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1,468 San Francisco Cruise Reviews


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SherwoodCruiser

1 Review Written

Wonderful vacation!

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Great Ship The ship is great and the staff is fantastic. It is nice the water and specialty coffees are included. No photographer constantly taking pictures. Also no cocktail staff in the theater during the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kfan9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Surprisingly Poor Service

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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2 gopher cruisers

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not what I expected

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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yachtclubber

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not the ending we had hoped for

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KathnBri

1 Review Written

Disappointed

The Panama Canal transit was something I rely wanted to do and as a bonus this cruise sailed from San Francisco. We booked with a 2 night stay there before we sailed and that was well worth it. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Overthewaves

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pleasant escape from Winter, along Pacific coast of Central & South America

Oceania cruises are great for couples (nothing interesting for children or singles) This cruise was from San Franciso to Santiago Chile, i.e. a 22-day section of a world cruise. In addition to embarkation and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cat's staff

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Princess gets more Carnival like every cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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BerkshireBob

2 Reviews Written

Second time is not a charm

We had done the Panama Canal cruise a couple of years ago from New Orleans to Seattle, this time we opted for San Francisco to New York. The canal itself is still fascinating, but most of the other ports leave much ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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I Love Cats 1127

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience on Several Fronts

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Katedfroemming

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Monte Fugate

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pmhewitt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good and Bad Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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theoz

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal 21 day cruise

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact that it left San Francisco and ended in New York. Being from the East Coast, we only had to fly one way. This cruise had 13 port stops which was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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BWCW3885

1 Review Written

Good Time - but not a luxury cruise

My husband and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Although we have cruised about 20 times (about 6 with NCL - we are latitudes silver because two of our cruises were from the 80's before they had a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wobbiegongs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Super Dooper Money Grab

I wanted to travel through the Panama Canal on my birthday as I had done the Suez Canal with Celebrity Cruises the year before. I now call Norwegian Cruises - NO Norwegian cruises because anything you ask the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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dhult15

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Director staff difficult to understand

Luz and Joey, both from Philippines, were a joke. The morning tv show was them acting like small children. Couldn’t understand them. Since Luz was on the mic so often and then every night after the shows, most ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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beachcomberbill

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Just so-so

PART I : PORTS OF CALL We wanted to leave the cold northeast for the month. This itinerary seemed to fit the bill. We’re Platinum level members. This was our eighth cruise with NCL. We chose to fly from NYC ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Tailwind1

26 Reviews Written

107 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but NCL has lost their way

This is my 26th review for Cruise Critic. Unlike some reviewers that join this group just to complain about a bad experience, I have, for the past 10+ years felt obliged to write about my cruise experiences. I am a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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toads45froggy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Honeymoon for the Ages

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Wubba

1 Review Written

Nice short cruise.

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, & ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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waylyn

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic staff, great food, interesting ports

I had sailed on with Princess before and loved it so I chose Grand Princess for the 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise from Jan 12 to 22. The ship is aging but they are always working on keeping her looking 'Grand' ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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honeykatz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

15 day Hawaiian cruise

15 day Grand Princess Hawaiian cruise. It was our first cruise on Princess and we had a wonderful time! The ship is old and shows signs of wear everywhere and the public restrooms were usually broken. The ship ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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margiesmemories

1 Review Written

Grand Princess to Mexico

First time on Princess line. Embarking and Disembarking was very organized. Tight security getting on and off ship for excursions. One excursion only and it was not so good. The Estuary tour by our guide "Polo" ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JavaJunkie22

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just so-so

We have cruised many times (with another cruise line). This was the lowest quality of food, variety of food, lack of customer service, and mediocre entertainment that we have experienced. Our room with a balcony was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ks4family

1 Review Written

Great if you are over 80, otherwise EXTREMELY boring

My family and friends took the Grand Princess on a 15 night New Years cruise. The idea of leaving out of our home port (San Francisco) and visiting Hawaii was quite enticing. My ten-year-old is a Love Boat freak ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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