WorldLee's Reviews

First hand and objective
Review of:

Princess Cruises: Emerald Princess Mediterranean Cruise

Ship standard

out of 7 stars


with level of service


for money

Overall experience

score out of 10

What we really liked

  • The food in the main dining room was varied nightly and of good quality.
  • Option of and the variety of food in the buffet.
  • The adults only pool at the back of the ship was strictly adults only unlike other ships. we’ve experienced with adult only areas.
  • Great organisation on tender port days. Off the ship by 8am for a 9am shore excursion.
  • Only ever 1 day at sea before a port destination
  • Drinks package included specialty coffee & bottled water
  • Good selection of bars & entertainment to choose from

What we didn't like so much

  • The hard sell in the spa for extra products when you’d already paid a premium price for the treatment.
  • Pool towels supplies were sometimes not replenished.
  • The décor in the cabins is well maintained but could do with a refresh
  • Ship shore excursions were expensive. Other options are available. Ask me where to find these.


Princess Cruises offer 4-star cruise itineraries all around the world best suited for the 50+ age group. Their cruise prices offer value of money for quality service, but I recommend preparing to avoid the hard sell for extra products in the spa & activities such as wine tastings and art appreciation.

We were paying customers on this cruise. This review is for the purpose of helping you decide if this product is right for you.

Our Experience

In 2018 I started thinking about my partner’s 50th birthday in June 2019. Should I spend $1500-$2000 on a party here or plan a bucket list overseas holiday? I mentioned the idea to a friend who suggested a Mediterranean cruise. Spain, France, Italy and Greece, never more than a day at sea, it all sounded pretty good. Word got out and by this time we had 20 friends between ages 46-58 wanting to join us. I began researching the many cruise options available in the Med and there were so many to choose from, Princess, MSC, Celebrity, NCL, Silversea, P&O, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Crystal, Holland America Line, Viking, Celebrity and Cunard to name a few. How does one decide?

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offer value for money cruises all around the world for the 50+ age group. The meals on the Emerald Princess were great and the 4 star ship was well looked after.

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