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707 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews
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pandas4cheri
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
563 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was out 11th cruise to Alaska. Most have been on Princess, several on the Grand. She had a recent face lift and had the new beds installed, which freshened her up quite a bit. The scenery in Alaska is breath-taking. Food on the ... Read more
LN624
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was the best yet! We were on ship by noon! Loved the "soda" card and the the milkshakes and hot choc! We have always wanted to go Hawaii and this was a great way to get there. Relaxing and pampered! Days were ... Read more
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sweet curise
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is the longest curise that my wife and I have taken and wanted to see if we could last the 15 day's and stay instered in the curise. We booked 6 excursions in 5 ports now 2 of the 6 left something to be desired wiki beach break ... Read more
tshved
Member Since 2008
1 review
39 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it left out of San Francisco and it was 15 days. The cruise was nice. The ports were good. The food was okay. The room was very comfortable. The entertainment in the Princess was exceptional. I enjoyed every ... Read more
TriumphGuy
Member Since 2015
1 review
112 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were on the April 23, 2017 departure to Hawaii on the Grand and I have to say I had some misgivings prior to the trip due to some unflattering reviews. But we could not find much wrong with the ship: small areas of rust (it's a SHIP, on ... Read more
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k9hndler
Member Since 2003
1 review
316 forum posts
14 helpful votes
The OLD Grand Dame is still mighty fine My Family of four (53 me, 44 DW, 14 DS and 11 DD years old)just finished a 15 day cruise to Hawaii in a mini suite on the Grand Princess, and boy, we had a blast. I am going to write a review ... Read more
Reels1103
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for our second honeymoon having just renewed our vows on our 11th anniversary, we are 38 & 54 and were travelling as a couple. We travelled to San Francisco on the 4th to give us time to explore the City and ... Read more
nado
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
219 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had never sailed to Hawaii and I wanted to see how well I would do on long Sea Days across an Ocean. The embarkation went very quickly and there was no wait, we boarded around 1:15 pm. This ... Read more
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NutingBeatsCrusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We did not have a chance to explore San Francisco before departure since we travel from the east coast the same day as departure. Don't expect to get airport transfers from Oakland to the ship, there aren't any...so, you'll need to take a ... Read more
pwdellers2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise at short notice because it was a 2-week duration, the price was reasonable and the destination was appealing. The 4-day journey to the islands was cold, windy and wet (San Francisco to Hilo), so outdoor and balcony ... Read more
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Jdaniels679
Member Since 2015
1 review
64 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The positives: Very smooth embarkation process! The other passengers were really friendly, my cabin steward did a great job, and the ship was not overcrowded. We never felt like we had to wait for anything. The less than ideal factors: ... Read more
rabaroo
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
66 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We booked this one week cruise out of San Francisco and booked one of the "Grand Suites" on Deck 14 (L302). Already a Platinum member with Princess having cruised with them 4 times previously. Our first impressions of Grand ... Read more
drycreek1
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We picked this cruise because it sailed out of San Francisco which is our home port and had a good itinerary. The ships public rooms have been renovated and are nice but can be crowded. The balcony cabin we had was good size but needs ... Read more
CSAJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I normally do not write reviews but people should be informed before deciding to take a cruise with Princess Cruise Lines. Don’t get me wrong, we did not have a horrible time, but there are factors that made it not enjoyable. We ... Read more
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Gardener222
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we wanted a full transit of the Panama Canal and we only needed to fly 1 way as our travel agent, Zoe of Zoe Cruises and tours provided buses for those of us living in the Sacramento Valley to the cruise terminal. ... Read more
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senoritis
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Ship was very nice. It has some aging but nothing that interferes with a good trip. The staff was fabulous!! Don't do anytime dining. Princess just can't seem to get it right. If it assigned, get on board and go immediately to the ... Read more
nigeldenny
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We booked our first cruise 3 weeks prior to sailing. Be advised - there is a lot of paper work involved (and I mean a lot!) plus mandatory forms, particularly as requested by Princess cruises. At 54, we were a little daunted when we ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi nigeldenny, thank you for the great feedback ... Read more
Noswim2
Member Since 2014
1 review
28 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Never been to San Francisco or Hawaii so this was an excellent 1st time experience to these places. Did not manage to get to the meet and greet, so didn't meet any of the fellow passengers on this cruise from the Roll Call which was a ... Read more
jerseygiant
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Easy embarkation and debarkation from San Francisco. Awesome to sail under Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz island. Ship showing it's age but overall very nice. Elevators are slow as everyone tries to pack in with no elevator ... Read more
cessnagirl4
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Taking a cruise in the winter is a welcome break and the Port of San Francisco is picturesque! The Princess shuttle staff was looking for us at the baggage area and we got on the first shuttle from airport to ship. Embarkation is smooth ... Read more
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Desert Kitty
Member Since 2009
1 review
66 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After an unusually cold and snowy winter we were looking for a little reprieve! We were going to drive to San Francisco but after watching the flooding and landslides and discovering that there are no hotels that have "park and ... Read more
md1jw
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
135 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We last sailed on Princess about 20 years ago, and it was pretty dismal. That being said, it was the itinerary around Mexico which swung it for us this time after having some poor experiences on Carnival and Costa in recent years. Our ... Read more
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knittingnut1989
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I wanted a cruise that sailed from San Francisco as I planned on staying in the city post cruise. The embarkation was smooth and we were in our cabin quickly. Disembarkation was smooth as well, the volunteers are a great help too. The ... Read more
stan1
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
280 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We reside in the SF Bay area and it is easy to take a local shuttle to and from the Pier Parking is very costly, the parking structure is several blocks from the pier and there is no transportation from it to the cruise terminal so we ... Read more
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PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi stan1, we appreciate the feedback from your ... Read more
buffcurmudgeon
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
87 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We recently returned from a wonderful 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise on the Grand Princess and were pleasantly surprised by both the quality of food and the level of service. This was our first Princess cruise, although we have been on 25 ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi buffcurmudgeon, we're so glad that you enjoyed ... Read more
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