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691 Princess San Francisco Cruise Reviews
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laidback815
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
First time Princess was a disappointment. We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise to Hawaii. We knew the ship was older, however, we thought with the renovations it would have been much better. The rooms are very small, carpets ... Read more
Offenbachrm
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
This was our 2nd cruise on the Grand Princess, and I scheduled it knowing that the ship was to under go a 2 week dry dock refit in December 2016. We noticed on our first cruise that the ship badly needed new carpeting, painting, new ... Read more
Karen117
Member Since 2011
1 review
31 forum posts
We wanted to experience some sun to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. Have cruised many times with Princess before and were a bit disappointed with the Grand this time There appeared to be constant maintenance and upgrading. I have ... Read more
sjcivilady
Member Since 2005
1 review
79 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Some friends and I were part of a group of quilters, sewing every at sea day plus one port day down in the Botticelli dining room. This was our first time on the Grand and we loved it. The beds are comfy, shower stall a little small, but ... Read more
SusieKIslandGirl
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
477 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We wanted a quick winter getaway and a West Coast departure was more convenient. This cruise fit the requirement. We used the Princess transfer from the airport because of the distance to the port since we had used the Princess air program ... Read more
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Kay&Mike
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
287 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We just returned from a 10 night Mexican Riviera cruise on Grand Princess and we were disappointed and occasionally even frustrated with the obviously diminished quality and service throughout! There was a joke going the rounds about ... Read more
Jaybardin
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
We live near San Francisco, Grand Princess is the only ship based in SF so we use it. We prefer small ships like the Pacific Princess. We use Princess because we think it is good value for money, we like the decor, and the service is ok. ... Read more
Columbia Beach
Member Since 2014
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I have always wanted to go to Hawaii on a cruise so we picked the Grand Princess out of San Francisco. I only travel Princess cruises.The Grand is not Grand any more it needs a lot of repairs. The chairs in the pizza place they need ... Read more
NeonZebra
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The Grand Princess is grand no more. The dry dock in December 2016 brought new carpet in some public areas, amd new mattresses. The state room carpets are still in need of replacement, and the old girl is showing her age in many other ... Read more
RRFan
Member Since 2014
1 review
118 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is one of my favorite itineraries. I love the sea days and really appreciate Princess providing 3 varied lecturers over very different topics to help occupy the sea days. I like the fact that the desserts are NOT in the main buffet ... Read more
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joeterp
Member Since 2009
1 review
153 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We went on the Grand soon after her last dry dock and our impression is very favorable. She still shows her age in some insignificant areas but most of the improvements are welcomed. First and foremost if you have ever complained about ... Read more
blairbuie
Member Since 2008
1 review
86 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise in order to visit Hawaii, which we enjoyed. The ship may be a "grand old lady" but the emphasis is on"old" and her wrinkles were showing. For example, the air con. varied greatly from one venue ... Read more
Sunnyway
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
It has been six years since my last Princess Cruise but I have been on six prior to this LA-Hawaii round trip (1/09/17). I was disappointed with some aspects, pleased with others. Bad news first: 1) An unconscionable wait for ... Read more
RaptorBill
Member Since 2011
1 review
223 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This will be our ONLY cruise on Princess. We had high hopes as my brother in law likes Princess and recommended it. We however hated it and here's why: Food - The meat and seafood was grossly overcooked. We sent stuff back, we ordered ... Read more
DWins
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
This 10-day cruise was really wonderful - calm seas, great food & entertainment, and the ship was all decorated for Christmas. The New Year's Eve parties and entertainment truly sent 2016 away with balloons falling from the ceiling, ... Read more
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Gardener222
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Princess Grand is declining in the quality of cruise experience, care about the ecology and they pursue the policy of getting as much money out of passengers as possible. We picked this cruise as we dont need to fly since it is round ... Read more
Imfaerae
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Grand Princess Family Christmas Cruise for 10, 1 set of grandparents and 2 sisters and their families of 4. This trip was originally scheduled as a 10 day cruise but due to a 2 day delayed dry dock it was cut down to 8. We lost 2 ports ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
63 forum posts
We had a very nice time on the Christmas cruise with lots of holiday activities and entertainment. I especially enjoyed the gingerbread house decorating competition since my team, the Gingersnaps came in third out of 41 entries. Our ... Read more
Cruisers1964
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our first time with Grand Princess and very disappointed due to the following: · Sailing was delayed by two days, we originally booked to sail on December 20, 2016 and did not sail until Dec 22, 2016 · On the ... Read more
Slinky66
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to get away for Christmas for a change. We made plans for this cruise almost a year in advance. We were so disappointed that it was cut short. I think if everything could go wrong on this cruise it ... Read more
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Jannochka
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We just came back from the truncated 8 days cruise (instead of 10) on Grand Princess from San Francisco and want to share our frustration. The biggest frustration was ports we visited and duration of the time in warm water of Mexico: ... Read more
blazingbride
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we'd cruised with Princess before and really enjoyed the relaxation and amazing food. This cruise was one for the books. The Embarkation process was absolutely hands-down the best of all cruises we've ... Read more
Ready-2-goNOW
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We love departing from our 'local' Port - San Francisco! They really have their act together!! Okey dokey, we have enjoyed 'all' of our previous cruises with Princess!! Unfortunately our ship BROKE on the 10th day (night). Very Rough ... Read more
DavidMann
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
First of all to avoid Airlines and it was our 36th wedding anniversary. Possibly our last cruise and we wanted it to be a long one. However, we found a multitude of problems. Starting with the drink package we purchased did not ... Read more
Ldydi750
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
1) Just a couple of days after leaving San Francisco we began to notice a foul smell. We found out later, from another passenger, that there was some sort of sewage problem on Deck 9. I was on Deck 8 Starboard and the passenger who ... Read more
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