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Princess Grand Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Hawaii

Princess
Grand Princess
Hawaii
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

13

Very Good

10

Average

9

Poor

2

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

54

Romantic Cruises

38

Family Cruises

37

Entertainment Cruises

23

Cruises for the Disabled

9

37 Princess Grand Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Hawaii


Katedfroemming avatar

Katedfroemming

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

1/27/20 Excellent Hawaii Cruise! Thanks Grand Princess!

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Our very first Princess cruise was 19-night Panama Canal cruise on 3/18/19, and we fell in love with Princess and didn't want to disembark. My husband always wanted to cruise to Hawaii, so we were excited when my ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ks4family

1 Review Written

Great if you are over 80, otherwise EXTREMELY boring

My family and friends took the Grand Princess on a 15 night New Years cruise. The idea of leaving out of our home port (San Francisco) and visiting Hawaii was quite enticing. My ten-year-old is a Love Boat freak ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

The Renovated Grand Princess is a Grand Experience!

This was a pre Christmas cruise that we extended to Dec 28.Exploring San Francisco before and after the cruise was an added bonus.We had the amazing itineraries of Hawaiian ports and then Mexican ports back to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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1200gina

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Horrible Experience - Cruiser Since 1996

Let me start by saying dont not book on this cruise line, unless you are over 65 and caucasian. Do not go on this ship, or cruise line if you have kids, or teens or under 65. Even the food is tailored to an older ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Phoenix2020

1 Review Written

Warm Hawaii in December

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, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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grapau27

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Grand in Hawaii

We flew from London and stayed 2 nights pre-cruise in San Francisco. As Elite members check in was quick and easy and we were on board within 20 minutes. The outside of the ship was rusty in places but inside ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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StayingAfloat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Tale of Two Cruises

The first couple of days at sea was a challenge as the ocean swells were high. Cold for the first 3 days. Lots to do on the ship. Ports went by quickly and we started to head home. Then it hit. A little sinus drip ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Toni Renee Iba

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Three sisters go cruising

My two sisters and I chose to go on this cruise because we had never been on a cruise before and we wanted to do so before we got to be too old to enjoy it. We left out of San Francisco, being raised in ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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CruiserGil

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 day San Francisco round trip to Hawaii

We chose this cruise because it's San Francisco round trip and convenient to our North Bay home. Our ship Grand Princess was showing her age but was in pretty good shape. The main anytime all meal dining room ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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UCPD229

1 Review Written

FUN

We cruise about twice a year to relax and to have fun and we did on each cruise.The dinning and the fitness room are very good. The serve from the staff people are very good. You might get one or two staff people ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Hookeryjookery

1 Review Written

B339

Excellent Steward. Bad sleeps due to creaking and clanging. Had to sleep with ear buds and music playing. Room very basic. Overall ship condition rough around the edges. Crew good. Musical theatre ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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lajagaky1012

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Before you Commit to a 15 day cruise to Hawaii read my notes

If you fly from the East Coast to Hawaii you may spend 11 hrs flying. However, 5 1/2 hrs to SFO, hop in a cruise ship and you maybe saving $1500 if you count airfare, hotels, food, tours etc./ Things to remember: ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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k9hndler

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

The OLD Grand Dame is still mighty fine

The OLD Grand Dame is still mighty fine My Family of four (53 me, 44 DW, 14 DS and 11 DD years old)just finished a 15 day cruise to Hawaii in a mini suite on the Grand Princess, and boy, we had a blast. I am ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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NutingBeatsCrusin

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Hawaiian Islands were super!

We did not have a chance to explore San Francisco before departure since we travel from the east coast the same day as departure. Don't expect to get airport transfers from Oakland to the ship, there aren't ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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mjvgh

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great crew, old ship

Chose this cruise by the itinerary. Wanted to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, lots of sea days and visit 4 islands. Encinada was a waste of time, even the photographers didn't take photos of our arrival as they ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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NeonZebra

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Grand Princess

The Grand Princess is grand no more. The dry dock in December 2016 brought new carpet in some public areas, amd new mattresses. The state room carpets are still in need of replacement, and the old girl is showing ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Ylin1378

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Show and Service

Davinci Dining room Rodriguez,Raul and Correa's service were great . Food were little salty. Cabin room service was very nice. Entertainment princess production show, like broadway style show, was excellent. Zumba ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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PrincessHawaii

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Grand Princess no longer Grand

We chose this cruise because it was supposedly a round trip ,SF-SF; but it was not meant to be. The Grand Princess had a structural damage, that we had to sail back to Honolulu , and be flown to SF via Kahului. ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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tessie50

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Every crew were excellent and did a fantastic job.

We flew to San Francisco 2 days early to explore the city. We enjoyed riding on the hop on, hop off bus. We went around the city. The weather was a little bit cold but manageable. I chose this cruise because I would ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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LreedCA

1 Review Written

Thanks Princess!

We chose this cruise mostly because San Francisco is so close to home. No flying! Embarkation was a breeze, and we were able to get into our stateroom right away. Our room was on deck 14, which we loved. Sail ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Cruiserdude11

9 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Another fabulous Princess cruise

The Grand is the oldest of the Grand class Princess ships being built in 1999 and it’s in great shape! Most everything was clean and shiny. The only area that looks worn is on the top deck where the AstroTurf is ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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elcaringo

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your money.

This is the worst of over a dozen cruises we've taken. THE SHIP: Grand Princess is a very old ship. It is constructed so that you can't get there from here. You must take elevators to go almost everywhere due ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Geewhizpat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Grand suite ship

This old lady holds up remarkably well...yes age is apparent but not really noticeable...a few stains here and there and rust is normal....food is best at the Crown Grill, Sabatini's is overly rich in butter and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


JohnCT avatar

JohnCT

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed in the condition of the ship

The cabin service and dining service were very good The specialty Crown Grill restaurant was excellent in every way with great service and very good steak with twin lobster tails The smoking area deck 15 after ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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dwolfe

8 Reviews Written

It was Hawaii, what's not to love?

We have cruised a lot and this was my third on Princess so I knew what to expect. Did not expect the upgrade to balcony, and loved it, even on cold days (in and out of Vancouver, brrr). The ship does need some work ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Grand Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.8
Dining4.04
Entertainment3.03.7
Public Rooms3.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.03.9
Enrichment4.03.6
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.8
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