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Both ship and it's several facilities were so not ready for this trip. We were told at booking that this ship which has recently been purchased from Seabourn Cruises had had a complete refit....just not so. The swimming pool had rust surrounding all four walls and during the entire trip not one passenger was seen using it. The three jacuzzi pools were problematic as well. One never got hot enough while a second was in working order every other day. The rooms too lacked a finished appeal. Many of the ports were cloudy or justy and not redone. The food was fair but fairly boring. All of this was negatively effected by the unrelenting push to get more "Chump Change" from every possible venue. From the never ending request to take drink orders at NYC prices plus a manidtory added on tip. Finally in a day and age where travelers demand WiFi connections the only Wifi connection available was at the cost of $100.00 US for a mere 150 megabytes......Passengers were told that the best thing to do was to wait until they were in port and go to the FREE internet cafes nearby! All of this added up to a nickle and dime approach to a First Class Deluxe Cruise..  

Not quite ready for Prime Time

Star Pride Cruise Review by svinvictus

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2014
  • Destination: Greece
Both ship and it's several facilities were so not ready for this trip. We were told at booking that this ship which has recently been purchased from Seabourn Cruises had had a complete refit....just not so.
The swimming pool had rust surrounding all four walls and during the entire trip not one passenger was seen using it. The three jacuzzi pools were problematic as well. One never got hot enough while a second was in working order every other day.
The rooms too lacked a finished appeal. Many of the ports were cloudy or justy and not redone.
The food was fair but fairly boring.
All of this was negatively effected by the unrelenting push to get more "Chump Change" from every possible venue. From the never ending request to take drink orders at NYC prices plus a manidtory added on tip.
Finally in a day and age where travelers demand WiFi connections the only Wifi connection available was at the cost of $100.00 US for a mere 150 megabytes......Passengers were told that the best thing to do was to wait until they were in port and go to the FREE internet cafes nearby!
All of this added up to a nickle and dime approach to a First Class Deluxe Cruise..
 
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