Since we went on a Royal Caribbean cruise in October, I couldn’t help but compare the food on Princess to the food on Royal. The food on Princess easily won. I really liked the meals in the dining room, especially the desserts. Princess has created some specially crafted chocolate desserts called “Chocolate Journeys” for its 50th anniversary…and I still can’t stop talking about the Chocolate Journey I had. I keep saying I want to go on another Princess cruise in 2015 just to have another Chocolate Journey. What can I say? I love my chocolate.
I was impressed with the entertainment on the Emerald Princess. Like I mentioned in my Brilliance of the Seas review, we aren’t big fans of the singing and dancing shows, but this ship had so much more to offer. The magician was impressive, especially with his slight of hand tricks. The comedians were great, and I really enjoyed the kitchen galley tour. For New Year's Eve, Princess did "the largest balloon drop at sea," which was really fun.
PS-I have had several people who have never cruised before e-mail me questions (which is fun! I love answering your questions), so I am considering doing a first-time cruisers FAQs post. If you have any questions, send them my way, and I will include them.