This is our 4th cruise with RCI and we had a wonderful time, we booked to board at 1230 and arrived at pier and informed attendant of this and they checked our paper work and sent on to the section of check in, on board in about 15 mins from dropping off our bags.The ship has so many wow factors and
the cabin was a decent size (balcony deck 8 D8 ).Make sure you book what you want to see and if you want to eat at any of the speciality restaurants as they seem to get booked out, this can be done online and also book the drink package as well more expensive to buy on board.
The food on board was amazing and no problem if you wanted a particular meal mention to waiter and they will arrange for the following night, we visited Jamie Olivers Italian restaurant along with Wonderland, for what you get and the presentation is well worth
We have booked again for next season out of Sydney, ship never felt overcrowded and staff always polite and helpful
This was our 4th cruise, first booked with Cruise Sale Finder and on Royal Caribbean. Cruise sale finder was a great travel agent we had a small problem with onboard credit not being paid but this was fixed on our first day back which was awesome. Voyager of the seas was brilliant. Planning out
next cruise now and will be definitely booking with Cruise sale finders again and on Royal Caribbean.
As first time Cruisers, my wife and I were a little apprehensive at first. The service by Cruisesalefinder for a start was hassle free and excellent. We got a great phone call a fortnight out letting us know we'd been upgraded too, very fortunate.
It lived up to all the hype my parents had put on the cruise experience, just fantastic. We both really needed to relax, and even though it was just a four day trial we both got plenty of time to unwind. We really enjoyed the entertainment we chose to see, and the service and food was fabulous. We felt pampered, and they put a lot of effort into recognising a special anniversary we had too.
Would highly recommend Princess as a cruise line, great value and top service all round!
We loved every moment of our cruise on the Ovation of the Seas. Embarkation took 10 minutes from kerb to ship (just as they state on their website!). We were a bit concerned going on this ship from some of the negative reviews we had read but we need not be.
The ship is just wonderful. It is BIG but is so well laid out we never had trouble finding our way around. The cabin was a great size with plenty of storage. We loved having a balcony and even better a kettle in the cabin so we could make a cuppa first thing in the morning and enjoy it out on our balcony. The bathroom was compact but well set out and very functional. The decor throughout the ship was just lovely. We loved every meal we had.
Generally we had breakfast in the Solarium Bistro, lunch in the Windjammer Buffet and dinner in the American Icon. The food was fantastic and plentiful, you will ever go hungry. There is an icecream station on the pool deck plus a hot dog van in the Seaplex as well as Sorrento's pizza (we only went here once and weren't great fans of the pizza but freshly made they would probably be yummy), Cafe Two70 and the Promenade Cafe (which is open 24/7). We didn't eat at the Extra restaurants as we were very happy with the places we ate at.
The facilities and entertainment were just fabulous, the show The Dream was incredible. We went on the Bumper Cars, North Star and iFly (we prebooked the North Star and iFly before our cruise but you could also book once on board). I was amazed how well run everything was with 4,000 passengers. We didn't go on the Flowrider but watched it many times - it did look fun!
The tendering service was well organised as was when we docked. If people listen to the staff and follow directions things run smoothly it is only when you get ignorant, rude and selfish people that slow things down.
The pool areas are great, we especially loved the Solarium. This is the 16+ pool area.
I think if you go with the attitude of looking for things to complain about you're never going to enjoy yourself. It is an incredible ship which we found very hard to find any faults with. The staff in all areas where so friendly, efficient and happy to help whenever they could.
We loved our cruise and hope we are lucky enough to go on the Ovation of the Seas again. It is a spectacular ship!
Our family had a blast , carnival think of everything. The staff all over the ship were amazing ,so friendly and helpful. Entertainment was great . Soooooooo much food and yum. This was my family's 1st cruise and we can't wait to book again. We did isle of pines, lifou, noumea and mystery island OMG
so beautiful what a way to holiday . Loved it
Any overseas trip is exciting...second time for myself n kids..the whole experience was excellent!! The staff in particular where phenomenal and a credit to RC..shout out to our fave waiters Sunny and Ramon...exceptional people????????????????????..look forward to next cruise with RC ..recommend
highly to any single parent in a budget...but so worth the family memories!! #southpacific #magic #incrediblecrew #????
My family & I had a wonderful cruise on the Emerald Princess. This was only our 2nd ever cruise & while staff were not rude as such, they weren't as happy & friendly as was on the Dawn in 2015. Just one of the little things you notice you know what I mean. Horizon Court buffet was generally pretty
nice & plenty of variety, but by end of 11 day cruising it does start to get boring & not enjoyable quite so much. Kids club only average on the larger ship. Thankfully Princess are over hauling this later this year & into 2018, (which is when we are cruising again mind you). I will still recommend Princess to all who ask about them though...
We took this cruise on the Emerald Princess as it is our first experience on a Grand-class cruise ship and we were not disappointed.We had a short trip to two ports in Tasmania then an overnight in Melbourne, we were very impressed with the activities and the facilities on board. As always the staff
were fantastic and the food was plentiful with many choices. Overall it was a very relaxing and enjoyable cruise.
Great cruise and fantastic entertainment. Very friendly staff and helpful. Shore leave could have been organized better. Coffee on this cruise ship was very ordinary no matter how strong you asked for it was still weak. Overall the ship was great
Had an amazing time on Pacific Pearl. The crew were fantastic and had such an enjoyable and relaxing time. Great time of year to sail, beautiful weather and the atmosphere was wonderful. Thanks too to Cruise Sale Finder as you make the whole process so easy.