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15 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

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Family w/older children

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Very Good Experience

Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2014


We had a very nice experience and the food was delicous. The service was great and we reccommend it for people of all ages. Every thing was smooth and organized. The rooms were clean and the balcony view was very refreshing. The swimming pool was really fun and a good exercise. Our table was 220 and the waiter, Mr. Virtudazo, and the assistant waiter, Mr. Torres, were both very professional and nice. 

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Good cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


Beautiful ship, good onboard entertainment, food is plentiful but could be better, would like to see different daily activities, going through customs in Long Beach was a nightmare....should have had customs come on ship instead of us getting off.

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Good enough trip, probably wouldn't take it again.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


Service was great, the ship is oddly configured.  You cannot get to certain decks from the above one, must go to middle of ship then down.

The big sale at the end of trip, was a joke.  The prices were the same as in shops throughout the cruise.  Long Beach was a dead stop.  We went to Walmart and Ross there.  The lines were long to get back on the ship in Santa Barbara, maybe not enough tinders?  The dembarkation was easy and quick.

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They destroy your personal drinks

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


These people take your personal drinks from your baggage and destroy it. There was no notice on the bording pass that says you may not take drinks on the ship. They also messed up the Fed inspection in Long Beach. People had to stand in line for hours to leave the ship. I most likley will take this cruise again.     

 

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Save Your Money for a Better Cruise

Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Feb 18, 2014


Although this was only our 2nd Cruise, it was our First with Princess. It will be our Last too. The ship was reported to have been Rehabed in 2011 with upgrades. If I owned the Cruise Line I'd be demanding some money back cause you couldn't show me 1 upgrade on the ship. Compared to the last cruise ship we were on, I think the Flintstones sailed on The Grand Princess. We knew we were in trouble when we left San Francisco over 2 hours late. The Food was another Major disappointment (again compared to our last cruise back in 07) Rooms are on the Small size with very little space for enough cloths for 15 days. Excursions and many items on the ship are way over priced.Internet Service is VERY, VERY Slow. Took over 10 minutes to get on line only to find out I was Charged from the very start. Had to pay for 10 minutes of NOTHING. No TV service except for old reruns and Lots of Commericals for Princess Cruise Lines ( After 15 days of the same crap, I bet you too could say the entire commerical) Back to the ship having been rehabed back in 2011, they seemed to have forgotten to replace the Jets in the Hot Tubs. I couldn't find 1 of the 4 tubs that worked at all. The best thing I can say is that I feel sorry for the Crew. They tried their Best in every way to make the cruise enjoyable But even that was not enough to save the Cruise. All we can do is Hope and Pray that another Cruise Line decides to start up with a 15 day Hawaii Cruise. Then maybe Princess will clean up their act and stop ripping people off.

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OK cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Feb 18, 2014


Loved the warm weather...did not like the food. I found myself asking some night just what can I eat. I had steak one night that was very tough. I ate the daily salmon a few times because it was good and because there was nothing on the new day specials I cared for. We had two nights alone at our table because the other 3 couples PAID to eat at the steakhouse. Our room staff was excellent. The way they organized the excursions into rooms before getting off the ship was excellent. The pools, pizza, burgers, ice cream, outside movies was great. Not being able to get lemonade in the dining room or on your own without someone bringing it to you, like it was being held hostage sucked. Casino was nice to look at, but all you did was feed machines. It didn't want to give you little wins just so you could keep playing. Not sure if I will choose Princess again.

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One of the best cruises we ever made

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Jan 19, 2014


We only can recommend the Grand Princess - Excellent Service - outstanding kitchen (Restaurant Boticelli) - very friendly and helpfull staff

Very reasonable prices for Wine and cocktails - good entertainement programm

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Great Experience with 6 Year Old

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Jan 19, 2014


We brought our 6 year old granddaughter and it was a terrific trip.  Most days at sea, she spent some time at the Pelican's Club for her age group.  She loved all the arts and crafts projects as well as the time with her peers.  While in Hawaii, we went whale watching which required a bit more patience than she has.  We rented a car on two islands to do some volcano exploring and that was fun.  The trip to the summit of Haleakala looks totally different going up than coming down.  At Volcano National Park on the Big Island, we did all the requirements for her Junior Ranger Badge which was a most memorable time for her. (The ranger had her take an oath and then annouced her new status over the PA.) She loved the Movies Under the Stars experience which we enjoyed a couple of times.  Dance shows were also fun for her.  We found that the comediens were a bit too adult for her.  She enjoyed the pool and spa with Grandpa. Her fussy eating was a bit of an issue but soon we realized it was not a battle worth fighting.  The kitchen was most accommodating for her requests.  If you are considering a similar adventure with a grandchild, please make sure that the kiddo gets enough sleep every night. There might be a few afternoons that are best spent as quiet time.We brought lots of coloring books and a couple of new stuffed buddies to keep her company.

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not recommended!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Grand Princess | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2014


First of all the ship itself was in desperate need of upgrading. We've been on a lot of different cruises and cruise lines and this was by far on the bottom of our list. The food court was definitely nothing to brag about. This was the only cruise we have been on that offered only coffee, tea and water. All the others also had juices and lemonaide. This does not reflect in any way on the service we got from the crew members, state room, dinning room ect. They were right on top of anything we may have needed. The entertainment was very disappointing. The timing of the shows were ridiculous. The main shows at times would be during the late dinner. The only positive thing about that is the shows were not that great. One of my biggest suggestions is to have a crew member at the elevators after the main shows to help the disabled people get a chance to get on one. I happen to be disabled and there was a lot of times that I was pushed out of the way so people I had seen earlier walking the stairs could get in. When I needed to use the elevator I would have to get to them early and hope for the best. Our cruise had a very bad experience,  one of the crew members jumped overboard.  The ship spent 36 hours looking for the man with no success. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. To make up the time we missed the first stop, hilo hawaii and half a day in ohau. This of course was out of anyone's control and I am not complaining about that but I do believe we should be compensated.  They rebated us back $12.50 each for the hilo port charges and 20% off our next cruise.  Really!  They should have rebated the 20% off this cruise. Please note, this is the first time I have been this critical but I believe princess can do better. By the way this is the second cruise with princess and the first(around 2008)was awsome and that's why we tried them again.

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