Grand Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

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5 out of 5

Great Experience with 6 Year Old

Sail Date: January 19, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Very good about adjusting the menu for children
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
The Pelican Club rocked.
Children's Programs
Really Outstanding
Onboard Activities
San Francisco, California
We enjoyed the cable cars and Fisherman's Wharf.
Honolulu, Oahu
Good location to get around Honolulu.
Lahaina, Maui
Loved the drive to the summit at Haleakala.
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Our 6 year old was not into looking at beaches.
Hilo, Hawaii
Volcano National Park is great.
Ensenada, Mexico
Not very exciting.

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