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Parker Powell

Age: 58

Occupation:Retired

Number of Cruises: 6

Cruise Line: Princess

Ship: Emerald Princess

Sailing Date: 03-9-2009

Itinerary: Southern Caribbean

Disappointing at best. If you are looking for good food and service this should not be your pick. Show productions were high schoolish. Good talent poor production and costumes. The capacity for customers is over 3,000 and outside seating was about half of that. UGH.
From our experience the Emerald Princess is not a provider of quality food, service or entertainment. In reality it is discount line providing a discount product.
We will never cruise with Princess again nor would we ever reccommend them. Go Holland or RC.

We have been on Holland, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. Princess definitely is all alone on the bottom of the list of quality of dining experience.
Frankly, we were shocked by the dining room menu on our first night. A very limited menu with fish and chips, as well as, fajitas being two of the 5 or so options. In all of our cruises we have never seen such poor selection and quality. Service was right on the same page. A dinner with tableclothes. Breakfast the next morning was equally as bad.
We did not go back to the dining room for the remainder of the cruise and went to the Lido instead. Food selection and quality were on the same page with the dining room. The one bright spot was the service on the Lido, which was good.
Food was so poor in the dining room that so many folks ended at the Lido it was overwhelmed, producing congestion and shortage of tables.

Stateroom was fine, but don't plan on any towel animals. We didn't get a single one in 10 days. Every other cruise line the room steward new our names the first day. This cruise the steward never used our names.

The only activity that we enjoyed onboard ship were the movies under the stars, which was great. Other than that the entertainment was nohwere near any cruise line we have been on, including Carnival.

We did not participate in any cruise line excursion.

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