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Star Princess Cruise Review by bajapen: Incredible ship and wonderful cruise


bajapen
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
175 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 3.0
Dining 5.5
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Incredible ship and wonderful cruise

Sail Date: November 2009
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Embarkation: Los Angeles

From the minute Princess picked us up at LAX at 8:00 a.m and took us to a hospitality suite until we disembarked in Rio de Janeiro 30 days later, it was magical. This ship is gorgeous and very comfortable. Executive chef Mario created masterpieces every day so we didn't even bother with the "speciality" restaurants.

All Princess shore excursions were great but we really loved the 2 private ones I pre-arranged. In Valparaiso with Thomas Poussard at visiter.valparaiso@gmail.com and in Rio with Blue Ocean Tours at www.riodejaneiro-hotel.travel. We thoroughly recommend both of these companies for wonderful and inexpensive tours. Our only complaint was we didn't get the expected upgrade we had requested and spent 30 nights in a tiny inside cabin!

We had tiny inside cabin. Only one bed and 2 small nightstands filled the room side to side. built in desk had one small chair so we had to either be on the bed or one could sit on a desk chair!! Horrible. As with all the Princess More ships, great closet space and typical tiny but functional bathroom. We always take a nightlight and a power strip so we can charge the camera batteries, our electric toothbrushes, iPods etc because there is only one outlet in the cabin and one in the bathroom. I think this is pretty typical of all Princess cabins we've been in so far.

In 2009 we sailed with Princess for 53 days and are booked for 71 days in 2010! The ship was totally full but we met many people, some first time cruisers, who got upgraded from inside cabins to balconies!! Were unable to find out why and this is my one big gripe about Princess. Overall though we love them and will continue to sail with them. I will become "elite" later this year and then it will be really terrific As it is I now qualify for "free" internet and that is really a huge savings. Less


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We had tiny inside cabin. Only one bed and 2 small nightstands filled the room side to side. built in desk had one small chair so we had to either be on the bed or one could sit on a desk chair!! Horrible. As with all the Princess ships, great closet space and typical tiny but functional bathroom. We always take a nightlight and a power strip so we can charge the camera batteries, our electric toothbrushes, iPods etc because there is only one outlet in the cabin and one in the bathroom. I think this is pretty typical of all Princess cabins we've been in so far.

Port and Shore Excursions


I hate this place and haven't changed my opinion. the town is now so crowded and traffic so horrendous it is nearly impossible to get around. We joined 2 other couples and hired a minivan and driver and went to the Acapulco Princess and spent the day on the beach. It was really hot that day. Hotel was great with wonderful pool

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Amazing and wonderful day. Hot and humid, but it always is in their summer. We took a Princess all day tour to see the city and a ranch outside town. We spent a couple of hours at La Recoleta and were fascinated by this world famous cemetary where we saw the Duarte Family mausoleum where Eva Peron is now at rest. Our afternoon at the ranch was superb, even if interrupted by a torrential thunder/lightening storm. We had real gauchos waiting on us while we chowed down on a "typical" meat overload meal. We rode in wooden wagons, rode horses and had a great outdoors time. Due to weather were unable to have horse races so the gauchos put on an impromptu show and it was a real hit. All in all a wonderful day.


Due to difficulties with the ship we finally landed 4 hours late, causing our all day tour (private) to be cut to just 4 1/2 hours. However we did get to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue and were overwhelmed at its magnificence. Also got to ride the cable cars up to Sugar Loaf. The views from both locations were stunning and my photos captured them perfectly. Even though it was over 100 degrees F and very humid, it was astounding. We loved every minute and hope to return in the not too distant future

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