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Grand Princess Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1558 reviews
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A Relaxing but also Rocking Seas Cruise

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2014
Cabin: Balcony

We just completed our 15 day no air involved cruise from Vancouver--4 stops in Hawaii-Vancouver. This is a wonderful cruise for those living close to Vancouver or for those who don't mind driving a few hours to get there. Vancouver is a wonderful, interesting city that has lots to offer pre or post cruise.

We went to Canada Place to embark. As usual, there was the security, then the Border Agents (this was fairly slow as quite a few passengers held passports other than US or Canadian). The Princess agents were very quick and efficient.

We took our luggage to our cabin (Caribe aft deck) and it was before 1 pm, and the room was ready. To be truthful, the bathroom is the typical Princess size, but on this ship, we did discover that the closet space was half of what we had experienced on other Princess ships. (have sailed Crown, Diamond, etc.) In our cabin, the carpet was showing wear (stains, etc.) The bed was very comfortable (we asked for a top sheet and an egg carton mattress). The bedside lamps are also fairly scratched up (I mean the lamp base) The Caribe deck balconies are a very good size, being half exposed and half covered. Two loungers and a good size white metal table (not one of those low ones). We did manage to use the balcony on sunny days but on this cruise, we did experience many clouds and rough seas ( the white bags were put out in public areas)

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Balcony

Good location for us. Like the Caribe balcony best. Fairly quiet as it was near the stern. Queen bed, usual cabin amenities. Smaller than what we expected closet. The safe will not fit an Ipad either. Overall, we managed to find spaces for our clothes, but the shelves are narrower that what we had expected.The Grand needs renovations and seeing our cabin, it too needs sprucing up (carpet, lamp bases are scratched extensively) Being experienced cruisers we noticed these areas that could be better maintained.

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