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118 Princess USA Cruise Reviews

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bmw_38
Member Since 2014
1 review
Staying at the Crown Plaza L.A. Harbor was a great jump-off point to this cruise. I think it took maybe five minutes to get to the port in the free shuttle that the hotel provided. I will say that there was quite a bit of confusion over ... Read more
avery66
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
17 forum posts
Our daughter had most of the week out of school because of religious holidays, and we saw an opportunity to combine the 3-day Coastal (Vancouver to LA, no ports in between) and the 4-day West Coast Getaway (R/T LA, ports: Catalina & ... Read more
Bell Range
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
6 forum posts
This cruise features the best of California in 7 days with a taste of Mexico. This was our second California Coastal and first on the Crown Princess. Embarkation was very easy. We are Platinum and boarded very fast when called. The Crown ... Read more
swapilot
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
44 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
This was our 6th cruise with Princess and while everything was okay nothing was really great except the food in the specialty restaurants. The best way to describe this cruise was flat. The service and food was fine but the crew seemed to ... Read more
CLang
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
We were on the Sep 22 – Oct 2 cruise from Vancouver to Vancouver going down the California coast and back. We have sailed with Princess before but not in recent years. The first stop was San Francisco, supposed to dock at 8:30am. I ... Read more
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Party_of_One
Member Since 2014
1 review
This Wine Country Coastal Cruise on the Crown Princess departed from Vancouver, stopped in Victoria, Seattle, Astoria, San Francisco and Santa Barbara, and ended in Los Angeles. I am a 41 year old woman who enjoys travelling on her own. ... Read more
nrhfrank
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
Overall, an enjoyable cruise. For the most part, the staff and crew were kind and gracious. The other passengers, however, were rude and pushy. That might have been in part to their average age being "deceased". There were more scooters, ... Read more
I'll cruise anywhere
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
685 forum posts
We are both retired - in our mid-sixties. This was our 42nd cruise - the 23rd on a Princess ship. First time on the Grand Princess. We used to live in California - choose this itinerary simply because we had been to all of the ports ... Read more
Traveler4k
Member Since 2014
8 reviews
33 forum posts
Sailed May 2014
As a solo traveler, I got a really good deal, which is rare obviously. I just wanted to get away and try and build up my next tier for cruising on Princess. Additionally, I wanted to check out the ship and try and relax and have a good ... Read more
fgz
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just got back from a repositioning cruise (Vancouver to Seattle). Worst experience ever, and I have been on many repositioning cruises (Norwegian and Holland America). First - we had to stand in line for 3 HOURS! before we even got ... Read more
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trinaM
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
499 forum posts
This is a quote from HostKat: I think it is how I feel about the cruise. "Being happy does not mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections." Embarkation at the Ballentyne Pier-Disorganized, Long ... Read more
LLM420
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed May 2014
Ship: This was my 8th cruise but first on Princess. I was with my mom and she cruises Princess at least once a year. I thought the ship was clean and in good shape. There are so many bar/lounge options, several pools, etc and the ship ... Read more
Kenosha Cruiser
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
4,426 forum posts
1 helpful vote
To begin, I must say everything went quite smoothly from the beginning to the end of this cruise. My wife and I are in our early 60's and have now cruised 20 times (18 with Princess and 2 with Norwegian). This cruise on the Crown Princess ... Read more
rjohnson90
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
9 forum posts
Sailed April 2014
On our California Coastal cruise, we were not informed that the previous cruise had the Norovirus on board. We were held at embarkation for approx. 2-3 hours additional.We found out later that they were trying to "clean" the ship. Once on ... Read more
avalon1025
Member Since 2000
1 review
1,408 forum post
Sailed April 2014
Sailed one of the California Costal cruises on the Crown. Embarkation was a three hour line to board through one door with no explanation and incredibly poor communication from anyone representing Princess. Ship was bland in decor, really ... Read more

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bigtexxx
Member Since 2004
1 review
162 forum posts
My wife and I are just back from the May 26, 2014 California Coastal Cruise aboard the Crown Princess. Here are a few pros and cons of the experience. CABIN We had a balcony cabin, forward on the starboard side. The cabin itself was OK. ... Read more
Jeb321
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
First the good stuff - California coast has some wonderful destinations and iconic sights including LA itself for the Holywood scene, San Francisco for the Golden Gate Bridge and street scenes, beautiful Santa Barbara for beaches and ... Read more
rustanddust
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed April 2014
We were on the Crown Princess and the Coastal 4/5 thru 4/12 and invited guests to join us for their first cruise, what a mistake! First, We arrive at the dock, we were met by a person from Princess telling us to leave and come back in 3-4 ... Read more
RRosie92
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed April 2014
First off let me say this was our first cruise with Princess and it was just so-so. Ship- The ship it self was very clean and very beautiful. The ship however tend to rattle and shake quite often. We missed having a nice viewing area in ... Read more
paljoeysmom
Member Since 2003
10 reviews
333 forum posts
Cruise 4/19/14 through 4/26/14. My Mom and I took this cruise as a short getaway from the San Francisco Bay Area. We flew from San Jose, to LAX via Southwest, then boarded a Super Shuttle shared van to take us to the Pier at San Pedro. ... Read more

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Seattle Chick
Member Since 2014
1 review
My husband, 96 yr old father and I just returned from a 7 day California Coastal cruise on the Crown Princess. This was the single most miserable experience I have ever had aboard a ship. It began at the Port in LA. We arrived at 12 noon ... Read more
Scrapchick
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1,625 forum post
We’ve cruised with Princess 25 times and this was our second time on the Crown. We took this cruise I because it was close to home and was an easy, short break with no flying involved.  We generally have had nothing but great ... Read more
kathir
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
We took the 7 night California Coastal cruise leaving LA on April 5. We have cruised with Princess before and have come expect a certain level of service and accommodations - The cruise ship is beautiful and the food is better than ... Read more
newmanew
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Our family was on the April 5, 2014 California Coastal cruise with the norovirus outbreak that made national news. We occupied three mini suites aboard the Crown Princess. One of us contracted norovirus. The previous cruise also had a ... Read more
sueajp
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
253 forum posts
Sailed March 2014
We sailed on the Sapphire out of San Pedro for a 4 day cruise. This is our 4th Princess cruise but our 10th all together This was a short getway since we were already visiting our grandkids in SoCal. Embarkation in San Pedro started off ... Read more

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