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We usually prefer Celebrity to Princess, but chose this cruise because it was round-trip San Pedro, driving distance from our house. We were very pleasantly surprised. The drydock upgrade made the ship look nearly new and the entertainment was very good. Food was pretty good (not outstanding). Our cabin steward was first rate. Difficult to find anything to complain about except the elevators. They need serious work. We had all new beds, pillows, and carpets. Very nice. Dining service was outstanding, as was the service in the buffet. In fact, there were many servers in the buffet to help carry things and bring drinks. We purchased soda packages and were able to fill our cups at all bars with most any non-alcoholic drink. I drank LOTS of club soda with either lime or a little grapefruit juice. They always cheerfully refilled our cups. People told me that you could order virgin versions of most drinks with the package.

Princess has upped their game...

Star Princess Cruise Review by DennisAndJudy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2018
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We usually prefer Celebrity to Princess, but chose this cruise because it was round-trip San Pedro, driving distance from our house. We were very pleasantly surprised. The drydock upgrade made the ship look nearly new and the entertainment was very good. Food was pretty good (not outstanding). Our cabin steward was first rate. Difficult to find anything to complain about except the elevators. They need serious work.

We had all new beds, pillows, and carpets. Very nice.

Dining service was outstanding, as was the service in the buffet. In fact, there were many servers in the buffet to help carry things and bring drinks.

We purchased soda packages and were able to fill our cups at all bars with most any non-alcoholic drink. I drank LOTS of club soda with either lime or a little grapefruit juice. They always cheerfully refilled our cups. People told me that you could order virgin versions of most drinks with the package.
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