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Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess is one of the jewels in the Princess crown and sailing from Southampton makes an ideal choice for your next cruise holiday. Princess Cruises launched the Emerald Princess in April 2007 against the beautifully dramatic cityscape of Rome, before embarking on her maiden voyage through the Med and Greek Isles. In 2015 she received an extensive update and refurbishment, introducing new dining venues, a refreshed gym suite, luxury furnishings and more. Guests sailing onboard Emerald Princess can now enjoy the delights of the Salty Dog Gastro Pub plus family style dining at SHARE, a dining venue in collaboration with celebrity chef Curtis Stone.

New Princess Luxury Beds are now onboard and have been specifically designed alongside experts to provide the ultimate night of sleep at sea. Emerald Princess has also been refitted with new interconnecting staterooms, a great choice for families wishing to have adjacent rooms.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/05/2007
Tonnage 116000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 25
Number Of Decks 15
Number Of Elevators 14
Number Of Pools 4
Number Of Restaurants 5
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 3082
Crew 1160
Refurbished 2019

Ship Facilities

A major attraction for Emerald Princess guests is the flexible Anytime Dining feature, offering traditional or casual dining options in many of the Emerald Princess restaurants, meaning that you can either eat at a set time or just whenever the feeling takes you. The options include:

  • Horizon Court 24-hour buffet
  • International food court
  • SHARE by Curtis Stone
  • Salty Dog Gastropub and Wheelhouse Bar
  • Sabatini's Italian Trattoria
  • Cafe Caribe
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • Outdoor pizzeria and hamburger grill

For an extra little treat, there is also an onboard Ice-cream parlour and patisserie, ideal for satisfying any sugar cravings you may have. In addition, for anyone feeling like they just don’t want to leave their cabin to eat, there is 24-hour room service, delivering your favourite foods right to your door.

Passengers onboard the Emerald Princess will be delighted with the poolside Movies Under the Stars programme. Guests can experience the enchantment of an outdoor movie theatre whilst relaxing with cushions, blankets and free popcorn. The 300 ft² movie theatre also features the Princess Cruises' hallmark poolside service to ensure complete guest satisfaction.

There is also a huge variety of entertainment onboard Princess Cruises' Emerald Princess with a choice of lounges and bars in which to enjoy evenings at sea. Suspended at 150 feet above sea level, guests are able to appreciate the spectacular views from the Emerald Princess' Skywalker's Lounge & Club.

Venues:
  • Princess Theatre
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • Churchill's Cigar & Spirits Lounge
  • Club Fusion
  • Wheelhouse Bar
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Crooners Bar
  • Casino
  • Movies under the Stars

Recreation

When it comes to deciding what to do with your free time onboard Emerald, the only difficulty will be choosing which exciting activity to do next:

  • Internet Cafe
  • Shopping Gallery
  • Duty Free Boutiques
  • Library, Writing room & Card room
  • Wedding chapel & Art Gallery
  • Kids and Teens centre

Spa and fitness

Leisure amenities on the luxurious Emerald Princess include the Asian inspired Lotus Spa, a sanctuary of calm and tranquillity, as well as an ocean-view gym. There is also a nine-hole putting green and golf simulator, jogging track, 5 fresh water pools and 7 bubbling hot tubs.

  • Full-service Lotus spa beauty salon offering traditional hairdressing, beauty services, massages, sensuous wraps, hydro and aromatherapies
  • State of the art fitness centre with professional staff, weight and aerobic conditioning equipment, sauna, solarium, steam rooms and classes ranging from aerobics to pilates and kick-boxing
  • 4 swimming pools plus children's splash pool and dive-in movie screen in pool area
  • 7 whirlpools
  • 9-hole putting course & golf simulator

Dress code

Emerald Princess dress code combines both smart casual with elegant formal. During the informal evenings onboard smart casual dress is expected at dinner, whereas the formal nights offer the chance to dress to impress. For those who prefer not to dress for dinner, the buffet dining always offers a casual dress code, ideal for a laidback evening.

Customer reviews for Emerald Princess

We had a wonderful cruising experience and can only recommend it to our friends and family.

The stateroom was good although there was an obscured view. Staff were all very good, the embarkation was good - no delays. Anytime dining is an excellent idea although 2nd sitting was booked. Both of our dietary problems were handled well by dining room staff, and the food very good but the quality seemed to fall on the last day. There was little variety of desserts, and drinks as usual were too expensive. The shows in the theatre were exceptional and very professional with superb entertainers. The music was too loud around the outside pool and sun loungers were being 'reserved'. The directions around the ship could be improved, but the Captain's announcements were clear, concise and informative. These were often missed if we were in the cabin and the TV was not on. This made it difficult if disembarking for a trip. There was a problem with the accounting system which lost a money birthday gift sent to the ship by our relatives - this might not have been received if we had not queried it with the staff. The dinal disembarkation was good.

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The cruise itself was very good with food, wine, housekeeping and reception staff all being good or very good. The ship's policy on dress code was not enforced especially regarding no shorts in the dining rooms. We have unresolved as yet one very serious problem in that my credit card details were compromised leading to a substantial sum being fraudulently claimed. We would like to see Princess Lines adopting P & O's tea and coffee making facilities in staterooms.



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