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618 Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews
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Wooden Seagull
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a cruise round trip from San Pedro to the Hawaiian Islands. I suggest you use John Wayne airport and avoid LAX. We arrived the day before and spent the afternoon and evening at the Double Tree. They have a free shuttle to ... Read more
ruzzharris
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
First sail on the Star Princess. Captain was the best!! He was all over the ship meeting and greeting and making sure everyone was having a good time. Planned cruise over a year in advance and saved a lot of $$. Our Inside cabin was ... Read more
speedo45
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We upgraded to a balcony since it was such a long cruise. We were in cabin C202. The room was very clean and the balcony was a little bigger than most. Our room steward was extremely attentive and friendly. The ship itself was in good ... Read more
expc
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was to celebrate a close relatives ruby wedding anniversary. We tagged along with another family couple to miss up a family reunion of 6 to Hawaii sailing from LA on 26th October. Having previously done 3 x P&O ... Read more
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Jhc456
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Good itinerary included 4 Hawaiin islands plus Ensenada in Mexico. Embarkation in LA very efficient - as was disembarkation at the end of the cruise. Highlights were the excursions we booked in the 4 Hawaiin islands - superb trips, well ... Read more
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dudley2331
Member Since 2015
1 review
53 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first cruise to Hawaii, and I hope it will not be our last!. We arrived at port early (before noon) but were able to board right away. Our cabin was very comfortable and spacious..we had upgraded to a mini-suite. The cabin ... Read more
sgbulldog
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to cruise to and around Hawaii, but we didn't want to spend extra time in the air getting there. The embarkation was good, the disembarkation was a nightmare, so I averaged them and still came up with a "terrible" ... Read more
Ken1701e
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Was not happy with the service, charged for coffee and tea in one area of the ship and it was free in other areas. Shows were being shown at the same time. Didn't have much to do on sea days. Cruise Director was not engaging. ... Read more
Cache Trekker
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went to Hawaii on our honeymoon 49 years ago, and we thought it was time we went again. This cruise on the Crown Princess seemed appealing, as we enjoy sea days and it was convenient for us and my husband's brother and his ... Read more
ano
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
357 forum posts
11 helpful votes
15-day LA to Hawaii to LA, October 5th, 2016 I've been on maybe 20 cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian but this is the first on Princess. I've always heard princess was more "upscale" than Carnival because ... Read more
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2forseas
Member Since 2006
1 review
110 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just returned from Crown Princess 15 day cruise to Hawaii. Having been on the ship during its first Inaugural cruise in June, 2006, we were eager to see what shape she was in. While we did notice some normal wear, and some rusting in ... Read more
she talks to mermaids
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We took this cruise to Hawaii to have a vacation. I booked it over a year ago. We live in So Ca so it is close to the port. Embarkation was extremely easy. We are Platinum Members so we don't really have to stand in line. The ship is ... Read more
Kirk028153
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was a 15 day cruise on the Crown Princess round trip from Los Angeles to Hawaii, leaving Oct 5th, 2016 and returning on the 20th. This is our 22nd cruise, and our 9th with Princess. The Crown Princess was built in 2006 and is ... Read more
Lenwys
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
1st cruise with Princess - not impressed. Food was average. Service in dining room was good and bad - one day coffee for breakfast was served promptly, another day, waited over 10 minutes. Regular dinner menu had hamberger on it, other ... Read more
Geoffs adventures
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first cruise, selected because we wanted to see Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We had already been to LA and seen a bit but thought we could go to the Iowa and Queen Mary, which we did... Boarding was quite laborious and ... Read more
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gessel
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
47 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
When reading this review please remember to preface the comments with "In my opinion...." as others will certainly have different thoughts. Why this cruise? Being from central Canada we were attracted to the fact that the ... Read more
louden
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
283 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because of the departure port, the number of sea days and the destination. We booked cabin C752 an aft corner cabin overlooking the wake. We have enjoyed these cabins before and make every effort to obtain one. We ... Read more
Tinas Coma woman
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
41 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 2nd cruise to Hawaii, both on Princess. The first was on her sister ship the Golden. I read the reviews for months and was not sure if we had made the right choice but was glad we continued with our booking in the end. ... Read more
Iluvcrusing2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time cruising with Princess (have only been on Holland America prior) and I was very impressed. All aspects were great - staff, selection of activities, food - and would definitely cruise with Princess again. A friend did all the ... Read more
BC Cruisers
Member Since 2006
1 review
25 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
I found the ship too small for the number of passengers (2700) that were on the cruise. It seemed you were always in a lineup and not everyone could get in the main theater as it was too small to accommodate everyone in two shows. I do ... Read more
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jwhamlin
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because it was easy for us. we live in Vancouver and it was a round trip cruise from there. Also because we wanted to find out what many sea days would be like. we were afraid that it would be too boring for us. ... Read more
socal mommy
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was a treat we booked for ourselves for our 15th Anniversary. We did this same cruise 6 years ago on Holland America. Before I get into any details I want to say that I would love to give this cruise a very good rating but it falls ... Read more
Laurelicious
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Star Princess to Hawaii Sep 24 2016: The service was good. People were genuinely welcoming. If you are lucky you will get a cruise Captained by Michele Tuvo. Prepare to be amused, charmed and enamoured of him. You'll see. I'd book a ... Read more
JamesGames
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Vancouver is easily accessible from our hometown of Kelowna, B.C. Better than having to travel to Ft. Lauderdale as we did for our last cruise. I found the cruise generally boring, however, my wife found it better than that. I guess I'm ... Read more
rayjitsu
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This is our 12+th cruises and 2nd with Princess. At first, from reading few of negative comments from previous Hawaiian cruises and some negative dinning experience from my previous cruise on Diamond Princess three years ago, I was ... Read more
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