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Princess Hawaii Cruise Reviews

I had this meal at Sur La Mer. None of it was well-prepared, and sending it back did no good. Salmon and veggies were overcooked. Meal was terribly unexciting. Something you might expect at Hometown Buffet, but not on a cruise ship.
King crab legs in the MDR were so old and tired, they had almost no flavor. Very unexciting meal. Poorly-prepared, and poorly-presented.
I think this was supposed to be New York steak. It was tough and full of gristle. Not well-presented or well-prepared.
Did not enjoy the food on Princess. What you see here is the worst lobster tail ever. They were all like shoe leather, and were so salty they were not enjoyable.
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Not what I expected

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2 gopher cruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My partner wanted to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge one last time so he convinced me it would be great for both of us. I had expected to have sunny days with a little bump here and there but that is not what happened. No sun, cold wind and all kinds of sea bumps. I enjoyed the food in the buffet and the dining room but my partner did not. Our cabin seemed smaller than usual for a balcony ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not the ending we had hoped for

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yachtclubber
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Princess cruise, so we truly didn't know what to expect other than what we had read and what Princess is known for. Embarkation was a breeze even if we were required to fill out a medical questionnaire stating our exposure, or lack of exposure, to Covid-19. No temperature check or screening of any kind. Once onboard, we found evidence of what all the previous reviews had ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


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

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Katedfroemming
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 cousins wanted the 1/27/20 15-night Grand Princess to Hawaii from San Francisco! Captain JP Bryant is incredibly funny, caring, lighthearted, very personable; his communications were ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


What a nightmare.

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Kristobella
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I understand - - many things are "out of control" when one engages a large cruise. experience On this one for example, a passenger fell sick, the ship aborted a"port of call," and our disembarkment was delayed by over nine hours. This meant, of course, that over three thousand people missed their planes, hotels and other vacation plans. The staff - mostly Filipinos, Ukrainians and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


SF to Hawaii and back

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Chippewa74
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We call this the "get out of the snow and cold" trip and did the same cruise.last winter with the same friends. This was a weird one but we enjoyed it greatly. After leaving Hawaii a passenger became critically ill. We doubled back toward Hilo with the thought they could do an emergency evacuation by helicopter. It was determined the patient couldn't tolerate that so we sailed all the way back ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Honeymoon for the Ages

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toads45froggy
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

Any time dining was a bit of a hassle if you didn't get to the room in the opening we begrudgingly took a seat in the traditional dining room as they had seats there for us. it was louder and much less of a fun time as it felt like I had to yell across the table but the food was good even if I didnt like what I ordered and we ordered a lot, we enjoyed that we could experiment and if we didnt like ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Trip to Hawaii in great storms

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tikigrandma
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

Traveled with children


Horrible Experience - Cruiser Since 1996

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1200gina
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 person's digestion. Limited activities on board. Also, do not pay your gratuities in advance, or you will not get appropriate service. I dont know where to start so I will just list ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


Great if you are over 80, otherwise EXTREMELY boring

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ks4family
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 (really), so when my travel agent called and said there was a sale on this itinerary, we jumped on it. Unfortunately, we had the worst cruise that we have ever experienced. However, I am ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

Traveled with children


Amazing Service on the Beautiful Grand Princess

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karenavon
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Selected cruise for its Hawaiian ports and warm weather plus sailing on the Grand via San Francisco. Amazing cruise, amazing service by Grand Princess staff, and beautiful islands. Highly recommend Grand Princess for its world class service, wonderful and warm staff, and clean ship. Though it's an older ship, staff work hard to maintain the Grand Princess, and officers and staff were present ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


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