Princess Grand Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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edfel
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
14 helpful votes
This is our 9th Cruise and since we live in the Bay Area, it was great that embarkation was at Pier 27 in San Francisco. We took the Royal Princess Maiden voyage from Europe and we were impressed by the service. Thus we decided to go with ... Read more
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Sunlover48
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Living near San Francisco, it is so convenient to cruise in and out of The City. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly enough; some sitting around; I don't mind, I watch people. There are always people who complain as it is never ... Read more
sepam
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
5 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We booked this because we enjoy the resort feeling of days at sea. We begin our day early with specialty coffee at the International Cafe. After walking have a leisurely breakfast in the Horizon Court, love their waffles. Zumba is a ... Read more
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nsgwlinda
Member Since 2007
1 review
18 helpful votes
Overall, the whole experience was wonderful. I had read many reviews of the Grand Princess, both negative and positive and wasn't sure what to expect regarding the condition of the ship. We were very pleased. We were a party of 4, my ... Read more
LUAUBOUND
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
30 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Trip to embarkation port of San Francisco due to closed sections of the Embarcadero for the Super Bowl (disembarkation was even worse for the same reason). Once we reached the terminal it was even worse! Due to main gangplank being ... Read more
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2heartsare1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
123 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Grand Princess R/T from St to Hawaii was truly wonderful from meeting the VERY congenial and confidence building captain at our Cruise Critic Meet and Greet to the flawless disembarkation. The naturalist and music history lecturer ... Read more
khlancaster
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
55 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Sailed on the Grand Princess to Hawaii. As expected, the ship is older but fine by me. If you travel in the winter, expect cold weather and a bit of a rocky ride on the beginning and end of the cruise. This cruise is a little different ... Read more
Jennifer A
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This cruise had many highs and lows and it averages out to a 3 and a half. But there were lots of great things about it so read on. First, I had read so many reviews about the Grand Princess being dirty, old, hot, leaky, etc., that I was ... Read more
mreasier
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,646 forum post
4 helpful votes
We were on the well documented Grand Princess Thanksgiving cruise to Hawaii. I won’t go into the details of the fire/power problem since they have been discussed at length on the Princess board. I just want to state that the ... Read more
wghicks
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Due to a mechanical issue with losing half of our propulsion as we approached 20 miles from Hilo, Big Island, we could not enter port there. We went on to Honolulu and spent 2 days instead of 1 there and ship could not be repaired enough ... Read more
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Cabin Insider
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
EMBARKATION Embarkation was smooth and fast. Port of San Francisco seems to have worked out the "bugs" since our last cruise February, 2015 when the lines were long. OVERVIEW This was our third cruise to Hawaii through ... Read more
elcaringo
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is the worst of over a dozen cruises we've taken. THE SHIP: Grand Princess is a very old ship. It is constructed so that you can't get there from here. You must take elevators to go almost everywhere due to the vertical ... Read more
Cruiserdude11
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Grand is the oldest of the Grand class Princess ships being built in 1999 and it’s in great shape! Most everything was clean and shiny. The only area that looks worn is on the top deck where the AstroTurf is coming up a little ... Read more
spookyfudge
Member Since 2014
1 review
205 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Selected a 15 day cruise to Hawaii leaving from San Francisco on the Grand Princess. There is 4-5 days prior to the islands or back to San Francisco. The Grand had multiple activities going on throughout the day. From lectures, movies, ... Read more
justmarc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
I don't want to write on and on about this, I want to summarize it as much as I can. Cabin, Services is at BEST, I am @ room A332 and the girl who take care of our room was Maricel and all I can say is OUTSTANDING room services. we ... Read more
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Geewhizpat
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This old lady holds up remarkably well...yes age is apparent but not really noticeable...a few stains here and there and rust is normal....food is best at the Crown Grill, Sabatini's is overly rich in butter and garlic...I find the MDR's ... Read more
JohnCT
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
335 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cabin service and dining service were very good The specialty Crown Grill restaurant was excellent in every way with great service and very good steak with twin lobster tails The smoking area deck 15 after port side (yes I'm a ... Read more
mmireles
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed September 2015
We have sailed with Princess 7 times and once with Carnival. This was the easiest on and off loading we have ever had. The cabin was great (we always get a balcony). The buffet was the usual but it was very delicious and tasty. We met two ... Read more
amigobyc
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
As a big Princess fan with many cruises with them - The Grand Princess let me down - mainly by not enforcing rules and suggestions and guidelines. A great Psychologist no longer with us said something years ago re raising children that ... Read more
dwolfe
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
62 forum posts
We have cruised a lot and this was my third on Princess so I knew what to expect. Did not expect the upgrade to balcony, and loved it, even on cold days (in and out of Vancouver, brrr). The ship does need some work and refurbishment and it ... Read more
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mr green
Member Since 2004
1 review
6,315 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
I know that Princess can do better!!!! 1 Returned more food on this cruise than in all of our past 30+ cruises.Too much sodium. 2 IMO an almost inept Cruise Director. Need more Billy Highgates. 3 Entertainment, solo vocalists too ... Read more
janok
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
This was our fifth cruise with Princess, first on Grand Princess. We did have an enjoyable cruise, had done this cruise on the Star Princess a couple of years ago so knew what to expect. They changed the embarkation routine this time ... Read more
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Honegger
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
We took this cruise for the sea days. Nice and relaxing with great lectures. Would do it again. Love not flying. The service is always great on Princess. We had the most great cabin for lots of sea days. I have special food problems and ... Read more
marden1970
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise just a month before departure; a great price which was made even better when a price reduction was posted a few weeks later. We used the savings to take advantage of an upgrade to a suite offer. We had never cruised ... Read more
D. Gibbon
Member Since 2015
1 review
It was an enjoyable springtime cruise to a destination we were already familiar with. This was our 12th cruise so we had some previous experience to draw on. As we live in British Columbia on Salt Spring Island, situated between Victoria ... Read more
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