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"I don't like to write bad reviews about things, because there is always some good, but Mariner has some really, really bad things going on with their service. First of all, I am sorry to say, the reviews on the..."Read More
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Wonderful vacation!

Review for Regatta to Alaska

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SherwoodCruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Great Ship The ship is great and the staff is fantastic. It is nice the water and specialty coffees are included. No photographer constantly taking pictures. Also no cocktail staff in the theater during the shows. The rooms are very nice, larger than most other ships and the cabin attendants were unreal. The company touts the "Finest Cuisine at Sea" and theirs ranks among the more ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Surprisingly Poor Service

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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kfan9

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

Christmas sailing for the whole family. Embarkation was a pain in the behind. Fault lies both with my family and the staff (but primarily the latter). I won't go too much into it, but basically, be sure your whole party is there to check in at the same time! The ship itself is fairly dated, but it wasn't really a problem for me. There's a fair amount to appreciate about an older ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Elba

1 Helpful Vote


Not what I expected

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii

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2 gopher cruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My partner wanted to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge one last time so he convinced me it would be great for both of us. I had expected to have sunny days with a little bump here and there but that is not what happened. No sun, cold wind and all kinds of sea bumps. I enjoyed the food in the buffet and the dining room but my partner did not. Our cabin seemed smaller than usual for a balcony ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


Not the ending we had hoped for

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii

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yachtclubber

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Princess cruise, so we truly didn't know what to expect other than what we had read and what Princess is known for. Embarkation was a breeze even if we were required to fill out a medical questionnaire stating our exposure, or lack of exposure, to Covid-19. No temperature check or screening of any kind. Once onboard, we found evidence of what all the previous reviews had ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


Disappointed

Review for Norwegian Gem to Panama Canal & Central America

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KathnBri

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The Panama Canal transit was something I rely wanted to do and as a bonus this cruise sailed from San Francisco. We booked with a 2 night stay there before we sailed and that was well worth it. Embarkation was quick and the luggage was soon delivered to the cabin. It is probably the smallest cabin we have had compared to other cruise companies though we look on it as just somewhere to sleep. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba


Pleasant escape from Winter, along Pacific coast of Central & South America

Review for Insignia to South America

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Overthewaves

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Oceania cruises are great for couples (nothing interesting for children or singles) This cruise was from San Franciso to Santiago Chile, i.e. a 22-day section of a world cruise. In addition to embarkation and debarkation, we visited these ports: Santa Barbara and San Diego in USA; Cabo, Ixtapa, Acapulco and Puerto Chapas in Mexico; Puerto Quetzel in Gautemala, Acajutla in El Salvador; Manta ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Second time is not a charm

Review for Norwegian Gem to Panama Canal & Central America

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BerkshireBob

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had done the Panama Canal cruise a couple of years ago from New Orleans to Seattle, this time we opted for San Francisco to New York. The canal itself is still fascinating, but most of the other ports leave much to be desired. We had done several of the excursions before and the don't seem to ever change. We were actually more interested in three seeks of warmth and that was the best part. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


Princess gets more Carnival like every cruise

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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cat's staff

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We took the cruise to 4 Pacific Mexican places because we had not been there. The price and dates were also good for us. The towns were interesting. The Princess excursions were reasonably priced, although some turned out to not have a lot to see. Beaches, sun and drinking seemed to be the main reason many took this cruise. We were to board at noon. Since we could not connect from our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

6 Helpful Votes


Disappointing Experience on Several Fronts

Review for Grand Princess to Mexican Riviera

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I Love Cats 1127

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We sailed on Grand Princess on February 11th, 2020, out of San Francisco and south along the coast of Mexico. We chose this cruise because friends were going, and because we had never visited any of the ports before, so we thought it was a good way to get a snapshot of these ports. The cruise got off to a poor start, which was not the fault of the staff, but we felt we paid for it in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

7 Helpful Votes


1/27/20 Excellent Hawaii Cruise! Thanks Grand Princess!

Review for Grand Princess to Hawaii

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Katedfroemming

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Our very first Princess cruise was 19-night Panama Canal cruise on 3/18/19, and we fell in love with Princess and didn't want to disembark. My husband always wanted to cruise to Hawaii, so we were excited when my cousins wanted the 1/27/20 15-night Grand Princess to Hawaii from San Francisco! Captain JP Bryant is incredibly funny, caring, lighthearted, very personable; his communications were ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Interior

2 Helpful Votes


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