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584 Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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jpm45t
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
17 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
stasut
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
112 forum posts
4 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
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
5 forum posts
12 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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gacleader1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I saved for 5 years to book this cruise for our 25th anniversary, we had taken 10 cruises before, since getting married and we were expecting nothing but the best, since we went first class all the way, including booking the ... Read more
101 NAV
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 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
RatherBeSailing
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
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
3 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

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nsgwlinda
Member Since 2007
1 review
16 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
28 forum posts
5 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
2heartsare1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
123 forum posts
8 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
55 forum posts
15 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
13 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

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We-R-Off
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
925 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
3 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
Ctowe48
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
3 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

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jenanddk
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
sueohara
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
8 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
Jonny Crusie
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2015
Upon are arrival at the L A airport we found a well marked small podium with a Well mannered attractive young lady waiting to help us ,she helped get are luggage loaded on the bus informed us are luggage would be taken directly to are ... Read more

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