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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:00 PM
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Default Hawaii - Zaandam or Golden Princess?

Wanting to take a Hawaii cruise from the California coast to Hawaii.

Anyone sailed on both of these ships? If so, which one do you prefer?

Or any recommendations for either ship??
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Old January 29th, 2009, 05:50 PM
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We sailed Zaandam last April. That was our 2nd cruise to Hawaii. Zaandam is our favorite ship.

That said, we ar sailing the Golden to Hawaii in 2010. It will be our 1st Princess cruise, so I have no comparison.

We had cabin 6208, verandah, port side, aft. Kainoa, the guest speaker was really fun. There was another good speaker also. There were hula lessons, and a luau BBQ.

Alot of sea days, and a quiet cruise, as compared to the CCL ones we've been on. This suits us, as we like the calm atmosphere.

I have heard Princess is a bit more active than HAL, but I dont know that personally.

Anything else I can help you with ?

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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:54 PM
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Thanks Pat!

Do you recommend port side?

How was the service?

How was the food?
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OMG I am so sorry it took so long to reply. Have you sailed yet???

We like port side for the way Zaandam docks in Honolulu, and the night time view of the volcano.

Food and service on Zaansam was excellent, as always.

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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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Thanks Pat!

No, not going until Dec 09
Decided on the Golden Princess due to the discount for past passenger.

Went with a balcony

I'm so excited
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Old March 11th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Hee Hee~~We are going on the Golden April 2010 back to Hawaii.

I am excited for you too. It will be our first Princess cruise.

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FoghornLeghornGal - Which sailing are you on? We are sailing on Dec 20th on the Golden.
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We're going on the Golden Dec 6th
Sorry we're going to miss you
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