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Star Princess Cruise Review

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Star Princess

7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Tracy Arm Fjord (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 15, 2019

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D617

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

This was our first cold water cruise. We have always gone to the warmer climates. I had no idea what to expect. It was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone. Alaska is stunning & something to see.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
This was the best embarkation ever! We stayed in Seattle the night before at the Hampton Inn. Got to the pier by 10:30am and basically breezed through everything. I am elite so we were the first people to board on the ship. It was awesome!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food in the MDR was very good every night but one for me. I think it was more of a preference thing not that the food was bad it was just not to my liking the way it was prepared. If you like fish the Alaska cruise is for you! We had excellent fish almost every night. The buffet is so so not my favorite. Ate one evening at the Crown Grill & it was not great, a real disappointment. Our service was terrible in the crown grill made the meal regrettable. Our servers in the MDR were some of the best we have had at sea. Just fantastic, they made our trip!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Our grandkids made good use of the pool everyday. That as a lot of fun.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Only caught a band playing in the explorers lounge one night. They were very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone on this ship (except the crown grill) went above and beyond. We really felt like we were part of the Princess family. It was awesome.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The Star is not new but she is a nice ship. We were on her in 2016 before her dry dock & the improvements they made really spruced her up! I would sail on her anyday anywhere.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
ThIs is a mini suite and it was very roomy. The suite itself is seeing some age. The carpet was worn and the couch needs to be replaced. It was very saggy. Our teen slept on the pull out & said she preferred the Pullman’s. I don’t think an adult would be very comfortable on the sleeper couch. The bathroom has a tub so that was great for our granddaughter to come over and use. The balcony is very large. We spent a lot of time on the balcony watching whales and especially the days we were in the fjords.

Ship tip

Just relax and have fun!

Ports of call

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We opted to be first off and take our own bags. The only issue was our transportation was just getting there. But that was our fault not anyone else’s. We were off ship and back in our car faster than any other cruise we have taken.
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