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Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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Emerald Princess
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Excellent

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Very Good

444

Average

329

Poor

166

Terrible

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1,669 Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews


KarenM70 avatar

KarenM70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great vacation through Panama Canal

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There was a glitch getting on the ship, which caused us to not start off the best, we waited in line outside the ship for hours & were never told why we were not allowed to board, and then once inside, more long ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bwmills54

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise after boarding insanity.

The Panama Canal was on our bucket list. Just the week before we set sail the Coronavirus scare began. We chose to go ahead with our plans and are so glad we did. There was a major computer glitch that delayed our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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silversneakers

6 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

2nd Princess Cruise

I loved the itinerary offered on this cruise. I had not sailed on Princess since 2005 so I was looking forward to my cruise. Even though we were not able to get into Samoa, we had a couple of extra days in Hawaii ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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rmdoughe

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Internet problems and Customer Relations

We selected this cruise in order to escape some winter in Michigan. The sixteen sea days appealed to us. The schedule was changed in route and we were unable to visit American Samoa which meant we spent more time ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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loge23

10 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

28 days in Fantasyland

Well, if 28 days aboard a beautiful cruise ship, being catered to, sailing to Hawaii and Tahiti - AND not getting sick isn't Fantasyland for the Senior Set, than I'll have what you're having. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Dee4990

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Panama Canal Adventure

Overall, we recommend both the Emerald Princess and also this itinerary. We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the trip! The Panama Canal is a "must see" for any traveler and Princess does it right! We had ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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SCOOTERNINJA

1 Review Written

Chlorophyll more like borophyll

Because I am generally a really positive person that tries to see the good in everything, I will start off with that. Edward the cabin steward was fantastic and just a great guy. He genuinely cared and worked ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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flour

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marygvancott

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ScottG

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise through the Panama Canal!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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greymom3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Dr. BobW

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great expectations-awful reality

Starting at embarkation sitting in an overcrowded hall for the better part of 3 hours - we were not off to a good start! No credible explanation from Princess; no bother to greet the arriving pxs when they finally ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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hverne

4 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Xmas/NewYears Panama Canal, 2019 - Great Deal but worst cruise ever on Princess

Was offered a deal at 1/4 of original price! Ship was fully booked. Worst Food/Service/Entertainment of any Princess cruise I have ever sailed. Ships staff were poorly trained. Ship badly needs a complete ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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nmason

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Going thrugh the canal.

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruiseaholic10

4 Reviews Written

Do they know it’s Christmas

This is not the company that we knew, our previous cruise was 5 years prior to this and we have 16 Princess cruises to measure this disaster against, We chose the cruise which was over Christmas and New Year going ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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peter grant

15 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Felt like second-class citizens

Our 20th cruise with Princess, 20 days on the Crown in January/Feburary 2019, was one of the three best we’ve taken with this line, thanks to the creative activity and entertainment options on board. (You can read ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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drocky41

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Is it really a Princess Cruise Ship

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Binky777

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Christmas & New Years Cruise - Panama Canal transit on the Emerald Princess

Wanted to experience the new locks of the Panama Canal and enjoy some sunshine over the Christmas Season. We have cruised with Princess 5 times previously and agree with other reviewers that the atmosphere is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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GmaGpa T

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not Safe, Never Again

We chose Princess because we had never taken this line before and we wanted to take the family to Alaska this summer and had to check the line out. Embarkation was a couple of hours late with no explanation. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dawn Poore

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Canal a highlight

This was the seventh cruise for my husband and me, the fourth with Princess. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. We knew the weather would be hot and humid, but were not prepared for how exhausting it would be. (Of ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gimpy35

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Unsatisfied.

Desired a short cruise over the Christmas season. However we chose a large ship with a large passenger capacity and the ship was completely full. Tours were poorly organized. Tenders were not all in working ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mghurle

13 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

I would think about this...

This was my longest ever cruise, at 15 nights aboard the Emerald Princess. I got to be reacquainted with the good, so-so, and bad in the 2+ weeks. Embarkation was a nightmare. The inbound arrival was 5 hours late ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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TDG2019

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A cluster from start to finish.

My wife and I had planned to take this cruise for years but she passed away in 2015 and only recently was I able to find my cruise mate and best friend. We had planned this for about six months, maybe with too high ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marinelife2

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dec 3 Panama Canal Cruise *Pros & *Cons

Pros: *Excellent service *Lots of fantastic entertainment *Deep swimming pools with chairs kept back. *Real professionally made pizza. *Lido often had quality 5 star food and a good selection. *MDR ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Port Monkeys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Emerald Princess is a Good Ship With a Great Crew

We went on this cruise because it was a good value. 29 days with prepaid gratuities and $1000 onboard credit in a balcony for around $4000 each. It sailed from Barcelona to Los Angeles (home) through the Panama ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Emerald Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.53.8
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.6
Enrichment4.03.4
Service4.04.2
Value For Money4.53.7
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