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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.

In need of a refit yes but ...........

Star Princess Cruise Review by expc

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2016
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
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.
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