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First time on Princess. This was our 7th cruise. Embarkation was good, very organized. As we board the ship we noticed the exterior shows age; rust. Our cabin was a mini suite we upgraded since the balcony room only comes with one chair... so to have a sofa we had to upgrade, We noticed some smells in the corridor and in our room and advised the guest service, also our sink did not drain well. They took care of the sink and the odor went away as we sailed but we did notice on occasion an odor in some places as we walked through the ship. Maybe they need to change some pipes... Overall the ship shows some age, Our sofa had stains, wallpaper in corridors peeling from the edges, balcony showed rust on the edge. The ship needs some makeover. Overall the interior is well kept and pleasant. We did not find too many interesting lectures and the entertainment was poor (to our liking) 5 days at sea were long. Some of the music venues were good but the shows were dissappointing. You really have to purchase a coffee card as the coffee in the Horizon court is not very good. The international cafe is very nice and is open 24 hours. We like the Crooners'bar. Our waiters outstanding. Great team.We dined in the Amalfi dining room, the service was excellent One of us had dietary restriction they were very attentive.We found the food excellent.The staff made our cruise enjoyable and for us it was outstanding service something to say about Princess.

Hawaii on Star Princess

Star Princess Cruise Review by dack

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
First time on Princess. This was our 7th cruise. Embarkation was good, very organized. As we board the ship we noticed the exterior shows age; rust. Our cabin was a mini suite we upgraded since the balcony room only comes with one chair... so to have a sofa we had to upgrade, We noticed some smells in the corridor and in our room and advised the guest service, also our sink did not drain well. They took care of the sink and the odor went away as we sailed but we did notice on occasion an odor in some places as we walked through the ship. Maybe they need to change some pipes... Overall the ship shows some age, Our sofa had stains, wallpaper in corridors peeling from the edges, balcony showed rust on the edge. The ship needs some makeover. Overall the interior is well kept and pleasant.

We did not find too many interesting lectures and the entertainment was poor (to our liking)

5 days at sea were long. Some of the music venues were good but the shows were dissappointing.

You really have to purchase a coffee card as the coffee in the Horizon court is not very good. The international cafe is very nice and is open 24 hours. We like the Crooners'bar. Our waiters outstanding. Great team.We dined in the Amalfi dining room, the service was excellent One of us had dietary restriction they were very attentive.We found the food excellent.The staff made our cruise enjoyable and for us it was outstanding service something to say about Princess.
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Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MD d606
Our cabin was very comfortable. The bed and bedding was real nice. we found a lot of space to put our clothes. The cabin was kept very clean and we did enjoy the layout of the balcony as they are on a tier design so we had nobody on top of us great for the sun ( not much we had but this is the weather we encountered) the other side of this is that the upper balcony has a good view of your balcony. For sunny days we think this is great.
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