Luxury Cruising From San Francisco to Hawaii on Princess Cruise Lines Princess Room
Princess Room – In a recent article, “Three Reasons To Book Your Next Trip From San Francisco,” we write about the pleasure of spending part of a vacation in the famous city on the bay, and some of them to attractive destinations like Hawaii, Alaska, sailing and the South Pacific. This story is about the cruise we chose for our own tour in San Francisco.
Choose a cruise
As Mark Twain often notes, San Francisco can be quite cold regardless of the time of year. We believe that a cruise to a warm place is another bookend that’s perfect for a vacation.
We searched the internet and explored all the itineraries that departed from San Francisco on our travel dates, and Princess Cruise Lines had what we wanted – a tour from San Francisco to the Hawaiian Islands. We made the right choice and you can expect that if you take the same risk.
The day before the cruise
We arrived in San Francisco the day before the cruise ship left for Hawaii. We visited our favorite spots in the city, had dinner at Scoma’s on Pier 47 and checked out our favorite Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, which is always in fashion. This hotel is located directly opposite the legendary Ferry Building in Embarcadero and very close to the cruise terminal at Pier 35.
Sail out of the Golden Gate
We sat in the cabin next to us and opened a bottle full of bubbles. When the boat left the dock, we went to the terrace to watch the San Francisco skyline in a slow parade. There is Ghirardelli Square, which glows in all its glory, and the famous Trans-American Pyramid Building – exceptional among its traditional “square” neighbors.
We can see the Golden Gate Bridge over the bow and say goodbye to old Fort Point as we leave San Francisco Bay and head towards the vast blue Pacific. At that time we could only imagine: “What a spectacular way to start a journey!”
Next stop – Hilo on the big island of Hawaii. A future article describes the Hawaiian port of call in Hilo, Nawiliwili, Lahaina, Honolulu and our last stop in Ensenada, Mexico before we return to San Francisco. Why do cruises from US ports to Hawaii have to stop at foreign ports like Ensenada? We’ll explain in a future article.
This story shows a lot of holiday fun on Princess Bintang. Note: Grand Princess has now replaced Star Princess on the Hawaii route from San Francisco. They are sister ships, so the difference is minimal.
Putri Bintang has several luxury suites along the ship. The Grand Suite offers the luxury of a clean area of 1,314 square meters with a wardrobe, a large bathroom and a large balcony. This elegant excavation is for the really lucky ones among us.
In addition to luxurious accommodation, this suite has additional amenities such as the exclusive breakfast suite in the special Sabatini restaurant. Here you can start your day with “Good Morning Mimosa” and choose other products from the exceptional breakfast menu. We expect the service to be perfect, and that too.
Did you know that the now famous champagne and orange juice “Mimosa” was first produced and named in Paris Ritz in 1925? Its name is the mimosa plant, which has bright yellow flowers and is foamy.
There are also afternoon cocktails and pre-dinners as well as private parties where the suite’s passengers can mingle with the boat attendants passing by.
Are you looking for a quiet dinner for two? A luxurious room service meal in the ship’s suite is the culmination of the pleasure of paddling at sea and the sublime privacy.
The passenger suites are also equipped with priority boarding and landings via the Elite / Suite Disembarkation Lounge. When visiting a port that requires a land takeoff, the passenger suite comes with a Priority Tender Placement Ticket – a great time-saving note.
Time for dinner
It will soon be time for our first dinner on the Putri Bintang ship. The first night on a cruise was normal, so after some tidying up, we went to the Portofino Dining Room on Deck 6.