Wonderful trip as my sister and I said goodbye to our late mother with an at-sea remembrance ceremony, with Captain Marco Cataldi.

Star Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Star Princess

Hawaiian Islands

Sail date: January 23, 2017

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B431

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Again - this sister cruise was one of the best trips I've ever experienced. In fact, I had such a great time - that now my husband and I will be repeating this cruise in just 9 more days!


5 out of 5
Once we arrived at the dock, we had immediate service and were able to board.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was wonderful!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed all of the activities. Dave Clark was the Cruise Director and he was very entertaining and had us laughing all the time.


5 out of 5
Loved each of the spectacular shows!

Children's Programs

No Children in our group

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Did not visit port

Only boarded the ship in this port

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the freedom of the Hop-on-Hop Off buses and toured the city and visited Rainbow Falls. We went back to the ship, changed into swimsuits and got our snorkeling equipment and returned to Black Beach to swim with the turtles.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
We enjoyed a walking tour of the city and learned all about the Golden Plover bird from a local, after sighting this bird. We learned this bird lives in Alaska during the summer months, then when winter approaches, set off for it's trip to Hawaii, of a distance of about 2,500 miles. Also, as there are no islands along the way, this trip lasts about 88 hours! We went on the Atlantis Submarine and Adventure & Waikiki tour. I thought Waikiki was beautiful, but the submarine ride was less then expected, too crowded and pretty much staged.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the Hidden Falls Kayak Adventure tour. Had a great time enjoying this beautiful island.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Our scheduled beach tour was cancelled due to a recent storm, which had taken much of the beach. We improvised by taking local transportation to the same Lahaina beach and enjoying time in the surf. Upon returning, we visited many of the local shops and this is where my sister and I purchased matching Hawaiian Dresses to wear later on our trip, at our Crown Grill dinner.

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
Had planned to go on a wine tour here, but we cancelled our tour and just walked the market area. We enjoyed an authentic Mexican breakfast meal at a location where we noticed a group of Princess Cruise entertainers dining together. We were not disappointed!


5 out of 5
Except for forgetting to pack all my dirty clothes the night before when we set out our luggage - this part of the trip went without incident. We did avoid a customs search after being informed that I was not allowed to open my luggage and stuff my dirty stuff into the suitcases - IN THE CUSTOMS AREA! Big opps!!!! We had to go to the other side of the wall to complete that task.
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