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513 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews

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LUAUBOUND
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Trip to embarkation port of San Francisco due to closed sections of the Embarcadero for the Super Bowl (disembarkation was even worse for the same reason). Once we reached the terminal it was even worse! Due to main gangplank being ... Read more
2heartsare1
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
123 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Grand Princess R/T from St to Hawaii was truly wonderful from meeting the VERY congenial and confidence building captain at our Cruise Critic Meet and Greet to the flawless disembarkation. The naturalist and music history lecturer ... Read more
khlancaster
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
52 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Sailed on the Grand Princess to Hawaii. As expected, the ship is older but fine by me. If you travel in the winter, expect cold weather and a bit of a rocky ride on the beginning and end of the cruise. This cruise is a little different ... Read more
Jennifer A
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This cruise had many highs and lows and it averages out to a 3 and a half. But there were lots of great things about it so read on. First, I had read so many reviews about the Grand Princess being dirty, old, hot, leaky, etc., that I was ... Read more
emcbeebee@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I decided to celebrate our 3rd anniversary by going on a cruise out of San Francisco, since we are from Northern California and didn't have to fly. My sister from New Zealand liked the idea , and decided to join us. We ... Read more

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Connie.bearden
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 15th cruise. 4th time on Grand Princess. 1st time to the Mexican Riviera. We had an amazing time and would go again for sure! Sailing out of San Francisco, we knew at least the first couple of days would be cool. Actually this ... Read more
Suzn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was to be a fun and relaxing New Year's cruise for two "younger" seniors. It started that way but ended by spending last 2 days in the ship's medical center with Norovirus and needing intravenous fluids (costing over $1,900 ... Read more
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karelet
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
530 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
216 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
CocaColaCruiser
Member Since 2002
1 review
714 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After many cruises with Princess, the crew of the Grand Princess was outstanding, from the Passenger Service desk, to the staff in all of the dining venues, to our pleasant and always smiling cabin stewards as well as the ever present ... Read more

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Sanjosetraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
5 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
3 helpful votes
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
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
2 helpful votes
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

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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
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
5 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

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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
Cruise Raider
Member Since 2006
15 reviews
4,478 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
400 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

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