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zinman7
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise on The Grand Princess to the Mexican Riviera because of the Port ( San Francisco) which is close to our hometown First off, for those who choose a mini suite there is no overhang so if it rains you will be inside ... Read more
Xertes
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
Have sailed with Princess twice before on the Crown and the Sapphire. My wife and I have also sailed on Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America and RCL. We have not sailed on NCL yet but are going to try that next. We love to cruise and the ... Read more
cothulio
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
79 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We have now taken this same cruise 3 times as it is so nice to not have to fly to the port, SF and is such a relaxing laid back cruise. Embarkation as Platinum passengers was one of the slowest for us in a long time...there were multiple ... Read more
need2cruisesoon
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,323 forum post
8 helpful votes
My 15 year old son and myself decided to take a coastal cruise out of SF, since we live in the Bay Area it was very convenient to not have to fly to catch the ship. I have highlighted some of the pros and so-so's of the ship and cruise ... Read more
jsiegel
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
1,186 forum post
1 helpful vote
I joined friends on a 7 night coastal California cruise leaving from San Francisco. I've been on about 15 Princess cruises (recent Elite level) and also cruised a few other lines for a total of about 20 cruises. We live in central ... Read more
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sfontaine21
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
This ship is in need of a makeover. Old and worn through out ship. It took us 3 days to get wine glasses delivered to our room, 2 days to get a room service menu for our room. Beds were hard and past use. They kept old bedding in bags ... Read more
macinmt2
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go under the Golden Gate Bridge out of San Francisco, Ca. I have been on a Princess Cruise in the past, the Jewel Princess in July of 2015. I was rather disappointed with the condition of the ... Read more
Bonneysaints
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Was a little wary of condition of Grand Princess as some reviews not good, but we found the ship to be excellent. Food in main dining room and the Horizon buffet we could not fault. Entertainment was excellent. Dwight Blake, a singer/ ... Read more
KarenGMT
Member Since 2011
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the length of it (7 days) and the convenience of not having to drive or fly to another port city. Excellent crew members make our trips on Princess Cruises ships delightful, and this trip was no exception. In ... Read more
mjsargent
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Great cruise for those living close to the SF Bay area for easy embarkation and disembarkation. The ports of Santa Barbara and San Diego offer a lot of things to do. Long Beach not so much, and Ensenada is, well, Ensenada, but it is needed ... Read more
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cyberjoys
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
333 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruising out of San Francisco was so easy for us since we live in N. California. A 3 1/2 hour drive then we parked the car in the nearby parking garage and boarded the ship. We chose this cruise because of the five sea days and four ... Read more
lowbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise. The trip was "paid for" by a family member, though with drinks, excursions and other fees I ended up spending around $800. If I had paid for the entire trip I'd be more than just disappointed. I'll ... Read more
joshlangan
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Excellent staff. A magnificent and very enjoyable cruising experience. Cannot say enough about the wonderful staff, from bartenders to waiters -- excellent and very attentive. We had a fantastic time and were well tended to. We would do ... Read more
Z0nker
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
11 helpful votes
A perfect cruise. We boarded in San Francisco on a warm sunny day and the city views from the decks are amazing - you could see the Financial District, Bay Bridge, Coit Tower, Ferry Building, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. If we had ... Read more
HuskerEv
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Embarkation was very smooth, Princess is organized! At first we were surprised at the age of the ship. We stayed in a mini suite and the sofa was very worn, we did learn the ship is going to be renovated in 2018. The food was delicious ... Read more
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Holomoku
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
961 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We have been to Alaska two times before on Princess, so naturally we went with Princess again. Always a good choice. Weather was not bad at all for Alaska in Sept. We had a few light showers and the temps midday were around 60 most of ... Read more
chintze
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose the Grand Princess because several of our other friends took this very same cruise and recommended it. We loved every minute of our experience from the day we boarded the ship in San Francisco (and how easy Princess makes it), ... Read more
aimswanson@cox.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Superb service requires the same time and effort as mediocre service. That's why I can't understand why the Grand Princess staff didn't step up to the plate and do an outstanding job. It's a matter of self respect. I cannot understand ... Read more
CruiseGents
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We selected this cruise because our good friends (frequent Princess cruisers) invited us to join them. It was my first Princess cruise since 2005, and my husband's first cruise ever. We live in the SF Bay Area, so the 10 day round-trip to ... Read more
Cindy&Greg
Member Since 2014
1 review
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Just got home from our Alaska cruise aboard the Grand Princess. The people were lovely, the service was good (most of the time), the food and the entertainment were amazing! BUT, the carpets are worn, there was a whole in one of the ... Read more
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Gardener222
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Princess 9-8--9-18-2016 Round trip San Francisco / Alaska . We are platinum loyalty level close to elite and this was an anniversary-birthday trip. This was my 5 cruise on Grand Princess since 2013. It is my observation that Princess ... Read more
patticakes4m3
Member Since 2013
1 review
53 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Alaska. Well, now we have and probably wont return. It was very pretty, and the glaciers were amazing, and some of the excursions we took were fun, but overall, Alaska just wasn't our cup ... Read more
reneelorenzo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We had never been to Alaska and the timing worked out well for us. Also, we had never been on a large ship in the past so this was a first for us. Our suite was lovely and the ship in general was extremely well maintained. All of the ... Read more
Cruiserdude11
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Grand is the oldest of the Grand class Princess ships being built in 1999 and it’s in great shape! Most everything was clean and shiny. The only area that looks worn is on the top deck where the Astroturf is coming up a little ... Read more
AG123456
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We were on Fiesta Deck 6 in a mini-suite for an Alaska cruise. It was the cruise from hell for us. I asked about cigarette and tobacco smoke, noise, and the walking deck above and I was told ALL issues had been corrected, which was a ... Read more
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