Launched in 2007 and refurbished in April 2019, Emerald Princess is one of the largest cruise ships in the Princess fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms from which to take in an unforgettable sunrise over the ocean or a breathtaking sunset sail-in to a romantic city like Venice. One of the most celebrated new additions to Emerald Princess cruises is SHARE, Chef Curtis Stone’s 6-course fine dining experience and his only restaurant at sea. Other highlights include the much-loved central Piazza, with Vines wine bar on one side and the International Cafe on the other, Movies Under the Stars, shown in the open-air poolside amphitheatre, and the attentive, friendly service Princess Cruises is known for. Read through our guide to what you can look forward to on Emerald Princess cruises, below.
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- Balcony Two Lower Beds
- Club Class Mini-Suite
- Family Suite with Balcony
- Interior Two Lower Beds
- Mini Suite with Balcony
- Oceanview Two Lower Beds
- Oceanview Two Lower Beds (Obstructed View)
- Owner's Suite with Balcony
- Penthouse Suite with Balcony
- Premium Balcony
- Premium Suite with Balcony
- Vista Suite with Balcony
Emerald Princess Onboard Experiences
Dining and bars
Emerald Princess offers guests top-quality inclusive dining options as well as foodie heaven with its outstanding array of specialty dining choices. As part of the inclusive offering, you can treat yourself to handmade gourmet burgers and street tacos at the Salty Dog Grill, designer pancakes at World Fresh Marketplace and unlimited ice cream at Coffee & Cones. Specialty restaurants include the outstanding SHARE by Chef Curtis Stone, Crown Grill, Steamers Seafood and the deluxe Chef’s Table Experience. Enjoying fine wine is often an experience in itself, and Vines wine bar offers an impressive collection of wines, as well as gourmet delicacies. If music, cocktails and karaoke are your kind of fun, you’ll be happy to know that Club Fusion and Skywalkers Nightclub are open till late.
While Emerald Princess is not your ziplining, rock-wall-climbing kind of ship, there is no shortage of things to do on board. One of the highlights is the Discovery at SEA program, thanks to Princess Cruises’ partnership with Discovery. You can enjoy activities in the theme of hit shows Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot, experience stargazing on the top deck, be enthralled by the Discovery at SEA speaker series and take part in fascinating shore excursions. Other things to do onboard Emerald Princess include trying your luck in the Vegas-style Casino; shopping, sipping a gourmet coffee or enjoying a wine in the Piazza; relaxing with Movies Under The Stars; taking part in Champagne Art Auctions, or joining a photography workshop and honing your skills.
Kids and families
Families are very welcome aboard Emerald Princess and while there are less children aboard when school is in, this ship is a firm favourite with families during the holidays. Children aged 3 to 12 will find themselves completely absorbed in the activities at Camp Discovery, teens 13 to 17 can escape from the grown-ups at the Beach House, and Club 1820 is for young adults aged 18 to 20. Discovery at Sea programs like Shark Week and stargazing provide fun for the whole family, and Emerald Princess also offers family-friendly room configurations and family-oriented complimentary dining.
Fitness and wellbeing
Stay active aboard Emerald Princess with either basketball or volleyball on the deck, have some fun while you work on your technique at the nine-hole miniature putting course or step inside and try out the golf simulator. For that total fitness regime, head to the Lotus Spa Fitness Centre and take advantage of the state-of-the-art equipment and classes such as yoga, Pilates or Body Sculpt Boot Camp. If relaxation is more your style, take a dip in the sparkling freshwater pools, feel rejuvenated after a soak in one of the whirling hot tubs or escape to the Lotus Spa for a soothing massage or beauty treatment.
Shows and nightlife
From original musical productions to jaw-dropping magic shows and outdoor cinema, your nights aboard Emerald Princess are filled with options. Carry a tune pretty well? You might like to try your luck on Voice of the Ocean, Princess Cruises’ version of TV’s popular singing competition, complete with blind auditions, mentor sessions, three charismatic coaches and a full-scale finale. Or, simply enjoy being entertained with Broadway-style musical productions and other imaginative shows by some of the most talented dancers and performers at sea. There are top comedians performing, and you can always round out the night with some cocktails and dancing at Club Fusion or Skywalkers Nightclub.
Services and accessibility
Emerald Princess offers a number of accessible features for passengers in mobility scooters or wheelchairs. Several staterooms provide full wheelchair-turning space, as well as a roll-in shower equipped with grab bars, plus other accessible features. While Princess Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs, lift-equipped transportation options are limited so arrangements must be secured in advance. Please consult your Flight Centre Cruise Expert for more information regarding accessibility on Emerald Princess cruises.
The cabins aboard your Emerald Princess cruise fall within the classes of Suite, Club Class, Mini-Suite, Balcony, Oceanview, Interior and Two-Bedroom Family Suite. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are also available. At the most luxurious end of the scale are the Suites, which give you extensive living space, separate seating areas, a Princess Luxury Bed and extra services such as priority embarkation and disembarkation. The most economical cabins are the Interior cabins, within which you have the choice of twin single beds or a queen size bed.