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We went for Renewal of Vows and a Holiday get away to a warmer climate. We had a fantastic time on this Hawaii cruise! Weather in Hawaii was perfect in December, 75F-90F. We didn’t find any all day excursions, but didn’t want to do only 1/2 day. We just took Uber to local beaches for snorkeling, lunch, and drinks. All in one location. Beaches were not crowded and we had a blast! Most of the passengers on this cruise were elderly, hardly any kids. It was nice: quiet and not crowded. Only during breakfast it was quite difficult to find a table. There were too much food, so we usually skipped lunch. Pools and jacuzzi were not crowded as well. We really enjoyed the whole experience, very friendly service, great captain, food was delicious and well presented. We loved Formal nights and went to the Crown Grill, and Sabatini restaurants. Both were great! Balcony dinners were our favorite experience! Private and very personal dinners with fantastic waiters! Highly recommend. Captain did a very romantic Renewal of Vows, it was a touching moment. Then photographer took us to several locations and we loved our photos so much, we bought a $400 photo package. We loved the Spy Lectures Series and last Dancing Show. Made many great memories and loved this vacation! If you purchase any packages, print summary. Stuff gets confused what’s included in what package and it’s easier to show them a paper to claim all of the services.

Warm Hawaii in December

Grand Princess Cruise Review by Phoenix2020

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We went for Renewal of Vows and a Holiday get away to a warmer climate. We had a fantastic time on this Hawaii cruise! Weather in Hawaii was perfect in December, 75F-90F. We didn’t find any all day excursions, but didn’t want to do only 1/2 day. We just took Uber to local beaches for snorkeling, lunch, and drinks. All in one location. Beaches were not crowded and we had a blast!

Most of the passengers on this cruise were elderly, hardly any kids. It was nice: quiet and not crowded. Only during breakfast it was quite difficult to find a table. There were too much food, so we usually skipped lunch. Pools and jacuzzi were not crowded as well.

We really enjoyed the whole experience, very friendly service, great captain, food was delicious and well presented. We loved Formal nights and went to the Crown Grill, and Sabatini restaurants. Both were great! Balcony dinners were our favorite experience! Private and very personal dinners with fantastic waiters! Highly recommend.

Captain did a very romantic Renewal of Vows, it was a touching moment. Then photographer took us to several locations and we loved our photos so much, we bought a $400 photo package. We loved the Spy Lectures Series and last Dancing Show.

Made many great memories and loved this vacation!

If you purchase any packages, print summary. Stuff gets confused what’s included in what package and it’s easier to show them a paper to claim all of the services.
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MB
Plenty of space in this mini suit. Roomy bathroom with a tub and shower. Large closet and shelves. Excellent bed and pillows. 2 flat screen TVs. Desk and 2 chairs.
Coffee table and couch were quite used up, scratched up, and had stains. We spend the least time in that area. Carpet was in good condition. 5 large empty shelves from old TVs were useful. Small fridge didn’t have shelves. Plenty of mirrors for make up. Good lighting. Balcony was roomy and we used it often. Bedding and restroom was very clean.
Toilet didn’t flush some mornings and it was quite an inconvenience. We had to use public restroom while ours was being fixed. Also our toilet flooded once, that was a disappointment. Otherwise, we would book this room again. It was close to elevator, yet it was quite quiet. The only noise we heard was from rolling trays.
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