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Chose this because dates lined up perfectly with kids school break. Also a desire to go to Hawaii. It was made much more difficult due to a sick passenger, and returning to Honolulu 2 days after leaving. Add to that very high seas/winds and big storms making it difficult to enjoy the ship. Cruise did not stop in mexico as planned, and still returned far later than planned. Absolutely unacceptable to have 2 out of 6 elevators out of service all 15 days and no way to take the stairs from Emerald Deck (8). Service was good. Steward was excellent. Food was ok. Maitre'd best ever resulting in great dinner service. Only 20 kids in all classes of kids clubs so they met together. Kids loved their experience. Very pleased how Princess got us all home after we missed our return flights due to needing to leave a day later.

Trip to Hawaii in great storms

Grand Princess Cruise Review by tikigrandma

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)
Chose this because dates lined up perfectly with kids school break. Also a desire to go to Hawaii. It was made much more difficult due to a sick passenger, and returning to Honolulu 2 days after leaving. Add to that very high seas/winds and big storms making it difficult to enjoy the ship. Cruise did not stop in mexico as planned, and still returned far later than planned.

Absolutely unacceptable to have 2 out of 6 elevators out of service all 15 days and no way to take the stairs from Emerald Deck (8).

Service was good. Steward was excellent. Food was ok. Maitre'd best ever resulting in great dinner service.

Only 20 kids in all classes of kids clubs so they met together. Kids loved their experience.

Very pleased how Princess got us all home after we missed our return flights due to needing to leave a day later.
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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OV
Cabin was small. Despite paying for obstruction the view was perfect. Biggest issue was being over the door on 7 that leads outdoors.... all day & half the night. Bang. Bang... Bang... Second biggest issue TWO elevators midship didn't work (out of 6 possible) and most of the time a 3rd one also was out. So many wheelchairs and motorized vehicles, no way to get on. We would take the stairs but they are blocked for crew only! Terrible to have to go to the far aft or forward stairs just to go directly down from our cabin to the dining room.
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