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581 Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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demelm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We had an option for a cruise up to 15 days so took this one because we had not been to Hawaii since 1989 and wanted to go back. We had a balcony which I highly recommend as it makes all the difference and I am a person that gets sea ... Read more
FengShui@Sea
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
4,492 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This review will be long, and I won't be covering the ports of call as I think there is more pertinent information readers need to know, The 'pros' for this ship is the dining room food was quite good. The service was hit and miss, but ... Read more
whippetwanderer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We have been on 12 cruises before this, half of them on Princess, but we had never been on a cruise with so many sea days before (10) and were a little worried we'd get bored. We were never bored, but we were relaxed and enriched. We ... Read more
D&JCruising
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The head waiter and our dinner staff was fantastic, making sure that my dietary needs were meet. The entertainment was also fantastic. Other than that, the cruise was not the best. According to what I have read on Cruise ... Read more
Never Learn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted a cruise both to and from Vancouver, so in spite of a previously forgettable experience on the Star, we decided to give it another chance. Embarkation was about normal except for me being demoted from Platinum to being a ... Read more

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rmoore@expedia.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My husband and I booked a Vista Suite (C751) facing the aft. We had moments of enjoyment on the ship, but I will never cruise with Princess again and would advise others to do the same. About 3 days prior to embarkation, we pre-paid for ... Read more
DGE29
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
“Land Ho!” came the cry from the veranda of our mini suite on Dolphin deck on board the Princess Star. Normally you would think that would be your words after a 5 day ocean crossing Vancouver BC to Hilo, Hawaii. You'd be ... Read more
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suzorchard
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
All started out just fine with alot of anticipation about finally getting to see Hawaii after 50 + years. Embarkation was good with very little wait and the lines were semi short. Got to our room right away and luggage followed within ... Read more
Zambezi69
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Overall a very good cruise. The food was great! We have been on other Princess ships that the food was not as good. The dining room service was terrific. We had great waiters and a real fun table. The entertainment was also first ... Read more
oldcoach
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Our 6th cruise-- 1st time w/ Princess. I always read these reviews and wonder (and chuckle) about how anyone could somehow complain about ANYTHING while cruising. Now I know. OK- here we go The Star, while we liked the layout ... Read more

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rustynana
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because the timing was perfect and it involved no flights. I was impressed with the way the crew responded to a Noro outbreak, and the control achieved. I was not impressed with all of the line ups, for everything. ... Read more
slowkat
Member Since 2006
1 review
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Had sailed with Princess before. This was first time with the Ruby princess. Ship was laid out nicely and we didnt have any concerns getting around the ship. We got a free upgrade to a mini suite, and since there were 3 of us that was ... Read more
HAL253
Member Since 2006
1 review
492 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Wanted to experience Hawaii and Pearl Harbor. Ruby is one of our favorite ships in Princess fleet - always fun and very well organized. Wish it was back in the Caribbean where we sailed on this ship 4 or 5 times. Enjoyed the ... Read more
Shepml55
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our second time with Princess to Hawaii 15 day cruise. Went in April 2014 and decided to go again April 2016 on a come back offer. Well we should have not taken the offer. After making our initial deposit on the attractive offer ... Read more
Alabaster
Member Since 2007
1 review
85 forum posts
10 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

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604jacques
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
15 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
9 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
2 forum posts
13 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
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

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allthomp
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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
837 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
cruiseaddict44
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 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

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