Go to the afternoon tea
Go to the afternoon tea
We couldn't fault anything on our cruise (27th January 2020 for 15 nights)
Not the best looking cruiseliner but still a wonderful cruise ship
If you're doing the Hawaii cruise on the Grand you need to be aware that it's not all 82 degrees and sunny. It's always cool the first two or three days out of SF and will be again when you get back. You probably will run into a couple instances of rough water. This cruise had more than it's share.
Have fun and watch out for high pressure sales people in every port.
I have already mentioned certain things.
Pick anther boat
Keep out of the Casino
A great place to go when the pool is busy if you are just sitting in a chair is the promenade. They have reclining cushioned wooden chairs for you to sit on and you can get a beautiful view of the front of the ship.
Music in Crooners too loud
Go to a later shows for better seats. Too many people at the early show due to many seniors
Choose your stateroom location when you book a cruise. This is what we did right for this trip.
The ship was kept at a very cold temps tute that made our dinning experience extremely uncomfortable. Our food was excellent but kept warm for seconds. Other guests complained about the coldness. We left the SF winter to be warm, instead we froze. Mid ship and the piazza was unbearable cold. Wearing winter jacket inside the ship on a 10 day Mexican riviera was not acceptable.
Not the newest ship of the fleet but well maintained
Not to book the snorkeling. Not good and the guys who run it are not good. Waste of money.
Eat salads, fruits and bread!!! Well worth the trip
Buy extra clothes on board, you end up wearing more Hawaiian things during your trip anyway
Be able and prepared to walk long distances INDEPENDENTLY. It is a big ship
Make sure you pack an extension cord. Outlets are limited. I also prefer my own soap and shampoo. I find that the stuff they provide doesn't work all that well and you need to use more of it. Also, a small battery operated LED nightlight in the bathroom is nice since it's very dark in there at night. This way you don't need to blind yourself.
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