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“Eat Before You Board”

Emerald Princess II Casino
Ranked #7 of 32 things to do in Brunswick
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Owner description: Your fun begins on The Emerald Princess II Casino the minute you set foot aboard the ship.You'll be greeted by our Cruise Director who will assist you throughout the cruise.Once aboard, you will enjoy a light meal in our Bistro. Our fully stocked bar and "experienced" bartenders will wet your whistle throughout your ride with us.Once in international waters, we open our two casino levels for your gaming pleasure. Step inside and let the fun begin! Enjoy the excitement of playing Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, and Craps. Our friendly dealers and hosts will make you feel right at home, so park yourself and play away! As if that isn't enough fun, our Cruise Director is on board to organize additional activities and help make your cruise a memorable one! The Cruise Director also organizes group activities that include Bingo and Bonanza Bingo.
Dearing, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Eat Before You Board”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have read some of the reviews griping about cigarette smoke and that there isn't anything else to do but gamble on the boat. Get real!! You folks have to realize that this is a casino boat and in casino's people smoke and there isn't much else to do besides gambling. If you don't have enough money or desire to gamble for the entire time that the casino is open then bring something else to entertain yourself. It is pure folly for someone to get on this boat and expect to not smell smoke or have a lot of different entertainment options, and if you can't approach it with that mindset then you shouldn't get on the boat.

The Casino seems to have all that anyone could really ask for. I'm strictly a Black Jack player, so I have no feedback for the slot machines or any of the other Casino Activities. I have been on this ship multiple times and never had a bad experience with the Casino itself with the exception of the time that management decided not to open the Casino after we had already sailed out to International Waters. Management did not offer a refund of the boarding fee. They only offered a rain check, which doesn't do one much good when they live four hours away and don't get down there very often. Be mindful of this possibility if you go.

Outside of that the only thing that keeps me from giving this a better rating is the food and drinks situation. This is the only Casino that I have ever been to that charges you for drinks while you are gambling. The drinks are not free. In fact, they are downright overpriced.

Then there is the food. The ship has a very nice dining area and on the weekends there is live music. They have an excellent singer who looks kind of like a cross between Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald. You take in the view, listen to the music and get a good feeling upon entering the dining area, but then you see the food. OMG!! Having live music and a great view is nice, but it falls a little flat if you turn around and serve your guests hamburger helper. That is what they were serving last night, no joke. They also serve a snack after the casino closes but that was even worse. They served Sausage Biscuits but I'm not entirely sure that the Sausage came from a pig. It might have come from a Rat. It was really anemic looking. My wife and I decided to skip it and eat when we got off of the boat. That's what you need to do. As long as you don't get on the ship starving and expecting a culinary delight then you should have a decent experience.

Hope this helps. Have fun everyone.

Visited June 2013
6 Thank Claude Y
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Statesboro, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Father's day weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

I want to say I went on SUNDAY, FATHER'S DAY, and the meal was baked ham,scalloped potatoes, mixed vegs, and garlic breadstick and a small salad bar..Won some, lost some,but made some new friends. They finally got some new machines and hopefully will get some more. Staff was hlepful whenever I had a question. I cant beleve some of these revies GO FOR YOURSELF AND BE THE JUDGE.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Retiree222_12
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“it was ok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

1. The casino staff air there personal problems while working, 2. The young blonde female blackjack dealer needs training on customer service and realize she is not playing blackjack she is dealing. She literally plays your hand for you by dealing the cards back to back without asking if you want to hit or stay. She dealt so fast that my friend won a hand she took the cards and her money and when we asked for a recall of the cards, she got pissy. The pit boss made her pull the cards back and she was wrong and had to payback the hand she said "whatever" If she doesn't like her job, or is bored with it then she needs to work somewhere else. Emerald Princess is a Vegas style getaway a little bit of courtesy for people who want to play, win and have fun, we should not be an inconvenience to the staff.

Visited May 2013
4 Thank R A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Str8 Hustle"”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We got on for free due to the fact we stopped at the info center...It didn't have all of the adequate accommodations..One meal b4 you leave the dock,nowhere to really lounge,6hrs out in the water jus spending..Bad service..Luckily we got on early,got off 20min. B4 it was scheduled to depart..It would've really ruined my father's day wknd if we would've stayed...

Visited June 2013
2 Thank joeybag13
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22 reviews
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“Cheap entertainment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Take a jacket, even in summer! Take sea sick meds before you go if the water looks rough. Food, well eat before you go but for $10.00 it's cheap entertainment. Staff, not overly friendly but the black jack dealers were friendly.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Speedr1
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