Princess truly pushed the envelope with the Emerald Princess. Built in 2007, this cruise ship is one of the line’s largest. As such, 900 rooms provide a gorgeous view of the surroundings, while the piazza-style Atrium offers a café-lined street space perfect for people-watching between ports. And likely as a result, the Emerald Princess takes travelers on some of the most auspicious, grand journeys. On one side of the Atlantic, view the most cosmopolitan cities of Northern Europe, or venture through a frozen landscape of rivers, lakes, and fjords up Norway’s coast. At certain times of the year, this Grand Class ship travels south to visit a handful of Mediterranean destinations. A transatlantic voyage brings the Emerald Princess to North America for part of the year. Itineraries take you across the Caribbean and up through New England and Canada.
Princess strives to provide all passengers with an excellent experience of comfortable rooms with beautiful views, no matter if you’re passing by Norwegian glaciers or by fall foliage in Maine. As you schedule your trip, select one of the following living accommodations out of 1,318 cabins: • 26 suites with private balconies • 2 family suites • 178 mini-suites with private balconies • 675 balcony cabins • 222 ocean view cabins • 436 inside cabins 31 cabins provide wheelchair accessibility.
What you want, when you want it, Princess likely has it. From 24-hour room service to gourmet meals, dining options cover the entire palate. Traditional: Those wanting the typical cruise meal experience will find it here. Fixed meal times in a format setting with wait staff are held in the Botticelli Dining Room. Any Time: Easier on scheduling, Any Time dining gives you the classic experience on your watch. Stop by either the Michelangelo or Da Vinci Dining Rooms. Specialty: Taste fresh, gourmet meals at Sabatini’s, Princess’ popular Italian restaurant; get a meal of steak or seafood at the Crown Grill; or have a meal with a great view in Ultimate Balcony Dining. Casual: Get a meal at any time according to your tastes. Dine at the International Café, Horizon Court, Lobby Bar, Vines Wine Bar, the Trident Grill, a pizzeria, or ice cream bar, schedule afternoon tea, or request room service day or night.
What to Do
When it comes to what to do on board, the Emerald Princess provides boundless possibilities for all ages. The day’s a perfect time to visit the many pools, including the Calypso Reef and Pool, the Neptune Reef and Pool, the Terrace Pool, and the Oasis Bar and Hot Tubs. Or relax in the adults-only Sanctuary, while your children play in one of the all-ages pools. Of course, the many pools are just a handful of possibilities over 19 decks. If you prefer to stay active in a different way, opt for the Lotus spa, gym, or fitness center to get your muscles moving, or see how well you score at the 9-hole golf course. The center court further offers space to begin a basketball, volleyball, or similar game. At other times, quiet’s preferable, so admire the collections of art in the gallery, or spend a few hours reading in the library. Scholarship@Sea offers a new educational opportunity, with lecturers providing insights about various topics and destinations. Or if you’re more of a deal-hunter, spend your afternoon in the duty-free boutique. Once the evening rolls around, you can try the traditional cruise experience at the Princess Theater, known for its acoustics, or try something more intimate at the Vista Show Lounge. Movies Under The Stars® keeps you in touch with pop culture, with first-run films, sports games, and concerts on a screen by the poolside. Others, however, prefer the feel of casinos and clubs – both of which the Emerald Princess features. Test your luck at the Grand Casino, or dance the night away under multi-colored lights in the Explorers Lounge or Skywalkers Nightclub. Afterwards, when a drink to wind down seems appropriate, pick your lounge out of a range of smoking and non-smoking options: Wheelhouse Bar, Player’s Cigar Bar, and the Promenade Lounge and Bar. Princess, as well, has children in mind, so drop your little ones and teens off at the Fun Zone, Teen Center, Splash Pool, or arcade, for hours of age-appropriate activities. As you opt to see the continents surrounding the North Atlantic, do it with the luxury and contemporary character Princess offers. Select and book an itinerary on the Emerald Princess through Direct Line Cruises.