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562 Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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Alabaster
Member Since 2007
1 review
84 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
After many cruises on many different lines, I feel that I am able to offer a pretty good opinion of our cruise with Princess. We knew that this was a "trial" - cruising a little early in the year for Hawaii (not to mention ... Read more
604jacques
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Have sailed with Norwegian, Celebrity & Holland America to Alaska (x2) & Panama Canal. Would never do another cross-ocean cruise with so few stops again. Princess Star a big disappointment compared to other liners, other than ... Read more
geminikyoko@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I will start my review with this: A cruise was not my first choice. I was convinced by my husband whose dream it was to take a trans-ocean cruise. He talked me into this 15 day cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii by getting me to think ... Read more
edfel
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
4 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
1 review
2 forum posts
5 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

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stasut
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
111 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I was traveling with my sister and brother-in-law and my parents. We wanted to go back to Hawaii so my sister and her husband could see the islands. Also, my parents were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. My brother-in-law ... Read more
allthomp
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was our thirteenth cruise, third with Princess and also third on this same itinerary. We are a late 40s couple with older teenagers. This is the perfect cruise. Several sea days to relax from the stress of work, life, and getting ... Read more
Silent Penguin
Member Since 2012
1 review
836 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After several cruises with Disney, a couple with Carnival and one with NCL, this was our first Princess cruise. It was also our first time going to Hawaii and our first time sailing for 15 days and with so many consecutive at-sea days. ... Read more
Mfaichney
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
Overall the ship was ok, a little tired in places but basically clean. The ship certainly catered for the older clientele because out of 3000 passengers there was only 500 under the age of 70 so entertainment included knitting and ... Read more
jpm45t
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise on the Ruby Princess to Hawaii was great. Beautiful ship, competent and friendly staff, wonderful cabin stewardess (Arlene), professional shows (so popular you need to get to the theater a minimum of a half hour early to get a ... Read more

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cruiseaddict44
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship is quite nice. Very similar to the other Princess ships with some changes, i.e., Crooners Bar is on the port side of the ship instead of the starboard as on most of their fleet. Also Sabatini's is no longer on this ship and now ... Read more
stasut
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
111 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my 16th cruise on Princess. I enjoyed this trip very much but it is hard not to notice how much things continue to decline with quality and service. I realize competition is much greater and forcing these cost cutting measures. ... Read more
bellamed
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
It was our second time on Ruby Princess, but the first cruise to Hawaii. We had a great time overall. The ship is old, but clean and not too big. The piazza is smaller then Regal or Royal Princess. We had balcony room on deck14 and it was ... Read more
sepam
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
5 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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101 NAV
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
An overall very good cruise-Good points- 1.Getting to ship was easy and personnel were helpful and professional-used shuttle from LAX to ship and everything worked fine-luggage delivered within 1 hour of getting on ship 2.Ate most ... Read more

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RatherBeSailing
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
After having to spend last Valentine's day away on business, this year I booked the Ruby Princess to Hawaii to make up for last year in Minneapolis. We met up with a couple that had been on our last cruise, a transatlantic from Spain. ... Read more
Maraviclin
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We didn't pick this cruise for our first cruise. My family picked it and we decided to tag along. It was a nice ship, the staff were super, and I did enjoy it. But 5 days at sea were a little long for me. My sister thought it wasn't long ... Read more
KC dog
Member Since 2010
1 review
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Hawaii Cruise is always enjoyable (our third). Weather could have been better on this trip (overcast days seemed the outnumbered the clear days and some rough sea conditions). Kauai, in my estimation, was the best part of the cruise ... Read more
nsgwlinda
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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
1 review
20 forum posts
2 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
3 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
52 forum posts
10 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
8 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
We-R-Off
Member Since 2010
1 review
897 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our first Princess Cruise having cruised mainly with Celebrity. There were lots of things that we enjoyed about Princess, which are their lovely entertaining areas around the ship & the many pool areas. We loved the fact ... Read more
blottoz
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've sailed the Ruby several times before and glowingly. This trip which features 4 days at sea from LA to Hilo, then Honolulu, Kauaii, and Maui on successive days and then 4 days back to Ensenada and a final sail up to San Pedro, Port ... Read more

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