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Grand Princess Cruise Review by Luci lu: Grand time on the Grand!


Luci lu
1 Review
Member Since 2010
13 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Grand time on the Grand!

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle

I, too, was a little concerned about sailing on the Grand Princess after reading so many negative reviews, but reviews are certainly a matter of opinion. Embarkation went smoothly and when we stepped on to the Grand it was sparkling! It is a beautiful ship that is in great shape for it's age. I did see little bits of wear and rust here and there, but I had to look for it. It was much easier and pleasant to appreciate all of the beauty that surrounded us. Our mini-suite on the Dolphin deck had an abundance of storage options and we enjoyed the sitting area. We knew the balcony would be open so that wasn't a surprise for us. When we were out on the balcony to admire the view, others were doing the exact same thing and that was fine with me! Our bed was very comfortable and we slept like babies. The entertainment was very good and we enjoyed the shows. I thought the food was excellent. I eat alot of fresh fruit and vegetables and there was plenty of very fresh and well prepared dishes to More choose from. We made way too many trips to the Lido deck for something sweet! What a let down to not have a 'deck 14' at home! The crew was friendly and gracious. Alaska was beautiful, ports were great (although, for the life of me, I don't understand how so many jewelry stores can remain in business!). I guess the one negative would be that Princess is always trying to sell something onboard! It was easy enough to ignore but would be nice if it wasn't 'in your face' all of the time. We're not big cruisers so probably won't be on another cruise for quite some time. But we would absolutely sail on the Grand Princess again. Less

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Cabin review: Grand Princess D216

The cabin was great! Very spacious with plenty of storage. The bed was comfortable. Everything was clean and well cared for. Yes, there were some signs of age and a bit of wear and tear, but that's ok...I have signs of age and wear and tear but I'm clean and I still look good!

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