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Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 15, 2012
Ship: Star Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Princess always maintains the highest degree of professional staff. Do not recommend Lotus Spa - very intimidating (book a facial and they will present a \"program\" for you - with products totalling more than $1,000). Be VERY FIRM when you book a service and do not get coerced into additional services. BEWARE - services are discounted towards end of cruise - and you can save more than $20 on a facial.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Only rated it \"good\" because I had a foreign object in my dinner - no excuse but staff were very apologetic. This particular cruise was not enjoyable as far as the waiter - he was not friendly and very impatient - not at all the \"usual\" friendly and accommodating dining room waiter.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Although professional\, the dancers and singers did not perform many shows - those they did were above average - but as some were canceled or impossible to attend due to change in tours and itinerary\, it was our loss.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
My grandchildren (7 and 9) were separated and very unhappy (the 9 year old was invited to join her younger sister but the ages were 3-7 - much too great a difference in ages). The 7 year old was not allowed with the 9 year old group - so they refused to participate - very unfortunate.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff is always eager to help when things are not right - very accommodating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Wonderful layout providing you are in the midship section. Very clean\, nice decor\, public areas are always elegant.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect size for 2 people - children and grandchildren were \"overcrowded\" - always clean and cabin stewardess was marvelous.

Pros: Cleanliness\, food quality\, accommodating staff (dining room\, buffet\, cabin)\, quality productions

Cons: expensive tours\, disorganized re-boarding following tours\, not enough time in ports

Recommends Star Princess? Yes!

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