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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Grand Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2018

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B235

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Cruise was without incident. We chose this cruise just to relax and relax we did. The staff on board did all they could to accommodate our absolute lazyness! The only complaint I could give (please do not get me wrong the food was good) was the dining room food was extremely well presented but except for three absolutely wonderful meals in every way, the rest of the dining room meals were less than i would expect from any Earl's (upper end family) type restaurants. I was a bit upset one evening when the waitress poured our $50+ bottle of red wine like she was filling our water glass. She filled our wine glass to the rim!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
As usual, Princess did a wonderful job from accepting our luggage to getting us onto the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Beauty Salon

1 out of 5

I was really set back when over dinner a 92 year old single woman who was travelling by herself told us that she went for a message and when she left the staff had bullied her into buying some $800 in beauty ointment and creams! How disgusting . . . Then the other woman (also a single traveller) at our table told us that Princess Cruise had gotten her for just under $500.

Medical Center

5 out of 5

Our visit to the Medical Center was quick and painless. Total cost was $115 for doctor visit for gout and enough pills to complete the trip. Was actually a extremely good experience.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin does not have a couch so eating breakfast in the room was so very inconvenient as well as no place to read or watch TV.

Ship tip

It is going in for a refit in March 2019, so they told us.

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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