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6 Hawaii Gourmet Food Cruise Reviews

The Star Princess shouldn't even stop at the Mexico because there were not must for kids to do and it's drinking and party. If the ship didn't stopped in Mexico then we don't have nightmare for custom check-out. It was ... Read More
The Star Princess shouldn't even stop at the Mexico because there were not must for kids to do and it's drinking and party. If the ship didn't stopped in Mexico then we don't have nightmare for custom check-out. It was a mess and cost us delay for excursion cutting short. We paid for the excursion and they were skipped the scene and rushed back on the ship. They should have stay one night in Hawaii island. They just do focus only Hawaiian islands than didn't have too much US custom issues. We spend 2 hours for just stood inline getting off the first island and there were passengers were confused. The amounts we paid for balcony for Christmas should be covering juice and soda. There were no seafood provided but that was separate amounts. There are too many Bingo activities on the ship than other activities. They need more activities for adults like more classes crafts. Also, overcharge for WIFI package. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
This cruise was to celebrate a close relatives ruby wedding anniversary. We tagged along with another family couple to miss up a family reunion of 6 to Hawaii sailing from LA on 26th October. Having previously done 3 x P&O ... Read More
This cruise was to celebrate a close relatives ruby wedding anniversary. We tagged along with another family couple to miss up a family reunion of 6 to Hawaii sailing from LA on 26th October. Having previously done 3 x P&O cruises we could compare sister ships in the Carnival group. Star Princess is a medium sized 2600 passenger ship built in 2002. We all chose anytime dining and loyalty points were transferred over from P&O to Princess to allow us Ruby privileges whatever that is. Everything on board was priced in US dollars minus tax and gratuity making it an expensive trip if let out of hand. Restaurant food was excellent as was the dining room service. Speciality restaurant Crown Grill was worth the supplement. The 24/7 Continental Cafe was brill set amongst the Piazza atrium with twin glass lifts. Worth its weight and additional cost was the coffee card which is also transferrable between Princess cruises. The deck 7 promenade is a welcome sight when weight gain is so easy on a cruise. The negatives for us was the smoking area of the casino which we avoided when taking a shortcut to the lifts. How Princess can allow their employees to endure these working conditions in this day and age is beyond me. No tea/coffee making facilities in the state rooms. The evening entertainment was not as good as P&O. However this was a great cruise and we met some really nice fellow passengers but I wouldn't like to endure 9 days at sea again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We just returned from an amazing week aboard the Pride of America. We went with my in-laws. Ages 53 to 78. We all loved it. I read many reviews prior to going on and was a little worried about the service of the staff from previous ... Read More
We just returned from an amazing week aboard the Pride of America. We went with my in-laws. Ages 53 to 78. We all loved it. I read many reviews prior to going on and was a little worried about the service of the staff from previous reviews BUT there was NO worries. From beginning to end, we were greeted, treated and pampered with a warm welcome and smile on their faces. Our room was extremely clean with fun towel characters when we returned each day.. We stayed in room 4094. We had a window. One thing I read was the windows were not clean. No it wasn't spotless but we could see out of it though. My guess is if they wash them every week, once you set sail, they will be dirty anyway. But, I'm not a picky person when it comes to clean windows. I enjoyed having a window to peek out. It was cool to watch the waves. We ate at the buffets and dining rooms. We all agreed that we would stick with the buffets for breakfast and lunch and do dining rooms in the evenings. Only because it's quieter and we can dress up a little more which is fun for a stay-at-home Grandma to do. We ate the Skyline a few times. No extra fee unless you order something off the menu with an extra fee which my husband did every time. Surf and Turf and he said it was worth every penny. We also ate at Cagney's Steak house. Food was excellent. Up to you whether it's worth the extra money. Our steak at Skyline was just as good. Entertainment. We went to the main shows every evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed the shows. Excursions. We did three. Snorkeling - Big Glove in Kona (something like that). Zip line in Hilo and River Float/tube in Kauai. We enjoyed all of them however we would not do them again as we would just rent cars and sight see on our own next time. You can rent cars for $40 a day and tour anywhere. Rent snorkeling equipment on your own and snorkel anywhere or hike wherever you want. Just our opinions though. The river float was our first time to do this. It was great. If you haven't done this before, we would recommend doing it. Just get a morning tour so book early...months in advance or try for a Friday tour if possible so then you can rent a car Thursday and tour the island. The water is cold...don't be intimidated though. You get used to it within a couple of minutes. if you have a long sleep rash guard, that may help. If you haven't snorkeled or zip lined before, then we also would recommend it but if you have, then we would say, rent the car and tour. This was our third time to Hawaii and it's worth seeing the sights. We also went a day early and toured Pearl of Harbor which is well worth the stop. We did the walk off which was extremely easy to do. Woke up, had an early breakfast and grabbed a taxi. This was cheaper than the bus. We dropped off our luggage, rented a car for the day for a total of $37.00 and drove around the island for 5 hours until our flight. It beat sitting in the airport for the day. This was our third trip to Hawaii in 5 years. The other two times we rented homes for a week on Maui and a week on Kauai. We highly recommend the cruise to see more islands but definitely recommend renting a car, buying the books Kauai Revealed and Maui Revealed to tour the islands. These books are great to show you many hidden treasures on the islands. The only complaint/recommendations we have for you would be to bring a sweater with you as it is very chilly in the shows but they are worth seeing....so don't miss out on them. The other would be the price of beverages. A strawberry daiquiri is $10.00 and a soda is $3.40. I'm not a big drinker but that seemed high. Actually made me wait for a pop until I left the ship. Thank you Pride of America for a wonderful week filled with memories I will cherish forever. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We wanted to cruise to and around Hawaii, but we didn't want to spend extra time in the air getting there. The embarkation was good, the disembarkation was a nightmare, so I averaged them and still came up with a "terrible" ... Read More
We wanted to cruise to and around Hawaii, but we didn't want to spend extra time in the air getting there. The embarkation was good, the disembarkation was a nightmare, so I averaged them and still came up with a "terrible" rating. The ship's crew was VERY CONSCIENTIOUS about cleanliness, having a hand sanitizer machine to use in exchange for the hostess handing you a plate! The number of passengers with colds was staggering and since so many passengers were elderly, I was glad they were so diligent. The passengers were much older than what we are used to. On Carnival cruises, we were some of the oldest passengers. On this Princess cruise, we were some of the youngest, being in our early 60's. Food is one of the most important aspects to us on all cruises. The food was good, but we weren't crazy about the head chef's "international flare". The late-night ice cream and pizza closed at 10:00 pm. It's just as well, the pizza wasn't that good anyway (wasn't as good as Carnival's). The Shore Excursion Office was not on top of their responsibilities. For every shore excursion, I had to ask several staff members the same question to find out whether or not I could take my scooter, even though I completed the disability information sheet prior to arriving and they should have had the answers on file to their questions they asked me. The casino needs two Pro-Poker electronic tables, as there was almost always a waiting list to play and sometimes, eight people were waiting. All in all, the cruise was wonderful! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We did alreday the Alaska cruise and had the go on to Hawaii....Aweyome, one of the best vacations we ever had. Alaska was awrsome and topped by Hawaii, the staff on the ship was great. Helpfull, friendly and try hard to make the cruise a ... Read More
We did alreday the Alaska cruise and had the go on to Hawaii....Aweyome, one of the best vacations we ever had. Alaska was awrsome and topped by Hawaii, the staff on the ship was great. Helpfull, friendly and try hard to make the cruise a great experience. The did reached this goel. It was a awesome and great time, even with my wife in a wheelchair...We would cruise with Star Princess again....could not be better. Tha ks to all the great stuff and Capitain...a unforgettable experience. The entertainment was great, the dini g also. You ha e on the ship quiet places as well ones with entertainment. We are smokers...like the posdibilities in tho ship...outdoor and indoor. Worth every cent we spend. Wpuld recommand to all my friends. One of the best travels we did. Love Star Princesx, love Pri cess cruises. Thanks very much for this great time we were able to spend. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
We loved this cruise so much, we've decided to go again. Other than the destination we were looking for a 2 week cruise, the sea days are wonderful, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you want. Meals and entertainment were terrific ... Read More
We loved this cruise so much, we've decided to go again. Other than the destination we were looking for a 2 week cruise, the sea days are wonderful, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you want. Meals and entertainment were terrific and the service wonderful and of course meeting new people is the icing on the cake. We didn't have a balcony the last time, that was the one change we wanted for this time. We have been on several Princess Cruises, Mexico, Panama Canal & Caribbean, loved every one......We usually book our excursions through the ship as I am a bit of a chicken to just grab a cab and go it alone. We have also found that anytime dining works best for us, when we get the Princess Patter we decide what we would like to do and book our dining accordingly....Counting the sleeps until January 9, 2017. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013

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