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Does the Grand "back in" or "drive in" at port? I have seen videos of them "backing in". I have been to SFO three times on other cruise lines and they 'drove in".

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I am pretty sure we have started backed in the various times we have sailed on the Grand.  But surely they dock in the forward position at times. 

 

Well that helps a lot ????

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57 minutes ago, Tophat4321 said:

Does the Grand "back in" or "drive in" at port? I have seen videos of them "backing in". I have been to SFO three times on other cruise lines and they 'drove in".

Here’s a photo of the Grand in October of this year. Hope that this answers your question. 

 

Tom😎

 

 

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All the times we have cruised on the Grand out of San Francisco, the aft is facing San Francisco.

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We live near the city and see it in port quite often.  I’ve never seen it bow in. Always aft in.  Maybe it’s my timing. 

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I have taken the GRand a number of times... the bow is usually facing the street... the web cam shows it docked .... bow forward.

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17 hours ago, oskidunker said:

Looks bad without the night club

Better sun on the aft pool and decks though.

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This position would be sweet for us! We will be on the Ruby next week and have a cabin on the starboard side. Would love to be able to see the Bay Bridge at night!

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I assume the Grand backs in because the main corrider they use to move things around the ship is on the port side. Would make sense that everything it loaded and unloaded from that side.

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we have sailed on Grand several times out of SFO both old pier and new pier..I've only seen bow facing Bay, as far as how they get that way I'm thinking they come in aft first parallel to dock, backing into slot them side thrusters to move her to pier.

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On 11/1/2018 at 5:59 PM, trbarton said:

Here’s a photo of the Grand in October of this year. Hope that this answers your question. 

 

Tom😎

 

 

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If anyone has been on the Grand or any other Princess ship out of San Francisco they always back in as they need that side to load & unloade things. My photo is unusual because you would normally see a refueling barge which is not in the photo. This is the first time I have never seen a refueling barge there. 

 

Tom😎

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Princess always back their ships in at Pier 27 in San Francisco, yet every other cruise line I've seen does the opposite with the front of the ship facing the City.  I've always wondered why Princess does it differently then everyone else???

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3 hours ago, Phamer55 said:

Princess always back their ships in at Pier 27 in San Francisco, yet every other cruise line I've seen does the opposite with the front of the ship facing the City.  I've always wondered why Princess does it differently then everyone else???

 

We did a BVE on Grand Princess. When we got off we stayed a while and wandered around. Crown Princess was there as well and it was docked facing land. I got a picture of a small potted tree in the window of the bridge.

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On ‎11‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 6:44 PM, oskidunker said:

Looks bad without the night club

Just got off the Grand yesterday.

One of our favorite Head Waiter's told me the Star will replace the Grand in 2020.

He was very sure about that...we'll see.

If it's true...we'll have a skywalkers again.

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