Sliding Down the Coast to California

Grand Princess Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 15
Helpful Votes: 66

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Grand Princess

7 Night Classic California Coast (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 19, 2016

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Everything was soooo easy! Embarkation was doable. Slight delay at the elevators (not bad though) - slight delay getting the luggage delivered - but weren't in a real hurry. Weather was glorious! Incredible views from underneath the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz while sipping champagne. Tried anytime dining for a change - didn't like the lines. Enjoyed the ports of call.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Seemed to be a lot of kids underfoot...

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

POSH - port side out, starboard in still works - particularly down the coast to Mexico and back.

Ports Of Call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5

Santa Barbara, California

5 out of 5

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Met a friend who showed us around and lunched at the Trump golf course - LUXURIANT.

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
Great "Hop On Hop Off" trolley option - neat museums - beautiful town.

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the old town - bought some fake Cuban cigars - which was fun (but don't pay too much - try to get a box of phony Montecristo No. 2s - for $20 or $25 - the box is cool - the cigars are crap)

Traveler Photos

Golf, anyone? Bones? Neat. Remember Fess Parker? Closed when I got there - but cool! Thye old and the new... She's British... There she is again. Lunch at Trump's. Outstanding. Outstanding restaurant - outstanding menus, outstanding service. Didn't know they grew that big... Worth a visit. Pretty cool. What's not to like. Golden gate from below. Aye chiwowa...
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