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MIJOY
Member Since 2010
1 review
70 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 13th cruise on Princess, 4th cruise to Alaska, 5th cruise out of San Francisco, and 4th cruise on the Grand. Love cruising out of San Francisco, especially with the new cruise port. This was the fastest check in every. ... Read more
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drb888
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
515 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my third Alaska cruise, and I think my 4th or 5th cruise on the Grand Princess, and in general I had a great time - I knew what to expect and that's what I got, with a few surprise highlights and a few disappointments. Let's ... Read more
STEVENJAN
Member Since 2008
1 review
757 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had an excellent wait staff in our traditional dining room Tassanee and Juan Carlos made a good team. Everyone in the dining room was friendly and helpful. The itinerary was the inland passage with a cruise day in Glacier Bay. We ... Read more
Michaelbib
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
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 boarding time of 1:30. We ... Read more
cdurzo
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to explore Alaska. When we read some of the reviews we were almost regretting choosing the Grand Princess. I was also warned that the ocean could get very rough. Well, we had perfect weather ... Read more
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robinhatcher
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this 10 day Alaska cruise for the ports - and they were great. Excursions were well done but a little expensive. It was a huge disappointment when we arrived that our full price suite did not have a balcony - we were really ... Read more
MPBCruiser2
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our high-school group's 50th birthday year. Six of us traveled in total and the main reason we chose this particular cruise was because we all live in and around San Francisco. It was great fun leaving ... Read more
travelnut29
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Sailed on this cruise for work and for a celebration. Great cruise, friendly staff, nice amenities, really enjoyed the ship! You can tell ship has recently come out of soft drydock-LOVE the new beds!! The carpeting was updates and very ... Read more
jaystuart
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
I had been trying to get my wife to take an Alaskan cruise for years and then a friend of ours takes the same cruise 2 years ago and says you have to take this cruise. We were going to go last year but went to Puerto Vallarta with our ... Read more
Dan M.
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My uncle served in WWII and I remember him telling me that one of the neatest thing he remembered when coming home was sailing into San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge. Since hearing that, I've always wanted to do the same. When I ... Read more
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Matomatic
Member Since 2006
1 review
71 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Let's start with the food. The Horizon buffet was awful. Breakfast....if you ordered an omelet or poached eggs, you waited forever to have you eggs brought to you. By then, the rest of your food was cold. Always the same food......over and ... Read more
stephenjp
Member Since 2017
3 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The opportunity to explore San Francisco before sailing was too good to miss, and we spent a great four days exploring the city. The transfer to the ship was smooth, and the check in process was easy and well managed, and in next to no ... Read more
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sharpie13
Member Since 2006
1 review
970 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Having cruised Princess nine times in the past we though we knew what to expect from the grand daddy of west coast cruising. Needless to say everything was extremely disappointing. The cabins despite the refurbishment in 2016 tired, with ... Read more
CastMember 02
Member Since 2011
1 review
79 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Family reunion cruise with 22 people aged 27 to 85, great service and great daily activity options, trivia, gameshows and so on. Food- Deck 14 was hit and miss, their hamburgers are not good, hot dog was fine. Alfredo's on deck 5 was ... Read more
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davestic
Member Since 2009
1 review
46 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We loved the idea of cruising out of our home port in SF and wanted to see Alaska. After reading some of the reviews here we were truly apprehensive. Maybe that's why we appreciated all of the positives we experienced below. ... Read more
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Capoppy
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Good overall cruise experience. Princess still seems a bit shady when it comes to prepaid items showing up on your onboard account printout. Dinner menu improves as the cruise progresses. Cream soups need more cream and less potato. ... Read more
crackerbit
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We chose this Cruise because it left from a local port which is convenient for us. I'd read that the Grand was old, but that it was refurbished in 2016. Only the Atrium area: shops, coffee shop, and perhaps the dining rooms and ... Read more
Sea what there is to see
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise, but first with Princess. I love cruising and have enjoyed all my previous vacations with other companies. We cruised for our anniversary, and brought along our 3 year old son. I wanted to enjoy our vacation, so I ... Read more
BoneDoc
Member Since 2005
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Very restful 10 days to Alaska and back to SanFrancisco. Had a window suite F305 best way to see Alaska. Two picture windows in heated comfort! Ordered Dinner from Main Dining Room through room service to our suite, Alaxander Doria room ... Read more
zarbycat
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
61 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Round trip cruise from San Francisco is great because no flights are needed from where I live. Third time on an Alaskan cruise, second round trip from San Francisco. The beauty of the scenery is great. Weather was a little colder than ... Read more
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Marvin Schwartz
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My 17th Princess cruise. Got a suite. Compare advertising with reality. A=advertised;R=reality....A-private entrance with host -R-a waiter A-dine on your own schedule...R-dine at same time as everyone else A-exclusive menu ... Read more
cpscruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Took grandkids and daughter & her husband. food was terrible in all areas tough beef and chicken...how do you manage yo have tough chicken??? Buffet food cold and lacking any taste...most servers disinterested and slow. Have taken ... Read more
TeriBeam
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We left out of San Francisco for our 10 day cruise to Alaska. Embarking went very smooth. It did take awhile for all of our luggage to arrive to our room, but aside from that the embarkation process went very smooth. The inside passage ... Read more
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mycruisedirector
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
214 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My husband and I just returned from a 10 day cruise to Alaska. This was our 5th cruise on the Grand Princess and yes, she is getting old, that being said the ship is only as good as her crew. We had a great crew. No complaints. ... Read more
sjpuck
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Great trip. First time to Alaska, a must see for all. The crew was wonderful, not one negative thing to say about the staff. Everyone was very positive and accommodating. Food, Food, Food. Good entertainment with lots of things to do. Our ... Read more
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