Alaska is Beautiful but the Ship is NOT

Star Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Star Princess

12 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 27, 2019

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: L 312

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Try a different ship Time for Star Princess to retire to many problems Toilets pool food staff Doing repairs on cabins while we are in them

Embarkation

5 out of 5
No problem

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Just ok nothing great. Very repetitive same selection every night Served like cafeteria food

Horizon Court

2 out of 5

Same repetitious food night after night looks like cafeteria food or a Las Vegas Circus Circus buffet

Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Very good and the guys were really friendly

Dining Room

2 out of 5

Needs refurbishing Food was good but nothing special

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Pools kept having to be drained never got to use them Fitness center equipment all needs repair

Terrace Pool

1 out of 5

Constantly overflowing constantly having to be drained water everywhere when you try to walk back-and-forth to the buffet or to the movie or anything it was awful

Casino

1 out of 5

Very very dated Not much fun

Fine Arts Gallery

2 out of 5

Art everywhere!! Constantly Being moved around in cars in the photo area down the hallways it seem like the art auction was like the biggest thing on the ship

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Equivalent to a county fair

Movies Under The Stars

1 out of 5

This was a complete disaster because the pool Kept overflowing they kept having to drain the pool the toilets kept breaking and draining into the area of the movie so that was a real problem I never saw a movie one or two people every night sitting outside. one or two people on the entire ship!! I think once I saw 5 people And I had a balcony on the Lido deck. Never even got outside because of all the water overflowing and problems with the toilets and the pool

Princess Theater

2 out of 5

Very outdated The talent tried hard but it was more of a county fair type entertainment and then that you would find on a cruise ship

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Everyone was just there not very happy or enthusiastic Our room steward was very good and always smiling but he was the exception

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The entire cruise our ship was in repair Fixing painting cleaning They painted and varnishes our balcony DURING our cruise and told us not to go outside!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Very very old and worn Carpet was lifting up people constantly tripping

Ship tip

It’s an old ship needs a lot of TLC but not when passengers are in the cabin be careful of loose carpet and toilets don’t wirk

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Parking ridiculously expensive A little unorganized

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Under construction The town was all shut down and blocked off

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
It was nice

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
The port itself is nice but the train ride is fabulous

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

2 out of 5
Not enough time to do anything And cannot stay on the ship as the smell is disgusting as they pump the tanks

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
No problems

Traveler Photos

Gorgeous Northern light!!! What a surprise
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