“Star Princesss Wine Coastal Cruise”
Cruise review of Star Princess

SarcasticGuy31 Star Princess 1 Star Princesss Wine Coastal Cruise
Member Since
No Forum Posts
No Helpful Votes
Overall Member Rating

Being an avid cruiser, we already had a bad experience with Princess Cruises a couple of years ago. However, we liked the wine coastal tour down the pacific and found that Princess had the best itinerary. When we boarded and the first night things were looking a lot better than our first experience. After that, it went downhill. The food was terrible, the service was bad when there was service and the room was never ready until about 02:00pm each day except for the day the stateroom steward was getting off the ship. The entertainment was horrible and seemed to be the same thing over and over. The Cruise Director was basically no-existent. Having cruised on their sister line Carnival, I haved found this line to be 100% better and always something different. Same goes for Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, much more of a class act. If you are 80+, you probably will enjoy Princess. I will never sail with Princess again no matter how good their itinerary is !!!

Also, there shore excursions are grossly overpriced. In Seatlle, we book the hop on, hop off tour and paid around $70.00/person. If we walked off the ship and went directly to the tour operator, it was $20.00/person.

The Seaside and Cannon Ball Beach Shopping Tour in Astoria, was a scam as well. Spent approx. 30 minutes at each of the two stops and about 3 hours on a bus. Description said approx. 2 1/2 hours shopping.

Save your cash book with another cruise line. Princess is 0-2 in my book !!!

Star Princess Cruises to the USA
  • Sail Date: September 2013
  • Destination: USA
  • Embarkation: Vancouver
Overall Ratings
  • Cabin
  • Dining
  • Embarkation
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Entertainment
  • Family & Children
  • Fitness & Recreation
  • Onboard Experience
  • Public Rooms
  • Rates
  • Service
  • Shore Excursions
  • Value for Money

Cabin review:

The stateroom had a very large balcony which was one of the positives. Didn't find it exceptionally clean.

Port and Shore Excursions

City Tour
Hop on, hop off tour was great. Got to see quite a bit of Seattle. Pikes Place was great, as well the 1st Starbucks resides here as well. However, don't book through Princess, unless you want to pay three times the amount of what the tour operator charges like we did.
Butchart Gardens

Our limo driver was actually an author (Eric Hamilton), who wrote a book about his theory on the Princess Di death. He also looked liked David Letterman's twin brother. He was very informative about the area and gave us a brief rundown about the Gardens. Overall my wife enjoyed the gardens more than me.

Published 10/19/13
Thank SarcasticGuy31
No Helpful Votes
Read Cruise Critic’s Star Princess Review
Star Princess Cruises to the USA
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?