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Overview

Emerald Princess, which debuted in 2007 and was recently updated in April 2019, is one of the largest ships in the fleet. It carries up to 3,080 passengers and 1,200 crew members, and it offers balconies in 80 percent of its exterior cabins. Recent cruisers describe the accommodations as sleek and spacious.

While groups can opt for a Family Suite for more square footage, those who splurge on Suite category cabins are granted perks like specialty dining and priority disembarkation at ports. All cabins come equipped with flat-screen TVs and minifridges. What's more, as of August 2020, each guest aboard Emerald Princess will receive an OceanMedallion wearable device to unlock his or her stateroom, make onboard payments, track down friends and family and more.

Activities include duty-free shopping boutiques, the Lotus Spa and a photography studio. In the evenings, theater shows, outdoor movies and multiple lounging areas keep cruisers entertained. The ship also offers age-appropriate youth clubs; in fact, the Camp Discover Youth & Teen Centers were refreshed during the refurbishment. With four pool areas, seven whirlpool spas, the newly reimagined Sanctuary and an abundance of dining venues – including seven specialty restaurants – the ship rarely felt crowded (according to most passengers). Guests will be especially fond of the new Steamers Seafood restaurant and Planks BBQ venue. 

In 2019-20, Emerald Princess offers a variety of sailings in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, the California Coast and more. 

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Emerald Princess, which debuted in 2007 and was recently updated in April 2019, is one of the largest ships in the fleet. It carries up to 3,080 passengers and 1,200 crew members, and it offers balconies in 80 percent of its exterior cabins. Recent cruisers describe the accommodations as sleek and spacious.

While groups can opt for a Family Suite for more square footage, those who splurge on Suite category cabins are granted perks like specialty dining and priority disembarkation at ports. All cabins come equipped with flat-screen TVs and minifridges. What's more, as of August 2020, each guest aboard Emerald Princess will receive an OceanMedallion wearable device to unlock his or her stateroom, make onboard payments, track down friends and family and more.

Activities include duty-free shopping boutiques, the Lotus Spa and a photography studio. In the evenings, theater shows, outdoor movies and multiple lounging areas keep cruisers entertained. The ship also offers age-appropriate youth clubs; in fact, the Camp Discover Youth & Teen Centers were refreshed during the refurbishment. With four pool areas, seven whirlpool spas, the newly reimagined Sanctuary and an abundance of dining venues – including seven specialty restaurants – the ship rarely felt crowded (according to most passengers). Guests will be especially fond of the new Steamers Seafood restaurant and Planks BBQ venue. 

In 2019-20, Emerald Princess offers a variety of sailings in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, the California Coast and more. 

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2007

Pros & Cons

  • Eighty percent of outside cabins offer private balconies

  • Some cruisers felt restaurant service was slow

4.20Scorecard
  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 3.9Traveler Rating »
  • 5.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Emerald Princess ranks #3 out of 18 Princess Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Emerald Princess offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Emerald Princess contains 15 decks. Find out which features are available on each Emerald Princess deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 981 guests have reviewed Emerald Princess, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(981 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples54%
Singles/Friends12.1%
Families w/older children10.6%
Groups9.1%
Families w/young children4.4%
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Ship Photos

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