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521 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews

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rocklinmom
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
702 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Robyn Hood
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
0 helpful votes
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
writedesign
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
57 forum posts
8 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
0 forum posts
2 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

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Fezndids
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 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
27 forum posts
2 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
5 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
pugnutz
Member Since 2006
1 review
18 forum posts
10 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
8 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

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Disney Walker
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
50 forum posts
4 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
6 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
Knickearth
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
76 forum posts
15 helpful votes
first time back on the Grand in years. Not expecting too much and so very pleasantly surprised. Food was plentiful (of course) and good. Really loved all the movies that I had missed this past year. Only regret was they were not ... Read more
dndparadise@att.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise, having sailed previously on Carnival, RC, Holland America, and Celebrity. This was our second Pacific Coastal cruise, having done another on Celebrity a year or two ago. Nearly everything about the cruise ... Read more
Offenbachrm
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We booked this cruise at the last minute, and after reading some of the reviews on this site, we were a little anxious. We were pleasantly surprised and had a wonderful cruise. We love leaving from San Francisco, because we don't have ... Read more

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edfel
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is our 9th Cruise and since we live in the Bay Area, it was great that embarkation was at Pier 27 in San Francisco. We took the Royal Princess Maiden voyage from Europe and we were impressed by the service. Thus we decided to go with ... Read more
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Sunlover48
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Living near San Francisco, it is so convenient to cruise in and out of The City. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly enough; some sitting around; I don't mind, I watch people. There are always people who complain as it is never ... Read more
sonotechsue
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our 2nd cruise with Princess and it was a nice cruise. I think we prefer Carnival though because we have 2 kids and like to have fun. The kids club is way better on Carnival and I thought the food was better there as well. ... Read more
Gardener222
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
2 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Last month my husband and I did the 10 Mexico Cruise on Grand. We are platinum with Princess and chose this cruise as it was round trip our of San Francisco which eliminated flying. This was my 4th cruise on Grand, I did 30 days in 3-2013, ... Read more
sepam
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked this because we enjoy the resort feeling of days at sea. We begin our day early with specialty coffee at the International Cafe. After walking have a leisurely breakfast in the Horizon Court, love their waffles. Zumba is a ... Read more
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SonomaCA
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The ship and itinerary are very nice, but the overall on board experience and crew disappointed. I know the prices are very reasonable, but it seemed that Princess had cut back on quality since a similar trip 2 years ago. Our mid ship ... Read more
Holgerdanske
Member Since 2005
1 review
97 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have taken this itinerary several times with Princess, but this was the first time on the Grand Princess. We live right across the Bay from the cruise terminal and took BART and the F-line to the ship. The new cruise terminal was very ... Read more
Shaggydoggy
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Sailed out of SF which was so nice: easy embarkation, close parking ($18/day), beautiful weather! Princess has done a great job with their embarkation & disembarkation process- both so very smooth. They have 'progressive' check-in and ... Read more
CruisinNoob
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My wife and I are a bit younger than the usual crowd on Princess, in our early 40's, with a couple of young children who spend most of their time in the kid's club or in our cabin with us playing games and reading. We like cruising ... Read more
Barbs44Travels
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,767 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
As we have done this cruise many times before, we were mainly looking forward to relaxing on the sea days. And we did relax but we also had a great time with our Cruise Critic group and the special activities planned by our travel agent. ... Read more

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