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655 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews
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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
2 helpful votes
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
59 forum posts
5 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
6 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
3 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
5 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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marc lucatuorto
Member Since 2016
1 review
We went on this cruise with Other family members, this was our first Princess cruise and the first thing that I liked was the fast on time boarding we had, our luggage showed up shortly after. The food was really great at the buffet, but ... Read more
cothulio
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
79 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We have now taken this same cruise 3 times as it is so nice to not have to fly to the port, SF and is such a relaxing laid back cruise. Embarkation as Platinum passengers was one of the slowest for us in a long time...there were multiple ... Read more
need2cruisesoon
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,375 forum post
8 helpful votes
My 15 year old son and myself decided to take a coastal cruise out of SF, since we live in the Bay Area it was very convenient to not have to fly to catch the ship. I have highlighted some of the pros and so-so's of the ship and cruise ... Read more
jsiegel
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
1,187 forum post
2 helpful votes
I joined friends on a 7 night coastal California cruise leaving from San Francisco. I've been on about 15 Princess cruises (recent Elite level) and also cruised a few other lines for a total of about 20 cruises. We live in central ... Read more
sfontaine21
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This ship is in need of a makeover. Old and worn through out ship. It took us 3 days to get wine glasses delivered to our room, 2 days to get a room service menu for our room. Beds were hard and past use. They kept old bedding in bags ... Read more
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macinmt2
Member Since 2015
1 review
26 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go under the Golden Gate Bridge out of San Francisco, Ca. I have been on a Princess Cruise in the past, the Jewel Princess in July of 2015. I was rather disappointed with the condition of the ... Read more
Bonneysaints
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Was a little wary of condition of Grand Princess as some reviews not good, but we found the ship to be excellent. Food in main dining room and the Horizon buffet we could not fault. Entertainment was excellent. Dwight Blake, a singer/ ... Read more
KarenGMT
Member Since 2011
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the length of it (7 days) and the convenience of not having to drive or fly to another port city. Excellent crew members make our trips on Princess Cruises ships delightful, and this trip was no exception. In ... Read more
mjsargent
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Great cruise for those living close to the SF Bay area for easy embarkation and disembarkation. The ports of Santa Barbara and San Diego offer a lot of things to do. Long Beach not so much, and Ensenada is, well, Ensenada, but it is needed ... Read more
cyberjoys
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
360 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruising out of San Francisco was so easy for us since we live in N. California. A 3 1/2 hour drive then we parked the car in the nearby parking garage and boarded the ship. We chose this cruise because of the five sea days and four ... Read more
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