My 1st and last cruise.. not my thing

Grand Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Grand Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 22, 2018

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: B742

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Was ok- not my thing.I was not able to get over my seasickness. I did take advantage of the Zumba and the cooler and the stairs didn’t gain too much weight enjoy the good weather and the pools.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Was ok. Anticlimactic. No party as such- dock workers didn’t even look up.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was plentiful and always good. From dining rooms to, court... never felt judged re where or what was asked for.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Best part for me re cruise experience to Hawaiian islands were the Hawaiian ambassadors. Captivating and informative. Enjoyed their info, hula and ukulele classes.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was awesome. Staff were professional always.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Was adequate but for uninspiring

Ship tip

Take as much sea sickness meds as can. I never got over mine and it tainted the whole experience

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Did Alcatraz- totally worth it

Hilo, Hawaii

4 out of 5
So good to hit land- went w shore excursions- good

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5
We hit Oahu on a Sunday so no PCC. Shore excursions was maybe 3.. even luau w Princess. Full day Tour guide was more concerned re commercial sites for us to purchase same items than see natural sites. Very disappointing- underwhelming

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Loved this island so much- did hop on/ off bus so used our time more effectively. Felt like we Caught the beauty and spirit of Hawaii.

Lahaina, Maui

1 out of 5
Wow- our Princess snorkel excursion used all day- rough waters on tenders, small fishing craft used — the snorkel site was 2 hours away and coral was under 35-40’ of water. Clear but with or without glasses- saw very little. Boat handlers were fishing off back- caught small tuna, got blood all over my legs. Boat was over crowded. Lunch was tough- sandwich makings in a boat being tossed around- had to hang on. 20 minutes left when back to “see” Maui. Awful

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
I loved Ensenada- walked, shopped and just being on ground!! Beautiful day, lots of improvements since last there.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Took a while to get off boat but sat up on deck in great weather- we’ll exec

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