Destination Hawai’i With Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess: Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay (Dennis Cox’s Cruise Diary)

Day 1, Destination Hawai’i With Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess: Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay November 18, 2019 by Dennis Cox SAN FRANCISCO – The largest cruise ship in the world when it was launched in 1998, Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess carries 2,600 passengers and a crew of 1,150, making it a standard-size ship compared to today’s megaships with passenger capacities nearing seven thousand. Partially refurbished this past March, details for which I will explore in the coming …

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Destination Hawai’i With Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess: Aloha Honolulu

HONOLULU, Oahu – Our stateroom on the Grand Princess is on the 12th deck, also known as the Aloha deck. When the elevator door opens on this deck, passengers are greeted with a hearty “Alo-ha!” Undoubtedly the word in the Hawaiian language best known throughout the world, Aloha has a deeper meaning than hello or goodbye. To Hawaiians, Aloha is spiritual, a way to a harmonious life, and is embedded deeply in the culture. The meaning of …

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