DAY 506 Feb 2024
Time at Port: from 6:15 AM to 3 PM
Synonymous with Hollywood and the capital of show business, a tour of L.A’s iconic
Hollywood sign and star-studded walk of fame are simply a must. If you have more time, take in the views from Griffith Observatory, take a stroll along Santa Monica beach and pier, check out Hollywood Bowl or head to Universal Studios and Disney Land for some rollercoaster action
Things to do in Los Angeles:
Overlooking the Los Angeles basin, Griffith Observatory is a fantastic, free attraction. In the observatory itself, visitors will find fascinating planetarium shows, and in the surrounding area over 50 miles of beautiful hiking and cycling routes.
This iconic amphitheatre was recognised as one of the 10 best live music venues in the United States, and for good reason. Its unique band shell provides a stunning stage for hundreds of musical events every year visitors of all ages will love.
Venice Beach is a hub of art, entertainment, cuisine and shopping, known for its free-spirited, bohemian culture. Whether you’re strolling on the boardwalk or dining on the waterfront, you’ll be swept up in the fun-loving community of this beach town.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is a must-visit on any trip to Los Angeles. Originating in the late 1950’s, this iconic landmark now comprises of over 2,600 stars with an average of two new stars being added every month. Visitors are free to watch these ceremonies.
Hollywood Hills and Sign
As one of the best ways to see the stunning views of Los Angeles, a hike through the Hollywood Hills is a must. With a range of different routes for beginners to avid adventurers, visitors can make their way close by the off-limits "Hollywood" sign
Opened in 1974 by J. Paul Getty, the Getty Museum showcases art and exhibitions across two campuses, the Getty Centre and Getty Villa. The first is home to Western Art from as early as the middle ages, while the Getty Villa houses art from Ancient Greece and Rome.
The Original Farmers Market
Originating in July 1934, the Farmers Market gained permanent stalls in just three months. Today, it is a hub of international cuisine, including fresh produce and authentic restaurants, and even offers tours to allow visitors to try many global delicacies.
Santa Monica Pier
What was created to dispose of sewage in 1909 has become a national icon. Over the years it has gained an amusement park, an aquarium, space for concerts and much more. Visitors can also fish or boat on the waters around the pier, an age-old tradition.
Warner Brothers Studio Tour
Visitors can discover the magic of Hollywood in a fascinating tour of the renowned Warner Brothers Studios. These tours combine the Golden age of Hollywood along with current TV and film production, bringing visitors to real-life working sets and classic memorabilia.
Bringing the magic of Disney to LA, Disneyland Park is a must-visit for travellers of all ages, featuring thrilling rides, exclusive shopping and lively entertainment. Visitors can also meet and greet their favourite characters and add an autograph to their books.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Boasting hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and even rock climbing, this pleasant Californian park and nature reserve is perfect for outdoorsy cruisers, while nature-lovers can spot a number of interesting plants as well as gophers and even mountain lions.
DAY 809 Feb 2024
Nestled between the tropical lush hills, Puerto Vallarta is a popular Mexican cruise destination due to its lively downtown area and local resorts cruisers have access to. Depending on where you dock, you’ll have access to a nearby resort where you can eat, sunbathe and make the most of the pools and other activities. Meanwhile, if looking to head down town, just take the bus or the taxi for 15 minutes for cool bars, shopping and restaurants.
Things to do in Puerto Vallarta:
Los Muertos Beach
Earning its name for its legends of piracy, Los Muertos beach is the most visited beach in Puerto Vallarta. With countless restaurants and bars in the area, visitors can enjoy delicious cuisine followed by a dip in the sea or a stroll along the beautiful pier.
This golden, sandy beach is framed by coconut palm trees and a gentle surf, idyllic for swimming and paddle-boarding. Situated 25 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, it’s a quieter beach than most and makes for a blissful afternoon of relaxing.
Frequently coined as the most popular attraction in the city, the Hill of the Cross Viewpoint in Puerto Vallarta offers incredible panoramic views of the city. A modern, open tower, it gives you the perfect opportunity to capture unforgettable photos, whilst admiring the bustling city below.
DAY 1011 Feb 2024
Santa María Huatulco is a popular tourist spot for those cruising through Mexico due to the amazing indigenous Aztec architectural ruins in close by Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalita. Here, visitors can explore pre-Spanish Mexican history by seeing the ancient temple and famous ceremonial ball game court, while the Bocano Del Río Copalita Museum boasts numerous wonderful artefacts obtained from the site.
Things to do in Huatulco:
Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalita
The archaeological site of Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalita provides a fantastic glimpse into the history of early Huatulco. Featuring uncovered temples and ball courts, the site also includes a museum and jungle trail to a lookout out on the cliff.
San Agustin is a picturesque bay that's popular for watersports, including snorkelling and scuba diving. It's also a beloved spot for relaxing on sun loungers with a refreshing drink in hand. A welcome change to the hustle and bustle, you'll love unwinding at this breathtaking beach.
Huatulco National Park
A popular national park located in Oaxaca, Huatulco National Park was established in 1998. A beautiful national park with crystal clear waters and lush greenery, it makes for a wonderful day out whilst in Huatulco.
DAY 1314 Feb 2024
A beautiful port town in the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas features a combination of natural and manmade attractions. From the bustling Casa de la Cultura with its theatres, art galleries and other attractions to its wildlife sanctuaries and reserves, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant port town.
Things to do in Puntarenas:
NATUWA Wildlife Sanctuary
Learn more about the Costa Rican macaws at the captivating NATUWA Wildlife Sanctuary. Rescuing and rehabilitating these fascinating creatures, you’ll be able to get up close to them and discover what it takes to care for them.
Parque Marino del Pacifico
Fun for all the family, the Parque Marino del Pacifico not only features an aquarium with an array of tropical fish, sharks, turtles and manta rays but a splash pool, playground and gift shop. Giving you a welcome break from the heat, this attraction is well worth a visit whilst in
In the Cordillera de Tilarán, close to Juntas, lies the Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge. A private wildlife sanctuary, it preserves cloud forest and is one kilometres or so before the renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Home to a variety of wildlife and plant life, this reserve is an extraordinary attraction to visit whilst in Puntarenas.
Panama Canal Transit
DAY 1516 Feb 2024
Joining the mighty Atlantic to the vast Pacific oceans from Colon on the west coast to Panama City to the east, the Panama Canal bridges the two worlds without having to traverse the infamous Cape of Good Hope around Chile by ships. The journey down through the canal and its impressive locks by cruise ship is a destination and unique cruise ship experience in itself.
Things to do in Panama Canal Transit:
Miraflores Visitors Center
The Miraflores Visitor Center provides fantastic insight into the history of the Panama Canal, through films, exhibitions and observation decks overlooking the Panama Canal locks. Visitors can join guided tours and enjoy delicious cuisine and souvenirs.
Whilst stopping off on the Panama Canal, if you have the time, a trip to Casco Viejo is well worth the effort. Within the historic district of the city, it’s a designated World Heritage Site which was built in the late 17th century. With stunning architecture, restaurants, shops and more, this picturesque area is frequently listed as one of the top things to do whilst in Panama.
If you’re looking for breathtaking views out towards the city, head to Ancon Hill. spanning 199 metres, this impressive hill is a popular site to visit whilst in the area of Ancon or Panama City.
DAY 1617 Feb 2024
Cartegena’s colonial quarter offers old Spanish squares and architecture dating back to the 16th century full of churches, towers, markets and classically Latin rambling streets with that dash of Spanish feel. Here you can visit the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas fortress and Palace of Inquisition historical museum. Lying on Columbia’s pacific coast, cruisers can also explore coral reefs just off the sandy beaches by snorkelling.
Things to do in Cartagena, Colombia:
Built by the Spanish in 1536, Castillo San Felipe De Barajas underwent multiple expansions and dominates a large area of Cartagena’s city space. Guided tours of this magnificent structure are available, and a hike to the top provides stunning views of the city.
Found in the El Centro area of Cartagena, The Palace of the Inquisition holds a grizzly history within its walls. The Spanish Inquisition carried out cruel means of punishment here, which is told through the museums exhibits including old traditional torture instruments.
Located within the Old City, Las Bovedas grants incredible views of the Caribbean sea. Originally serving as dungeons, this fascinating structure showcasing the captivating history of the city comprises 47 arches and 23 domes.
George Town, Grand Cayman
DAY 1819 Feb 2024
The capital of Grand Cayman, George Town is a popular stop off for those on a Caribbean cruise. This charming and colourful town offers a wide range of activities, such as incredible glass-bottom boat trips, intriguing tours of rum distilleries, lovely art galleries, first-rate shopping, delectable dining options, and a history museum. Excursions like submarine tours, snorkelling, diving, and parasailing are also available here- a fun for those thrill-seekers looking for an exciting activity during their stop off there.
Things to do in George Town, Grand Cayman:
The Cayman Islands National Museum is located in the heart of George Town, within an old courthouse building on the popular Harbour Drive. Showcasing an array of exhibits, it's a must if you want to learn more about the history of the area whilst stopping off there.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, at the vibrant Cayman Craft Market that offers souvenirs from an array of local artisans. The ultimate place to pick up Caymanian art and crafts, this popular attraction is within walking distance of the centre.
Seven Mile Beach
On the western side of Grand Cayman island, there is a long crescent-shaped coral-sand beach called Seven Mile Beach. You can explore the whole length of this area's enormous shoreline and while strolling, you'll run into a number of beach bars and eateries at the resorts. Seven Mile Beach offers a wide range of outdoor activities as well, including scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing.
DAY 2021 Feb 2024
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 3 PM
As well as being one of the top global ports to start and finish your cruise, Fort Lauderdale has plenty to do either side of your ocean adventure. Why not take a trip to the Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary, peruse some culture at the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, or take a boat tour through the everglades and waterways as well as passing impressive Millionaires’ Row.
Things to do in Fort Lauderdale:
Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary
This non-profit park area is the place to go for some tranquil downtime as you explore the serene waterfalls and pools that are home to brightly plumed flamingos. The gardens are also home to rescued wildlife such as other birds and reptiles as well as boasting some giant tree species.
Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District
Covering a 22-block area, this exciting part of downtown offers plenty to see and do from Garand Opera House, History Center, Art Museum and plenty of dining options and evening entertainment just a short distance from the cruise terminals.
Bonnet House Museum
A beautiful and historic house in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Bonnet House is included on the American National Register of Historic Places. It was built by prominent artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and has picturesque architecture and a botanical garden.
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Luxor Hotel and Casino or similar
4 star hotel
2 Feb 2024
3 nights stay
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4 star hotel
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5 Feb 2024
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Customer reviews for Emerald Princess
Based on 27 reviews
Value for money
We had a wonderful cruising experience and can only recommend it to our friends and family.
15 Sep 2019
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.
8 Sep 2019
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.
2 Jun 2019
Drinks were very expensive boarding on ridicules, e.g. $9 + 15% gratuity for a glass of wine and i would not sat it was a big glass. The menu choice in the fixe time dining was was limited and the food was bland at times, the food in the self-service was good and a lot of choice. Staff were great we could not fault them.
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