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We are in our late 40's and we are a very active couple. Sitting around and watching movies is not our forte'. The entertainment on this cruise was horrible. When you have 8 days of "Sea Days" and the most exciting thing for that day is going to a lecture about arthritis, something is wrong with that cruise line! I would not recommend Princess for our age group. We were so ready to get off ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Wonderful Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Cruise

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greymom3

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted to experience the Panama Canal and go somewhere warm in January so we booked this cruise and had a fabulous time. We arrived in sunny Fort Lauderdale and stayed at the Marriott North for a couple of days Pre-Cruise. It is a nice Marriott and a good price since it isn’t on the beach. We took Uber to the port and it was very easy. We arrived at 11:30 and we were boarding soon after. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Don't Know About Everyone Else, but I had a Blast

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flour

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

This cruise was a family one over the holidays to mark the Panama Canal transit off my Grandmother's bucket list. We traveled in a party of eight with my mom, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousin, brother, and sister-in-law. I consider this to be my first cruise since the last one I was on I was 18 months old. There were a few hiccups along the way but overall I had an absolute blast. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Is it really a Princess Cruise Ship

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drocky41

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I went on the cruise with 5 friends. Things were not up to Princess Standards. The room movie movies were all very old flicks, Nothing recent. There was no Zumba class. No instructor. They could have found a Zumba video. The entertainment except for 3 times, was horrible. At Panama getting off the ship was delayed for well over two hours. The food in the dining room was up to Princess ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


If you like “technical issues” and low level cafeteria food in buffet, go!

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leplep

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Expected a lot more for Xmas cruise; few decorations and little music/shows. Only decent production show was broken; entertainment not good except 2guest entertainers. Public bathrooms constantly dirty and toilets broken; water on floors; dangerous. Elevators not working well; I was stuck in one twice, doors close on you and some floor buttons won’t work/light up. One night all 4 engines blew and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Cruise to the Panama

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davefuji

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose the Emerald Princess to see the Panama Canal. Ports that we visited were all excellent enjoying Cartagena, Columbia thee most, other than the Panama Canal. All the other ports -Puerto Rica, San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua, Huatulco Obando Puerto Vallarta were also very enjoyable. The food on the Emerald Princess was great along with the staff. Live theatre performances could have been ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Going thrugh the canal.

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nmason

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I won't use Princess again. Always trouble with time lines including being crammed into a room before embarkation. 3 of 5 tenders were down for Panama excursions which left little time on land, 7:30 am early disembarkation turned into 8:00am. Food in MDR started out fine but got worse - poor cuts of meat. We were told to get our outgoing mail in by a certain time each port. Problem? They ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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