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505 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews

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karelet
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
529 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I decided on the Grand Princess 10 night New Year's cruise to Mexico primarily because we wanted to experience a better New Year's party than the traditional dinner, mediocre band, and long wait until midnight. The Grand ... Read more
margob111
Member Since 2010
1 review
215 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Since we live close to the San Francisco port, it's very convenient not to have to fly anywhere. Embarkation was fast and we were having lunch in the main dining room about 12:30. Had a great time on the cruise even though hubby had a ... Read more
Sanjosetraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had not sailed with Princess for many years, most recently going on HAL and RCCL, now we know we'll be back. The crew was friendly and efficient in all departments, the food was good in the Horizens buffet, the dining room and the ... Read more
travelcommons
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We've sailed on the Princess Cruise Line five times before, but not since 2012. We remembered our experiences as very positive, but this cruise fell just a little short. Embarkation: organized and efficient, they make everyone wait ... Read more
GV16126
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We've been on 17 cruises together, from NCL, Carnival and Princess. Although we are platium members on NCL and enjoy them, Princess is our cruise line now. This was our 3rd on Princess and 1st on the Grand 2 others were on the Star ... Read more

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boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
594 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Grand Princess sailing to Mexico 20-30 December was filled pretty close to maximum capacity yet aside from some occasions in passageways it did not feel terribly crowded. We sponsored a family member for the Bon Voyage Experience so we ... Read more
Capoppy
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
My first cruise and I did not want a bill after leaving the ship. Bought the all you can drink package and was still charged, several times for my drinks. Bought mom the beverages and more package, but was sad to find out the restrictions ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We enjoyed our ten day cruise to four ports in Mexico and loved leaving and returning from San Franciscos new Pier 27, so easy for Bay Area residents. Very fast efficient embarkation and disembarkation. The food and service was very ... Read more
SeaCatz
Member Since 2008
1 review
249 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second cruise on Princess. The previous cruise was on the Star Princess. Both cruises were Mexican itineraries out of San Francisco. The initial information we received did not mention that Alfredo's was open for lunch ... Read more
steven@schriscpa.com
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 8th cruise, and our first on Princess. We chose the cruise for the itinerary, as well as a desire to try Princess out. Our previous 4 cruises have been on Celebrity. We're going back to Celebrty. We found the service ... Read more

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sepam
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
First, considering the price of the cruise I will not compare it to something higher priced. That being said overall it was a relaxing and entertaining experience. We enjoyed the basic amenities on the ship, went to Zumba on sea days, used ... Read more
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Coravet1982
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have cruised 15 times and this is the first time I couldn't wait to get off the ship. Not sure if the crew was new or just inexperienced, but a very sad bunch. Not that friendly, in fact, some of them were down right rude. I met a gal ... Read more
mmireles
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
The boarding was so smooth. We hit everything just right. Princess always pays close attention to security and safety. I am always impressed. The safety briefing was the best I have ever seen. The Cruise Director staff is great. The ... Read more
Upgrade Me
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my 29th. cruise with Princess. I thought I had had the finest service in years past...but, yet again they have out done even them self. The crew always go the extra mile for you in making every item, every request just what ... Read more
HaveDogWillTravel
Member Since 2015
1 review
80 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Pros: Every crew member did an excellent job. They always had a smile and warm welcome remembering our names and our preferences. We had traditional dining (5:30) and loved it. The only thing I ordered off the "Available ... Read more

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Cruise Raider
Member Since 2006
15 reviews
4,299 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are a retired couple in our mid-fifties, early sixties that cruise often. This was our 20th cruise on Princess and our 48th cruise overall. We live in the Bay Area, much like a great majority of the others on this particular sailing. ... Read more
tml1230
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
388 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
we did this cruise as a B2B with the prior cruise going to hawaii, so we had 25 total days on the Grand. during the hawaii portion there was a serious situation involving a fire that impacted the ships propulsion. The story is well ... Read more
Bonum
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After 11 cruises on Princess this cruise was the worst. On board activities were all geared to spa and detox lectures with of course sales of products. They put old 1970-1980 movies in the Princess theater and the newer 2014-2015 films ... Read more
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choral
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We will, NEVER again cruise on PRINCESS! We are on our last day of a 10 day Princess (Grand Princess) cruise out of San Francisco. We have cruised on a Princess ship once before and were thoroughly underwhelmed. I choose this trip with ... Read more
mreasier
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,526 forum post
2 helpful votes
We were on the well documented Grand Princess Thanksgiving cruise to Hawaii. I won’t go into the details of the fire/power problem since they have been discussed at length on the Princess board. I just want to state that the ... Read more

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wghicks
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Due to a mechanical issue with losing half of our propulsion as we approached 20 miles from Hilo, Big Island, we could not enter port there. We went on to Honolulu and spent 2 days instead of 1 there and ship could not be repaired enough ... Read more
Cabin Insider
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
EMBARKATION Embarkation was smooth and fast. Port of San Francisco seems to have worked out the "bugs" since our last cruise February, 2015 when the lines were long. OVERVIEW This was our third cruise to Hawaii through ... Read more
Canadncruisers
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the same 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise this time last year only this year the route was slightly different and it was great to go to 2 new ports. Princess is consistently great at providing so much to do. You are almost spoiled ... Read more
renee_t
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation The last time we took a Princess cruise, in August 2013, we left from the old Terminal, and Embarkation was a breeze. This time, in November 2015, we left from the shiny new Cruise Terminal and it was awful. When we arrived ... Read more
louieandlorrie@att.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Hubby and I wanted a quick getaway to celebrate retirement. Love the fact that we can board at the new terminal in SanFrancisco and don't have to fly. I think that is the major consensus on this cruise as most passengers were from close by ... Read more

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