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  • Princess-Cruises-private-balcony - If you choose a Balcony Stateroom on your Princess cruise, you'll be able to take in the passing seascapes in comfort and in private.
  • Ocean-View-Double-Balcony-Princess-Cruises - The Ocean View Double Stateroom with Balcony offers a furnished balcony patio, a bathroom with shower, spacious closet, desk, TV and twin or queen size bed. This is a shot of Emerald Princess; check with your Cruiseable cruise specialst for precise room details on the ship you're considering.
  • Princess-Cruises-stateroom-balcony - Stay in a luxurious stateroom on your Princess Cruise for a roomy private balcony where you can take in the parade of sights in solitude.
  • balcony-stateroom-Princess-Cruises - Enjoy a beautiful ocean view and personal service from crew while staying in a balcony stateroom on your Princess cruise.
  • balcony-stateroom-view-Princess-Cruises - Room with a view: Guests get a private veranda to take in the passing parade of eye candy when they book a balcony stateroom aboard Princess Cruises.
  • Emerald-Princess-Funnel-Tallinn-Estonia - Closeup of Emerald Princess in Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Emerald-Princess-Tallinn-Estonia2 - Emerald Princess departing Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Emerald-Princess-Istanbul-Turkey - Emerald Princess in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Emerald-Princess-at-sea - Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet, offering nearly 900 balcony staterooms for guests to take in the passing scenery.
  • emerald-princess-docked-in-victoria.jpg - Emerald Princess docked in the port of Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Emerald-Princess-at-sea - Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet, offering nearly 900 balcony staterooms for guests to take in the passing scenery.
  • Blarney-Castle-Cork -  Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland, is among the most popular shore excursions on Princess Cruises sailings to the British Isles. Cork, Ireland's third largest city, boasts great architecture and a vibrant cultural life.
  • Princess-Cruises-production - Princess Cruises offers several sources of live entertainment, such as its renowned production shows.
  • Sanctuary-Princess-Cruises-3 - The Sanctuary aboard your Princess Cruises ship offers guests a relaxing outdoor spa-inspired retreat.
  • Vines-Wine-Bar-Princess-Cruises-2 - Head to the Vines Wine Bar on your Princess cruise to unwind with a glass of wine that suits your palate. It was voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea" by USA Today.
  • Sabitinis-restaurant-Princess-Cruises-2 - Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship offers guests a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes.
  • Teen-Center-Princess-Cruises - Princess Cruises' Teen Center offers passengers ages 13-17 lots of entertainment and activities suited for their age group.
  • Crown-Grill-Restaurant-Princess-Cruises - Look for upscale steak and seafood fare at Princess Cruises' Crown Grill Restaurant, voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA Today.
  • Emerald-Princess-Michelangelo-Restaurant - Head to the Michelangelo restaurant for anytime dining on Emerald Princess.
  • Ocean-View-Double-Balcony-Princess-Cruises - The Ocean View Double Stateroom with Balcony offers a furnished balcony patio, a bathroom with shower, spacious closet, desk, TV and twin or queen size bed. This is a shot of Emerald Princess; check with your Cruiseable cruise specialst for precise room details on the ship you're considering.
  • Emerald-Princess-Movies-Under-the-Stars - The best place on earth to watch a movie, under the stars, on Emerald Princess.
  • Vines-Wine-Bar-Princess-Cruises - Head to the Vines Wine Bar on your Princess Cruise to unwind with a drink or to meet new people. It was voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea" by USA Today.
  • Emerald-Princess-Lido-Deck-at-sunset - The morning sunrise above the Lido Deck on Emerald Princess.
  • Emerald-Princess-Sabatinis - Head to Sabatini's for authentic Italian cuisine on your Princess cruise.
  • Emerald-Princess-Tallinn-Estonia - Emerald Princess departing Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Princess-Cruises-private-balcony - If you choose a Balcony Stateroom on your Princess cruise, you'll be able to take in the passing seascapes in comfort and in private.
  • Sanctuary-Princess-Cruises - The Sanctuary aboard your Princess Cruises ship offers guests a relaxing outdoor spa-inspired escape.
  • Emerald-Princess-dockside - Emerald Princess at dockside, preparing for an evening sailaway in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
  • Lobster-tail-dish - A  broiled Lobster Tail and King Prawns dish straight from the Princess Cruises kitchen.
  • chocolate-souffle - A chocolate souffle dessert tops off a meal during a Princess Cruises sailing.
  • Princess-Cruises-balcony-dining - Dining with a view for two: Guests who choose a Balcony Stateroom get to soak up the views on their private veranda.
  • Sabitinis-restaurant-Princess-Cruises - Enjoy Mediterranean fare and attentive service at Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship.
  • International-Cafe-Princess-Cruises - The International Café is a 24-hour cafe you'll find in the Piazza aboard your Princess ship.
  • Pub-Lunch-Princess-Cruises - Enjoy a taste of British pub grub and lift a pint with a friend at the Pub Lunch on your Princess ship.
  • Master-Chef- Alfredo-Marzi - Master Chef Alfredo Marzi, a graduate of one of Paris's top culinary institutes, supervises Princess's culinary offerings.
  • International-Cafe-seating - The International Café aboard your Princess cruise offers guests an easy dining option, no matter the time of day or night. (This is a shot aboard Royal Princess.)
  • Sabitinis-restaurant-Princess-Cruises-2 - Sabitini's Italian Restaurant aboard your Princess ship offers guests a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes.
  • Crown-Grill-Restaurant-Princess-Cruises - Look for upscale steak and seafood fare at Princess Cruises' Crown Grill Restaurant, voted one of the "Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses" by USA Today.
  • chocolate-tiramisu.jpg - Chocolate tiramisu mascarpone cream and espresso gelato, part of Chocolate Journeys on Princess Cruises.
  • assorted-chocolates.jpg - Enjoy assorted chocolates, part of Chocolate Journeys on Princess Cruises.
  • chocolate-and-caramel-tart.jpg - Chocolate and caramel tart, part of Chocolate Journeys on Princess Cruises.
  • chocolate-hazelnut-bar-with-citrus-cream.jpg - Chocolate hazelnut bar with citrus cream, part of Chocolate Journeys on Princess Cruises.
  • chocolate-pistachio-dome-with-almond-and-pistachio-nougatine.jpg - Chocolate pistachio dome with almond and pistachio nougatine, part of Chocolate Journeys on Princess Cruises.
  • coconut-mousse.jpg - Coconut mousse with dark chocolate cream and crunchy roasted coconut, part of Chocolate Journeys on Princess Cruises.
  • international-cafe-princess-cruises.jpg - Creative chocolate desserts served in the International Cafe on your Princess sailing.
  • sable-breton-princess-cruises.jpg - Sable Breton with exotic cream and white chocolate Bavarian, available on your Princess cruise.
  • afternoon-tea-princess.jpg - Enjoy afternoon tea with complimentary chocolates on your Princess cruise.
  • crab-cake-salty-dog.jpg - Seafood lovers will enjoy the Maryland jumbo lump crab cake in the Salty Dog Gastropub on certain Princess ships.
  • charred-asparagus-salty-dog.jpg - Try the charred asparagus and toasted Haloumi cheese in the Salty Dog Gastropub on your Princess cruise.
  • ernesto-burger-salty-dog.jpg - The Ernesto Burger in the Salty Dog Gastropub on Princess Cruises has won rave reviews.
  • Emerald-Princess-Crown-Grill - Crown Grill, the superb steakhouse onboard Emerald Princess.
  • Emerald-Princess-International-Cafe - International Cafe, ideal for lunchtime snacks and cakes, on your Emerald Princess cruise.
  • Emerald-Princess-Michelangelo-Restaurant - Head to the Michelangelo restaurant for anytime dining on Emerald Princess.
  • Emerald-Princess-Sabatinis - Head to Sabatini's for authentic Italian cuisine on your Princess cruise.
  • Emerald-Princess-Wine-Bar - Vines Wine Bar, where tapas are complimentary, on Emerald Princess.
  • Emerald-Princess-atrium - The atrium of Emerald Princess.
  • Boutique-store-Princess-Cruises - Aboard your Princess cruise, check out jewelry and other merchandise from top-of-the-line brands at the boutique store on board.
  • Princess-Cruises-splash-pool - Take a dip in the splash pool aboard your Princess cruise.
  • Chefs-Princess-Scholarship-at-Sea - Learn new cooking skills with seasoned chefs during your cruise. Princess Cruises' ScholarShip@Sea Program offers up to 40 enrichment classes on every voyage.
  • Princess-Cruises-wait-staff - Look for attentive service from the crew's wait staff during your Princess cruise.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa-massage - The Lotus Spa aboard your Princess ship offers massages, facials, scrubs, body therapy, body wraps, Botox and acupuncture.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa - Make time for serenity during your Princess Cruise. Head to the Lotus Spa to relax and get pampered with a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.
  • Princess-Cruises-captain - The ship's captain and crew frequenty interact with guests during a Princess cruise.
  • Emerald-Princess-officer - On board Emerald Princess, officers and crew often shoot the breeze with guests.
  • Sanctuary-Princess-Cruises - The Sanctuary aboard your Princess Cruises ship offers guests a relaxing outdoor spa-inspired escape.
  • Vines-Wine-Bar-Princess-Cruises - Head to the Vines Wine Bar on your Princess Cruise to unwind with a drink or to meet new people. It was voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea" by USA Today.
  • Vines-Wine-Bar-Princess-Cruises-2 - Head to the Vines Wine Bar on your Princess cruise to unwind with a glass of wine that suits your palate. It was voted one of the "Best Wine Bars at Sea" by USA Today.
  • Sanctuary-Princess-Cruises-2 - Your Princess ship offers passengers a relaxing spot in solitude in the Sanctuary.
  • Chateubriand-dinner-Princess-Cruises - A Chateaubriand steak with vegetables served to guests on a Princess cruise.
  • Menage-a-Trois-dessert - Try the Ménage à Trois dessert — a raspberry chocolate dish of delicious decadence — on your Princess cruise.
  • Sanctuary-Princess-Cruises-3 - The Sanctuary aboard your Princess Cruises ship offers guests a relaxing outdoor spa-inspired retreat.
  • Princess-Cruises-production - Princess Cruises offers several sources of live entertainment, such as its renowned production shows.
  • Youth-Center-Princess-Cruises - Bringing your little one on board? The Youth Center aboard your Princess ship offers a venue full of activities, including drawing and face painting.
  • Teen-Center-Princess-Cruises - Princess Cruises' Teen Center offers passengers ages 13-17 lots of entertainment and activities suited for their age group.
  • Teen-Center-Princess-Cruises-2 -  The Teen Center onboard your Princess ship gives young passengers lots of ways to stay active and entertained.
  • Princess-Fine-Arts-Auctions - At lovers will want to check out Princess Fine Arts Auctions. They're a fun, fast-paced way for guests to purchase works of fine art — just make sure you do your homework.
  • Princess-Cruises-Lotus-Spa-2 - Rediscover serenity in the treatment room of the Lotus Spa aboard your Princess ship. Treat yourself to a body wrap, body therapy or a number of other spa services.
  • couple-on-aft-rail.jpg - Ramp up the romance with your special someone on a Princess cruise.
  • girl-eating-pizza-on-deck.jpg - A young woman eats pizza on the deck of a Princess cruise.
  • fitness-yoga.jpg - Keep up with your fitness or yoga regimen on a Princess cruise.
  • voice-of-ocean-judges.jpg - Judges during the talent competition The Voice of the Ocean on Princess Cruises.
  • princess-cruises-man-yoga.jpg - Keep fit with yoga, Pilates, spinning and other fitness routines on your Princess cruise.
  • Emerald-Princess-Gatsbys-Casino - The expansive Gatsby's Casino on deck, 7 midship, on Emerald Princess.
  • Emerald-Princess-Lido-Deck-at-sunset - The morning sunrise above the Lido Deck on Emerald Princess.
  • Emerald-Princess-Movies-Under-the-Stars - The best place on earth to watch a movie, under the stars, on Emerald Princess.
  • Emerald-Princess-Princess-Theatre - The Princess Theater, which spans two decks on Emerald Princess, offers lavish productions.
  • Emerald-Princess-Salon - The hair salon, located in the Lotus Spa, deck 16 forward on Emerald Princess.
  • Suite-Princess-Cruises - Choose a Suite on your Princess ship to get a separate sitting area and coffee table, furnished balcony, large walk-in closet, two flat-panel TVs, a twin or queen bed and exclusive amentities. Discuss the room that's right for you with a Cruiseable travel professional.
  • Gibraltar-Barbary-Macaques - The famed Barbary Macaques make themselves seen on the Rock of Gibraltar.
  • Gibraltar-airport - The Gibraltar Airport stands in the shadow of the Rock.
  • Gibraltar-St-Michael-Caves - St. Michael's Cave is the most visited of the more than 150 caves in Gibraltar.
  • Gibraltar-Moorish-fort - Moorish fortifications in Gibraltar signal the contested nature of the region over the centuries.
  • Gibraltar-cable-car - Visitors to Gibraltar can take the cable car to the Top of the Rock.
  • Gibraltar-drum-corps - British pageantry on display as the Corps of Drums of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment passes by the Convent.
  • Gibraltar-Strait - The Strait of Gibraltar, separating Africa and Europe, brings visitors from across the globe.
  • Gibraltar-Casemate-Square - Stroll through Gibraltar and stop for refreshments at Casemates Square.
  • Blarney-Castle-Cork -  Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland, is among the most popular shore excursions on Princess Cruises sailings to the British Isles. Cork, Ireland's third largest city, boasts great architecture and a vibrant cultural life.
  • emerald-princess-in-santorini.jpg - Emerald Princess anchored in the water-filled caldera of Santorini, Greece.
  • emerald-princess-in-st-thomas-harbor.jpg - Emerald Princess in the harbor of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • emerald-princess-in-st-thomas.jpg - Emerald Princess in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • emerald-princess-in-st-thomas2.jpg - Emerald Princess in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Emerald Princess: Traditional elegance with a modern twist

Our review

Launched in 2007 and carrying about 3,080 guests, Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess Cruises fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms from which to take in the colorful sunrise over the ocean, or capture a breathtaking sunset sail-in to a romantic city like Venice.

Leisure days spent onboard in the Piazza-style atrium are relaxing and entertaining, with the nearby International Cafe and Vines Wine Bar fulfilling your cravings for warm cookies, toasted paninis and even hand-rolled sushi.

Whether you're getting refreshed with a workout in the fitness center or putting your feet up at Movies Under the Stars, your experience on Emerald Princess is sure to be unforgettable. She also features several swimming pools and whirlpool spas, wedding chapel, conference center, internet cafe, 24-hour passenger services desk, shore excursions desk, art gallery, and several bars, lounges and entertainment venues.

Who will like sailing on Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess is a ship for all ages and tastes — she really does offer a little something for everyone. Princess Cruises is an American company so  the ships are very Americanized. My voyage sailed from Southampton, U.K., and the majority of passengers onboard were from the U.K. and the U.S.A. — there was a nice mix.

Where Emerald Princess sails

Emerald Princess sails itineraries to Northern Europe, the Canary Islands, Mediterranean and Caribbean. I spent 11 nights aboard Emerald Princess on a Canary Islands voyage and it was certainly a vacation to remember. Her crew is superb and very attentive, and the food was absolutely delicious.

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Dining

Emerald Princess offers a wide variety of onboard dining venues. You'll find everything from an outdoor grill serving burgers to a fine-dining Italian restaurant serving the freshest Maine lobster.

Da Vinci and Michelangelo are the ship's anytime dining venues, with Botticelli being the fixed dining restaurant. Speciality options include the Crown Grill, Sabatini’s, Crab Shack and Ultimate Balcony Dining — an additional fee per person applies of $25 to $100.

Café Caribe and the Horizon Court are both buffet venues and are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. On the outer decks, you'll find the Pizzeria and Ice Cream Bar, which serves the Best Pizza at Sea according to USA Today, along with the Trident Grill, where you can enjoy burgers, hot dogs and fries. The International Café on Deck 5 is open 24 hours a day and serves a wide selection of sandwiches and cakes. The Wine Bar, also on Deck 5, offers tapas.

Crown Grill, the superb steakhouse onboard Emerald Princess.
Danielle Fear / Special to CruiseableCrown Grill, the superb steakhouse onboard Emerald Princess.

Entertainment

The Princess Theater is the main auditorium on board and offers production shows and other stagings on a nightly basis. Another very popular evening and daytime choice is Movies Under the Stars, which is located mid-ship on Deck 16 where movies are shown up to three times per day, weather permitting. Gatsby’s Casino is another popular choice and offers slot machines, roulette, craps and more. There is also a small video arcade located on Deck 17, just outside of the kids clubs.

Bars & lounges

Emerald Princess offers a public space for everyone. From the excitement and thrill of Gatsby’s Casino to the more relaxed atmosphere of Crooner’s Lounge, each area offers a different theme and varied entertainment. Other lounges include Vines, Adagio Bar, Mermaid’s Tail, Skywalkers Nightclub, Club Fusion, Speakeasy Cigar Lounge and the Princess Theater.

Spa & wellness

The Sanctuary is where solitude seekers will be able to escape completely to this plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting with signature beverages, light meals, massages, attentive service and relaxing personal entertainment. The Lotus Spa also offers you the chance to renew your body, mind and spirit. It features spa treatments, beauty salon services and the latest in gym and fitness equipment, as well as personal trainers and a variety of different classes that are available throughout the day.

Bringing your little one on board? The Youth Center aboard Emerald Princess offers a full slate of activities, including drawing and face painting.
Courtesy of Princess CruisesBringing your little one on board? The Youth Center aboard Emerald Princess offers a full slate of activities, including drawing and face painting.

Kids clubs

On a Princess ship, young kids and teens have their own kind of fun — and their own place to hang out. The onboard youth and teen centers are fully equipped with everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, foosball tables, board games and jukeboxes. And for the littlest ones, you'll find activities like kids' karaoke, pizza parties, pajama nights and more.

This ship's activities run the age-appropriate gamut for those under 18 — from Princess Pelicans (ages three to seven) and Shockwaves (ages eight to 12) to Remix (ages 13 to 17).

Staterooms

Accommodation options aboard Emerald Princess range from the modest and comfortable 162 to 182 square feet inside cabin, to the 460- to 687-square-foot Balcony Suite, which features a seating area with sofa bed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and an over-size balcony. Oceanview, Balcony, Mini-suite with Balcony and Family Suite with Balcony are all also available. During my cruise aboard Emerald Princess, I called a balcony cabin on Baja Deck my home and had more than enough space to enjoy.

Disclosure

Danielle Fear sailed on Emerald Princess as one of the journalists and bloggers who are occasionally invited aboard to write about the ship as guests of Princess Cruises. See Cruiseable's Ethics & Disclosure policy

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Danielle Fear
Travel writer and social media professional based in Newcastle, UK. I've been cruising since since 2007. Follow me on Twitter at @CruiseMiss.

Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Movies Under the Stars
  • Where: Deck 16

  • What: International Cafe
  • Where: Deck 5

  • What: Mid-ship's atrium
  • Where: Decks 5, 6 & 7
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • The Best Pizza at Sea as voted by USA Today
  • One of the largest atriums in the fleet
  • The Crown Grill American Steakhouse
  • Sabatini's Italian Restaurant
  • The Crab Shack
  • Vines Wine Bar
  • Lotus Spa

Top dining options on board

Crown Grill

  • Style: American steakhouse
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Sabatini's

  • Style: Italian
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Michelangelo (MDR)

  • Style: Varied
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

3,082 Passengers [?]
1,143 Crew
15 Decks
2007 Maiden voyage
112,847 Tonnage [?]
952 Length in feet
118 Width in feet (max beam)
25 speed (mph) [?]

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