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648 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews
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Gardener222
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
2 forum posts
Princess Grand is declining in the quality of cruise experience, care about the ecology and they pursue the policy of getting as much money out of passengers as possible. We picked this cruise as we dont need to fly since it is round ... Read more
Imfaerae
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Grand Princess Family Christmas Cruise for 10, 1 set of grandparents and 2 sisters and their families of 4. This trip was originally scheduled as a 10 day cruise but due to a 2 day delayed dry dock it was cut down to 8. We lost 2 ports ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
45 forum posts
We had a very nice time on the Christmas cruise with lots of holiday activities and entertainment. I especially enjoyed the gingerbread house decorating competition since my team, the Gingersnaps came in third out of 41 entries. Our ... Read more
Slinky66
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to get away for Christmas for a change. We made plans for this cruise almost a year in advance. We were so disappointed that it was cut short. I think if everything could go wrong on this cruise it ... Read more
Jannochka
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We just came back from the truncated 8 days cruise (instead of 10) on Grand Princess from San Francisco and want to share our frustration. The biggest frustration was ports we visited and duration of the time in warm water of Mexico: ... Read more
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Ready-2-goNOW
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We love departing from our 'local' Port - San Francisco! They really have their act together!! Okey dokey, we have enjoyed 'all' of our previous cruises with Princess!! Unfortunately our ship BROKE on the 10th day (night). Very Rough ... Read more
DavidMann
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
First of all to avoid Airlines and it was our 36th wedding anniversary. Possibly our last cruise and we wanted it to be a long one. However, we found a multitude of problems. Starting with the drink package we purchased did not ... Read more
Ldydi750
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
1) Just a couple of days after leaving San Francisco we began to notice a foul smell. We found out later, from another passenger, that there was some sort of sewage problem on Deck 9. I was on Deck 8 Starboard and the passenger who ... Read more
Cruiser from MO
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because it went to Hawaii and back without flying. The cruise ship left San Francisco late and we missed going under the Golden Gate Bridge in daylight. The ship needed major repairs and updates. The cabin did as well. We ... Read more
cparlanti
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our Princess cruise was the absolute best. It was the best because the entertainment and activities really got us engaged. I tried the Zumba on a recommendation from a lady who goes to my gym and has been on this cruise. It was fun to try ... Read more
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marilyn7381
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
With the exception of the Pacific Ocean being very rough we enjoyed our cruise immensely! There wasn't one crew member who was rude or nasty with us. We felt like royalty. The food was excellent and quite a large variety with the ... Read more
tessie50
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We flew to San Francisco 2 days early to explore the city. We enjoyed riding on the hop on, hop off bus. We went around the city. The weather was a little bit cold but manageable. I chose this cruise because I would like to experience all ... Read more
bjlands
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
This was the typical Hawaii and back cruise out of SF. About half of the guests were from the greater bay area and this is a favorite for regular cruisers. We had a large contingent from the UK, meeting them added to the fun. We were ... Read more
Cabin Insider
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have now enjoyed four Princess cruises to Hawaii - one out of the Los Angeles and three out of San Francisco. During the last three cruises, we sailed aboard the Grand Princess. During our most recent Hawaii cruise, we visited all four ... Read more
Cruzrm
Member Since 2016
1 review
Always wanted to circle around all the Hawaiian Islands. The entertainment (Showtime) was Superb ! We were really thrilled with Born to Dance show. It is a good as it get - Broadway style.... Fantastic !!! Our cabin C523 ... Read more
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LreedCA
Member Since 2004
1 review
42 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise mostly because San Francisco is so close to home. No flying! Embarkation was a breeze, and we were able to get into our stateroom right away. Our room was on deck 14, which we loved. Sail away was delayed a bit due ... Read more
Mo on cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Went with friends. First two week cruise we have been on. Had prepaid drink package. Impressed. They had top of the line liquor. When we sailed Celebrity we had to do an up charge for better grade liquor. Our room steward Joseph was ... Read more
willamy
Member Since 2011
1 review
57 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise started off bad and got worse. We booked this cruise and selected the room we wanted because of the large balcony. When we got on we were told they gave us an upgrade and moved us without telling us. We ended up a deck lower ... Read more
SarahTronnes
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a great time on this cruise even with the unusual circumstances. We are a young married couple in our late 20's/early 30's and had never been to Hawaii. We chose this cruise because we wanted to see multiple islands on a budget. ... Read more
maxtek
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have always thought the Grand Princess was a great ship. HOWEVER, on this cruise we had a huge issue with both the Grand and Princess. The ship was heading to dry dock in Oregon after this cruise.... However, they also wanted to ... Read more
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lovinthislife
Member Since 2004
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We sailed on the Grand Princess leaving from SF to Hawaii and were supposed to return on Dec 7, 2016. On the return trip, the ship suffered damage to the tender platform and the captain made the decision to return to Honolulu to ensure the ... Read more
nlichtman
Member Since 2016
1 review
I chose this cruise because it was R/T San Fransisco at the time I needed. Everything was extremely smooth from the time I got to the pier through my return. Got all the spa appointments when I wanted them. The meusus' were wonderful ... Read more
zinman7
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise on The Grand Princess to the Mexican Riviera because of the Port ( San Francisco) which is close to our hometown First off, for those who choose a mini suite there is no overhang so if it rains you will be inside ... Read more
Xertes
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Have sailed with Princess twice before on the Crown and the Sapphire. My wife and I have also sailed on Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America and RCL. We have not sailed on NCL yet but are going to try that next. We love to cruise and the ... Read more
Sailing Ellie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We love Princess Cruise Line and especially being able to sail from a port near our home. It was so easy getting aboard; everything went so smoothly and the ship was as ready to have us aboard as we were to embark. Our bags were ... Read more
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