Family Thanksgiving aboard the Star Princess

Star Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night West Coast Getaway With Santa Barbara (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 25, 2015
Ship: Star Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: B644
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We cruised with our adult children and enjoyed the cruise experience very much. The accommodations were fine, the dinners were good, and the overall atmosphere at shows/entertainment venues was fine. Boarding/reboarding and disembarking was timely and efficient. Our overall experience was positive. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Breakfasts were so/so. Some of the hot items (eggs especially) were lukewarm, No omelette station (as on Celebrity). Fruit was not so good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We enjoyed the bands and music as well as the British Invasion on the last night

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
All waiters were friendly, knowledgable and efficient. We especially enjoyed our waiter from Jalisco, Mexico, on our last night. He had 9 years of service; don't remember his name.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Two large clocks on pool deck were at wrong time (one off by 2 hours); several toilets were clogged near DR and bar areas. Had to scramble for other locations.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Anytime dining--a disaster, especially on Thanksgiving. Our family had to stand in line at 5 pm (with many other unhappy folk) to eat at a reasonable time. We called at 8 am (always busy) and when we got through by 8:30, everything was booked!! Never once did we eat when we wanted. Very stressful.

1 out of 5
Was a waste of time. Not a pretty town, or at least not where we were taken. Too much time allotted for shopping at La Bufadora. Totally disappointing/waste of money.
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