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"In preparing for our Alaska 10 day cruise aboard the Princess Grand I found many questions that I could not get good answers to. Here is our experience. Embarkation: Our boarding pass said we had a staggered..."Read More
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Surprisingly Poor Service

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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kfan9

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

Christmas sailing for the whole family. Embarkation was a pain in the behind. Fault lies both with my family and the staff (but primarily the latter). I won't go too much into it, but basically, be sure your whole party is there to check in at the same time! The ship itself is fairly dated, but it wasn't really a problem for me. There's a fair amount to appreciate about an older ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Elba

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Not what I expected

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii

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2 gopher cruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My partner wanted to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge one last time so he convinced me it would be great for both of us. I had expected to have sunny days with a little bump here and there but that is not what happened. No sun, cold wind and all kinds of sea bumps. I enjoyed the food in the buffet and the dining room but my partner did not. Our cabin seemed smaller than usual for a balcony ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


Not the ending we had hoped for

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii

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yachtclubber

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Princess cruise, so we truly didn't know what to expect other than what we had read and what Princess is known for. Embarkation was a breeze even if we were required to fill out a medical questionnaire stating our exposure, or lack of exposure, to Covid-19. No temperature check or screening of any kind. Once onboard, we found evidence of what all the previous reviews had ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


Princess gets more Carnival like every cruise

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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cat's staff

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We took the cruise to 4 Pacific Mexican places because we had not been there. The price and dates were also good for us. The towns were interesting. The Princess excursions were reasonably priced, although some turned out to not have a lot to see. Beaches, sun and drinking seemed to be the main reason many took this cruise. We were to board at noon. Since we could not connect from our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

6 Helpful Votes


Disappointing Experience on Several Fronts

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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I Love Cats 1127

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We sailed on Grand Princess on February 11th, 2020, out of San Francisco and south along the coast of Mexico. We chose this cruise because friends were going, and because we had never visited any of the ports before, so we thought it was a good way to get a snapshot of these ports. The cruise got off to a poor start, which was not the fault of the staff, but we felt we paid for it in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


1/27/20 Excellent Hawaii Cruise! Thanks Grand Princess!

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii

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Katedfroemming

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Our very first Princess cruise was 19-night Panama Canal cruise on 3/18/19, and we fell in love with Princess and didn't want to disembark. My husband always wanted to cruise to Hawaii, so we were excited when my cousins wanted the 1/27/20 15-night Grand Princess to Hawaii from San Francisco! Captain JP Bryant is incredibly funny, caring, lighthearted, very personable; his communications were ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Interior

2 Helpful Votes


Good and Bad Cruise

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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pmhewitt

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Ship I’ve been on well over 35 cruises with many different cruise lines so I’ve seen a lot of ships. The Grand Princess is one of the most poorly designed ships I have ever been on. The first few ‎days were cold which eliminated the use of outdoor areas. This resulted in interior spaces being ‎quite crowded. The covered pool area was not as well sealed off like it is on many ships. This ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Interior

2 Helpful Votes


Another great cruise

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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Monte Fugate

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We have cruised with several other lines but always come back to our favorite - Princess This was our 10th with Princess and as always total relaxation and enjoyable. I was in a wheel chair for the first time in my life and bypassing the normal lines was terrific. I wrote Princess prior too the cruise and advised we were celebrating our 42nd anniversary, however there was absolutely no ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

3 Helpful Votes


Honeymoon for the Ages

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii

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toads45froggy

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Any time dining was a bit of a hassle if you didn't get to the room in the opening we begrudgingly took a seat in the traditional dining room as they had seats there for us. it was louder and much less of a fun time as it felt like I had to yell across the table but the food was good even if I didnt like what I ordered and we ordered a lot, we enjoyed that we could experiment and if we didnt like ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Nice short cruise.

Review for Grand Princess to Pacific Coastal

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Wubba

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

On this cruise because a friend found a great deal and needed a travel partner. Embarkation was lightning fast. I'd never left from San Francisco before, my only experience was Seattle, Ft. Lauderdale, LA, & Vancouver. In all those ports there were hundreds of people. Things moved niely, but still crowds. For this sold-out cruise there were maybe a few dozen people in process when we ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Balcony


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