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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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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
3 helpful votes
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
105 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
Larry L
Member Since 2014
1 review
144 forum posts
3 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

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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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
CruisingMommyT
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The grandparents offered to watch the kids so my husband and I could go on a vacation this summer. We've been on several cruises, and my husband has never been to Alaska, so we figured it was time. We flew into the Anchorage airport the ... Read more

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irisarbor
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So this was my third cruise, with a previous cruise on Carnival (Caribbean) and Norwegian (Greek Islands). The biggest negative of this cruise was right at the start. Embarkation was a nightmare. First we had to sit in chairs in ... Read more
tony18670
Member Since 2013
1 review
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on Princess and last year we sailed with Celebrity. Pros: Embarkation went smoothly at Vancouver except for US Customs. Disembarkation at each port & the final stop at Whittier was excellent; certainly ... Read more
t4tintin
Member Since 2013
1 review
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First please let me start off with the pros- nice room layout, fast disembarkation, and...(still thinking...) Now the cons - (I'm not the super picky type, I'd let go lots of minor dissatisfactions and only mention what bothered me the ... Read more
JLTx2
Member Since 2012
1 review
319 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Customer "no" service! Room ran out of Kleenex. Was told ship ran out. I don't think the buffet menu changed all week. Took to long to get your beverage in Horizons. Dining room and specialty restaurant menus for ... Read more
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KathyRos
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have been on 10 + cruises and I have to say the was my worst experience. Smoking; The ship needs to update their smoking policies. News flash to Princess most people don't smoke! Half the Casino is smoking with no physical ... Read more

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panda1215
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so we didn't really know what to expect so there are pros and cons and some of each come from what your expectations of your cruise vacation is. The food was wonderful and the staff in all the dinning venues were ... Read more
DTL37
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked a tour of Alaska for four. We wanted a "Nothing to Worry about" trip and pretty much that is what we got. I have not traveled outside the US since the boarder changes and that was an eye opener. The Princess Cruise ... Read more
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KbcAbroad
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My parents have enjoyed several cruises in their retirement, but they have not enjoyed any cruise more than a 2013 Princess cruise to Alaska. So, they decided to take our entire family--13 people all together--on a once-in-a-lifetime ... Read more
bnight
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew into Vancouver a day early and stayed at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and want to come back to the area again. The Westin is located right on the Sea Wall, which is a wonderful place to walk or ride ... Read more
Boey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Service was very good- A big Thank you specially to the F & B Supervisor Miss Paula of Portugal And waiter Mr Artemio of Philippine- they make my 26th Wedding Anniversary a very memorable moment , once again a big Thank You. ... Read more
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lrichards
Member Since 2012
1 review
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 5th Princess cruise and first to Alaska. We travelled from Anchorage to Vancouver in May and whilst the scenery and ports were great, the overall experience on Princess left me questioning if I want to travel with them ... Read more
Cabanaben
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a 2 week Land/Cruise Tour, arranged by Princess Cruises, to Alaska on the Grand Princess. Although we are experienced cruisers, this was our first time travelling with Princess. I must say our disappointment began ... Read more
mya603
Member Since 2014
1 review
119 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I did the pre-cruise land tour to McKinley and Denali Lodges. Wonderful. No complaints there. Then we rode the train down to Whittier and boarded the ship. I loved the Grand. Everyone was super nice. I had no problems at all anywhere ... Read more
Cruisegal83
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall, the ship was beautiful, I read a lot of reviews before leaving and found the ship to be in much better shape than some of the reviews had suggested. There were no leaking buckets, no sewage smell, and no flooded carpets. The ... Read more
JimGeraldine
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had never cruised before and had some concerns about the Grand Princess after reading so many negative reviews. Maybe because we had nothing to compare.. BUT, our Alaskan Cruisetour was overall fantastic.,!! Sure the ship wasn't the ... Read more

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