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561 Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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JohnCT
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
316 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cabin service and dining service were very good The specialty Crown Grill restaurant was excellent in every way with great service and very good steak with twin lobster tails The smoking area deck 15 after port side (yes I'm a ... Read more
mmireles
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have sailed with Princess 7 times and once with Carnival. This was the easiest on and off loading we have ever had. The cabin was great (we always get a balcony). The buffet was the usual but it was very delicious and tasty. We met two ... Read more
Cruisin_Greg
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
88 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Ship: Star Princess Sept. 19 – Oct. 4, 2015 Itinerary: 15-days Hawaii cruise round trip from Vancouver BC (Canada). The itinerary included ports in the Hawaiian Islands: Hilo (Hawaii), Lahaina (Maui), Honolulu (Oahu) and ... Read more
burningblue
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I decide to take this cruise out of Vancouver because of the short flight from Edmonton to Vancouver instead of flying to LA or SF. As well, it is possible to fly and sail the same day eliminating the need for a hotel stay on ... Read more
Niagara Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruising background includes two trips to Alaska on Serenade of the Seas, one trip to the Caribbean on Norwegian Dawn, Canada Cruise on Legend of the Seas, and three cruises to Hawaii. Our first cruise to Hawaii was on the Island ... Read more

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SeaCruisin2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I have some real mixed feelings about this cruise. Our first Princess cruise, but we have cruise Celebrity, Holland America, NCL, Carnaval, Royal Caribbean. The Negative: I think I should mention that the hallway outside our cabin ... Read more
justpack
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
34 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We are frequent cruisers...usually on Princess but have also cruised with Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Crystal and Windstar. We were apprehensive about this cruise due to some very negative reviews particularly regarding ... Read more
loveboat2002
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
PRINCESS STAR CRUSE NOTES Sailing Sept.19/2015 to Hawaii. At the Captains circle gathering (gold, ruby & platinum members), we received a sales push, then 1 mediocre prize was given out plus 2 bottles of champagne were awarded. No ... Read more
loveboat2002
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
1.At the Captains circle gathering (gold,ruby & platinum members), we received a sales push, then 1 mediocre prize was given out plus 2 bottles of champagne were awarded. No recognitions made for long time customers. Everybody was ... Read more
Marcothepolopony
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was my first cruise alone in 33 years. The Sun Princess is a lovely ship, a little dated, sure and the bed headboard and curtains in my cabin were well past replacement (and cleaning) date! The staff were not accommodating of a ... Read more

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amigobyc
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
As a big Princess fan with many cruises with them - The Grand Princess let me down - mainly by not enforcing rules and suggestions and guidelines. A great Psychologist no longer with us said something years ago re raising children that ... Read more
wannacruise816
Member Since 2014
1 review
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was my first cruise and my first trip to Hawaii. I traveled with a friend and we split the cost of a balcony room on the lido deck. I live in SF. A friend took the Bon Voyage Experience which allowed all of us to board at 11am. ... Read more
knittinggirl
Member Since 2009
19 reviews
3,921 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Star Princess D722 Built 2003, Last Dry dock 2011 2,516 - 3,115 Passengers We booked a Princess trip to Hawaii and a Celebrity trip to Alaska to compare them. Celebrity’s Concierge Class amenities almost made up for the ... Read more
Paulfuller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from two week cruise to Hawaii on Star Princess. It is our fourth time on Princess and the second on the Star. We are regular cruisers in excess of 20 cruises in total and until now never needed to complain about a cruise ... Read more
VacationsALot
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise so I don't have anything to compare it to but I will give you my thoughts. This cruise was 15 days from SF to 4 stops in Hawaii, 1 stop in Ensenada and back to SF. For our 10 year wedding anniversary. The 1st ... Read more

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messengerc21
Member Since 2011
1 review
250 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I felt compelled on writing this after i read the review from a fellow passenger. First, our background, we are in our mid-50's and this was our 47th cruise. Yes, the cruise to hawaii does have a lot of seniors, especially when the kids ... Read more
rpauls
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Looking for a fun time on a ship? Look somewhere else, unless of course you are 75 years of age or older. My goodness it was like a floating retirement home. They have valet parking for walkers and scooters in the dining and entertainment ... Read more
robzarb@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am an Elite cruise member thus I have done numerous cruises with the Princess fleet as well as many other cruise companies This was by far the worst and less enjoyable cruise I have done in many years The entertainment was POOR and ... Read more
dwolfe
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
62 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised a lot and this was my third on Princess so I knew what to expect. Did not expect the upgrade to balcony, and loved it, even on cold days (in and out of Vancouver, brrr). The ship does need some work and refurbishment and it ... Read more
mr green
Member Since 2004
1 review
6,315 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
I know that Princess can do better!!!! 1 Returned more food on this cruise than in all of our past 30+ cruises.Too much sodium. 2 IMO an almost inept Cruise Director. Need more Billy Highgates. 3 Entertainment, solo vocalists too ... Read more

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janok
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise with Princess, first on Grand Princess. We did have an enjoyable cruise, had done this cruise on the Star Princess a couple of years ago so knew what to expect. They changed the embarkation routine this time ... Read more
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Sandipalms
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,542 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We stayed one night in Long Beach at the Hyatt Regency, not many restaurants around. Embarkation was great. We liked our cabin, Full suite C751, first time in this suite and room is identical to Penthouse Suites. Balcony was narrow and ... Read more
ubicaritas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our arrival at LAX and the the subsequent bus trip to the ship were happily uneventful. Our check-in/registration was amazingly fast since our bus arrived at noon, well before the usual check-in time. We have sailed with Princess before ... Read more
JoJo427
Member Since 2012
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After arriving in LA, we had prime time shuttle booked and waited an 1-1/2 hours to get a shuttle to our hotel. I would not recommend them to use. We stayed at the Best Western in San Pedro, very nice rooms and reasonable. The staff is ... Read more
Love For Cruising
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I have been on 8 cruises and this was our first Princess cruise. We had a wonderful trip on the 15 night Hawaii cruise on the beautiful Ruby Princess. Upon arrival at the cruise port, we felt it was a bit unorganized with ... Read more

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