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tbclayton's Port Reviews of Hilo, Honolulu
Grand Princess cruise in October 2013
Member Name: tbclayton
Cruise Date: October 2013
Embarkation: San Francisco
Destination: Hawaii
Member Review: tbclayton's Grand Princess Review
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+

Last stop - Hilo, Hawaii -- WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! Thought we would drop the expensive excursions to the mostly closed volcano sites and just spend time in town relaxing - wrong.... The small city of Hilo has absolutely nothing to offer tourists (no beach, no front street, no character - just a long bus ride through industrial area to a Walmart and and a Sears shopping mall. This was a total waste of a day in paradise!!!!!!!

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