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Old May 5th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Princess to Base Ship Year-Round in San Francisco
This is wonderful news, and doubly good when combined with the new cruise terminal at Pier 27!


We can take public transit to the ship, so it is great not having to park a car or deal with airplane hassles. Hopefully these cruises do really well, and encourage more ships to come to San Francisco.
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There already are approved plans for a new cruise terminal in San Francisco. Work should start before too long.
We passed Pier 27 last week and work has already begun. It looks like demolition is finished or almost finished, and hopefully building will begin soon. Now if I could only talk DH into a Mexico cruise (sigh). Perhaps the idea of arriving to the ship via BART will get him interested.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 07:24 PM
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We have done about 6 cruises to Mexico in the last 10 years, all but one was on Princess.

We love to cruise, go for the ship experience primarily and love not having to fly when going round trip out of San Francisco. Our next trip is in September on the Star, we did the Star 4 or 5 years ago. Our next cruise is our 21st cruise will Princess.

I would love to Hawaii and Alaska again too.

Really felt the need to support cruises out of San Francisco so we would see more. Nothing beats taking a taxi to the ship.

It also helps the travel budget to balance one trip out of our home port against another cruise in the Mediterranean. Going on a cruise out of Rome next March.

Thanks Princess for making San Francisco a home port.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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We passed Pier 27 last week and work has already begun. It looks like demolition is finished or almost finished, and hopefully building will begin soon. Now if I could only talk DH into a Mexico cruise (sigh). Perhaps the idea of arriving to the ship via BART will get him interested.
Another great way to get to the city for your cruise is to take the Vallejo 10am ferry and get off at pier 39, then walk to pier 27. Very easy to do. Plus your cruise vacation actually starts once you board the ferry. You can also take the Marin ferry too. Really nice way to start a cruise.
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Another great way to get to the city for your cruise is to take the Vallejo 10am ferry and get off at pier 39, then walk to pier 27. Very easy to do. Plus your cruise vacation actually starts once you board the ferry. You can also take the Marin ferry too. Really nice way to start a cruise.
Agreed. And, if you are in the East Bay (as we are), you can take the ferry from Oakland (Jack London Square) or Alameda to the Ferry Building or, occasionally, to Pier 41. The SF Bay ferries are great.
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Excellent news! 15 minute cab ride to the pier will be great!
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What does long term parking cost at the ferry terminals?
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What does long term parking cost at the ferry terminals?
Less than two round trip airline tickets to anywhere I'm sure..... We in Sacramento are very happy about this too!
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You lost me on that one.
What does the long term parking cost at the Vallejo ferry terminal, I believe it is
bout $15.00 per day for long term parking at the cruise lot in SF.
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It is nice to see lots of folks are exciting about this news. Maybe we will get some other cruise lines interested in San Francisco after the new terminal is available. I hope so. We did a cruise on Celebrity some years ago, would love to see HAL do some cruises out of SF on a regular basis too.
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You lost me on that one.
What does the long term parking cost at the Vallejo ferry terminal, I believe it is
bout $15.00 per day for long term parking at the cruise lot in SF.
The Vallejo ferry terminal does not have long-term parking. The maximum allowed is 48 hours.

http://www.baylinkferry.com/directions/parking-tips.php

The Alameda ferry terminal does not allow overnight parking. The Larkspur Golden Gate Transit ferry terminal will tow after 7 days and suggests using the Marin Airporter lot across the street for $4/day for long-term parking.

http://goldengateferry.org/schedules/terminal.php

http://www.marinairporter.com/info_larkspur.html
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great news a ship based out of sf all year round may get back to mexico via las vegas now
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You lost me on that one.
What does the long term parking cost at the Vallejo ferry terminal, I believe it is
bout $15.00 per day for long term parking at the cruise lot in SF.
It was a joke.....My point was that no mater what the cost of parking at the ferry terminal or pier 27 it would be a lot cheaper than 2 round trip airline tickets to Seattle or L.A. or Miami etc......
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