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Star Princess

However you want to make the most of your cruise experience, Star Princess is a ship that has everything you need to make it one of the most memorable holidays of your life. Star Princess entered service with Princess Cruises in 2002 and features spacious interiors and attractive public rooms. Comprising of 13 decks and weighing 109,000 tonnes, Star Princess is a destination all of her own. After a multi-million pound renovation in early 2018, guests sailing onboard Star Princess can sail away in style and come back feeling brand new. Refreshed facilities and upgrades ensure relaxed and comfortable sailing for all onboard.

Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2002
Tonnage 109000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 28
Number Of Decks 13
Number Of Elevators 14
Number Of Pools 4
Number Of Restaurants 4
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2600 (3100)
Crew 1150
Refurbished 01/01/2018

Ship Facilities

With an entire fleet inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs gastronomic society, it’s clear to see straight away that dining onboard Star Princess is something special. Each chef's menu is creative and the selections change every day to combine the finest ingredients making for mouthwatering food.

You can sample this amazing cuisine with the various styles of dining available onboard Star Princess. Traditional dining offers a formal eating experience set in lavish dining rooms with attentive waiter service. There is also Anytime dining meaning that you aren’t limited to eating at a fixed time or place on the ship, an option which makes Star Princess an attractive option for families with young children.

Complimentary dining
  • Portofino Dining Room
  • Amalfi Dining Room
  • Capri Dining Room
  • International Café
  • Horizon Court
  • Trident Grill
  • Prego pizzeria
  • Sundaes Ice Cream
  • Speciality dining
  • Sabatini’s
  • Crown Grill seafood and steakhouse
  • Crab Shack

For something even more exclusive, guests can also choose from two dining experience. Chef’s Table is an intimate behind the scenes tour of the ship’s galley, followed by a delicious multicourse feast, while Ultimate Balcony Dining is an upgraded version of room service, complete with personalised mealtimes.

By night Star Princess delights passengers with a wide range of entertainment. Princess Cruise’s style of cruising offers you the flexibility to take in as much or as little of what’s on offer as you’d like. Princess Theatre and Vista Show Lounge are the main show lounges where live productions are performed by seasoned professionals with the same calibre of what you’d expect to see on a Broadway stage.

If you like to get up on your feet, move to the rhythm of the disco beat in the Explorers Lounge or Skywalkers Nightclub located 15 decks above sea. Alternatively, try your luck in the lavishly decorated casino, with slot machines and your favourite game tables, just waiting for you to win big.

  • Princess Theatre
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • Vista Lounge
  • Wheelhouse Bar
  • Promenade Bar
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Sports Bar and Cigar and Spirits Lounge
  • Casino

Onboard Star Princess, children have their own cool place to hang out. Video games, movies, kid’s karaoke and crafts are all available in the youth and teen centres, meaning that adults can relax in the peace of mind that children are safe and having a whale of a time.

Camp Discovery, the onboard kids' club, has been designed in partnership with the Discovery Channel and offers children educational entertainment. The ship's youth centres provide age appropriate activities so that children can enjoy their time onboard making new friends in a safe and secure environment. The Treehouse (ages 3-7), The Lodge (ages 8-12) and The Beach House (ages 13-17) each have their own distinct and attractive theme.

Spa and fitness

Whether you want to get your heart rate pumping with a game of basketball or drift away in a relaxing hot tub, there are many facilities and activities onboard Star Princess that will keep you looking and feeling your best throughout your cruise holiday. Passengers are invited to make full use of the ships jogging track, golf simulators and the state-of-the-art gymnasium. Less strenuous exercise is available in the form of Princess Links, Star Princess’s nine-hole putting course and the traditional shuffleboard area. As with Princess Cruises brand of cruising, the fabulous Lotus Spa® gym and fitness area makes an appearance on Star Princess. This tranquil space invites passengers to linger all day or enjoy a brief respite with spa treatments and personalised pampering. Lotus Spa® also includes fitness classes and beauty salon services allowing you to return to the world renewed in body, mind and spirit.


Boasting four pools and nine whirlpools, every guest can sit back and relax at the side of the pool. Despite the passenger capacity of the ship, these areas never feel crowded, meaning that you can really make the most of the sun loungers and soak up the rays. For families, the Calypso Reef and Pool caters perfectly for all ages, so everyone can enjoy some time splashing about in the water.

At the heart of the ship is the three-story Piazza and it’s here that guests can find all sorts of amenities, from an art gallery to gift shops, an internet café and a library. Being at the centre of Star Princess, this is also a busy meeting area for guests, so if you enjoy people watching, this is the place to come and watch the world pass by.

Customer reviews for Star Princess

Hi Unfortunately we had a few problems with our recent trip to Hawaii & South Pacific – 29th March till 28th April Our flight from Heathrow to Dublin with Aer Lingus EI 155 (BA 5955) was delayed for mechanical problems on the tarmac for over three hours and we were sat there waiting all this time concerned whether we would make our connecting flight to L. A.bearing in mind we had to go through U.S. customs at Dublin. We did just make flight but no time to relax and have a drink. Please advise how to claim compensation. Transfers : L.A. airport to hotel :- The supervisor of Taxi firm met us about 10 minutes after reaching luggage pick up point and stayed with us whilst waiting luggage over 20 minutes as last off conveyor, however we still had to wait another 15/20 minutes for taxi to turn up. Hotel to port :- Taxi due 12.50 had not turned up by 13.00 so got hotel to phone company who said it would be there in a few minutes, waited till 13.15 and discovered another couple also waiting taxi booked by Iglu so got hotel to phone again, taxi eventually turned up 12.30 and took all 4 of us. We should have had two cars!! He then would not listen to us telling him to go to berth 46 and instead took us to berth 93 which took about 20 minutes to get out of before going to correct berth. – a good hour late arriving (although not a big problem lost us an hour on ship and a late lunch) Port to L.A. 27th April :- Should have had shuttle at 10.00 am but ship was late disembarking and we did not get off until 10.15 only to find shuttle had gone. This was made worse as we were told to phone shuttle when we were ready using any phone in terminal ( NO PHONES IN TERMINAL) and no reception on our phone to make a call. A kind port worker phoned the company for us and when my wife spoke to them they were very rude and said it was our fault and refused to come and pick us up unless we paid an additional $65 which we declined as he would not give us a time. Just got a taxi, copy of receipt attached. Could not understand why all 3 pick ups were with different companies. Hope this is not the norm as we have another holiday with transfers booked with you for November. Trust you will refund taxi fare and give suitable compensation. Would suggested you do not use last 2 companies again as both very unreliable. Regards Mike Willcocks Sent 2nd may No acknowledgement from customer relations

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Had a wonderful time, as a note of interest the last 8:9 sea days could have been broken up with a port day would have been good. I did have excursions cancelled at short notice with no alternatives available due to size of the islands. Forward planning by vendors and ship admin would be beneficial the reason given was no insurance.

As part of the package we went to Peru prior to boarding in SAN Antonio. This was all wonderful and all the hotels were good especially the SAN Francisco Plaza in Santiago. The only issue we had was the delay in getting the train from Machu Picchu town. We had to check out of the Incaterra hotel at 11am but our train didn’t leave until after 4pm. We had a good trip around the hotel but not much to do in the town and it rained heavily. A train at 1pm would have been better. The ship was overall fine but clearly needed updating e.g. decoration, fittings and rust on the hull. Food was average but service excellent.

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