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3.8 out of 5

Hawaii in the Rain by Taglenz

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The time in Hawaii was hurried each day. We enjoyed the ship and dining experiences. The shows were OK. The enrichment briefings were helpful.

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3.8 out of 5

Glad to be home! by christiekes

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Not happy with amount of sea days...not enough to do on board.....very cold temperatures, did not have enough time in Islands. Should be longer in islands as that is why we took the trip. Felt cheated as far as land time available.

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4 out of 5

15 day hawaii cruise by danrickent

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Employees were great,ship showed some age, dining in specialty restaurant a bit disappointing.

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3.9 out of 5

Great Overall Cruise for Family Vacation by WunFamily

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The freshness and choice of cuisines for food was the best part of the experience. The ship staff has very diverse group from many countries which can be challenging to communicate. Entertainment program needs improvement since they were more geared toward older generations than focusing on entertaining audience with different age, more current materials and variety of international flare.

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4.1 out of 5

Hawaiian Holiday by silverfox928

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Overall we enjoyed the ship, the venues, the staff and especially the multi-day cruising itinerary. The specialty restaurants are always good; however, because we needed to change a few reservations due to illness, we found their system seemed to lack coordination.

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2.6 out of 5

Star Princess - Big Disappointment by kpups

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Chose this cruise because of the price and also because we had never sailed on Princess. you get what you pay for - I've done the coastal sailing on other lines and because there were very limited port stops, they seemed to do everything possible to make the activities on-board as interesting and exciting as possible. Also - even if you didn't want to do any activities, the food on most other cruise lines gave you something to look forward to. We ate on Princess because we were hungry - not because the food was great - it wasn't.

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4.8 out of 5

Love cruising? This is for you! by stu99842183

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We'd do it again! The sea days were great. We had 9 of them altogether. The ports of call were long enough to give us a great taste of the islands so we could plan future trips to better explore.

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4.4 out of 5

Very relaxing cruise by Cruiser4163352

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Enjoyed cruise very much. Liked the length, plenty of time to relax. Would have liked to spend more time actually in Hawaii. Glad this was not our first time in Hawaii. Excellent entertainment.

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3.8 out of 5

Star to Hawaii. by tangoman

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great cruise. just eat, sleep and watch the world go by. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4.7 out of 5

Excellent by shawnozeller

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We really enjoyed this itinerary. The entertainment on the ship was spectacular. We had so much fun and relaxation. The captain was excellent in making sure we had enough time to watch the glaciers.

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4.7 out of 5

Maravilloso viaje en crucero by Cruiser27093238

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Fui mi primer viaje en crucero y me encantó. Durante todo el crucero los paisajes son hermosos, la vista esta increíble. El clima es un poco frío en la parte de arriba del barco pero en si muy agradable.

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2 out of 5

Way better than expected by anil17

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overall a good experience. Very friendly and experienced staff. Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and entertainment 

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4 out of 5

Alaskan cruise by Cruiser96942419

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Enjoyed the pre-cruise tour, some of the ports we visited were nice, the entertainment on the ship was excellent, and the train ride from McKinley to Anchorage was fun....Loved all the windows and enjoyed the dining on the train.  Enjoyed Denali and McKinley Lodge; however, Copper River Lodge too secluded and menu too limited and pricey. 

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5 out of 5

Alaska cruise: Amazing scenery and wildlife by danielkb

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We took he southbound (Anchorage-Whittier to Vancouver) Glacier bay cruise on the Star Princess in June 2017. The ship was good, mid-size, not crowded at all, the food in the buffet and restaurants was very good, lobster night is still on (not like other cruise lines). Crew was very helpful, all the time looking for ways to help you have an amazing time onboard. Views from the ship were excellent, I heard that this is one of only two Princess ships that have a viewing area on the front of the ships, which makes the viewing of the glaciers an amazing experience. TIP: If you are taking the Alaska cruise: BRING BINOCULARS!

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4 out of 5

Great ship by srob86706276

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The ship looks brand new and very clean . Entertainment was excellent and the crew was friendly and helpful.

The only downfall was the food in the buffet and Capri ding room. There was plenty of food but not good. Someone said that was because we took the cruise north to south where Alaska has to import mostly frozen.

The 2 speciality restaurants were good.

Overall, we had a great time.Happy

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4 out of 5

Great ship//Great itenary by Stimsons

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Ship layout was great!  Most everything is on deck 7 except the buffet which is 14.  Staff is wonderful.  My only detraction of a star was because the food was mediocre.  My Husband had the pork and lamb on two different nights and both were a little tough.  Probably wouldn't have noticed, but we've been on several cruises so could compare.  Cabins were spacious for a cruise room.  We were at the very back of the boat and was a bumpy ride from Ketchikan to VC.  The extra pay restraurants, weren't worth the extra $$. except the steakhouse, which was fabulous.

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2 out of 5

First and Last Time on Princess Line by webmasterdad

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Our first cruise experience was a disappointment. The Star Princess folks spent more time nickle-and-diming their guests than attending to their needs. The buffet, available throughout the day, was mediocre, the anytime "elegant" dining served up tiny portions. The Princess website identified  great hamburger, pizza and ice cream shops, they turned out to be outside counters and not indoor locations. Traveling in Alaska is not the ideal time to stand at an outdoor counter waiting for a hamburger, that when provided, is already cold. The entertainment was not first-rate, it was ok if you had never seen a Broadway show or other more professional entertainment. Other than the Steward for our deck section, the staff was, at best, indifferent to the guests. During the upper deck mid ship departure celebration from Vancouver, with large crowds participating, I tripped over a lounge chair that was sitting in the middle of a crowd of celebrants (should have been secured before the celebration began). Bruised and bleeding, I went back to our stateroom where our Steward provided plastic bags containing ice to help with the wound. We went to the Medical Center and found it closed with a sign clearly stating that they would only deal with "medical emergencies" after hours. Not sure what to do, I called the Service Desk, explained that I was injured and asked for some direction as to what to do, the young lady at the Service Desk said that the Medical Center would reopen on Sunday at noon. She did not inquire as to the nature of my injury nor offer any other assistance. This was, for the most part, the type of "customer service" provided to guests throughout the cruise. Once on land at the Danali Resort and in the Westmark in Fairbanks, we had an opportunity to speak with other travelers who were on our cruise, they too felt that the Star Princess could have done a better job. Those who had taken other cruises said that we should not judge all cruises by the Star Princess experience. If you are thinking about a cruise, avoid the Princess and parent line Holland America.

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5 out of 5

North to Alaska by gusdvd

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This Alaskan cruise was the best ever yet mainly because it cruised along the Alaskan passage instead of cruising the middle of the ocean.You can see ice covered mountains and glaciers, and sometimes, small towns on the mountain sides as you do your daily walk around the ship. You will never get bored as you look out the windows for you will always see many different glacier formations. What a way to appreciate nature!

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5 out of 5

The Cruise and United Service 5 Star; Anchorage and Disembarkation 1 star by borboxdiab

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Pro:

- Irish Bacon and United were absolutely great in setting up this cruise for us.

- As a first time cruiser traveling with a second time cruiser, this cruise was simply spectacular; Glacier Bay and the John Hopkins glacier, on a clear, blue sky day have to rival the best views on the planet; if you want to see glaciers, this is the cruise to take; the art auctions and art staff were fantastic; the room, steward, dining, and dining staffs were 5+ star.

 

Cons:

- Princess threw a twist into the mix by moving us from the Capt Cook for no reason to the Sheraton. The Sheraton is a well used hotel that is well removed from any activities.

- Putting handicapped and wheel chair cruisers in front for boarding excursion boat and for disembarkation from the ship bogged down logistics significantly; boarding these folks last would have sped up both processes and caused us not to have had an excursion to Misty Fjords cut short

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3 out of 5

FAMILY FUN TIME by Cruiser78753672

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FAVORITE PART OF THE CRUISE WAS THE SCENERY.  THE STAR PRINCESS IS IN NEED OF UPDATING.  THE SHIP DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF THE FUN FACILITIES THAT A LOT OF OTHER SHIPS DO.  THE STAFF IN THE RESTAURANTS ARE GREAT AS WELL AS THE ONES FOR THE CABINS.  

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