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Dan M.
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 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
Matomatic
Member Since 2006
1 review
71 forum posts
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
3 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
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi stephenjp, thank you for your honest and ... Read more
sharpie13
Member Since 2006
1 review
970 forum posts
5 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
6 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
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi CastMember02, we're honored that you chose to ... Read more
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davestic
Member Since 2009
1 review
46 forum posts
5 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
Capoppy
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 forum posts
4 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
7 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
2 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
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zarbycat
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Marvin Schwartz
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
8 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
2 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
mycruisedirector
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
214 forum posts
3 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
8 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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knohrdy
Member Since 2010
1 review
22 forum posts
15 helpful votes
The Grand Princess is aging gracefully, don't waste your time looking for faults. Pier 27 in San Francisco makes the check in process painless. Such a vast improvement over the former Pier 35. The food was wonderful outside of a rib eye ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Lorzy
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The trip to Alaska is so beautiful. This one didn't disappoint us. The weather was perfect while in Alaska, very little rain and mild weather throughout. We couldn't get into Tracy Arm Fjord, and had to settle for Endicott instead. ... Read more
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PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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cathycat
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I wish I could say something good about the food but in all honesty I have to say food was prepared long before it was served, not a good thing. The desserts looked very nice but really had little to no "taste". Service in ... Read more
Shaver John
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
83 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First, this was not an average cruise but I could not get this to change at the top of the page. This was a 5 star cruise and maybe even a 6 star if I could. We choose this cruise many months ago because it is easy to get to San ... Read more
merryatsea
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of leaving from San Francisco and being able to easily drive from the east bay and park near the port. The embarkation went smooth enough but time consuming with long lines. Some people ... Read more
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jackt1951
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first Alaska Cruise for both of us and we chose it particularly because it was round trip from San Francisco so no flying was involved. Embarkation was great and as Elite Members of the Captain's Circle we got onboard quickly ... Read more
Tuolumne
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Even though the ship is 19 years old it is still a very nice ship. You can see that Princess has done an excellent job in keeping the ship in good shape. Sure there are some rust spots on the outside but you have to remember this ship ... Read more
pandas4cheri
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
568 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was out 11th cruise to Alaska. Most have been on Princess, several on the Grand. She had a recent face lift and had the new beds installed, which freshened her up quite a bit. The scenery in Alaska is breath-taking. Food on the ... Read more
lajagaky1012
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
If you fly from the East Coast to Hawaii you may spend 11 hrs flying. However, 5 1/2 hrs to SFO, hop in a cruise ship and you maybe saving $1500 if you count airfare, hotels, food, tours etc./ Things to remember: passport, book your ... Read more
lizaseb60
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Alarming- poor health service- no pharmacy on board (passengers should be advice to bring their own basic medication, bandages, peroxide , gaze; for disinfection the alcohol - could be used from the bar); doctor on board is available ... Read more
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