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This was to be a once in a lifetime cruise so we spared no expense. Money spent was worth it. Suite was perfect. Club Class dining option and various perks were great. The ship was built in late 90's and they have done a great job with upkeep. We did not sign up for many activities and entertainment. Preferred chilling out. Music at the various bar venues could have been better. Shore excursions were great. If we were to do again we would go with mini suite to get the club class dining. Also might go a bit later. Weather in San Fran and two days to and from there were cool. Shore excursions: Hilo - Rainbow Falls, Black Sand Beach, Orchid Farm, and Volcano Winery Tour - excellent. Nawilliwili - Napali Coast Cruise and Snorkel was great - got wet and loved it. Maui - Trilogy Catamaran Sail - very good, although too short. Loved the relaxing sea time to and from San Francisco. Rode cable cars and should have gotten a two day pass. Great restaurants near pier 39. Stayed at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental. We should have stayed at the Fairmont across the street. But the Mark was OK.

Cruise to Hawaii from San Fran April 2019

Grand Princess Cruise Review by wakeliro

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Balcony
This was to be a once in a lifetime cruise so we spared no expense. Money spent was worth it. Suite was perfect. Club Class dining option and various perks were great. The ship was built in late 90's and they have done a great job with upkeep. We did not sign up for many activities and entertainment. Preferred chilling out. Music at the various bar venues could have been better. Shore excursions were great.

If we were to do again we would go with mini suite to get the club class dining. Also might go a bit later. Weather in San Fran and two days to and from there were cool. Shore excursions: Hilo - Rainbow Falls, Black Sand Beach, Orchid Farm, and Volcano Winery Tour - excellent. Nawilliwili - Napali Coast Cruise and Snorkel was great - got wet and loved it. Maui - Trilogy Catamaran Sail - very good, although too short. Loved the relaxing sea time to and from San Francisco. Rode cable cars and should have gotten a two day pass. Great restaurants near pier 39. Stayed at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental. We should have stayed at the Fairmont across the street. But the Mark was OK.
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