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Star Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great cruise

Review for Star Princess to South America
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Interior
Top deck on disembarking morning
Sunset Puerto Vallarta from December 8
Sunrise from top deck

We did the 30 day cruise in December and spent the winter in Argentina and Chile. The logical choice was to return to California on the same ship from Santiago. We are fairly new to cruising but we love the Star Princess. The staff seems to be genuinely friendly and wants you to feel like part of the family. A couple of the ports were a little disappointing but I don’t think it was the fault of Princess. Our interior cabin was comfortable but I wish there had been a comfortable chair to sit on in the cabin. There are plenty of places to do that around the ship however. We usually ate at the buffet, the food was comparable to the main dining room but there were a lot more things to choose from. We did eat “out” at Sabatini’s one night and it was excellent. The port excursions we booked through Princess were pricey but well done.

The embarkation in San Antonio was good, but I thinking Valparaiso is a much more interesting town. Disembarking in Long Beach was a breeze especially considering the last minute change in berth

Cabin Review

Interior

Cabin IA

Cabin was adequate. The bed was a little too soft for me and the pillows were way too big and soft. It would have been nice to have a comfortable chair to sit in and read but I guess you have to pay bigger bucks for that

Port Reviews

Lima

Hard to get out of port and into town and confusing about where things were once we got there. I expected more of Lima

Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

Very nice relaxing boat ride up the river with lots of bird sightings

Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

Okay tram ride nothing special. Same with lunch. $6 for a bottle of water and a Pepsi seems outrageous

San Juan del Sur

Interesting and informative ride to Granada. The guide was local but spoke excellent English. The cooking class wasn’t really informative but it was fun and the food was good. The walk to the top of the church was beautiful. There were dancers performing at a small square and we had a nice ride through town showing us the sites. We also made a quick stop in the morning at lake Nicaragua to take photos

Puerto Vallarta

Nice port. We weren’t sure where to get a taxi and the first one was asking too much money $20. We walked around the corner and got another taxi for $10. The return Uber ride was $5. We visited friends who were staying in old town and had a very nice lunch on the malecone

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