Cruise Ship Profiles

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Tropical Weather

Atlantic

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

 

Eastern Pacific

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

Star Princess News

2006 Fire

Star Princess turned away at Ushuaia Port

Tensions rising as the 30th Anniversary of Falklands War Nears

According to a report by the BBC, the Adonia and the Star Princess were turned away at the Port of Ushuaia today after Argentinian authorities learned the two ships had visited the Falklands before arriving in Argentina. 

Controversy exists over the Falklands' original discovery and subsequent colonization by Europeans. At various times there have been French, British, Spanish, and Argentine settlements. Britain re-established its rule in 1833, yet the islands continue to be claimed by Argentina.


 

Fire on Star Princess leaves one passenger dead

On March 23, 2006 while sailing from Grand Cayman, a fire tore through passenger cabins on Aloha deck after a stateroom balcony caught fire and spread quickly along the length of the ship. The ship was en route to Montego Bay when a fire broke out in the passenger accommodations and spread to adjacent cabins. About 150 cabins were damaged by the fire. One passenger died following a cardiac arrest, two passengers had significant smoke inhalation injuries and nine passengers had minor complications resulting from smoke inhalation. Read the full investigative findings, including photos in the Maritime Safety Report

Itinerary

Star Princess sails various worldwide itineraries from the West Coast. Iineraries include  Alaska, Hawaii, and Mexico.

Visit Princess Cruises for a complete schedule.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2007 Rating 99 
2008 Rating 100
2009 Rating 100 (July)
2010 Rating 98 (Apr)
2011 Rating 100 (Mar)
2012 Rating 100 (April)
2012 Rating 93 (Aug)
2013 Rating 99 (May)
2013 Rating 100 (Aug)
2014 Rating 92 (Jan)
2014 Rating 97 (Nov)
2015 Rating 100 (Nov)
2016 Rating 96 (Jun)
2016 Rating 95 (Nov)

Deck Plan

Sky Deck 17

Skywalkers, Sports Court

Sport Deck 16

Basketball court, jogging track, golf simulators, Oasis Spa and Pool, Off Limits Teen Center and Fun Zone kids area (top deck), The Sanctuary

Sun Deck 15

Lotus Spa, and Fitness Center, Tradewinds bar, Princess Links, The Conservatory, Fun Zone kids area, Off Limits Teen Center, Lap Pool, Wedding Chapel

Lido Deck 14

Calypso Reef & pool, Horizon Court, Trident Grill, Mermaid's Tail, Prego Pizzeria, Sundaes Ice Cream bar, Calypso Reef & pool, Outrigger bar

Aloha Deck 12

Passenger Staterooms and the Terrace Pool (aft) adults only

Baja Deck11

Passenger Staterooms

Caribe Deck 10

Passenger Staterooms

Dolphin Deck 9

Passenger Staterooms

Emerald Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 7

Princess Theater upper level, Tequila's, Internet Cafe, Duty free shops, Explorer's Lounge, Photo Gallery, Wheelhouse bar, Vista Lounge, Sabatini's

Fiesta Deck 6

Princess Theater lower level, Grand Casino, Shooters, Purser's desk, Duty free shops, Portofino dining room, Amalfi dining room, Calypso Cove

Plaza Deck 5

Piazza Atrium, International Cafe, Vines, Internet Cafe, Capri dining room

Gala Deck 4

Medical Center

Adults Only

Perfect place to take a break and indulge in a private getaway with a plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting, complete with massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, attentive service and personal entertainment. Serenity Stewards are on hand to provide everything from a chilled face towel and Evian water atomizers, to a menu of healthy beverages and fare. Half-day passes for The Sanctuary are available for $10 per person, for 8 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Sanctuary features two outdoor private cabanas where guests can also take advantage of the exclusive Lotus Spa Services at The Sanctuary. (additional fee).

* Prices subject to change.
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Star Princess

star princess cruise ship

Featuring all of Princess Cruises signature features, this ship is truly a shining star of the Princess fleet. Features include The Sanctuary®, the Piazza-style atrium and Movies Under the Stars® . Her Wheelhouse Bar offers a complimentary British-style pub lunch menu on sea days for a treat.

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Specifications

Ship Class: Grand

Launched: 2002

Refurbished: 2006

GRT: 109,000

Length: 951 ft.

Draft: 26

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 2,600

Wedding Cam       Star Princess Bridge Cam

Accommodations

Standard Stateroom Amenities

Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, Waffle weave cloth bathrobes (available upon request from your stateroom steward), bottles of liquor and stateroom bar packages available for purchase at non-duty-free prices through room service or from designated bar locations, private safe and refrigerator, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, and electric hair dryer.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 162-182 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 158-182 Sq. ft.
Balcony 231-298 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 323 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 319-1279 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers.

Ocean View

These staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Most staterooms will have a picture window, although a few may be port holes.

Balcony

Balcony staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, refrigerator, and balcony with patio furniture. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Premium balconies are larger and some are rear-facing staterooms.

Mini-suites

In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area with a sofabed, two flat-panel televisions, and a spacious closet. Some mini-suites have a pullman for a fourth passenger.

Suite Amenities:

In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup, walk-in closet with a safe, soundstation with dock for iPod, two flat-panel televisions, upgraded bathroom amenities , and use of the Disembarkation Lounge. In suites with a balcony, the patio furniture accommodates up to four people.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Amalfi Dining Room offers fixed seating and the Portofino Dining Room and Capri Dining Room offer anytime dining.

Horizon Court

At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks. In addition, the restaurant operates a late-night bistro with a set menu and sit-down service from 10 pm to 4 am.

International Café

The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.

Trident Grill

Burgers, hot dogs and more located on Lido Deck.

Prego’s Pizzeria

Pizza by the slice located on Lido Deck.

Ice Cream Bar

Self-serve soft ice cream.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service. Enjoy a wide selection of premium teas — from Earl Grey to herbal infusions.

International Café

The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.

Crown Grill ($)

Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood, such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. * $25.00 surcharge per person.

Sabatini's ($)

With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the ship's top European waiters and perhaps even a song from the pizza chef as he creates Princess' famous pies. * $20 cover charge. Suite passengers aboard Ruby Princess will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive breakfast in Sabatini's. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Vines ($)

In addition to serving more than 30 wines by the glass and seafood appetizers that have made Vines a passenger favorite. The atrium-area bar features a selection of domestic and imported artisan cheeses. 

Ultimate Balcony Dining ($)

Ultimate Balcony Dining features a hosted cocktail party, fresh flowers, champagne and a deluxe four-course meal featuring delicate sweet lobster tail or juicy steak among many available delicacies.
Or, opt for a breakfast which includes specialty pastries, fresh fruits, quiche, smoked salmon and other special treats served with a half bottle of French champagne.

Room Service

Princess provides 24-hour room service, enabling passengers to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the privacy of their own staterooms or enjoying the view from their balconies. In addition to the always-available room service menu, passengers can also enjoy items from the day's main menu in their staterooms, as well as special room service-only offerings, such as a special Champagne Balcony Breakfast (*$28 per couple) and an elegant four-course Caribbean Lobster Balcony Dinner available on Caribbean Princess, featuring delicate sweet lobster tails plus a full evening of special touches (cover charge applies).

* Prices subject to change

Notable Rooms

Princess Theater

Main show lounge featuring Broadway and Vegas-style productions.

Explorer's Lounge

Featuring nightclub-style performances.

Vista Lounge

A venue for comedy acts, movies and more.

Grand Casino

A full service casino with slots, cards, roulette and more.

Shooters

Cigar Bar and one of the designated smoking areas on the ship.

Skywalkers

An observation area by day and dance club at night.

Wheelhouse Bar

Nautical themed lounge serving a British-style Pub lunch with fish 'n' chips or a Ploughman's Lunch.

Outdoor Features

Movies Under the Stars

Watch first-run feature-length films at the Poolside HD theater.

Calypso Pool and Neptune's Pool

Two pools flank a tropical island that offers pool seating by day, and by night becomes an outdoor dance club, complete with a dazzling water and light show. 

Terrace Pool

Intimate pool area and sun deck space located on Riviera Deck (aft).

Sports Deck

Basketball Court, Jogging Track, Golf Simulators, Oasis Pool and Spa.

Lotus Pool and Lotus Spa

Located on Sun Deck (forward).

Kids Only

Please note: To participate in the Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Princess Pelicans (Ages 3-12)

Kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, fun fairs, and art projects.

Shockwaves (Ages 8-12)

Kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments, California Science Center workshops, Jr. CHEF @Sea, Klutz®projects, and theme nights.

Remix Teen Lounge (Ages 13-17)

Teens-only dance parties, late-night movies, sports tournaments, casino night, talent shows, formal dinners, DJ workshops, PlayStation® and Wii® equipment, foosball tables and more.

No signing in or out of the club required.

Passenger Questions

Q. We are confirmed on STAR Princess for Alaskan cruise beginning June 8. What are the laundry/dry cleaning facilities available?

A. Thank you for your question. The last time we were aboard the Star Princess in 2004, a laundry room was located on every passenger deck, open 24-hours and equipped with a few coin-operated washers and dryers. A coin-operated detergent dispenser along with an iron and ironing board were also available. The laundry was busy during the hours of 8 am – 7 pm, especially on sea days towards the end of the cruise. Folks tend to forget about their clothes making folks wait hours to use the machines. Sometime passengers took clothes out of the machines and tossed them aside. Our group did laundry two times during our 2-week cruise and found the laundry room fairly quiet during the dinner and show times. Just don’t leave your clothes unattended for long during the peak times.

Dry cleaning services are available. Contact your cabin steward for information after you board the ship.

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