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We had not been on a Princess cruise in three years due to work demands. We planned this cruise far in advance in honor of our 40th anniversary. The improvements were evident in every aspect of the cruise. Food: (We are vegetarians who eat fish). Outstanding. Service was impecable. Our waitress Laura in Capri was so good we ate dinner ever night at 5:00PM in order to have her. In fact without exception, the first four people in line when the doors opened were people who wanted one of her tables. Miguel her assitant was equally outstanding. The food was the best we have had in 30+ cruises. The food at Horizon was equally excellent. Salads were fresh every day and the food was tasty. The traffic flow has been tweaked in Horizon so the flow is much improved. We were always asked if we needed something or a refill of coffee etc. Cabin: We were in D623. The cabin is a bit tired looking. There were a few tears in the sofa but overall it was very good. The steward, Ian, did an excellent job. My only minor complaint would be the bath towels were not very soft. Ship: Despite the ship's age, it is very well maintained. The only minor improvements that would make a HUGE difference is to replace the cushions by the pool and in the Piazza which are worn out. I found sitting in the Piazza rather uncomfortable. These are easy fixes. Fitness: There is plenty of equipment. Some of the Precors are a bit worn and should be replaced but everything functioned correctly. Entertainment: Excellent mix of shows, comedy and magic acts. Very balanced with something for everyone. Captain: The Captain was amazing. He is out and about a couple of times a day. The staff reflects his upbeat can-do attitude. One evening we watched a movie in the rain. He was making his rounds and spent 10 minutes talking to the staff. He is a Rock Star. This is Princess at its best. Having sailed on luxury ships, this experience was on par if not better. We were blown away. Jan Swarz is clearly working some magic.

Outstanding Cruise--Dramatic improvement since last cruise

Star Princess Cruise Review by rbslos18

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We had not been on a Princess cruise in three years due to work demands. We planned this cruise far in advance in honor of our 40th anniversary. The improvements were evident in every aspect of the cruise.

Food: (We are vegetarians who eat fish). Outstanding. Service was impecable. Our waitress Laura in Capri was so good we ate dinner ever night at 5:00PM in order to have her. In fact without exception, the first four people in line when the doors opened were people who wanted one of her tables. Miguel her assitant was equally outstanding. The food was the best we have had in 30+ cruises. The food at Horizon was equally excellent. Salads were fresh every day and the food was tasty. The traffic flow has been tweaked in Horizon so the flow is much improved. We were always asked if we needed something or a refill of coffee etc.

Cabin: We were in D623. The cabin is a bit tired looking. There were a few tears in the sofa but overall it was very good. The steward, Ian, did an excellent job. My only minor complaint would be the bath towels were not very soft.

Ship: Despite the ship's age, it is very well maintained. The only minor improvements that would make a HUGE difference is to replace the cushions by the pool and in the Piazza which are worn out. I found sitting in the Piazza rather uncomfortable. These are easy fixes.

Fitness: There is plenty of equipment. Some of the Precors are a bit worn and should be replaced but everything functioned correctly.

Entertainment: Excellent mix of shows, comedy and magic acts. Very balanced with something for everyone.

Captain: The Captain was amazing. He is out and about a couple of times a day. The staff reflects his upbeat can-do attitude. One evening we watched a movie in the rain. He was making his rounds and spent 10 minutes talking to the staff. He is a Rock Star.

This is Princess at its best. Having sailed on luxury ships, this experience was on par if not better. We were blown away. Jan Swarz is clearly working some magic.
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