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Grand Princess Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Grand in Hawaii

Grand Princess Cruise Review by grapau27

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

We flew from London and stayed 2 nights pre-cruise in San Francisco.

As Elite members check in was quick and easy and we were on board within 20 minutes.

The outside of the ship was rusty in places but inside the ship was fantastic.

Our balcony cabin was lovely but had no footrest on the balcony or a cabin kettle.Our cabin steward got us a footrest but couldn't get a kettle.

Our Elite mini bar set up was very welcome.

We had Any time dining and the first 5 nights we dined in the Michaelangelo restaurant on deck 5 and as we wanted a table for 2 we were given a buzzer to wait for a table.

The other 10 nights we dined in DaVinci restaurant which was anytime dining after 7.15pm and we were shown to a table immediately.

After 4 sea days we arrived at a wet Hilo.

Next day we were in Oahu and took a tour to Pearl Harbor.

Next day in Kauai we did a fantastic movies tour.

Next day was maui where we got a tender and being Elite we met the loyalty rep in Michaelangelo restaurant and give Priority tender tickets.

We then had 4 sea days before reaching Ensenada in Mexico.

Another sea day later we were back in San Francisco.

The food and service was fantastic in every venue.

After a quick walk off disembarkation carrying our own cases we quickly got a taxi to take us to a hotel where we had a day room booked so we could explore more of San Francisco.

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Cabin Review


Nice cabin,great cabin Steward.

The balcony looked in need of a refurb.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

San Francisco

We stayed 2 night's pre- cruise and loved it here although there is a lot of homeless people playing on the pavements


Got a taxi to Walmart,Ross dress for less and the nearby shopping mall.

We got a taxi back to the ship but the rain was incredibly heavy and we got soaked getting back on the ship.


We really looked forward to going to Pearl Harbour but thought there would be more here but it was awesome seeing where Arizona lies.


Fantastic experience.

We were on a mini bus and the tour guide was excellent.

The tour was amazing and the number of films etc filmed here was incredible.


We took a tender then walked along the sea front visiting lots of souvenir shops and the shopping mall about 800 metres away was very good


We paid $4 each for a return shuttle which took 5 minutes to get into town.

The town was full of tourist shops and some bars and was interesting.

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