Hawaii was beautiful!

Star Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Star Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 19, 2017

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E731

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Hawaii was great. Not enough things to do on Sea Days, wanted more movies inside, not outside. The entertainment was not good, except for 4 nights. The buffet and Crown Grill were outstanding!


3 out of 5
I got 3 emails that said don't come until 2:00, we will not board until then. Being a Platinum member I was planning to be there at 12:00, but I didn't. Later found out everyone else got on at 12:00, but I was never told or e-mailed that it got changed, sad that we missed lunch and not able to check in early.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet had great food. The dining room sometimes I didn't like anything on the menu. The Crown Grill was outstanding!

Crown Grill

5 out of 5

Outstanding service by Joel. Food was fantastic. Order the garlic fries, they are made with butter, the best I ever ate. 20 ounce Porter House steak was great. I took the left overs to eat later. :-)

Horizon Court

5 out of 5

There were excellent choices of food. I loved the salad the most, almonds and so many things to put on your salad, the green onions were good by the soup to add, too. The workers always came by asking if you would like something to drink and brought you drinks. They cleaned the tables so very fast. Excellent!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Do not participate at any of these except the Casino which was outstanding though!


5 out of 5

Everyone was nice. The selection of machines was terrific. So easy to gamble with using your card and withdrawing money and adding money, etc. Enjoyed it immensely!


3 out of 5
There were about 4 great shows for a 14 night cruise. Some entertainment was not good at all, I saw people walk out. Others complained. One juggler, juggled pennies for a few minutes, then did a skit to a tape about falling asleep while shaving, etc. Was not funny at all!!!! Waste of time. Singers and Dancers were outstanding!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean. Decorations for Christmas and New Year's were very nice!!! :-)

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was my first time having a back balcony, and I loved the extra space and view on both sides of the ship!

Ship tip

Bring things to do, because the activities on sea days were not that interesting to me.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), 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
Tendering was horrible, almost got sea sick. They took 30 minutes of the boat rocking back and forth waiting in the water to pull up even though we were 5 minutes away. I went a second time, and it took 15 minutes of waiting time again, this was a waste of time!

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Excellent, and on time, off the ship at 8:00, so happy about this. One of the best ones ever, very organized! Although I didn't hear any PA announcements so that was a surprise, thank goodness we were in the Crown Grill and the lady told us it was our time to disembark!
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