Great Cruise - Bad Weather

Star Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 15
Helpful Votes: 135

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Star Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 23, 2017

Ship: Star Princess

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

End of January/February is not a good time to head to Hawaii - lots of rain, wind, etc to deal with BUT the cruise itself was great.  The Ship while older and smaller than other Princess ships had more than adequate room for everybody.  The enclosed pool area was very nice and I always like the Terrace pool at the back of the ship in spite of rain.  Food was basically good in buffet and dining room - had terrible experience at Crown Grill which was opposite of other 15 times I've been there.  Had raved about steak and lobster but this time it was tough and grizzly, service horrible. Just goes to show that there is never perfection when it comes to dining!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The Star does not have near the assortment and choices on buffet as Royal, Crown or Grand but good food for what they had.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Front desk was terrible - language barrier, lack of communication, definitely overworked and frustrated by so many people complaining of cancelled excursions etc.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Definitely an older ship with a lot of cosmetic updates going on during cruise on pool, varnishing, painting etc.

Ports Of Call

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Used the Hop on Hop Off bus and went several places!

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5
Downtown a congested mess - Waikiki Beach was great. Pearl Harbor was worth going to but very depressing for many when the reality of what happened there really hit home.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
Been there numerous times before but this port was really bad this time - the filth everywhere was deplorable. In defense, much of it may be due to the recent storms but very bad.
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