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Princess Grand Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Princess
Grand Princess
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

20

Very Good

7

Average

4

Poor

3

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

253

Senior Cruises

170

Romantic Cruises

142

Entertainment Cruises

69

First-Time Cruisers

36

36 Princess Grand Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Capoppy avatar

Capoppy

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Christmas on Grand

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My first cruise and I did not want a bill after leaving the ship. Bought the all you can drink package and was still charged, several times for my drinks. Bought mom the beverages and more package, but was sad to ...
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Sail Date December 2015


HaveDogWillTravel avatar

HaveDogWillTravel

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Great Crew, Food, and Entertainment

Pros: Every crew member did an excellent job. They always had a smile and warm welcome remembering our names and our preferences. We had traditional dining (5:30) and loved it. The only thing I ordered off ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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panda1215

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed our vacation on the Grand Princess.

This was our first cruise so we didn't really know what to expect so there are pros and cons and some of each come from what your expectations of your cruise vacation is. The food was wonderful and the staff in all ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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firegal2539

23 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Phenomenal Cruise

I have been on the Grand Princess a few times, so I didn't set my expectations to high because I know that she is almost 20 years old. She is a Grand Princess, yes her age is showing and she will be having a ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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KbcAbroad

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

$40,000 "Stowaway" Adventure package!

My parents have enjoyed several cruises in their retirement, but they have not enjoyed any cruise more than a 2013 Princess cruise to Alaska. So, they decided to take our entire family--13 people all together--on a ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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tashao9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Experience for a First Time Cruiser!

I have the most amazing experience with the Grand Princess. As we arrived at the port, there were long lines but that is to be expected. We had no issues getting onboard the ship and maybe an hour after, we got on ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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JimGeraldine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Smoking Biggest Problem Throughout the Main Piazza

We had never cruised before and had some concerns about the Grand Princess after reading so many negative reviews. Maybe because we had nothing to compare.. BUT, our Alaskan Cruisetour was overall fantastic.,!! ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Boey

1 Review Written

Dining Service Excellent

Service was very good- A big Thank you specially to the F & B Supervisor Miss Paula of Portugal And waiter Mr Artemio of Philippine- they make my 26th Wedding Anniversary a very memorable moment , once again a ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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DTL37

1 Review Written

Alaskan Graduation Present/Family Getaway

We booked a tour of Alaska for four. We wanted a "Nothing to Worry about" trip and pretty much that is what we got. I have not traveled outside the US since the boarder changes and that was an eye opener. The ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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MaPer

1 Review Written

Wonderful experience for a first cruise

Alaska has been on our bucket list, so we finally did a land and cruise vacation. We booked Princess and went northbound to Whittier AK. Once on land we did our own planning have a fabulous time. Now about the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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mya603

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise! Short review here.

I did the pre-cruise land tour to McKinley and Denali Lodges. Wonderful. No complaints there. Then we rode the train down to Whittier and boarded the ship. I loved the Grand. Everyone was super nice. I had no ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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KenMatt58

1 Review Written

Great Cruise but Princess Fell Short

I went on my first cruise on the Grand Princess to Alaska in July 2014 and overall had a very good experience. However, the cruise fell short in a number of really important ways so for our next cruise we will try ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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fgz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time and the Last Time on Princess!

Just got back from a repositioning cruise (Vancouver to Seattle). Worst experience ever, and I have been on many repositioning cruises (Norwegian and Holland America). First - we had to stand in line for 3 HOURS! ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Melissa517

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Was Grand indeed.

Being this our first ever cruise I can not have anything to go by but our own experience as we went along. What I found totally cool was that The Love Boat was on TV with a new episode everyday. To me that was ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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anchorbayDee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Close your door if your child is having a meltdown.

First and foremost my friends (3 of us) and myself were 1st time cruisers so we had no clue what to expect. We booked a mini suite for a 10 night cruise to Alaska/Glacier Bay. Embarkation went very well. We caught ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Chiguy1957

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

We had heard such great things about cruising, that we finally broke down and decided to belatedly treat ourselves to a 25th anniversary cruise. It was our maiden voyage and we were prepared to like it, love it, and ...
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Sail Date May 2013


asterjay avatar

asterjay

1 Review Written

First time, disabled cruiser happy with Princess.

This was my first cruise and I chose Princess after a lot of research, specifically regarding facilities for disabled guests, as I have to use a wheelchair full time. My family party consisted of ages ranging ...
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Sail Date July 2012


Outdoorguy236 avatar

Outdoorguy236

1 Review Written

Can I get a do over?

First of all this is actually 2 back to back 7 day cruises not 1ea 14 day cruise as is sold. This equates to being at sea for a large amount of the time because the ship has to return to Ft Lauderdale in order to ...
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Sail Date January 2013


edgeplot avatar

edgeplot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not as luxurious as I expected

We sailed from Los Angeles to four Hawaiian islands, then to Ensenada in Mexico, and then back to LA. Four and a half days each way across the Pacific was a long time to be on the ship. Since it was winter, most of ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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nigseboy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand Princess anniversary get away

We picked up the eavesway coach from the services,put bags on coach and never saw them again until we got to the state room,we booked a ocean view and were upgraded to a balconey then to a mini suite.The ship is ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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crawtaterfamily

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Baltic Cruise with Kids

7-5-12 The travelers included my husband and me, our kids, and my mother. Our daughter turned 12 on the cruise and our son turned 9 on the cruise. Arrived in London around noon. We stayed at the elegant Chancery ...
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Sail Date July 2012


Antique1900 avatar

Antique1900

1 Review Written

Grand Princess

We arrived at Southampton nice and early and ignored the staggered check in time sent to us, we checked in received our cruise cards and were allowed on the ship by 11am not much waiting around at all, nice and ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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sarae923

1 Review Written

Can't wait to book again!

This was my first time on any cruise ship, and I loved it. I am generally very easy to please as I feel all vacations are what you make of the them. Passengers: Lots of older folks and families. Though my ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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Klloomis

1 Review Written

Grand Princess Southern Caribbean

We took our first cruise Mid-February 2012. Must say, it was very nice. Our cabin was nice. We were on the Lido deck. I was really nervous about being so high and potentially getting seasick, but had no ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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Life _in_alaska

1 Review Written

A Wonderful Week on the Grand Princess

With an unusually cold winter in Alaska, we decided to do our first cruise. I wasn't sure how the bidding wars went on websites, so I did the safe thing and booked directly with Princess. They were great to work ...
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Sail Date February 2012


Grand Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.8
Dining4.04
Entertainment3.03.7
Public Rooms3.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.03.9
Enrichment4.03.6
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.8
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