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- Convenient port of departure, only 30' from home! - Itinerary okay. Would have been much better if we had more time in Victoria. Princess should consider less time in other ports to give at least 8 hours in Victoria. - Princess definitely needs to provide handicap wheelchair assistance at the Vancouver port. Very difficult for me to make it to the pier, and from the pier back to the ship. It it a long trek. And much more difficult for passengers more handicapped than me. - Food was mediocre in the main dining rooms. Horizon was good, but I prefer to be waited on. Did not venture into the pricey Specialty restaurants. - The main theater shows were great. The lounge entertainment was just okay. - The Cigar bar (Snooker's) was a nice perk for this cigar smoker - Th ship's staff, for the most part, were very cordial and helpful.

No flying...SF to SF easy cruising.

Grand Princess Cruise Review by RDBourdon

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Pacific Coastal
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
- Convenient port of departure, only 30' from home!

- Itinerary okay. Would have been much better if we had more time in Victoria. Princess should consider less time in other ports to give at least 8 hours in Victoria.

- Princess definitely needs to provide handicap wheelchair assistance at the Vancouver port.

Very difficult for me to make it to the pier, and from the pier back to the ship. It it a long trek.

And much more difficult for passengers more handicapped than me.

- Food was mediocre in the main dining rooms. Horizon was good, but I prefer to be waited on. Did not venture into the pricey Specialty restaurants.

- The main theater shows were great. The lounge entertainment was just okay.

- The Cigar bar (Snooker's) was a nice perk for this cigar smoker

- Th ship's staff, for the most part, were very cordial and helpful.
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