“Princess Scores Again”
Cruise review of Grand Princess

norcalmann Grand Princess 5 Princess Scores Again
norcalmann
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Embarkation was a breeze. From our walk into the door at Pier 35 until we walked into our cabin on the ship was 20 minutes. A record for us. Upon arrival at our cabin we met our steward Hector. The cabin was clean as we expected. Off to the Horizon Court for our first session of grazing.

Our first impression was a good one. The food was good. It was the best it had been in any of of our previous cruises. Well presented, good variety and well seasoned. The ships crew was excellent throughout our 15 days on board. Very helpful and accommodating. Each staff member we encountered greeted us with a friendly hello. We had traditional dining at 530 pm each evening. Our waiter Jose and assistant waiter Mark were EXCELLENT!!!!! After every course Jose would ask " would you like another one!" Jose was a real professional and has been with Princess for 40 years, yes 40 years!!!!! He was awesome. The food was very good and the selection was fine. Princess does a fantastic job with soup. I had some of the best soup of my life on this cruise. The international cafe had great salads each days and the greek salad is excellent. Overall we were very pleasantly surprised with the food.

The entertainment was very good. Each Princess production show was very good. The comedians were funny and the musicians were easy on the ears. We were on this ship for the same itinerary in March of this year and found the entertainment to be lacking but this cruise showed a marked improvement in the overall quality. We found the sea days to be relaxing and we always were able to get a lounge chair for sun worshiping time. At no time did we ever feel crowded. The elevators seemed to be a bit slow but we used the stairs and found getting around to be fine.

 

Grand Princess Cruises to Hawaii
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Cabin review:

good size and adequate great value as not too much time is spent in the cabin....

Port and Shore Excursions

Port

least favorite of the islands. next time will most likely stay on the ship. We did go to walmart as did many other passengers of the ship

Read 383 Hilo Reviews
Port

A big city...we took public bus transportation to the international market for shopping and walked around in the hotel areas of downtown.....had a nice time

Read 413 Honolulu Reviews
Port

Our most favorite island. rented a jeep and drove to the northern most part of the island. renting a jeep was easy...from the time we left the ship to finishing the rental process was less that a half an hour. Highly recommend this way to see the island.

Read 333 Kauai Reviews
Port

Nice shops for browsing the only downside with this port was having to tender from the ship. I find tendering to be a pain...

Read 380 Maui Reviews
Published 11/20/13
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