Decent cruise but could and should be much better

Star Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Star Princess

15 Night Hawaii (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 21, 2015

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: P334

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

Pros:1. Good itinerary in Hawaii. 2. Good food with an exception of soups. Ramen soup is good though. 3. Mostly good shows. 4. Great Assistant Cruise Director John, 5. Some excellent people in the waiting and cooking staff: Jr Waitress Elizaveta Agarok, Asst. Cook Nico in International Cafe (this cafe is a great idea), Jr. Waitress Julia in the nearby bar, Jeffrey and some other guys in Horizon. All of them are genuinely friendly and very helpful. 6, Excellent crew show - like practically all shows ran by John. 7. Excellent show by Uber Rossi and some others. 8. Excellent morning exercise by the pool given by this young girl from Cruise Dir staff. 9. Good overall cleanness,

Cons: 1. Unfriendly and not accommodating stateroom steward Manuel, his cleaning job way below mediocre. 2. Virtually no supervision of Asst waiters in Horizon so the good ones work hard and the bad ones barely do anything. 3. Some performing guests mediocre or below, the hypnotist being the worst,. 4. Very bad soups - all of them taste the same. Could you actually cook them rather then just throw these soup cubes in the boiling water? 5. Why do you include Ensenada in the itinerary? There is nothing to see or watch there; total waste of time. 6. Most of the people in the Customer Service need some more experience. But this, I guess, will be coming. They are good guys and girls.

 

 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
no interesting lectures

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Elizaveta Agarok, Nico Gerrata (?) from international cafe

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Captain needs to better maintain the speed etc. during the storm. Very bad and noisy night on 4/2.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Come earlier to the show otherwise you'll be sitting very far away.

Ports Of Call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
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