Another Aloha Adventure

Grand Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Grand Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 26, 2018

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B627

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our 3rd trip to the Hawaiian Islands on Princess. Fun cruise. I would go later in March. We had overcast weather all the time going and coming. Weather on the islands was fortunately good. We missed 3 weeks of prior rain after our arrival at Hilo and the other ports.


5 out of 5
The port embarkation staff are excellent and everything moves quickly. It took us less than 25 minutes to board the Grand.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
This is our 3rd Hawaii cruise out of the port of SF. The Grand Princess is a very nice ship. Food and drink is good with lots of variety

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness Center, Spa and Steam Room are on the forward section of the ship. I spent a fair amount of time there. We also walk the Promenade deck.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great people. Friendly and courteous.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I always see someone cleaning the area, painting or making sure there is no debris on the deck or walkways.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size is right for us. Very clean, quiet.

Ports of call

San Francisco, California Did not visit port

We live in SF.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Nice, low-key atmosphere. We went to the Botanical Garden which is beautiful.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We went to the Aloha Stadium on our own to shop with the locals.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
We have been here many times. We went to a number of local stores + Costco!

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Love Lahaina. Spent the day at Ka'anapali Beach and then bought carvings from our favorite local carver in downtime Lahaina.

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5
We go for early dinner at Birrieria del Guadalajara restaurant on Calle Macheros. Great local cuisine and always busy.


5 out of 5
Everything once again moved smoothly.

Traveler Photos

Hawaii Botanical Garden on The Big Island Sunrise over Honolulu Sunset over Oahu Leaving Kauai. Day before we arrived in Ensenada. Beautiful sunset.
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