November 2013 - Star Princess to Hawaii
Great Captain -- lots of interaction with passengers. Enjoyed his daily talks about the sea and weather. Excellent Room Steward, dinner Waiter and Ass't. Waiter. Filled out commendation cards onboard ship for all three of these employees. Good Cruise Director. Enjoyed his port talks. Entertainment was OK for the most part. The Ass't. Cruise Director was very funny -- great personality.The Princess singers and dancers are always enjoyable.
We have always had late traditional seating, but we are changing to open seating our next cruise. We find we are missing too many activities that take place between 7-9:30 p.m. each nite. We notice that others must feel the same way because on this cruise and our last Princess cruise (Sept. 2013), the dining room was fairly empty at 8:00 p.m.
We only took two excursions since this was our 3rd visit to Hawaii. We took the Atlantis Submarine excursion and the Fern grotto/luau run by the Smith family. Both were costly, but we feel we got our monies worth.