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San Francisco to Alaska Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Alaska
San Francisco

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221

Very Good

140

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87

Poor

49

Terrible

17

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520 San Francisco to Alaska Cruise Reviews


SherwoodCruiser avatar

SherwoodCruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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


JanDay avatar

JanDay

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

In-Depth EXC cruise is unique

We love Alaska. This cruise showed up with a three week itinerary hitting ports we had not seen before, as well as several of our favorites and terrific glacier cruising days. We noticed it was booked as an ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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BeeMom

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska great, ship disappointing

We stayed in one of the larger suites C409 (Penthouse), and we're disappointed mainly regarding the balcony, although the cabin was dated. The furniture was old with black mildew on most surfaces and in disrepair. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Angi200

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first time on Princess

I specifically wanted to go thru Tracy Arm Fjord and was not disappointed with this cruise. Crew members were amazing, scenery was indescribable and passengers are now considered friends. We enjoyed exploring ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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angiet2003

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand Princess

This was my third cruise to Alaska aboard the Grand Princess and it was as amazing as ever! The amount of food available was as plentiful as ever. The level of entertainment was good and we really loved the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Dievlieger

1 Review Written

Oldie, but Goodie!

We chose this cruise for the departure port and itinerary, but I wouldn’t change anything. The ship is older and doesn’t have all the wizz bang features of the new ships, but that’s not why you cruise to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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oldracer

1 Review Written

Grand Princess on the Inner Passage

San Francisco to San Francisco by way of the inner passage to Alaska. Eleven days of comfortable cruising, great service, no lines, exciting excursions and great food. The worst part of this cruise was San ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Gardener222

13 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Service has improved but overwhelmed by sales promotions

We are elite with princess and last cruised on Princess Grand 3-2019 for the Mexico Rivera cruise. This trip was Alaska, 10 days round trip from San Francisco. Its my opinion that service on Princess Grand has ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Smiles-away

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise with superb service

After reading some of the negative reviews about this ship we had our concerns prior to the cruise. We like to think our standards are extremely high and we expect a good service. This cruise ship and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Tdon429

1 Review Written

The Good ,The Bad, and The Ugly

The Grand , not so grand and it shows. Appalled by maintenance crews entering our cabin even against our explicit direction not to; both when no one was there and when only minors where in the room ( old enough to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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brandiraquelclark

1 Review Written

First Time on a Princess Cruise was Under-Whelming

A cruise to Alaska was my dream trip! Even though the cruise ship was not over the top and you can tell it has some wear and tear, the destination was SPECTACULAR! DINING -- Roger Mora in anytime dining is the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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fsmark0

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent Alaska Cruise

We've always wanted to go to Alaska and out of the blue, got an Oceania brochure in the mail. With a couple RC cruises under our belts (which were fine), we decided to try a smaller, more upscale cruise line. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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omy1ron

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Cruise to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary!

From our departure at the San Francisco Cruise Terminal, our embarkation was very smooth. Even though there was a line, the wait was very short. We live in the Bay Area so leaving from San Francisco was a plus ...
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Sail Date August 2019


hb408 avatar

hb408

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some good...Some terrible

So being a cruise virgin, my wife elected to take me on the Alaska cruise from San Francisco. It was a 10 day journey, ten very interesting days. Before anything, I need to mention how poor the security was. When ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Miss Monika

1 Review Written

So much fun that we already booked another!

We spent 10 luxurious days on this beautiful ship and we've already booked another Alaskan cruise for next August. We chose this ship because we live about 20 minutes away, and it was easy for my whole family to get ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Lisaliqunhu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service, terrible foods

Our experiences with grand Princess are mixed, good and bad. Good is their horizon buffet all crew members outstanding services. Specially thank you horizon buffet supervisor Mr. Arvin for his outstanding ...
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Sail Date August 2019


inekee avatar

inekee

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A great little ship

We like Holland America. And we selected this cruise because of the itinerary. We were on the ship for 8 weeks starting in San Francisco on June 18. The Maasdam went to a lot of ports in the first 3 weeks. Namely ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Kellifer

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Horrible, I mean HORRIBLE food.

The food was unbelievably bad. Even the Italian specialty restaurant was the worst Italian food I have ever had. The buffet was seriously worse than and American chain buffet venue. If you like selections such as ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cruiserre

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A "solid" performance for a ship and crew, but with some blemishes.

As you can see with the grades I gave in most categories, performance by crew and ship were above average. Allowing for some gaffes in food preparation, and "tendering", I still stand by my ratings---but--and of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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zihuabound

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A miserable waste of time and the poorest cruising experience ever!

Have sailed on Princess many times. This will for sure be the last one. From the embarkation, to debarkation, the entire experience was miserable, rude, and a complete joke. By second day you could only shake ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Yehootu

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay

This his the 3rd time we've done this cruise from San Francisco. The first went to Glacier Bay and last year we went to Tracy Arm. The reason we went to both this year was due to a Medical emergency that required a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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TahoeSierra

17 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Another average Princess cruise

This was our 18th Alaska cruise. We have done several with Princess and also with four other cruise lines. We have done four Princess cruise to Alaska from San Francisco. EMBARKATION Our travel agency ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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brianpon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise, poor stateroom, long wait times

Princess should be ashamed of the long waits at embarkation, the buffet, the Pub Lunch (couldn't make it in), and photo services (an hour and a half)! Amazing cruise director, main dining room, and room steward ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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nogocruise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A cruise to avoid

We started off cruising on Carnival Cruises 15 years ago. We loved Carnival, but they didn't offer cruises near our house in the San Francisco bay area. We decided to switch over to Princess for the convenience. our ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cuan1

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Expected much better as a first time cruise with Princess

Chose this cruise due to departure port leaving for Alaska. I have travelled with Tui, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Cunard before, totalling about 20 cruises. This was my first with Princess so can only compare ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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