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BrwnEyedGirl April 16th, 2004 01:54 AM

leaving from SanFrancisco
 
Has anyone ever sailed out of San Francisco?? Just looking for any input for our Oct sailing.
Thanks!
Have a great cruise all!!

Franknca April 16th, 2004 03:43 PM

Re: leaving from SanFrancisco
 
We've sailed out of San Francisco a number of times. It is probably the worst port we've ever sailed into or out of. Traffic is a mess and if more than one ship is there at a time, it's even worse. If you arrive by bus from the airport, you may not notice but if you arrive by limo or other conveyance, it's a slow process.
Frank-in-CA

SharB April 17th, 2004 10:57 PM

Re: leaving from SanFrancisco
 
We have cruised on Regal Princess round-trip out of San Francisco to Alaska. If you get beyond the transportation issue - sailing under the Golden Gate is one of the most exciting experiences of our seven cruises. I'd highly recommend it.

Shar

Franknca April 18th, 2004 04:02 PM

Re: Re: leaving from SanFrancisco
 
Shar:
I agree. And if one lives in the SF Bay Area, like we do, it is worth the hassle to avoid the airline hassle.
Frank-in-CA

Here....Again April 21st, 2004 09:04 PM

Re: leaving from SanFrancisco
 
Yes, it's the worst port in the world in terms of getting there and getting embarked. It's crowded, it's disorganized, it's cold. But, it's also the best port in the world in every other way. It's a magnificent experience to sail out under the Golden Gate Bridge. It's also a wonderful pre/post cruise city!

suer April 22nd, 2004 11:22 AM

Re: leaving from SanFrancisco
 
Any recommendations for a hotel near the pier in San Francisco? Are there any that will keep your car for you while you are cruising?

Sue

Franknca April 22nd, 2004 09:43 PM

Re: leaving from SanFrancisco
 
Sue:
We usually Limo in and/or out of that port.
Frank


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