Loved The Sea Days

Star Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.9 out of 5
Star Princess

15 Night Hawaiian Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 19, 2018

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: D407

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review Summary

I really, really enjoyed the sea days. It was so relaxing not having to worry about what time to go to bed or get up in the morning, eating whenever I wanted. The staff was so accommodating and helpful. What I didn't care for was stopping in Ensenada as one of the ports. This area is not safe and not at all representative of Mexico. The rest was practically perfect. I would recommend this cruise to anyone, particularly if you are 50+ years old. Enjoy!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The Los Angeles cruise terminal was crowded, but very organized. The staff members were very helpful.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We tried Sabatino's, which really wasn't very good. However, the Crown Grill more than made up for it. The steaks there were unbelievably tender and delicious. I also enjoyed grabbing those wonderful sandwiches and desserts from the International Cafe (although I do wish they would serve a better grade of coffee, like Peats or Starbucks). We ate most of our meals at the Horizon Court Buffet, which was pretty good (for a buffet). We did not eat any meals in the traditional dining room, so I cannot comment on that. We also ate the occasional pizza and burger at the outside eateries. Good!

Crown Grill

5 out of 5

Wonderful food and service. Steaks are so tender and delicious.

Sabatini''s

3 out of 5

Food was just OK. I did not recognize most of what was presented to me as being Italian food. However, the breaded veal was really good. Would not try again.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Unless you are into fitness or the pool, there's really not a lot offered on this ship. If you crave solitude during the day or like to listen to beautiful live music, you will enjoy this cruise.

Casino

5 out of 5

Lots of slot machines/ Nice!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The night time entertainment was very good, especially the "Born to Dance" production show. You will enjoy the night time entertainment.

Princess Theater

5 out of 5

Wonderful venue with first-rate productions.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every single staff person I dealt with was wonderful and helpful. Always smiling, courteous and professional. Our cabin steward was a delight.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was always very clean, but it definitely needs an upgrade. We noticed that the decor was very 1980s. We had a mid-ship cabin on Deck 10 so it was conveniently located to just about everything.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Hilo, Hawaii

3 out of 5
Was disappointed that my helicopter trip was cancelled due to weather. Nobody's fault, for sure.

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5
Our Pearl Harbor tickets, which were already bought and paid for, were somehow sold to another party, so we did not get to go on this tour.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
What a beautiful island! Go on the bus tour around the entire island. So worth it!

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Went whale-watching and enjoyed learning about the whales. Saw at least 10 of them.

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
This is not a safe city, not even a beautiful city. In my opinion, stopping here was a total waste of time.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
I was impressed how quickly they organized thousands of passengers off of the ship. Plus, our luggage was there in a timely manner. Very impressive.
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