Emerald Princess Cruise Review by kayindel
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Hawaii
- Cabin Type: Oceanview
Had I noticed the Hilo port on the itinerary I probably would not have chosen this cruise. It had little to offer as the Kona side is so much more port friendly with lots of things to do right close to the port,. Hilo was totally under construction which made it rough to make the minimal walk into town.
Having been to Hawaii 5 times, I would not recommend cruising as a way to see the islands. Staying there for at least two weeks and doing an island hop on a small plane, renting a car, and doing all the island things would be my recommendation.
Embarkation and Disembarkation went extremely smooth. Entertainment was less than fabulous most nights, but the piano player from Las Vegas was awesome.
Service was impeccable. The cabin steward and wait staff in our dining room were 5 star. Cabins were kept clean every time we left the room.
As far as the food, I would not order beef or fish again. The beef was tough as was the lamb. Fish was very dry. I began ordering the shrimp meals or chicken on a daily basis because of the quality of the other.
I would never take this cruise again with 9-10 days at sea. I enjoy the ports with time to discover them instead of rushing to get everything in in a few hours.
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