Family Thanksgiving aboard the Star Princess

Star Princess Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Star Princess

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: 3 years ago

Review Summary

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. 

Ship Experiences

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


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.

Ports Of Call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5

Santa Barbara, California

3 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

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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