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When Grand Princess was being built back in 1998, it was described by the company as "the biggest, the fastest, the most elaborate, the most technologically advanced ... the grandest ship on the ocean." My, ...
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980 Princess Grand Princess Cruise Reviews

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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
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
SeniorB
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 50th Wedding Anniversary cruise. This was our 3rd cruise to Alaska and it was the best. The weather was just great. Our first port was Juneau and again the weather was nice. No rain and no coats required for us. The shopping ... Read more
Carnemom
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
46 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we are loyal Princess travelers, having completed 15+ cruises with the line, we had never been to Alaska, and we live in the Bay Area - what could be easier than sailing out of San Francisco? We have ... Read more

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vein1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this Alaskan cruise because of the natural beauty reported by others and the convenience of sailing from San Francisco and returning to the same port with several days at sea on the way out and back providing time to relax either ... Read more
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lisab514
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised 8 times now, (only 2 not on Princess) and truly love, love, love Alaska so we decided we'd go this year and leave out of San Francisco a port we had not been to. We went a day early and stayed at the stately ... Read more
CruisinCadie
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
1,030 forum post
7 helpful votes
About us: We are a retired couple from northeast Ohio. Both of us were celebrating our 70th birthdays as well as our 48th wedding anniversary. We traveled with our daughter and her boyfriend, a late 40's/early 50's couple of ... Read more
gorilla1964
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because the price was good and it was the destination I wanted to go . This was the first time I used princess and they were rated the best Alaskan cruise line so we chose them. Overall the cruise was pretty good with ... Read more
Lunalu
Member Since 2014
1 review
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We love Princess and have never traveled on any other cruise line but it is time to update the Grand. The crew and staff were wonderful and I would give them 5 stars. A lot of buckets all around the boat. The food in the dining room ... Read more

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Cruise Raider
Member Since 2006
16 reviews
5,069 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Background information: We are a couple in our mid 50's / early 60's traveling with my brother and his wife, both in their 50's. This was our 50th cruise, with over 20 cruises on Princess and our second time within a year on the Grand ... Read more
biljeanr
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We choose this because of the itinerary; we had been in Alaska 20 years ago and wanted to visit the same spots again. Our favorite line, Oceania does not go where we wanted to go, so we choose Princess. Not a good decision. Boarding was ... Read more
Coco39
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
48 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we like the at sea days as much as the port visit. glacier Bay was awesome, and the Park Rangers who boarded the ship were excellent. Sadly our weather was not great but we made the most of it. The Grand could ... Read more
gcj
Member Since 2012
1 review
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The check in process was flawless. Security was fast, the short line to check in moved very quickly, as there were many people on staff. Our bags were delivered quickly to our room. Our steward was lovely, attentive to our many ... Read more
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avocatnla
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was my third Princess Cruise and 2nd time to Alaska. I chose this cruise ONLY because it left from San Francisco and the price was fair. My family and I enjoyed the cruise, but Princess service, food quality, food presentation and ... Read more

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MrsRoper
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I loved this cruise! The staff was spectacular remembering names, preferences and even account number! Food was great on all but one night when I found my salmon dry so sent it back and got a Curtis selection that was delish. If you ... Read more
Champagne Taste
Member Since 2008
1 review
257 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We selected this cruise simply because we did not want to fly to catch a cruise. We are seasoned cruisers (this was our 51 cruise) and this was our second time on the Grand Princess. I do not care for the layout of this ship. A number ... Read more
Red Rock Feaver
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Everything about this cruise was excellent! From Embarkation to disembark everything went very smooth. sailing under the Golden Gate was amazing, we had a mini suite on the Dolphin deck forward. Our Stewart was very good, he was always ... Read more
wisemoneyman
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Best Days Are Behind Her... My wife and I have taken 4 cruises to Alaska over the years, but when our extended family asked us to go again, we agreed. We sailed on the Grand Princess. What looked new-fangled and sparkly during our ... Read more
MarkF9441
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first trip to the West Coast. The embarkation was very easy. They told us to arrive at 2:30 PM but it was no problem to get on board in time for lunch. We chose a window suite that does not have a balcony. We have had this ... Read more

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mech006946
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This cruise was my first " lengthy" cruise. The food was beyond special, the service was better than I could have imagined. In the DaVinci restaurant, our waiters Gerry and Monica were extraordinary. The service in all the ... Read more
Sgmcruise1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is our third cruise from San Francisco to Alaska. We are from Sacramento, CA and our travel agency provided free bus transportation to S.F. and return. We loaded our baggage onto the bus in Sacramento and it was delivery to our ... Read more
Supertwinsmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was not our first cruise to Alaska, nor will it be our last. This was our first time sailing with princess. We went with the traditional dining and we loved our waiters, they had our drinks on the table waiting for us and knew what we ... Read more
Happy Holidaymaker
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Alaska was always on the bucket list, but travelling from the UK we wanted to make the flights worthwhile so chose to leave from San Francisco rather then Vancouver or Seattle. We didn't have time to explore San Fransico before sailing but ... Read more
rocklinmom
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
744 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our family group of 16 just got off the Grand Princess after ten wonderful days in Alaska and Victoria. This was my second time to Alaska and it was just as fun as the first. This time we went to the newer port, Icy Strait Point, and ... Read more

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