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537 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews

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Coco39
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
48 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we like the at sea days as much as the port visit. glacier Bay was awesome, and the Park Rangers who boarded the ship were excellent. Sadly our weather was not great but we made the most of it. The Grand could ... Read more
gcj
Member Since 2012
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The check in process was flawless. Security was fast, the short line to check in moved very quickly, as there were many people on staff. Our bags were delivered quickly to our room. Our steward was lovely, attentive to our many ... Read more
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avocatnla
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my third Princess Cruise and 2nd time to Alaska. I chose this cruise ONLY because it left from San Francisco and the price was fair. My family and I enjoyed the cruise, but Princess service, food quality, food presentation and ... Read more
MrsRoper
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I loved this cruise! The staff was spectacular remembering names, preferences and even account number! Food was great on all but one night when I found my salmon dry so sent it back and got a Curtis selection that was delish. If you ... Read more
Champagne Taste
Member Since 2008
1 review
257 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We selected this cruise simply because we did not want to fly to catch a cruise. We are seasoned cruisers (this was our 51 cruise) and this was our second time on the Grand Princess. I do not care for the layout of this ship. A number ... Read more

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wisemoneyman
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Best Days Are Behind Her... My wife and I have taken 4 cruises to Alaska over the years, but when our extended family asked us to go again, we agreed. We sailed on the Grand Princess. What looked new-fangled and sparkly during our ... Read more
MarkF9441
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
This was our first trip to the West Coast. The embarkation was very easy. They told us to arrive at 2:30 PM but it was no problem to get on board in time for lunch. We chose a window suite that does not have a balcony. We have had this ... Read more
mech006946
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This cruise was my first " lengthy" cruise. The food was beyond special, the service was better than I could have imagined. In the DaVinci restaurant, our waiters Gerry and Monica were extraordinary. The service in all the ... Read more
Sgmcruise1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is our third cruise from San Francisco to Alaska. We are from Sacramento, CA and our travel agency provided free bus transportation to S.F. and return. We loaded our baggage onto the bus in Sacramento and it was delivery to our ... Read more
Supertwinsmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was not our first cruise to Alaska, nor will it be our last. This was our first time sailing with princess. We went with the traditional dining and we loved our waiters, they had our drinks on the table waiting for us and knew what we ... Read more

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Happy Holidaymaker
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Alaska was always on the bucket list, but travelling from the UK we wanted to make the flights worthwhile so chose to leave from San Francisco rather then Vancouver or Seattle. We didn't have time to explore San Fransico before sailing but ... Read more
rocklinmom
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
736 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our family group of 16 just got off the Grand Princess after ten wonderful days in Alaska and Victoria. This was my second time to Alaska and it was just as fun as the first. This time we went to the newer port, Icy Strait Point, and ... Read more
saturn3
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
83 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had never sailed to Alaska, it was something we have wanted to do for a long time. The trip was something so different than any other cruise we have taken it is hard to describe. The scenery was beautiful, from the greenery to the ... Read more
Robyn Hood
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise to Alaska and the 2nd on the Grand Princess. We had a wonderful time...food was great, service and entertainment wonderful. It was our 50th wedding anniversary (went with friends) so we ponied up for a mini-suite ... Read more
fourthalarm
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
131 forum posts
Leaving out of San Francisco is very convenient for us as we can drive to the pier in less than an hour. Grand Princess is a little too large for me, but that is a personal preference. It is however a beautiful and well maintained ship. ... Read more

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writedesign
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
57 forum posts
13 helpful votes
7th cruise with Princess, 4th to Alaska – Princess is just the right amount of nice and value. The Grand used to be #1 in the industry and now it’s criticized as old. There’s some rust spots and sagging furniture but ... Read more
gino138
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
It was our second cruise with Princess Cruises(The first one was with Pacific Princess in French Polynesia). We found the ship in overall good shape. I did not notice that we weer more than 2600 cruisers since the ship is so big. The ... Read more
Fezndids
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We have done nine cruises before but this was our first time with Princess, and as it was a special occasion we decided to treat ourselves ... Read more
Savvy Waveriders
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
29 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We went directly to the ship from the airport, since we had been to San Fran. several times. Embarkation and disembarkation is a smooth operation at this port. It was a beautiful day to be sailing under the Golden Gate bridge! This ... Read more
piratequeen2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My first cruise and I thought it was great. The main reason we choose this cruise was it departed from San Francisco. Since I live in the Bay Area it was so easy to get to the ship. The embarkation and disembarkation was very easy. I ... Read more

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pugnutz
Member Since 2006
1 review
18 forum posts
14 helpful votes
My husband and I have sailed three times previously, all with other cruise lines, and we wanted to give Princess a try. We chose the 10 day Mexican itinerary so that we could have a few extra relaxing sea days. The embarkation process ... Read more
cannytraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose the Grand Princess cruise, leaving San Francisco to Mexico, as we have always been extremely satisfied with the Princess ships and as we live close to San Francisco, this cruise made sense, in that we would not have to deal with ... Read more
Disney Walker
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
50 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I have sailed with Princess several times and we selected this cruise to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. As cruises go, this was average +. The ship could use a few upgrades and perhaps a few more shows other ... Read more
TheMillerBoys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
37 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
What went wrong??!? Two days before we started the trip I called Princess to find out how to change the credit card we had registered (I used a debit card for the initial purchase, but wanted the safety of a credit card for on-board ... Read more
mmculvers@att.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
San Francisco is close to home easy to get to and the price was right . Getting on to the boat went smooth and fast for how many people where to get on the boat . Once we got on we got to eat right away and the staff was very helpful once ... Read more

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