Posted April 19th, 2009, 09:40 AM
I find it incredibly sad how few cruiseships use the Port of San Francisco......in turn it makes them very expensive trips.
I live about 20 minutes from the port so I know !
We have taken the Alaska & Mexican Cruises from there in the past but that was years ago. Too expensive now.
Last year I picked up a Princess ship there for a leg of a repositioning cruise. The ship was coming from the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, up to Vancouver where it would stay for the summer doing Alaska cruises. I love those types of cruises. You can pretty much get on & off anywhere along the trip. We got on in San Francisco & off in Vancouver.
I took my daughter. It was over the Mother's day weekend.
We had such a good time that I decided to make it an annual thing & immediately booked for this year as soon as we returned.
THEY WILL NOT STOP IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS YEAR :O(
We have to go down to Los Angeles to get on & 'wave' to S.F. as we pass it by.
This has got to be some sort of political thing. Cruiseships bring a lot of $ to ports they stop in.