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I can assure you that you really have nothing to worry about, like you i listend to all the rubbish about the Emerald but i can say HAND ON HEART everything was 1st class (we sailed on her July 2007.
Last time I was on this ship I was in cabin 637 which was both spacious as well as in a convenient location. I have cruised twice on Emerald and found her to be a very friendly ship. Don't forget, she is 50 years old now and is comfortable rather than the oppulance of modern ships.
You have nothing to worry about your cabin is just fine in fact an excellant choice it it a wonderful ship and the itinery is 1st clas.
Thank you both very much for taking the trouble to reply to my question. I am really looking forward to cruising on the Emerald now.
Unless the top of the range cabons have been improved since I was last on Emerald (they had a lot of battered/scratched stained wood & grim carpets from family use) I was happy with a superior boat deck cabin. Not over big, but a proper window and a view - when the revolting peasant families were not drinking & snacking outside I found the entire ship noisy because of the 'entertainment' (booze-ups) going on in every public space & outside on deck. Not an experience I wish to repeat, but I wish you an interesting & peacefulvoyage.
I have been in various cabins on the Emerald and the Superior Outside Cabins are very spacious there was 3 in our cabin and we all had a lovely cabin. Enjoy your cruise. Miss Campbell .
We cruised last year on the Emerald and had out outside cabin on Lido deck at the back (759 I think) we were very happy with it...spacious...furniture little old fashioned but very clean as were the furnishings. we had a very comfortable two weeks with no annoyances at all!!! We loved every aspect of this ship.
Level 4 cabin 481 double out side realy nice we have been on this ship twice there is nothing to worry about, ypu will love it.
stop worrying, a holiday is what you make it and I am sure you will have a wonderful holiday.
It has been a couple of years since we were on the Emerald in the same cabin. We found it the most spacious of many of the ships we had been on, infact it was one of the best cruises we had. The Emerald and the staff were really good, I know that staff change but just from our experience I am sure that you will have a wonderful holiday. We had a great big double window with a wide window cill which you could just sit on watching the world go by, waiting on your hubby to get ready. No you will love it, have a super time. Lesley Campbell from Scotland.
My wife and i have cruised on the Emerald 9 times.We found not just the cabins but the whole ship cold most of the time especially at night,the only advice i can give you is keep reporting it if you are not happy.I actually finished up taking the cover off of the air conditioning in the cabin and stuffing pool towels up it.
We did complain when we got home but we don't think Thomsons believed us as they say nobody else complained.
We really liked the Emerald but no more Thomson cruises for us.
ps it did help buying a hot water bottle.