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Grand Princess Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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1,613 Reviews

Grand Princess was Grand indeed!

Grand Princess Cruise Review by LN624

11 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2017
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

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 filled with Hawaiian culture and language classes as well as lots of crafts and dancing!

Last night or two it was crazy loud with the crashing waves, but then it didn't matter where you were on the ship you could feel the rocking and hear it!

The princess theater has amazing shows but it is so very difficult to get a seat most times we just skipped the hassle.

Loved the zumba, line dancing and hula classes! Loved the craft classes. Loved most of all the Photography classes!

Service in the Horizon court was super!! The smiling faces and willingness to help was great. They were always right there!

The Hawaiian ports were fabulous!! Do not miss out on the ABC stores for everything Hawaiian. The port in Mexico ...would of much rathered a day or two more in Hawaii and skipped the dash to Mexico for a "VERY short" trip-not worth the money for sure! Which only a saloon was pointed out as historical . Ensenada folk dance show was good but really not a highlight to an otherwise superior cruise.

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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OW E517

Very nice! Our room stewardess was like a ninja! She was always there making the room beautiful but barely saw her! Bed was so comfortable and more roomy than we expected.

Always remembered to fill our ice! No towel animals but choc's each night!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


The boat to get to the spot took over an hour.....as the first stop after being on the Grand for five days...not the best plan for us needing some time on land!

We didn't see any sea turtles ;-( Food on the boat was good. There were many cockroaches on the boat so it limited our wanting to eat quite a bit!

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The dancing and show were terrific!! The skies cleared up and we had great dinner. Only down side was a table full of ppl with children that were talking and crying the entire show. The adults were worse than the kids and they made it almost impossible to understand much of what was being said.

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Pali Outlook

Wonderful day seeing the island. My favorite excursion for photo's!! Beautiful.

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Waimea Canyon

it was beautiful

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Small group explored volcano's and waterfalls. It was very nice and the black sand beach stop was super!

City Tour

It was not worth the money. If it was just focusing on the folk dancing then it was good! But to advertise it as a city tour....not accurate by any stretch. The guide pointed out a salon and one statue and before you could blink you were back at port. VERY SHORT is putting it mildly. My favorite part was the dancing and also the sea lions that were near the ship!

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