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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
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
carolerose85
Member Since 2013
1 review
35 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We love cruise days but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. It was cool and some days had very rough seas. We didn't find too much to keep us busy that we were interested in. The shops were few and very small. The sun came out ... Read more
memdem
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have done the Hawaii round trip cruise numerous times now....each time it seems more and more things have been removed from the experience. Singers and dancers only perform 3 times during the cruise and the rest of the nights are some ... Read more
Cdn kitty
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
729 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We had a good time but the ports were a disappointment despite having visited them before. We took this cruise because we had such a good time on a similar itinerary a year ago. We had to skip Mystery Island. It was too rough for the ship ... Read more
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MariposaCottage
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. Port authorities need to ... Read more
cdnexplorer
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had successfully sailed with Princess three times before and when I found that Princess had a cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal around my preferred date, we booked it without really checking alternative cruise lines. ... Read more
chalce
Member Since 2009
1 review
62 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My DH does not like sea days so this is the perfect cruise. We were off ship in a different country nearly every two days. The Island Princess is in need of some TLC. Some of the hallway carpets, especially on Emerald deck, were ripped ... Read more
JohnnyG8726
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I love this ship. Great deck plans, so much to do, bands were great, dancing was great, all was great, except the food quality declined since our cruise last January. Our cabin was large and everything was nice, except the ... Read more
RichFromOmaha
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
A Panama Canal cruise was on our to-do list for a long time. The Island Princess is a mid-sized ship, so it doesn't have a lot of entertainment venues. Our low-end balcony cabin was just right, as we didn't spend a lot of time there. At ... Read more
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helenpaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Chose cruise because it left from Melbourne and we thought it would be a change to cruise New Zealand in the middle of January, which is supposed to be the best time to visit. Embarkation was smooth, on board within twenty minutes as ... Read more
sheilablyth
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have read some of the views for this ship and did not in any way find it tired it was bright and cheerful. I don't know if it was noticed that while in dock the men were over the side painting. The maintenance was being done all the time ... Read more
GOLFINCHICK
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
28 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We chose this itinerary because it left from Melbourne and we really wanted to see the sounds and explore more of New Zealand. I will start with the positives first, some of the staff were immensely helpful and friendly, embarkation and ... Read more
NFL Godfather
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
The good. 1. $12.80 +tip cab fare from FLL to the cruise ship. 2. Suites are nice and not claustrophobic. 3. Bed was very comfortable. 4. Head Chef and Maitre D were very nice. Chef's Table was excellent. ($95 each) ... Read more
rockinmama07
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Great ship. Fantastic food, the buffet was different every day, which was a nice change. Food in restaurant was first class. We got room service a few days for breakfast. It was delivered promptly & was basic but adequate if you want a ... Read more
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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
Ship Drongo
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
92 forum posts
14 helpful votes
THE CONS: There were some weird odours from time to time which were unexplained The free pizzeria which was a favourite of ours, has been replaced by Share restaurant. The cost is $39 and the menu was quite limited; we didn't try it. ... Read more
Peltman
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I would rate the cruise as average when compared to other cruise lines we have been on. When comparing with other cruises It is probably easier to identifying the negatives rather than the positives. Embarkation and debarkation was ... Read more
DesandDeb
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The crew, especially our Cabin Steward "Eka" and our Waiter "Marlon" were absolutely wonderful and catered for all our needs, especially my 81 yr old mother, I requested a Shower Chair and one was found, and because my ... Read more
wgmiller
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went as part of a group of friends. My wife is scooter-bound. We were initially told that because of my wife's mobility issues, we could not go on any of the shore excursions. However, after discussions with the shore excursion ... Read more
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Corvette Bob
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it included two ports that we had never been to and it was leaving from the Port of Los Angeles. The embarkation was quick and painless. We had a table for two in scheduled 5:30 dining. Our waitress and ... Read more
Traveling Rip
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Fifteen of our senior community neighbors decided to sign up, so we joined them for a holiday at sea. Although (rough guess) 80% of the passengers were seniors (over 60), the activities and entertainment was directed toward a MUCH ... Read more
Cruisemagpie
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
22 helpful votes
.We boarded the Sun Princess after 5-00pm in 38C heat in an building without aircon because of a ship sanitisation caused by the norovirus. Third cruise in a row as it turned out that the virus was on board and the third ship sanitisation. ... Read more
maroondawg67
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
As part of my wife’s and my 50th wedding anniversary celebration, we planned a “bucket list” cruise around South America. We planned and reserved the trip in September 2015, while aboard an Alaskan cruise on the Pacific ... Read more
Freddy777
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our first time on Princess after six cruises on Celebrity. If the 'Star' is representative of the Princess product it will probably be our last. First I'd like to say the staff was great. Everyone went out of their way to make ... Read more
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