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Golden Princess Cruise Review by Boise_couple

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Golden Princess
Golden Princess
Member Name: Boise_couple
Cruise Date: February 2012
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Destination: Hawaii
Cabin Category: J
Cabin Number: B207
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 5.0
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Rain, high seas??? Not gonna ruin our trip!
We began our cruise in San Pedro. The process to get on the ship was easy and stress-free. We found our room, and set out to explore the ship. I will write this review in categories.

The staff on this ship is very good. We were greeted numerous times throughout every day. We were approached by the Head-Waiters in the dining venues several times checking to make sure everything is good. The cruise director's staff was very friendly and happy. I saw them chatting with people and making sure everyone was having fun.

The median age as far as we could tell on this cruise is 65-70. The entertainment seemed to be focused on that age group. The people we met were very nice, most of them just had different ideas of what is entertaining. We went dancing one night and the most recent music playing on the ship was disco.

The entertainment was okay. We enjoyed the comedians,the juggler, the musicians and the Hawaian couple, but the hypnotist, and magician are acts you can skip. They filled there act with a lot of talk, but not enough substance. The singers and dancers were talented, but the choreography and music selections were not great. We had fun listening to the Hawaian music and learning how to Hula at the first party on deck.

We enjoyed the food. We ate breakfast mostly in the Horizon Court. The selection is pretty good and you can come and go as you please. We ate breakfast in the dining room a couple times, but both time the eggs were served so undercooked I couldn't eat them without sending them back to be cooked. Beware if you eat the Eggs Benedict or Huevos Ranchero's they will come Sunny-side up, EASY. Egg whites uncooked.

We ate lunch at various venues. The hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken burger and fries were very good. My husband loved the thin crust pizza and ate that more than a couple times. The Horizon court was a good choice for lunch. We were able to have a light meal and save room for dinner. We had dinner in the Donatello Dining room almost every night. I enjoyed every meal. We really enjoyed the scallops and shrimp dishes. The deserts were yummy. Our waiters Edgardo and Julius were great. They gave us very attentive happy service.

The ship in general appeared to be aging. I understand it is in water and subject to rusting, but we easily noticed areas that needed attention. The chairs in the Wheelhouse Bar were in need of repair. The netting was missing in many. This is still a very nice ship, it is just obvious it is in need of some TLC.


We had the unlucky experience of going to Hawaii during the "worst rain in 22 years". We did not book any cruise ship excursions and chose to do our own thing. After such a long cruise with rough seas and bad weather we are going to take a break from cruising. Next time we may try to choose a ship geared more to a younger crowd.

Publication Date: 03/19/12
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