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Star Pride Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Lots of things right about this trip

Star Pride Cruise Review by Ormond Beach 321

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

We wanted to try a transAtlantic cruise and the 13-day trip from San Juan to Lisbon seemed perfect. We had delightful weather the first 10 days, interesting weather the last three. Our bad that we didn't realize that the trip was as much for maintenance as for our pleasure, so we can't complain that deck crews were occasionally in the way of outside activities.

The cuisine was perfect. The wine list was very interesting. Crew were positive and professional. We didn't expect to be entertained, so the daily astronomy lectures, French conversation and trivia competition were a nice surprise. We will go again.

If there was one small quibble, it is the antiquated wiring in our cabin. A lot has changed in the 30 years the Pride has been sailing. Most of us carry a variety of electronics, all of which need plugging in at some point. Our suite had three outlets, two in the living area and one in the bathroom. The 220 in the bathroom didn't work and the 120 in the main cabin couldn't seem to get a steady grip on the plug. It seems like rewiring the ship would be a daunting project, but something akin to the Bose docking station that sits in front of the old sound controls might make ours lives easie - a nicely installed power strip if the electrical system is up to it..

One other quibble: Embarkation was slow, hot and frustrating. The ship began boarding an hour after hotel check-out, so passengers were left to their own devices to find shade until the gates opened, which a hundred meters of shade beckoned just beyond the gate.

Wait! One more tiny quibble: TV selection was pretty good with reasonably current movies, but one can watch the same documentary about the Panama Canal so many times.


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Balcony Suite
Cabin BS 221

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Lisbon

PAY ATTENTION!!!!: Even if you're groggy from the early wake-up on disembarkation day, drag your luggage the block from the cruise terminal to the taxi stand outside the Apolonia train station. We paid 35 euros for a 6 euro ride. The cab drivers waiting at the cruise terminal are CROOKS. The rating reflect our cab experience only.


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