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gordonpots
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
As indicated in the title, we really enjoyed the British Isles itinerary. The excursions were very well-planned, entertaining, and informative and the weather was better than expected. Our balcony cabin (C259), however, was cramped and ... Read more
falloutgel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
First time I went on a cruise and I honestly had the best experience there is! It was comfy, I didn't experience any motion sickness at all while at sea and everything was smooth. The crew was amazing. There are too many of them to mention ... Read more
cruiseenthusiastic2
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Having sailed many times, this was my first Princess cruise. Wanting an easy and relaxing getaway I chose this cruise for several reasons. The itinerary was perfect with the majority of the cruise at sea. Living in Northern California, ... Read more
Vickya
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Ive been looking to do a Mediterranean cruise for a while and I liked this one because of the itinerary plus it was new. The down part to the sailing was originally it had Valletta,Malta and Kusadasi, Turkey on the itinerary and after I ... Read more
MTReid
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Warning: This review is long, but worth reading if you are seriously considering a cruise on the Star. If you want to move on quickly I’ll say my overall impression of the ship (including all services and amenities) is below average, ... Read more
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mjh237
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Wonderful food at the buffet, dining rooms and specialty restaurants, and the service was superb. We had an aft stern room with a bit bigger balcony, and it was fantastic. The rooms were quite sound proof, we only heard our neighbours door ... Read more
Stevos
Member Since 2010
1 review
49 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Never having cruised Princess before and with the price being right plus OBC thought I would surprise my wife who had not been to Fiji. Also this itinery had 4 ports that she had never been to. I was very tentative prior to boarding as ... Read more
Comeback not so new!
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
The ship and the senior crew are an absolute disaster. - Many plumbing leaks across the ship: in the cabin hallways, toilet overflows into main walkways, buckets in shops to catch the drips from the ceiling. Crew admit the boat is ... Read more
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Tchforlang
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, in particular, the full transit of the Panama Canal, as well as the other stops. By far, the Panama Canal transit was the highlight of the trip. Make sure you get up real early and are in ... Read more
Vinolady1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
123 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I loved the size of this ship. Yes, it's a little older, but the minor issues were not enough to make a difference. One of the issues was not with the ship, but with Princess. Anytime dining, is not really "anytime dining" ... Read more
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Findus Stander
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
The ship was certainly impressive in appearance, the entertainment was good in the theatre, the service all-round was excellent especially in the MDR and Piazza bar area. The food was good in the MDR every night. Dined at Harmony the ... Read more
cruiserkima
Member Since 2017
1 review
We took this cruise to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. I'll start with the parts I was dissatisfied with and move on to the redeeming qualities. The main problem was that our rooms were insanely noisy. I have cruised a ... Read more
CruisePrincess1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We found a really great deal on a one way cruise with Princess from Los Angeles to Vancouver over my kids Spring Break. I had gone on a cruise many years ago on another cruise line and was looking forward to being pampered with some great ... Read more
RonEby
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
This was my 8th cruise with Princess, and most likely will be my last. I first sailed on the Island Princess 9 years ago to Alaska and the experience was so wonderful I had since become a habitual cruiser. However, in the past 9 years the ... Read more
k9hndler
Member Since 2003
1 review
316 forum posts
17 helpful votes
The OLD Grand Dame is still mighty fine My Family of four (53 me, 44 DW, 14 DS and 11 DD years old)just finished a 15 day cruise to Hawaii in a mini suite on the Grand Princess, and boy, we had a blast. I am going to write a review ... Read more
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NutingBeatsCrusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We did not have a chance to explore San Francisco before departure since we travel from the east coast the same day as departure. Don't expect to get airport transfers from Oakland to the ship, there aren't any...so, you'll need to take a ... Read more
Lallafam
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we were meeting up with family from 4 states for a Spring Break cruise. The Ship was at full capacity. Embarkation went extremely fast - couldn't believe how quickly we were able to board. The ship was ... Read more
HeidiAustralia
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the ports. We have two young children. A 14 night cruise we only went to a show two nights. All other shows geared to the over 50's. All shore tours geared to the over 50's. The cruise director Stuart is about ... Read more
firstfamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise because it fitted in with school holiday dates and Princess had been highly recommended to us. Entertainment on board was of outstanding quality. Went to most shows and thoroughly enjoyed them all. There was so much to ... Read more
Cruisedancer!
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
In summary, I have spent less money and enjoyed my previous 3 cruises better. For the younger at heart, "Night Life" is DEAD, it does not exist. Princess is very enjoyable and suited to the elderly that I spoke to on board. ... Read more
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Lynollie
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Captain Dominico made the difficult decision to vary the port order on our cruise, in order to avoid Tropical Cyclone Cook. The decision was made early enough for most of our tours (booked online rather than through the ship) to change the ... Read more
KittyKat13
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We were in Balcony Riviera 703....lovely room, without a sofa, and great balcony. However, I picked one that vibrated constantly....not terribly and you do did get used to it. It was beside the back stairway/elevators and super location ... Read more
Jdaniels679
Member Since 2015
1 review
64 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The positives: Very smooth embarkation process! The other passengers were really friendly, my cabin steward did a great job, and the ship was not overcrowded. We never felt like we had to wait for anything. The less than ideal factors: ... Read more
ivan.ayala@sbcglobal.net
1 review
We had a great time. Pros: The itinerary was the strength of the cruise. Going through the Canal locks was a very interesting experience. Cons:The Island Princess ship is an older and smaller and it lacks the amenities of the ... Read more
MissouriMaid1
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ThqEELxwY Here is the utube video of two of the four songs sung by the Princess Pop Choir. This was taken by Thuy, a guest, on her cell phone. We joined the pop choir and practiced an hour a day. It ... Read more
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