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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
87 forum posts
10 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
8 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
jackt1951
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
53 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
4 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
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fireman cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Because friends wanted to go out of San Francisco so we chose Grand Princess, which was our first cruise on Princess Cruiselines. San Francisco was FABULOUS but our onboard experience was not so great starting with day one. Embarkation in ... Read more
pandas4cheri
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
575 forum posts
10 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
7 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
LN624
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Embarkation was the best yet! We were on ship by noon! Loved the "soda" card and the the milkshakes and hot choc! We have always wanted to go Hawaii and this was a great way to get there. Relaxing and pampered! Days were ... Read more
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sweet curise
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is the longest curise that my wife and I have taken and wanted to see if we could last the 15 day's and stay instered in the curise. We booked 6 excursions in 5 ports now 2 of the 6 left something to be desired wiki beach break ... Read more
tshved
Member Since 2008
1 review
39 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it left out of San Francisco and it was 15 days. The cruise was nice. The ports were good. The food was okay. The room was very comfortable. The entertainment in the Princess was exceptional. I enjoyed every ... Read more
TriumphGuy
Member Since 2015
1 review
112 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We were on the April 23, 2017 departure to Hawaii on the Grand and I have to say I had some misgivings prior to the trip due to some unflattering reviews. But we could not find much wrong with the ship: small areas of rust (it's a SHIP, on ... Read more
k9hndler
Member Since 2003
1 review
316 forum posts
21 helpful votes
The OLD Grand Dame is still mighty fine My Family of four (53 me, 44 DW, 14 DS and 11 DD years old)just finished a 15 day cruise to Hawaii in a mini suite on the Grand Princess, and boy, we had a blast. I am going to write a review ... Read more
Reels1103
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for our second honeymoon having just renewed our vows on our 11th anniversary, we are 38 & 54 and were travelling as a couple. We travelled to San Francisco on the 4th to give us time to explore the City and ... Read more
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nado
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
222 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had never sailed to Hawaii and I wanted to see how well I would do on long Sea Days across an Ocean. The embarkation went very quickly and there was no wait, we boarded around 1:15 pm. This ... Read more
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NutingBeatsCrusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We did not have a chance to explore San Francisco before departure since we travel from the east coast the same day as departure. Don't expect to get airport transfers from Oakland to the ship, there aren't any...so, you'll need to take a ... Read more
pwdellers2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise at short notice because it was a 2-week duration, the price was reasonable and the destination was appealing. The 4-day journey to the islands was cold, windy and wet (San Francisco to Hilo), so outdoor and balcony ... Read more
Jdaniels679
Member Since 2015
1 review
64 forum posts
13 helpful votes
The positives: Very smooth embarkation process! The other passengers were really friendly, my cabin steward did a great job, and the ship was not overcrowded. We never felt like we had to wait for anything. The less than ideal factors: ... Read more
rabaroo
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
67 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We booked this one week cruise out of San Francisco and booked one of the "Grand Suites" on Deck 14 (L302). Already a Platinum member with Princess having cruised with them 4 times previously. Our first impressions of Grand ... Read more
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drycreek1
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We picked this cruise because it sailed out of San Francisco which is our home port and had a good itinerary. The ships public rooms have been renovated and are nice but can be crowded. The balcony cabin we had was good size but needs ... Read more
Noswim2
Member Since 2014
1 review
38 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Never been to San Francisco or Hawaii so this was an excellent 1st time experience to these places. Did not manage to get to the meet and greet, so didn't meet any of the fellow passengers on this cruise from the Roll Call which was a ... Read more
jerseygiant
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Easy embarkation and debarkation from San Francisco. Awesome to sail under Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz island. Ship showing it's age but overall very nice. Elevators are slow as everyone tries to pack in with no elevator ... Read more
cessnagirl4
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
27 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Taking a cruise in the winter is a welcome break and the Port of San Francisco is picturesque! The Princess shuttle staff was looking for us at the baggage area and we got on the first shuttle from airport to ship. Embarkation is smooth ... Read more
Desert Kitty
Member Since 2009
1 review
66 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After an unusually cold and snowy winter we were looking for a little reprieve! We were going to drive to San Francisco but after watching the flooding and landslides and discovering that there are no hotels that have "park and ... Read more
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