Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess current position

Emerald Princess current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 50.51776 N / -6.61381 W) cruising at speed of 16 kn (30 kph/ 18 mph) en route to DUN LAOGHAIRE. The AIS position was reported 11 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess current cruise is 10 days, round-trip British Isles with Liverpool. The itinerary starts on 30 Sep, 2022 and ends on 10 Oct, 2022.

Date / TimePort
30 Sep 17:00    Departing from Southampton, England hotels
01 Oct 07:00 - 19:00    Isle of Portland, Weymouth, Dorset England
02 Oct 07:00 - 17:00    Guernsey Island, St Peter Port, Channel Islands UK
04 Oct 07:00 - 19:00    Dublin, Ireland, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
05 Oct 08:00 - 21:00    Belfast, Northern Ireland
06 Oct 07:00 - 18:00    Greenock-Glasgow, Clydeport, Scotland
07 Oct 09:00 - 19:00    Liverpool, England
08 Oct 07:00 - 18:00    Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
10 Oct    Arriving in Southampton, England hotels

Specifications of Emerald Princess

Year built2007  /  Age: 15
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassCrown
Building costUSD 500 million
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)288 m / 945 ft
Beam (width)48 m / 157 ft
Gross Tonnage113561 gt
Passengers3066 - 3679
Crew1200
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks18
Cabins1533
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsCaribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess, Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure), Grand Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, Star Princess (Pacific Encounter)
Christened byErin Moran, Florence Henderson, Marion Ross, Susan Olsen
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruise Lines Ltd (USA)

Emerald Princess Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Sep 30 10 days, round-trip British Isles with Liverpool Southampton
2022 Oct 28 10 days, round-trip Canary Islands Southampton
2022 Nov 07 16 days, one-way from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale Southampton $799
2022 Nov 23 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2022 Dec 03 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1099
2022 Dec 18 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1399
2023 Jan 02 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1149
2023 Jan 17 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1199
2023 Feb 01 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1199
2023 Feb 16 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1199
2023 Mar 03 14 days, round-trip Circle Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1199
2023 Mar 17 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1199
2023 Apr 01 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1199
2023 Apr 16 18 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1899
2023 May 04 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1459
2023 May 20 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $719
2023 May 27 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $499
2023 Jun 01 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1359
2023 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $719
2023 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera with La Paz Los Angeles $719
2023 Jul 01 5 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with San Francisco Los Angeles $399
2023 Jul 06 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1359
2023 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $719
2023 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera with La Paz Los Angeles $719
2023 Aug 05 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1299
2023 Aug 21 19 days, one-way from Los Angeles to New York Los Angeles $2029
2023 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $799
2023 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $798
2023 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $868
2023 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $868
2023 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $898
2023 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $858
2023 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $818
2023 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Canada New England New York $818
2023 Nov 04 11 days, one-way from New York to Fort Lauderdale New York $999
2023 Nov 15 10 days, round-trip Panama Canal with Costa Rica Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $849
2023 Nov 25 14 days, round-trip Circle Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1249
2023 Dec 09 14 days, round-trip Circle Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1249
2023 Dec 23 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1599
2024 Jan 07 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1299
2024 Jan 22 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1399
2024 Feb 06 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1399
2024 Feb 21 14 days, round-trip Circle Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1349
2024 Mar 06 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $1399
2024 Mar 21 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1399
2024 Apr 05 15 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $1399

Emerald Princess Review

Review of Emerald Princess

The 2007-built Emerald Princess cruise ship is the 8th Grand-class Princess Cruises liner, with sisterships the fleetmates Caribbean, Diamond, Golden (now Pacific Adventure), Grand, Crown, Ruby, Star (now Pacific Encounter) and Sapphire.

The vessel (IMO number 9333151) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310531000) and registered in Hamilton.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a USA-based passenger shipping company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (1977-founded), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - the world's largest cruise shipowner. Among Princess Cruise Lines Ltd's assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 mi) from Nassau.

Emerald Princess cruise ship

The 3100-passenger ship Emerald Princess follows the highly evolutionary Crown Princess cruise ship, whose debut took place in March 2006. The vessels are virtually the same in layout and design, so if travelers have sailed on Crown, they will not have any trouble finding their way around Emerald or Ruby (which followed in 2008). But for those who have not traveled on Princess' Grand-class vessels, or for cruisers for whom an Emerald Princess sailing is their first cruise with the line, the ship is going to surprise, and in most cases, delight them with far higher levels of kitchen, service and facilities than passengers would expect on a stylish, mega-vessel catering to over 3000 passengers.

Decks and Cabins

Most Emerald Princess staterooms (1533 total, in 33 grades) are 170-ft2 balcony cabins (676). Almost 80% of all outside cabins have a private step-out balcony. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 31. The largest accommodations are the Balcony Suites (410 ft2 / 38 m2, with terrace sized 180 ft2 / 17 m2).

The boat has 18 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Emerald Princess features three dining rooms, all offering a tasteful, Caribbean-themed menu. Botticelli is for fixed-seating dining, while Michaelangelo and Da Vinci are for passengers who have chosen "Anytime Dining". Reservations are available but are not required. Da Vinci also welcomes guests for waiter-service breakfast and lunch. Rotating menu options include soups, appetizers, mains and desserts. There are also signature pasta and choices like Caesar salad and salmon. The healthy Lotus Spa selections are low in sodium and fat. Steamers Seafood (fka Cafe Caribe) and World Fresh Marketplace (fka Horizon Court) look identical and are open all day long. The Horizon section serves as a lido buffet restaurant and features breakfast buffets. Lunch choices may include unusual dishes like peanut butter sandwiches and fried banana. There is also the Italian-styled piazza, around which are located the International Cafe (with its wonderful coffees and scrumptious pastries, quiche and chocolate fondue); across the way is Vines, ship's wine and sushi bar (it's got the only really good wine list onboard Emerald).

In January 2016 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone teamed up with Princess Cruises for his first-at-sea speciality restaurant serving high-quality, inventive food. Share replaced the signature Italian Sabatini's and introduced new bedding, dining options, entertainment and more. Share is only open for dinner and applies a $39 cover charge. Its menu features five areas from which to select multiple dishes and a charcuterie platter. It's hard to order only one of each, as there are enticing recipes like a twice-cooked duck with fennel, parmesan crumb and bacon jus; or shrimp salad with turnip, citrus salt, brioche and lemon gel.

Share is only found on board Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess, for now. "Crafted by Curtis" dishes are on the MDR menus fleetwide. If you wonder why to pay extra at Share, here are the cool things about the brand new Curtis Stone restaurant which make it worth the splurge. Food like this cannot be found anywhere else on the ship. Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess are simple when it comes to dining venues. Before Share, both ships had three main dining rooms, a steakhouse and a buffet, all of which average in terms of overall experience and quality. From its celebrity chef to its natural ingredients and perfectly sized portions, you won't find food like Share's anywhere else on the ship.

Perfect for couples and large groups. This space is open, airy and large, with long tables and more intimate seating arrangements. Large groups have enough room to engage and share dishes. Couples can enjoy more peace and quiet. The ambience is upscale, yet not stuffy. Share's family-style dining and chic decor allow guests to dress their best and still feel relaxed. Passengers will feel more like they're in someone's home, talking and passing plates across the table.

Service at Share is second to none. The wait staff is knowledgeable about the menu and all ingredients handpicked by the celebrity chef's team. According to Stone: "The enthusiasm in that kitchen right now is actually unparalleled to anything I've ever done; they're so energetic and so up for it."

Guests will have room for dessert. Appetizers, entrees and dessert options, complementing a cheese plate, are conservative in size. Passengers will not only expand their palate by picking at multiple dishes but will also be able to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Follows the complete list of Emerald Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Michaelangelo Restaurant (ship's aft Dining Room; dinner only - offers “Anytime Dining” between 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Da Vinci Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room for Breakfast 7-9 a.m., Lunch 12-1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:30 p.m.; features “Anytime Dining” for Dinner between 5:30-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.)
  • Botticelli Restaurant (dinner only aft Dining Room; with 2 fixed seatings at 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.)
  • Share (ex-Sabatini’s Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • World Fresh Marketplace (fka Horizon Court) is the ship's self-service buffet restaurant (complimentary) on Lido Deck (deck 15/pool deck).
  • Steamers Seafood (fka Cafe Caribe) is an aft self-service buffet restaurant located aft on Lido Deck /pool deck.
  • Pizza & Ice Cream Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Princess Emerald Theater is the main venue on Emerald Princess for comedy acts and production shows with a variety of music and selections appealing to a broad mix of ages. Each of the ship's venues has a different offering. Crooners feature music trivia contests and a pianist. Explorer's Lounge hosts events for everything from Wii sports tournaments to art auctions, plus comedy shows and magicians. The Piazza offers various demonstrations, circus-lite acts and musical performances throughout the day. Club Fusion is a part game show, part nightclub venue. Skywalker Nightclub, Princess' trademark, hosts the 70's-, the 80's- and the 90's-inspired nights and a few nights with a variety of modern music. For low-key dancing, head to the Wheelhouse Bar, which hosts combos playing standards and soft rock.

Emerald Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Emerald Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour speciality coffee bar and patisserie); Escapes Travel Cafe (computer room)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Emerald Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Speakeasy Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Gatsby’s Casino
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars); Adagio Lounge & Bar
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Club Fusion Lounge (hosts dance classes and quizzes, after 7:30 p.m. becomes Disco & Nightclub)
  • Outrigger Bar (poolside bar); Tradewinds Bar
  • Emerald’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Hearts & Minds (Wedding Chapel)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area)
  • Calypso Reef & Pool area; Neptune’s Reef & Pool area
  • Jogging Track; Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard; Princess Links mini golf course
  • Skywalkers Disco Nightclub.

Emerald Princess 2016 refurbishment review

The ship's drydock refurbishment in 2015 November 30 - December 13) was for general maintenance (no deck plan changes were announced ahead).

However, during the dry dock, an extensive refurbishment plan was implemented targeting ship’s spring-summer 2016 cruises from the UK. The 2016 deck plans changes and news include:

  • Two new premium dining venues were added. The new “Share” is a family-style restaurant by Curtis Stone (an Australian celebrity chef). Its menu features charcuterie (pork meat products) and also homemade pasta. The new “Salty Dog Gastropub” cuisine experience (by chef Ernesto Uchimura) is provided by a classic pub menu offered nightly in the Wheelhouse Bar (on Promenade Dec 7) with craft beers and pub favourites served in small plates.
  • On Deck 16, “Share” replaced the Sabatini’s” – the Italian restaurant, which is also featured on the Princess ships Coral, Ruby and Sun. “Salty Dog Gastropub” was introduced for the first time on the Crown ship (in 2015 October) and will also be introduced on the Ruby ship.
  • Passenger cabins upgrades include the line’s new luxury mattress.
  • Ship’s gym was upgraded with new sports equipment and free weights.
  • 100 cruise staterooms became “family cabins” after being fitted with interconnecting doors.

Itineraries

Emerald Princess itinerary program is based on cruises to Norway's fjords, Baltic, Mediterranean sea and the Canary Islands. The European homeport is Southampton (England UK). In November 2016, the boat inaugurated homeporting in Sydney NSW (Australia).

In July 2022 was opened for sale Emerald Princess' summer 2023 season (May-August). The Hawaii-Mexico-California Coast program is based on homeporting in Los Angeles/Long Beach (California USA) and a series of 5- to 16-day long itineraries.

  • 7-day "Mexican Riviera with La Paz" (June-July) visists Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Ensenada.
  • 16-day "Hawaiian Islands" (May-June-July-August) visits Hilo, Honolulu, Maui/Lahaina, Kauai/Nawiliwili, Ensenada.
    7-day "Classic California Coast" (May-June-July) visits San Francisco (overnight), Ensenada, San Diego.
  • 5-day "Cabo San Lucas Getaway" (May) visits Cabo San Lucas (overnight).
  • 5-day "West Coast Getaway with San Francisco" (July) visits Ensenada.

WIth the Diamond and Emerald ships, Princess Cruises marked its first year-round voyages out of LA.

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The Fincantieri Monfalcone-built Princess Cruises Emerald ship is from the company's Grand-class series, with (same-designed) sisterhips Crown and Ruby. The other (similarly-designed) liners in this class are Caribbean, Diamond, Golden (Pacific Adventure), Grand, Sapphire, Star (Pacific Encounter).

The ship was delivered in March 2007. The christening ceremony was held on May 13, 2017, in Port Piraeus (Athens Greece). The cruise ship has four godmothers - the actresses Florence Henderson, Marion Ross, Erin Moran and Susan Olsen. The naming ceremony was preceded by the inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) - which is not the common practice. The voyage started from Port Civitavecchia-Rome, cruising around the Greek Isles and other Mediterranean destinations. The ship spent its summer 2007 season in Europe, then was repositioned to Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) for roundtrip Caribbean itineraries.

Emerald Princess refurbishment 2016 review

Ship's last drydock refurbishment was in 2019 (April 1-14) in Victoria BC (Canada). The vessel was in drydock in 2015 (November 30 through December 13) for general maintenance, and no deckplan changes were announced ahead. However, during the drydock, an extensive refurbishment plan was implemented targeting ship’s spring-summer 2016 cruises from the UK. The 2016 deckplan changes included:

  • Two new premium dining venues were added. The new “Share” is a family-style restaurant by Curtis Stone (an Australian celebrity chef). Its menu features charcuterie (pork meat products) and also homemade pasta. The new “Salty Dog Gastropub” cuisine experience (by chef Ernesto Uchimura) is provided by a classic pub menu offered nightly in the Wheelhouse Bar (on Promenade Dec 7) with craft beers and pub favourites served in small plates.
  • On Deck 16, “Share” replaced the Sabatini’s” – the Italian restaurant, which is also featured on the Princess ships Coral, Ruby and Sun. “Salty Dog Gastropub” was introduced for the first time on the Crown ship (in 2015 October) and will also be introduced on the Ruby ship.
  • Passenger cabins upgrades include the line’s new luxury mattress.
  • The Gym was upgraded with new sports equipment and free weights.
  • 100 staterooms became "family cabins" after being fitted with interconnecting doors.

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