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4th Corner Gal
Member Since 2012
1 review
86 forum posts
2 helpful votes
What is better than leaving San Francisco on a crisp fall afternoon and ending in Sydney Australia on beautiful spring morning in less than a month? We sailed on the Golden Princess from SF to Honolulu circled the Islands stopped in Maui ... Read more
sir-magoo
Member Since 2011
1 review
118 forum posts
Boarding/Departure We had read a lot of horror stories about Boarding in San Francisco. Our experience was very good. Arrived around 11, easy baggage drop off, quickly through security then comfortable in the lounge before boarding ... Read more
Level six
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
706 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
I booked this cruise as part of the bucket list thing. It was to be the trip of a lifetime. In some ways it delivered, not so much in other ways. We have cruised princess about 4 times and have cruised other lines approximately 5 ... Read more
ted1049
Member Since 2015
1 review
Overall the experience was very good. Clean ship, good service, plentiful and good food, on board activities adequate...........but 1. The day excursions were not up to my expectations. Weather may have played a part in this review. ... Read more
jeck
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
66 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation went very smoothly. The San Francisco cruise terminal is very modern and the staff were very efficient. We arrived at 12:30 pm and were on the ship by 12:50pm. We had spent a week in the USA travelling before the cruise, so ... Read more
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Steveoka
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Very pleasantly surprised with our cruise on the Golden as the service was fantastic from start to finish . After just getting off the Sea princess a week prior and being bitterly disappointed with the condition of the ship and the poor ... Read more
chuffed66
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Wonderful Cruise on the Golden. This was my first experience with Princess and we were very happy. The staff and service was excellent all round. Embarkation was truly a seamless easy experience. Staff were everywhere instructing and ... Read more
JnA mom
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Fantastic cruise! The entertainment was top notch - piano entertainer Oliver Holland (and his fan club) in the Promenade lounge was amazing and really made this trip fun and memorable. The shows were much better than those I've seen on ... Read more
Glen Griffitts
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Most of us waited nearly two hours in line or holding areas to board. This was our 7th cruise and the 4th on Princess. Very disappointing. If you enjoy casino food, you'll like the buffet. However, the buffet personnel were friendly ... Read more
FLATLINE13
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We sailed with Princess on the Golden out of San Francisco for 10 days. As we live in California this just made sense. We did very little traveling off the boat (it clocked around three thousand miles in ten days, wow) This was our ... Read more
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CookGirl
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it left from and returned to our home city. It was a nice cruise but nothing really stood out. The food in the main dining room ranged from mediocre to bad. So much cost cutting has resulted in poor ... Read more
surfoz
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
413 forum posts
This was our sixth third cruise, our third with Princess and our first cruise to Alaska. Golden Princess was our largest ship to date, we found the layout to be very good, yet we did not find it crowded at all. We loved everything ... Read more
Nautical Nellie
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We just returned home yesterday from a fabulous trip on board the Golden Princess to Alaska. Like so many other people, prior to leaving, I read many reviews. All I can say is, anyone who posts a negative comment must be totally ... Read more
CD cruising sister
Member Since 2012
1 review
Anytime dining DOES NOT mean "anytime dining". It means you cannot enter Donatello's until AFTER 7:45pm. Bernini, the traditional dining room is the ONLY anytime dining along with the Lido's Horizon Buffet. We received a ... Read more
SusanVM
Member Since 2001
1 review
43 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If I could give twenty stars for the perfect thing to do with our family I would! I only gave it four because we have cruised quite a bit and, in all honesty, depending on what you are looking for, the Golden is an older ship and some ... Read more
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Mbelle1019
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We had hoped to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with our children on an unforgettable experience. We booked our trip a year in advance and looked forward to it all year. We were told a Princess representative would meet us when ... Read more
Rebel2386
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
452 forum posts
This was my fourth cruise to Alaska, third on a Princess ship, and most likely our last cruise on Princess. The Golden, like so many ships in the Princess fleet, is an older ship. Even though it was recently refurbished it still needs a ... Read more
pzg1228
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Getting aboard and to the balcony room went smoothly and we had a great room steward. His care and attention were great and the room was always kept clean and stocked with fresh towels. We went to get our first meals and that is when ... Read more
joybob12
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
It is difficult to write this review. My husband and I are not huge fans of cruises. We have only done one other cruise before this one to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean. We really wanted to see the glaciers and this trip seemed to ... Read more
3TinksAndAnEeyore
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
This was my first cruise. Ever. That said, I don't have other boats or cruise lines to compare with my experience on the Golden Princess, but I can now definitely be counted a definite cruise lover. While my family will always enjoy ... Read more
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Ima Cruiser
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
198 forum posts
Sailed July 2015
This was my first Alaska cruise and while the scenery was great, there were a few sea days that were too cold on deck to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately about 75% of the indoor sea day activities revolved around selling stuff ... Read more
mortgagewizard
Member Since 2012
1 review
55 forum posts
Sailed June 2015
Overall it was wonderful. The Crown Grill top notch, and the staff was great. Well worth the extra dollars. Buffet is just that a buffet, nothing to write home about. Anytime dining we learned is not for us. It is lengthy and ... Read more
prco11n
Member Since 2014
1 review
83 forum posts
We were on the Golden June 1 - 11 to Alaska. The suite we were in had so many things that needed fixed we spent part of every day trying to get them fixed. For example, our thermostat wouldn't work, so our room temperature was 62 degrees ... Read more
CruiserPatrick
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
This was our 6th cruise to Alaska and our 4th to Alaska from San Francisco. This was our first cruise aboard the Golden Princess, but we had sailed on her sister ship the Grand Princess in the last couple of years. Embarkation at the ... Read more
ccrain
Member Since 2004
13 reviews
3,174 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Introduction This was our 5th and 6th time in Alaska (2001, 2006 and 2012), as we are also doing the 6/1/15 as a B2B. The main difference is that the 5/22/2015 cruise goes to Haines and Tracy Fjord, while the 6/1/2015 cruise goes to ... Read more
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