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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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Capoppy
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My first cruise and I did not want a bill after leaving the ship. Bought the all you can drink package and was still charged, several times for my drinks. Bought mom the beverages and more package, but was sad to find out the restrictions ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We enjoyed our ten day cruise to four ports in Mexico and loved leaving and returning from San Franciscos new Pier 27, so easy for Bay Area residents. Very fast efficient embarkation and disembarkation. The food and service was very ... Read more
SeaCatz
Member Since 2008
1 review
249 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second cruise on Princess. The previous cruise was on the Star Princess. Both cruises were Mexican itineraries out of San Francisco. The initial information we received did not mention that Alfredo's was open for lunch ... Read more
cynthia@cynthiaking.ca
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
What a great experience cruising during the Christmas holidays. This cruise was very family oriented. Over 500 kids on the ship so it was very geared toward children. I ate at all the restaurants and each one had its own flair and ... Read more
sepam
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
First, considering the price of the cruise I will not compare it to something higher priced. That being said overall it was a relaxing and entertaining experience. We enjoyed the basic amenities on the ship, went to Zumba on sea days, used ... Read more
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Coravet1982
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have cruised 15 times and this is the first time I couldn't wait to get off the ship. Not sure if the crew was new or just inexperienced, but a very sad bunch. Not that friendly, in fact, some of them were down right rude. I met a gal ... Read more
mmireles
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The boarding was so smooth. We hit everything just right. Princess always pays close attention to security and safety. I am always impressed. The safety briefing was the best I have ever seen. The Cruise Director staff is great. The ... Read more
Upgrade Me
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my 29th. cruise with Princess. I thought I had had the finest service in years past...but, yet again they have out done even them self. The crew always go the extra mile for you in making every item, every request just what ... Read more
HaveDogWillTravel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Pros: Every crew member did an excellent job. They always had a smile and warm welcome remembering our names and our preferences. We had traditional dining (5:30) and loved it. The only thing I ordered off the "Available ... Read more
Cruise Raider
Member Since 2006
15 reviews
4,775 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are a retired couple in our mid-fifties, early sixties that cruise often. This was our 20th cruise on Princess and our 48th cruise overall. We live in the Bay Area, much like a great majority of the others on this particular sailing. ... Read more

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tml1230
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
417 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
we did this cruise as a B2B with the prior cruise going to hawaii, so we had 25 total days on the Grand. during the hawaii portion there was a serious situation involving a fire that impacted the ships propulsion. The story is well ... Read more
Bonum
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After 11 cruises on Princess this cruise was the worst. On board activities were all geared to spa and detox lectures with of course sales of products. They put old 1970-1980 movies in the Princess theater and the newer 2014-2015 films ... Read more
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choral
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We will, NEVER again cruise on PRINCESS! We are on our last day of a 10 day Princess (Grand Princess) cruise out of San Francisco. We have cruised on a Princess ship once before and were thoroughly underwhelmed. I choose this trip with ... Read more
mreasier
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,581 forum post
3 helpful votes
We were on the well documented Grand Princess Thanksgiving cruise to Hawaii. I won’t go into the details of the fire/power problem since they have been discussed at length on the Princess board. I just want to state that the ... Read more
wghicks
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Due to a mechanical issue with losing half of our propulsion as we approached 20 miles from Hilo, Big Island, we could not enter port there. We went on to Honolulu and spent 2 days instead of 1 there and ship could not be repaired enough ... Read more

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Cabin Insider
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
EMBARKATION Embarkation was smooth and fast. Port of San Francisco seems to have worked out the "bugs" since our last cruise February, 2015 when the lines were long. OVERVIEW This was our third cruise to Hawaii through ... Read more
Canadncruisers
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the same 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise this time last year only this year the route was slightly different and it was great to go to 2 new ports. Princess is consistently great at providing so much to do. You are almost spoiled ... Read more
renee_t
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation The last time we took a Princess cruise, in August 2013, we left from the old Terminal, and Embarkation was a breeze. This time, in November 2015, we left from the shiny new Cruise Terminal and it was awful. When we arrived ... Read more
louieandlorrie@att.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Hubby and I wanted a quick getaway to celebrate retirement. Love the fact that we can board at the new terminal in SanFrancisco and don't have to fly. I think that is the major consensus on this cruise as most passengers were from close by ... Read more
Morisnfan
Member Since 2002
1 review
248 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We've been on a few cruises (13+) but never even considered a California coastal cruise. We live near SF, so it seemed silly. The price was too good to pass up, so we went ahead and booked, and we're very pleased. We invited a friend ... Read more

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elcaringo
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is the worst of over a dozen cruises we've taken. THE SHIP: Grand Princess is a very old ship. It is constructed so that you can't get there from here. You must take elevators to go almost everywhere due to the vertical ... Read more
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
599 forum posts
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
169 forum posts
2 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

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