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Hi all

Looking at a partial Panama Canal cruise for early December 

As far as the ship, witch would you choose and why?

Thanks ahead 😊

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I would choose the Emerald over the Crown.  We were on both ships recently and the Emerald was much nicer.  The Crown looked like it could use a dry dock overhaul.  We are booked again on the Emerald for March 2021 through the Panama Canal from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver.  Also, the Emerald didn’t seem to be quite as crowded as the Crown was.  

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The 2 ships are nearly identical (both "Crown Class") and are only 1 year apart in age:  Crown Princess maiden voyage was in June 2006.  Emerald Princess entered service in April 2007.  We've been on both several times and prefer them to the Royal/Regal.

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😊 We have been on the Regal, Royal and Caribbean Princess 

Never the Crown class 

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We've been on both and like both ships. My preference leans towards the Emerald, but that's because we absolutely love SHARE and we don't get to cruise on a ship that has SHARE often. It happens to be a restaurant we love, but sooo many do not. 

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They are almost identical. We have been on both in the last year. Not much difference. Crews were great on both.

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If all goes as planned we will be on the Dec 9 Crown cruise.

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is either ship having "problems" ? ( non-corona related ) 

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Thanks so much 😊

With reduced deposit and refundable fare I believe we will book for January 4th

We need something to look forward to

Stay well fellow cruisers 

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6 hours ago, BarbinMich said:

The 2 ships are nearly identical (both "Crown Class") and are only 1 year apart in age:  Crown Princess maiden voyage was in June 2006.  Emerald Princess entered service in April 2007.  We've been on both several times and prefer them to the Royal/Regal.

We have been on both also. I would not go again. Also prefer Regal.

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17 hours ago, janetz said:

😊 We have been on the Regal, Royal and Caribbean Princess 

Never the Crown class 

The Ruby/Emerald/Crown are most similar to the Caribbean.  The latter has some slightly different public deck space arrangement as to where you find things, but essentially the same ship with a small number of cabin differences. 

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