Golden Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

dream vacation for the both of us

Sail Date: April 10, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

this was a fabulos trip from beginning to end. Iteniary was great with exception of ensenada, with all the things going on in mexico, loved the 4 day crossing by sea to the islands, visiting each island for 4 days and then returning with 4 days crossing back. would maybe reccommend that the cruise line look into picking one of the islands to do an overnight so that passengers can get a day and night feel for the islands as there are so many things to see and do and you just dont seem to have enough time in port to do so. food and service on this ship were excellent both in horizon court and donatello restaurant. Played casino daily, and as with all ships very hard to win on slots, and tables, alwyays amazed at how those dealers can have those hot streaks that they do, know that players cant, entertainment in show room just so-so in comparison to other ships and cruise lines, not bad but could have been lot better, same old, same old comics, hypnotists, jugglers, etc. All in all a fantastic time with lots of memories
Ship Quality
ship very clean and easy to get around
Food and Dining
some of the best service and food ever experienced
Cabin / Stateroom joseph our room steward fantastic, always friendly and saw to our every need
Service and Staff
everyone very pleasant and efficient in their jobs
again feel as though need more wow in their nightly shows
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
disappointed in number of nights for karoke
Destinations and Excursions
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
never went through so many security check points in my life to get on board
Ensenada, Mexico
did not get off due to situation in mexico itself
Honolulu, Oahu
fantastic luau at paradise cove
Nawiliwili, Kauai
bought some fantastic coffee at hilo hatties
Lahaina, Maui
make sure you visit the new disney hotel and go to see the needle at aeu vallley
Hilo, Hawaii
rained this day didnt really get to do much


breakfast very enjoyable in horizon court, however expect to have to wait for table in the horizon court itself, not pool area, but in horizon court. Cruise director Gavin Chandler great at his job, but Derrick so much better in my opinion

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