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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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955 Princess Grand Princess Cruise Reviews

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SonomaCA
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The ship and itinerary are very nice, but the overall on board experience and crew disappointed. I know the prices are very reasonable, but it seemed that Princess had cut back on quality since a similar trip 2 years ago. Our mid ship ... Read more
Holgerdanske
Member Since 2005
1 review
97 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have taken this itinerary several times with Princess, but this was the first time on the Grand Princess. We live right across the Bay from the cruise terminal and took BART and the F-line to the ship. The new cruise terminal was very ... Read more
Shaggydoggy
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Sailed out of SF which was so nice: easy embarkation, close parking ($18/day), beautiful weather! Princess has done a great job with their embarkation & disembarkation process- both so very smooth. They have 'progressive' check-in and ... Read more
CruisinNoob
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I are a bit younger than the usual crowd on Princess, in our early 40's, with a couple of young children who spend most of their time in the kid's club or in our cabin with us playing games and reading. We like cruising ... Read more
Barbs44Travels
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,780 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
As we have done this cruise many times before, we were mainly looking forward to relaxing on the sea days. And we did relax but we also had a great time with our Cruise Critic group and the special activities planned by our travel agent. ... Read more

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cothulio
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Mexican Riviera cruise on the Grand was grand! We had a good time, part of which was largely due to the Cruise Critic Roll Call group we cruised with who not only set up a very well run Meet & Greet the first sea day (with small gift ... Read more
Gardener222
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We are platinum with Princess and chose this cruise as it was round trip our of San Francisco which eliminated flying. We have 4 more cruises booked with Princess through June 2017, the last one on Pacific Princess a smaller ship. This ... Read more
VISLAND
Member Since 2006
1 review
354 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This being our third Grand Princess experience, we were disappointed to see that she is starting to look a bit worn, the cabin steward Jose' was really great, so obliging and always with a smile.... we had a bathroom flooding, with a ... Read more
Toady
Member Since 2006
1 review
75 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We are elite with Princess but before we had a chance to say this, we were whisked into the long line to check in. It did not take too long, but we could have avoided the wait. We booked an inside cabin this time and found that we had ... Read more
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love4trvl
Member Since 2003
1 review
54 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first time sailing on Princess. The staff was very good, but not the best we have ever. The ship is starting to show some wear and tear. The carpet was worn and frayed in many areas. The couch in our room was stained and ... Read more

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FTPCruiser
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
58 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Like Jay Leno once famously said: "even a bad pizza is still a pizza" reminded me this cruise. Grand Princess is a nice but aging ship and it shows. Our mini suite cabin couch was in a shape that I didn't even come across at a ... Read more
nsgwlinda
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Overall, the whole experience was wonderful. I had read many reviews of the Grand Princess, both negative and positive and wasn't sure what to expect regarding the condition of the ship. We were very pleased. We were a party of 4, my ... Read more
LUAUBOUND
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Trip to embarkation port of San Francisco due to closed sections of the Embarcadero for the Super Bowl (disembarkation was even worse for the same reason). Once we reached the terminal it was even worse! Due to main gangplank being ... Read more
2heartsare1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
123 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Grand Princess R/T from St to Hawaii was truly wonderful from meeting the VERY congenial and confidence building captain at our Cruise Critic Meet and Greet to the flawless disembarkation. The naturalist and music history lecturer ... Read more
khlancaster
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
52 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Sailed on the Grand Princess to Hawaii. As expected, the ship is older but fine by me. If you travel in the winter, expect cold weather and a bit of a rocky ride on the beginning and end of the cruise. This cruise is a little different ... Read more

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Jennifer A
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This cruise had many highs and lows and it averages out to a 3 and a half. But there were lots of great things about it so read on. First, I had read so many reviews about the Grand Princess being dirty, old, hot, leaky, etc., that I was ... Read more
emcbeebee@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I decided to celebrate our 3rd anniversary by going on a cruise out of San Francisco, since we are from Northern California and didn't have to fly. My sister from New Zealand liked the idea , and decided to join us. We ... Read more
Connie.bearden
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 15th cruise. 4th time on Grand Princess. 1st time to the Mexican Riviera. We had an amazing time and would go again for sure! Sailing out of San Francisco, we knew at least the first couple of days would be cool. Actually this ... Read more
Suzn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was to be a fun and relaxing New Year's cruise for two "younger" seniors. It started that way but ended by spending last 2 days in the ship's medical center with Norovirus and needing intravenous fluids (costing over $1,900 ... Read more
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karelet
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
532 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I decided on the Grand Princess 10 night New Year's cruise to Mexico primarily because we wanted to experience a better New Year's party than the traditional dinner, mediocre band, and long wait until midnight. The Grand ... Read more

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margob111
Member Since 2010
1 review
219 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Since we live close to the San Francisco port, it's very convenient not to have to fly anywhere. Embarkation was fast and we were having lunch in the main dining room about 12:30. Had a great time on the cruise even though hubby had a ... Read more
CocaColaCruiser
Member Since 2002
1 review
714 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After many cruises with Princess, the crew of the Grand Princess was outstanding, from the Passenger Service desk, to the staff in all of the dining venues, to our pleasant and always smiling cabin stewards as well as the ever present ... Read more
Sanjosetraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had not sailed with Princess for many years, most recently going on HAL and RCCL, now we know we'll be back. The crew was friendly and efficient in all departments, the food was good in the Horizens buffet, the dining room and the ... Read more
travelcommons
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We've sailed on the Princess Cruise Line five times before, but not since 2012. We remembered our experiences as very positive, but this cruise fell just a little short. Embarkation: organized and efficient, they make everyone wait ... Read more
GV16126
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We've been on 17 cruises together, from NCL, Carnival and Princess. Although we are platium members on NCL and enjoy them, Princess is our cruise line now. This was our 3rd on Princess and 1st on the Grand 2 others were on the Star ... Read more

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