Some decent ports but cool weather.

Star Princess Cruise Review to North America
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Star Princess

Classic California Coast

Sail Date: April 25, 2018

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: E 710

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review Summary

If the weather had been better the ship would have been better. Lots of things about it were good but there was no wow factor. The staff, especially Willi the room steward were all very helpful.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in the main dining room was tasty and well cooked but presentation lacked a bit of style. The buffet, especially on embarkation day did not sparkle, lacking variety. The pastry section though was an exception being always inviting. On sea days there was only one restaurant open which resulted in long queues at times. Given that there were three main restaurants I would have expected them to open more than one on sea days when the weather was poor.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The gym was good and clean. Movies were up to date and well presented. One problem that showed itself when activities were staged was a lack of seating given that the weather was cold and most people chose to be inside. Pools were not much used due to the weather.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff were pleasant, efficient and helpful.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Going up to then come down to find restaurants was a nuisance.The ship was always clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
An excellent city to visit and very easy to get around with an excellent transport system

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

2 out of 5
LA is acity to be missed being tacky and unglamorous.

Santa Barbara, California

4 out of 5
Easy to get around on your own but a tenderisrequired

Monterey, California

4 out of 5
Easy to get around and very easy to get to Carmel on public transport

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Best port we visited.Theapproch under the bridge is worth being on deck for. We had a ship’s tour to Alcatraz and Sausalito which was excellent and on the second day took the Love Bus tour which was highly entertaining and worth the money.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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