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Hawaii Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Hawaii
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

19

Very Good

7

Average

4

Poor

5

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

813

Romantic Cruises

596

Senior Cruises

467

Entertainment Cruises

185

Holiday Cruises

39

39 Hawaii Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


benson001 avatar

benson001

1 Review Written

Very Disappointing

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Just got off POA and was extremely disappointed in the whole cruise, the Islands were great, but the ship left a lot to be desired. Food, average. the ship had been in dry dock for a refurb just prior to this ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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sueohara

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Christmas Cruise, and First Princess Experience with Family Suite

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Gibsongirl

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Princess beats Celebrity by a nautical mile!

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teens and we are Elite cruisers on Princess. We booked this 15 day cruise to be away for both Christmas and New Years. It was wonderful. Our last two cruises were Hong Kong to ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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KJK1313

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pride of America Dec 26 thru Jan 3

Checking in was a breeze. Luggage delivered pretty quick. Went to room, aft balcony and found the air not working, empty wrappers behind drapes, along with sticky straws next to safe. Spoke with our steward and was ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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tuolumne couple

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

18 nights to Hawaii- pure Aloha, Mahalo Holland America!

The Ship: The ship is wonderful. The retrofit changed a few things, so i recommend you also try the Maasdam to get a feel for the smaller ships. The Atrium is wonderful and still all the decks and spaces are so ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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LoriShan

1 Review Written

Not a bad ship - Excellent staff

We sailed on NCL - Pride of America for Christmas. Staff was definitely the best I have ever seen and I have been on 7 other cruises with various cruiselines. The ship itself was old and I knew that before hand and ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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spqr369

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Cruise to Hawaii (round trip LA)

My family (parents and husband) and I recently returned from this cruise (11/19-12/4/2014) and were very happily surprised after reading a few bad reviews about the Grand Princess. Yes, she needs a rehab to the ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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roglin711

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Miracle

Carnival was not "up front" with it's guests for this cruise. A lot of us didn't realize until it was too late, that the Miracle has been having propulsion problems since early this year, and decided to continue ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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lopakaaz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

One of our best cruises

We have sailed to Hawaii 5 times during the Christmas and New Year combined and this was one of our best. We departed very late but was no problem--once on board we escape completely! Everything is wonderful-- Food, ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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speedlady

7 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Pleasant Escape

We chose this cruise as we were already going to be in California for our son's wedding 3 days prior to embarkation. We drove down from Pasadena, spent a day enjoying San Diego, dropped off the rental car and ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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tbclayton

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Long on sea - short on vacation value

Booked our dream vacation and were generally disappointed. Poor value for the money and the ship is in poor condition (showing wear and tear). Better value in the Caribbean. The five days at sea going over to ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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gwenda18

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

No rating

Cruisin the Blue

We sailed out of Honolulu Sep 2011, there were 64 Aussies and we had an absolute blast. The staff were friendly and were most helpful, this was only my second cruise so I am no expert. My first cruise was on P & O ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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georgias.kid22

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pre-Xmas cruise to Hawaii

This is a brief overview of my 14 day pre-Xmas cruise to Hawaii on the Sapphire Princess. I spent a pre-cruise night at the LAX Marriott. Transportation to San Pedro was via motorcoach the following afternoon. ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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rudeman

8 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Paradise the Easy Way

This was our 10th cruise, 5th with Norwegian, which has rapidly become our favorite cruise line -- though we'll certainly go on others when the itinerary, timing, price, etc., warrants. There were 14 of us who went ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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me5161

6 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

PRIDE OF AMERICA - CHRISTMAS 2011

After alot of decision making, we decided to book the 7 Day Cruise on the Pride of America during Christmas 2011... The reviews we read here were mixed, but were mostly poor, but we really liked the itinerary, so we ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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fourman

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Christmas and New Year Cruise to Hawaii

This was our first trip on the Queen Victoria having made a number of prior cruises on the Queen Mary 2. Embarkation at the rather huge cruise terminal at LA, was relatively hassle free and we were soon on board. ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Immebsmom

3 Reviews Written

Christmas & New Years Hawaiian Cruise

We were sailing as a family group of 7. Myself and BFF Jeannine (40 somethings), our two adult (19 & 20 yo) daughters, Jeannine's mom (65) and my dad and his girlfriend (70+) Let's start from the beginning: We ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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mor mor

1 Review Written

A Hawaiian New Year

The good things: there was something for everyone and we are aged 13 to 80. We all liked the evening entertainment, particularly the gymnast and the comedian who did the impressions and some of us liked the singers ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Born2Go2C

1 Review Written

Wonderful Sapphire Cruise to Hawai'i

I have never written a cruise review before, but wanted to write a detailed one, in appreciation for all the great tips and information I have learned from reading previous reviews here. Here goes my very long ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Martha Faith

1 Review Written

Sapphire Princess to Hawaii

My husband and I decided to escape on Princess this Christmas holiday. We have never been away for the holiday. We thought Hawaii, the beauty of the islands and the warm weather just might be the ticket. (No. VA.) ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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bones17

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Zuiderdam Better

We arrived at the port in San Diego at around 11:30 a.m. and though there was a line we were aboard the Oosterdam in good time. We didn't have to wait for our cabin like on other ships. We went straight to our ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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jdir315

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hawaii

Embarkation: San Diego was smooth, parked at airport parking lot about 1 mile from cruise terminal free shuttle to terminal. Cabin: We had a veranda balcony room seemed somewhat smaller than we had on the Maasdam. ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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suebemd

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pride of America Hawaii Inter-island Holiday Sailing

We sailed POA over this Christmas Holiday and had a lovely time. The ship is family friendly and, although clean and lovely, is definitely on the more casual side. We booked owner's suite 8500 - a beautiful, ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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annenic

2 Reviews Written

POA November 11

We couldn't have asked for a better cruise! After reading a number of negative reviews on this ship our expectations were fairly low so we were delighted when this cruise proved to be nothing like anything we'd ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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quiet-wyatt

1 Review Written

Great cruise and great ship - Pride of America!

This was our first cruise and I think we got the best! I read some of the negative reviews and do not understand them at all - Our experience was great! The Pride of America was clean and in great shape. The ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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