Emerald Princess: The Newest Grand-Class Ship
by Roy Witman © 2008
Spring 2007 holds wonderful things in store for
cruise enthusiasts. Princess Cruise Line is currently
finalizing all the little details in preparation for
launching Emerald Princess this coming April. Modern
and luxurious, this ship's theme is all about
In line with other Princess vessels, Emerald
Princess will offer Movies Under the Stars, a Princess
innovation that began last year with great success.
With towering, outdoor, plasma movie screens that
feature the latest releases in movies, concerts and
sporting events, this feature has become one of the
most sought after. Other ship-wide favorites slated
for inclusion on the Emerald Princess include Personal
Choice dining, Lotus Spa and a very high ratio of
cabins offering private verandahs.
Expanded Children’s and Teens’ Areas
Because kids and teens are an integral part of
the family vacation, Emerald Princess will offer
expanded children's and teens’ areas. With three age
classifications, kids and teens will find a wide range
of activities, games, crafts, food and parties
designed specifically with them in mind. Parents will
be delighted to know their children are having the
time of their lives while being supervised by the
watchful eyes of trained ship's staff members.
Larger Staterooms With More Verandahs
In keeping with the ship's theme of choice,
Emerald Princess will offer 13 classes of staterooms
(including family suites) that are larger than those
offered on other cruise ships. Passengers will find
greater amenities, including queen-sized beds,
refrigerators, walk-in closets, massage showerheads,
laundry services and more (depending on which cabin
class is booked). Plus nearly 900 staterooms will
offer balconies, one of the most popular features
requested by guests.
Engagements and Weddings At Sea
As the only major cruise line to offer these
features, Emerald Princess passengers have the
pleasure of getting engaged or getting married on the
open sea with some truly memorable touches.
For those hoping to propose while on a
cruise, “Engagement Under the Stars” provides help
with making a personalized video to be shown on the
big screen during Movies Under the Stars. Once the
question is popped, the couple can enjoy a romantic
dinner prepared especially for them and receive
keepsake items to remember the occasion with.
For those getting married at sea, Emerald
Princess has a newly designed and expanded wedding
chapel for the ceremony. The captain officiates as
the couple enjoys a completely customized day of
From flowers and candlelight to musicians,
photographers, onboard catering by the ship's
gourmet chefs and even tuxedo rentals, the ship's
staff helps to coordinate every element of the
ceremony and reception to ensure this is a day no
one will soon forget.
Inaugural and Primary Itineraries
Emerald Princess's maiden voyage will be a 12-
day Greek Isles cruise, which will set sail April 11,
2007. Visiting some of the most scenic spots in the
Mediterranean, passengers will thrill at every port,
including Venice, Naples, Olympia and more.
Emerald Princess will sail a series of Greek Isles
and Grand Mediterranean cruises before docking in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in October. From here,
she'll take up Caribbean and Mediterranean
For lovers or families, for those seeking thrills or
sheer relaxation, the new Emerald Princess is sure
not to disappoint.
Read more about the Princess Cruises.
Read more about Greek Island Cruises.
Read more about Mediterranean Cruises.