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#21
San Mateo, California
5,551 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by Mom2boysGA
Hey Everyone!!

We are in the process of planning an Alaska cruise, bucket list item for the hubby We like the 10 day out of San Fran but after reading some reviews on the shape of the Grand Princess, I'm a little concerned on booking it. I've read there is always something needing repair, buckets catching drips, mildew smells, creaking etc. These reviews ranged from 2015-2016. I saw she was going in for a dry dock this past December.

So for those that have been on the Grand Princess since dry dock, are there still issues or is she back to tip top shape??

Any info you can provide is great!

Thanks!!
Issue about this ship have been over flown... I have cruised on for the past few years... problems not significant. I booked for the past 2 years at New Years... go again next 1/2/18... book and you will enjoy yourself.. crew is fantastic.
#22
Sacramento
315 Posts
Joined Feb 2016
Originally posted by pris993
Issue about this ship have been over flown... I have cruised on for the past few years... problems not significant. I booked for the past 2 years at New Years... go again next 1/2/18... book and you will enjoy yourself.. crew is fantastic.

I agree. I spent 30 days on the Grand Princess last year and am going to Hawaii on her later this year. The crew on this ship are great!
#23
atlanta, ga
42 Posts
Joined Nov 2014
Thanks Again everyone! We did book it for the July 5th 2018 sailing with our two boys. I've been to San Fran but not since I was a teenager, loved it then so excited to see it as an adult and introduce my husband and kids to the city. There is something about the 10 days plus getting to leave from there, under the golden gate that just feels like it will be a great trip.

Thanks again, I appreciate everyone's comments!
#24
USA
91 Posts
Joined May 2000
Yes, we sailed to Mexico for 10 days out of SF in late Feb.-early Mar. 2017. The ship was fine. New mattresses and bedding. The pool deck had some sections that were worn out, but not an issue. Otherwise, we didn’t see any problems at all. We’re thinking of booking a 15 day cruise to Hawaii out of SF for next year on the Grand.


Originally posted by Mom2boysGA
Hey Everyone!!

We are in the process of planning an Alaska cruise, bucket list item for the hubby We like the 10 day out of San Fran but after reading some reviews on the shape of the Grand Princess, I'm a little concerned on booking it. I've read there is always something needing repair, buckets catching drips, mildew smells, creaking etc. These reviews ranged from 2015-2016. I saw she was going in for a dry dock this past December.

So for those that have been on the Grand Princess since dry dock, are there still issues or is she back to tip top shape??

Any info you can provide is great!

Thanks!!
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#25
California
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Joined May 2016
We are somewhat local to SF and we booked the Sept 2018 10-day Alaska sailing. We can't wait! I have read mixed reviews of the Grand as well, but I also read the same about the CB and we sailed on her in Europe last April and I thought she was very nice. I expect we will have an equally wonderful experience on the Grand next year. We had a window suite on the CB and have booked the same on the Grand. I hope you and your family enjoy SF and your Alaska cruise!
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#26
California
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Joined Mar 2012
For the past 7 or 8 years, my family and I cruise on the Grand Princess 2 - 3 times per year with a Quilt & Cruise group. We consider the Grand to be our home away from home. While there may be minor issues from time to time--this is true of any ship. What keeps us coming back is the superb value/loyalty benefits, friendly staff, yummy food. Also some great upgrades in the past couple of years, including incredibly comfortable beds and the best internet/intranet at sea!!! We love, love, love the Grand!!

Originally posted by Mom2boysGA
Hey Everyone!!

We are in the process of planning an Alaska cruise, bucket list item for the hubby We like the 10 day out of San Fran but after reading some reviews on the shape of the Grand Princess, I'm a little concerned on booking it. I've read there is always something needing repair, buckets catching drips, mildew smells, creaking etc. These reviews ranged from 2015-2016. I saw she was going in for a dry dock this past December.

So for those that have been on the Grand Princess since dry dock, are there still issues or is she back to tip top shape??

Any info you can provide is great!

Thanks!!
#27
Dixon, CALIFORNIA
299 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
Originally posted by Sacto Rick
I agree. I spent 30 days on the Grand Princess last year and am going to Hawaii on her later this year. The crew on this ship are great!
Hey SACTO Rick: Just wanted to say hey to a neighbor. As you can see I am from Dixon. Looking forward to our cruise to Alaska on the grand in June 2018.
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