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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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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
432 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I have been on the Grand Princess a few times, so I didn't set my expectations to high because I know that she is almost 20 years old. She is a Grand Princess, yes her age is showing and she will be having a complete refurbishment in ... Read more
Cruiserdude11
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
7 forum posts
0 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
spookyfudge
Member Since 2014
1 review
140 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Selected a 15 day cruise to Hawaii leaving from San Francisco on the Grand Princess. There is 4-5 days prior to the islands or back to San Francisco. The Grand had multiple activities going on throughout the day. From lectures, movies, ... Read more
justmarc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I don't want to write on and on about this, I want to summarize it as much as I can. Cabin, Services is at BEST, I am @ room A332 and the girl who take care of our room was Maricel and all I can say is OUTSTANDING room services. we ... Read more
Geewhizpat
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This old lady holds up remarkably well...yes age is apparent but not really noticeable...a few stains here and there and rust is normal....food is best at the Crown Grill, Sabatini's is overly rich in butter and garlic...I find the MDR's ... Read more

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cb1968
Member Since 2006
16 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I decided that a little vacation was needed so we started searching for something a little different besides going to the Caribbean. We found this cruise on the Grand Princess going down the California coast from San Francisco ... Read more
paluni
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
239 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I have a lot to say, so this will be a long review. This was a really good cruise. I have been on seven Princess ships, and the Grand is one of my top two - the other being the Island Princess before its remodel where cabins were added. ... Read more
LGeo
Member Since 2003
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We're a couple in our early 40s who live in San Francisco and have been on 7 cruises, 5 with Princess. Overall, we knew what we were getting into up front, we had a nice trip, and we'd do it again. PROS 1) Flawless embarcation. We ... Read more
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JohnCT
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
316 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cabin service and dining service were very good The specialty Crown Grill restaurant was excellent in every way with great service and very good steak with twin lobster tails The smoking area deck 15 after port side (yes I'm a ... Read more
mmireles
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have sailed with Princess 7 times and once with Carnival. This was the easiest on and off loading we have ever had. The cabin was great (we always get a balcony). The buffet was the usual but it was very delicious and tasty. We met two ... Read more

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jerark11
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our eleventh cruise with princess, and it was the first time we returned very disappointed. The Grand Princess is an aging ship in need of a major renovation or replacement, but it would have been satisfactory except that the air ... Read more
bugsey45
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was not my first cruise with princess but the worst ever. We had no A/C in cabin for 8 days had to sleep on balcony room was so hot. There were many areas on ship with no A/C. Horizon buffet was so hot cheese on cheese tray was ... Read more
jinx1950
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Princess and it will be our last. So many maintenance issues made our time on the ship uncomfortable. First of all, the A/C wasn't working in most areas. Our cabin was okay as we had an inside room on a ... Read more
Marcello1
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I joined friends and family for a 10 ten day cruise out of our home town to the Mexican Riviera. We had one couple who was new to cruising and the rest of us have been on multiple cruises in the past. This was my third trip to ... Read more
bbaydude
Member Since 2010
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our 1st time sailing out of San Francisco. Boarded Pier 35, and arrived back at Pier 27. Parked at 55 Francisco - only a 2 minute walk from both piers. Off loading luggage, and picking up luggage is a total madhouse, so be ... Read more

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Dayenu
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
3,158 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me tell you right away, we didn’t see much of the Mexican Riviera as we both don’t tolerate well the temperature of 32C/89F. Embarkation from pier 35: as always, there was a note posted on the pier’s door that ... Read more
Zygzag
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Cruised (i'm 72 ys) with wife (67 yrs) , son (50 yrs), daughter-in-law (50 yrs) , 3 grandkids (12, 14, 16 yrs) as well as daughter-in-law's cousin (50 yrs) , her son (12 yrs), her aunt (80 yrs) and and aunt's grand-daughter (25 ... Read more
WorldTravelerPro
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Nothing special about Princess Cruises. First time sailing with them; far below expectations. Pre-cruise land tour operator did not show up on the very first evening of our vacation. Apparently it wasn't just our tour operator no-showed, 2 ... Read more
danarose0513
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Everyone must visit Alaska atleast once in their lifetime! The views, cities, sights, mountains, and glaciers are all breathtaking. Being a young couple, we were prepared for the stereotypes heard of 'a lot of older people go on cruises' ... Read more
BrnBrok
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
104 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose a land sea tour of Alaska with the land portion first. Princess handled the land portion well in terms of organization of buses, and trains. Getting us our travel material for each hotel and providing a number of interesting ... Read more

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Larry L
Member Since 2014
1 review
144 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this as a b2b cruise from Vancouver to Whittier, AK and back to Vancouver, BC. We stayed at the Fairmount Hotel in Vancouver prior to departing on cruise. Hotel was very nice but pricey although not so for area. Grand Princess ... Read more
wbarkwill
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our Grand Princess cruise was seven days from Vancouver BC to Whittier Alaska. Departure was slightly delayed due to an extensive cleaning due to a Norovirus outbreak on the previous cruise. Our embarkation was delayed a couple of hours ... Read more
wbusher
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise, previously we have cruised on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian - it was also our most expensive cruise. We did the 4 day on-land tour prior to the cruise and overall our experiences with the Fairbanks and ... Read more
PharmacyRx
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
109 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our 4th cruise to Alaska and we stayed prior to our sail date in Anchorage at the Captain Cook Hotel as part of our Princess package with hotel and transfers to the ship. The hotel was very nice, Anchorage is an easy town to walk about and ... Read more
tashao9
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have the most amazing experience with the Grand Princess. As we arrived at the port, there were long lines but that is to be expected. We had no issues getting onboard the ship and maybe an hour after, we got on our luggage was already ... Read more

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