Princess Grand Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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lajagaky1012
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
If you fly from the East Coast to Hawaii you may spend 11 hrs flying. However, 5 1/2 hrs to SFO, hop in a cruise ship and you maybe saving $1500 if you count airfare, hotels, food, tours etc./ Things to remember: passport, book your ... Read more
lizaseb60
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Alarming- poor health service- no pharmacy on board (passengers should be advice to bring their own basic medication, bandages, peroxide , gaze; for disinfection the alcohol - could be used from the bar); doctor on board is available ... Read more
LN624
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Embarkation was the best yet! We were on ship by noon! Loved the "soda" card and the the milkshakes and hot choc! We have always wanted to go Hawaii and this was a great way to get there. Relaxing and pampered! Days were ... Read more
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sweet curise
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is the longest curise that my wife and I have taken and wanted to see if we could last the 15 day's and stay instered in the curise. We booked 6 excursions in 5 ports now 2 of the 6 left something to be desired wiki beach break ... Read more
tshved
Member Since 2008
1 review
39 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it left out of San Francisco and it was 15 days. The cruise was nice. The ports were good. The food was okay. The room was very comfortable. The entertainment in the Princess was exceptional. I enjoyed every ... Read more
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TriumphGuy
Member Since 2015
1 review
112 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We were on the April 23, 2017 departure to Hawaii on the Grand and I have to say I had some misgivings prior to the trip due to some unflattering reviews. But we could not find much wrong with the ship: small areas of rust (it's a SHIP, on ... Read more
k9hndler
Member Since 2003
1 review
316 forum posts
20 helpful votes
The OLD Grand Dame is still mighty fine My Family of four (53 me, 44 DW, 14 DS and 11 DD years old)just finished a 15 day cruise to Hawaii in a mini suite on the Grand Princess, and boy, we had a blast. I am going to write a review ... Read more
Reels1103
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for our second honeymoon having just renewed our vows on our 11th anniversary, we are 38 & 54 and were travelling as a couple. We travelled to San Francisco on the 4th to give us time to explore the City and ... Read more
nado
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
221 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had never sailed to Hawaii and I wanted to see how well I would do on long Sea Days across an Ocean. The embarkation went very quickly and there was no wait, we boarded around 1:15 pm. This ... Read more
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NutingBeatsCrusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We did not have a chance to explore San Francisco before departure since we travel from the east coast the same day as departure. Don't expect to get airport transfers from Oakland to the ship, there aren't any...so, you'll need to take a ... Read more
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pwdellers2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise at short notice because it was a 2-week duration, the price was reasonable and the destination was appealing. The 4-day journey to the islands was cold, windy and wet (San Francisco to Hilo), so outdoor and balcony ... Read more
Noswim2
Member Since 2014
1 review
28 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Never been to San Francisco or Hawaii so this was an excellent 1st time experience to these places. Did not manage to get to the meet and greet, so didn't meet any of the fellow passengers on this cruise from the Roll Call which was a ... Read more
jerseygiant
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Easy embarkation and debarkation from San Francisco. Awesome to sail under Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz island. Ship showing it's age but overall very nice. Elevators are slow as everyone tries to pack in with no elevator ... Read more
The Old Priory
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I chose this cruise because Princess is meant to have a good reputation. This was advertised as a 5 star cruise and had been re-vamped prior to us boarding. This ship has been re-furbished in some areas but not all and our cabin was not ... Read more
ontheroad4now
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Aside for combining the cruise with a visit with my son's family in San Fran, Hawaii, like most people was on our bucket list. As well, my wife was turning 65 the next month...... Sailing right by ALCATRAZ and under the GOLDEN GATE ... Read more
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mjvgh
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chose this cruise by the itinerary. Wanted to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, lots of sea days and visit 4 islands. Encinada was a waste of time, even the photographers didn't take photos of our arrival as they did on all the islands. ... Read more
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KaimukiKid
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because it began and ended in San Francisco, which is only about an hours drive from our home. It was our first long cruise, and Princess Cruises kept us informed on line through their website of all that we needed. ... Read more
trudallasite
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
It was a fantastic cruise to Hawaii. Had great weather and calm seas. Grand Princess had been in dry dock before our cruise. We had the new bedding and the ship looked like new. Enjoyed all the shows in the Princess Theater. Best ... Read more
laidback815
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
First time Princess was a disappointment. We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise to Hawaii. We knew the ship was older, however, we thought with the renovations it would have been much better. The rooms are very small, carpets ... Read more
Columbia Beach
Member Since 2014
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I have always wanted to go to Hawaii on a cruise so we picked the Grand Princess out of San Francisco. I only travel Princess cruises.The Grand is not Grand any more it needs a lot of repairs. The chairs in the pizza place they need ... Read more
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NeonZebra
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The Grand Princess is grand no more. The dry dock in December 2016 brought new carpet in some public areas, amd new mattresses. The state room carpets are still in need of replacement, and the old girl is showing her age in many other ... Read more
RRFan
Member Since 2014
1 review
153 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is one of my favorite itineraries. I love the sea days and really appreciate Princess providing 3 varied lecturers over very different topics to help occupy the sea days. I like the fact that the desserts are NOT in the main buffet ... Read more
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joeterp
Member Since 2009
1 review
157 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We went on the Grand soon after her last dry dock and our impression is very favorable. She still shows her age in some insignificant areas but most of the improvements are welcomed. First and foremost if you have ever complained about ... Read more
blairbuie
Member Since 2008
1 review
92 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise in order to visit Hawaii, which we enjoyed. The ship may be a "grand old lady" but the emphasis is on"old" and her wrinkles were showing. For example, the air con. varied greatly from one venue ... Read more
Sunnyway
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
It has been six years since my last Princess Cruise but I have been on six prior to this LA-Hawaii round trip (1/09/17). I was disappointed with some aspects, pleased with others. Bad news first: 1) An unconscionable wait for ... Read more
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