If we ever go to hawaii again I would fly . THe cuise was nice but we spent to much time abord the ship and not enough time in port. the excrsions were too rushed and the time in port is way too short. Im not the only passanger that thought so.
Big disappointment for a big money. This is the last time my friend and I are going to sail with this particular ship. The biggest problem (I have already the FOOD PROBLEM couple years ago on the cruise to Mexico resorts) is an adequate chefs. It looks you are having the problem to find the right chef for Grand Princess.
I have sailed on Princess several times , including Alaska, Panama .. so I knew what to expect. Their entertainment is always well prepared and something we looked forwarded every evening. The layout of the ship was standard ( thank you for not adding more cabins like on the Island Princess!) Food was ok but I can see that in order to keep the prices for cruise low , the cruise-line has to save money somewhere. It is the food. Smoked salmon is substituted with cheaper salami etc. But overall very pleasant cruise.
Sorry to open on a negative but prior to leaving port my luggage was inpected and a wrist watch was stolen, but not to be deterred we enjoyed the cruise particularly our `surprisingly elegant Vow Renewal Ceremony.
What I had hoped would be a relaxing cruise turned out to be a bit different because of the need to be early for everything. However, we had fun and learned to play the ukelele! I would not go on this particular cruise again. I would want to be in Hawaii (and Mexico) longer so we could see more.
Hawaii was good. But a bit too commercial. I wish I had come years earlier. The history was good. A couple of the tour guides weren't all that nice but ...
So sorry we couldn't have arrived earlier in Ensenada. The hotel we visited had a lot of history.
We were a group of friends (6 couples) traveling together for the first time. We had sufficient together and apart time to make the trip enjoyable and great fun. Everyone, even our 3 first time cruisers, had a great experience and made wonderful memories.
Did not like what we got the itinerary was horrible. The excursions were overpriced, and not well organized. The ship should be condemned. The ship felt like we were on a floating nursing home and I am not a spring chicken. Wheelchairs, Scooters and walkers everywhere, making it difficult to get to one place to another. Activities were for nursing home residents.
We enjoy very much with Princesses. The staffs are very friendly and professional. Director Dave Clarks is a funny guy. I like their dance class, like zumba, and a few dancing classes. Throughout the trip, foods re good. There are a few night which they served lobster tails, Alaska king crab, New York steak. I especially enjoy their pastries, lots of choices and high quality. Will come back for another route in near future.
Our wonderful voyage on the Grand Princess began in the very picturesque Venice where we boarded the ship. It was at that moment we had a taste of shipboard life-relaxing, unwinding style with a great crew.
Excellent family cruise! Loved how friendly all the staff was. The dining staff knew all of our names the first day. Speaking of the dining room, the food was amazing. There were so many choices each night it was hard to choose! They all looked delicious.
Best family vacation we have ever had! This was my first cruise and I regret that I waited so long. Quarters, food, entertainment, service ... everything was first rate. I can't wait to cruise with Orincess again!
It was the best vacation ever! Can't wait to book my next cruise. I was so impressed with the quality aboard the Grand Princess. I am spoiled for life. Highly recommend that everyone put this Alaska cruise at the top of their wish list !
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