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574 Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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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
9 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
4 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
12 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
10 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
899 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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Ctowe48
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation went very smoothly. We thought it weird that you have to bring life jackets to muster drill. The buffet was one of the best we've experienced (we are huge royal Caribbean fans). The pizza everyone seems to love really isn't ... Read more
Happy Cruiser plus 1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Love cruising and to do one at Christmas to Hawaii was a decision well made. Lots of movement on boat, cool and windy the 4 days getting there. Smooth sailing doing all 4 islands and warm weather. Seas still a but rough the 5 days to ... Read more
well seasoned traveller
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The following is a review of our December 18, 2015 to January 2 2016, Hawaiian Island cruise on the Princess Ruby. I find it very confusing when reading comments by past cruisers on their experiences on a ship, what one person ... Read more
jenanddk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
My wife and i are from california valley and have sailed with princess cruise line twice before. both times to alaska. We very much enjoyed grand princess to alaska, however star princess was in much need of renovations. But this ... Read more
lawyerOdowd
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
33 forum posts
0 helpful votes
will do this itinerary until they stop offering it. love it. sea days, relaxation, pastry chefs just over the top, xlnt, plentiful. delicious. world class. thats just the pastries. beynd words, day after day. the bedding and pillows ... Read more

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sueohara
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I traveled with my family of four on the Ruby Princess for its Christmas Cruise to Hawaii. We flew from Oklahoma the night before the cruise was to debark and had done 'massive' preparation for the trip. We packed seven checked-in bags ... Read more
love to swim
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We board the Ruby in Vancouver Canada after she had been in dry dock for twelve days undergoing renovations. A beautiful ship. The first three days were Vancouver to LA and then 15 days to Hawaii for four days. The sea days were great as ... Read more
mreasier
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,544 forum post
3 helpful votes
We were on the well documented Grand Princess Thanksgiving cruise to Hawaii. I won’t go into the details of the fire/power problem since they have been discussed at length on the Princess board. I just want to state that the ... Read more
wghicks
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Due to a mechanical issue with losing half of our propulsion as we approached 20 miles from Hilo, Big Island, we could not enter port there. We went on to Honolulu and spent 2 days instead of 1 there and ship could not be repaired enough ... Read more
Cabin Insider
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
EMBARKATION Embarkation was smooth and fast. Port of San Francisco seems to have worked out the "bugs" since our last cruise February, 2015 when the lines were long. OVERVIEW This was our third cruise to Hawaii through ... Read more

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Craigf2505
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I am a single cruiser. This was my 21st cruise, but my first, cruise with Princess, and definitely my last. This review is about the on board experience. Let my start by saying the ship was lovely, the passengers were also very nice. What ... Read more
crimsonbird
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
327 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having sailed transatlantic several times, we thought it was time to sail the Pacific. Princess offered the itinerary and dates which fit our schedule. We had been on the Ruby before in the Caribbean and felt it would suit our needs for ... Read more
Noucamp99
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
After taking a couple of hours to embark with great excitement we were not disappointed. When we arrived at berth 93 at LA we handed our cases to the porter and next time we saw them they were safely stored outside our cabin. We had a ... Read more
COHtohawaii
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My daughter's and my cruise was absolutely the best vacation ever. We met so many new friends. In fact we are hoping to book the California Coastal cruise in September this year with friends we met on this cruise! Of course we will be ... Read more
elcaringo
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is the worst of over a dozen cruises we've taken. THE SHIP: Grand Princess is a very old ship. It is constructed so that you can't get there from here. You must take elevators to go almost everywhere due to the vertical ... Read more

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