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Princess Cruise Line

Information about Emerald Princess
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Emerald Princess started sailing in 2007. Former names: none. The Emerald Princess is registered in Hamilton, Bermuda. The Emerald Princess has 1533 cabins.

You can expect between 3066 to 3679 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Emerald Princess has a space ratio of 30.9. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 37.

The Emerald Princess has 1200 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2006- Crown Princess
2007- Emerald Princess
2008- Ruby Princess


There are 30 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

18 Decks

There are 18 on this ship. The highest deck number is 19. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.

57% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

Maiden voyage was on April 11, 2007. This is the 8th Grand-class ship in the Princess fleet. Sister ships of similar design are the Caribbean, Crown, Grand, Golden, and Star Princess. Layout of this ship is very similar to the Crown Princess, which was released 1 year before. The atmosphere of the ship tends to be very relaxed, and most cruisers aboard dress very casually.

There are many dining options on board including some specialty options as well:
Michaelangelo Restaurant- dinner only, anytime dining, complimentary
Crown Grill- steak/seafood restaurant, complimentary
Da Vinci Restaurant- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with anytime dining, complimentary
Botticelli Restaurant- dinner only, fixed seating times, complimentary
Share- Italian specialty restaurant, family-style, cover charge
Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria- fast food buffet, complimentary
World Fresh Marketplace- buffet, complimentary
Steamers Seafood- buffet, complimentary

During the day, adults can enjoy The Sanctuary which is an adults-only pool and relaxation area, or they can check out the fitness center and spa. Kids and teens have plenty of activities to keep them busy with their very own teen and kids centers with organized programming, a video games arcade, pool and play area, and large outdoor LED screen.

Nightly entertainment on board can be found at many venues. The Princess Emerald Theater offers comedy acts and production shows for all ages. Live entertainment can also be found at Crooners Lounge & Bar, Explorers Lounge & Bar, Wheelhouse Bar, and The Club Fusion Lounge. There is also a casino on board.

During December 2015 drydock 100 cabins were converted to interconnecting cabins. Sabatinis became SHARE Restaurant. (But in 2021 it was converted back into Sabatinis.)

During October 2022 drydock many of the bar countertops were converted to be ADA compliant. New carpeting and décor throughout the ship.

Emerald Princess Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2007
Years Old 16
Tons 113,561
Speed 27.0 knots
Length 951 feet
Beam 159 feet
Total Cabins 1,533
Crew 1,200
Expected Passengers 3,066 to 3,679
Expected Space Ratio 31
Total decks 18
Decks with cabins 8

Emerald Princess Features


  • 4 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 7 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

Live Cruise Ship Tracking - Emerald Princess

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and balconies with the exception of electronic cigarettes which may be smoked inside the stateroom
  • All smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas. These areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, and a portion of the open decks.

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