There were of course cruises to Alaska, but even those were primarily sailing from Seattle or Vancouver instead of San Francisco.
10-night Mexico sailings, departing on September 17, 2013, and March 5, 2014, and featuring two new ports for Princess -- Loreto and La Paz
7-night California Coastal sailings, departing on September 27 and October 19, 2013, and March 15 and April 6, 2014
15-night Hawaii sailings, departing between October 4, 2013, and April 28, 2014
San Francisco will always have a warm place in our hearts, since we spent a portion of our honeymoon there and have visited the city several times in the years since then. It makes a perfect destination for extending your cruise vacation either before or after the cruise, depending on the itinerary.
Recently, interest in San Francisco has been rekindled by the television show Alcatraz that takes place on "The Rock". Some of the most notorious criminals were incarcerated there. Of course there are other less sinister locations for you to visit, such as Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding area, Fisherman's Wharf, Muir Woods and the Petrified Forest, and of course the Wine Country in Napa Valley and Sonoma. There are many other destinations within an hour or so drive from San Francisco.
We are glad to see Grand Princess taking up residency in the Port of San Francisco and hope that it is the first of many ships returning to the West Coast.