Golden Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Fantastic way to vacation!

Sail Date: February 18, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Overall, the ship was a floating palace! It was very elegant and well planned. The decor was tasteful as a whole although some of the furnishings need replacement.

Pros: The entertainment, pools, and excellent customer focus

Cons: Bed was uncomftable and pillows were worse.

Recommends Golden Princess? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Room size was okay. The bed was absolutely in need of replacement and the drawers were difficult to open and close. We did have a problem with the bathroom which took way too long to get fixed. Other than that, it was good.
Ship Quality
Public areas kept very clean. Public areas were very accommodating and welcomed you to just sit and enjoy the cruise. The pools were fantastic.
Food and Dining
Great food, great service. Selection was outstanding. The formal Dining Rooms provided excellent food selections and service that you seldom get on land.
Service and Staff
The room steward was exceptional and did a great job. With the exception of getting the bathroom fixed, the staff were phenomenal.
Recreation staff were great - I don't know how they could keep up the pace. The entertainment was absolutely the best!
Hilo, Hawaii

Don't Miss: The Botanical Garden was really interesting.
Ensenada, Mexico
We toured the old casino which was great. We then went to the "Blow Hole" which was somewhat distressing - you have to run a gauntlet of vendors who were excessively aggressive. If you survive that run, it was great to see the rest of Ensenada.
Don't Miss: Great opportunity at the old casino to purchase unique items at a very reasonable price.
Honolulu, Oahu

Don't Miss: The evening cruise

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