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Old 01-04-2007, 10:32 PM
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Hello swimmersonboard;
you have no need to be nervous about your decision for Star Princess; she is a magnificent ship.
I am very surprised to hear of criticism of Princess' food or service--these are two things that usually set Princess apart from other popular cruise lines. But it is always possible that someone had a less than wonderful experience.
But please don't lower your expectations just because you are getting a good price--Princess will not compromise on quality.
By the way, you mentioned on another thread that you could get a mini-suite for the price of a balcony on Carnival--by all means DO IT. We had a mini-suite on our last cruise and it was fantastic! Larger cabin; larger balcony; larger bathroom; more closet space; you MUST try it.
Have a wonderful trip and keep in touch.
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I am REALLY Excited NOW! Every time we've cruised its been with lots of other people and I am looking forward to having a romantic cruise with my husband and enjoying The Star. Is there a website to find good pictures of the public rooms on the ship? Not finding many

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:37 AM
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The Princess web site, princess.com has some good pics and virtual tours. And you can download e-brochures or order brochures.
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Hi swimmersonboard. I am cruising the Star Princess with my boyfriend in two weeks! We are probably doing the same itinerary - Western Caribbean. I will let you know how it goes, but I'm very excited as I've heard really good things. We booked the canopy tour in Jamaica and the Stingray City Tour in Grand Cayman, which I've heard is a must see. I'll be in touch!!!
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Oh Great, I can't wait to hear your review. We are going to do a stingray tour in Grand Cayman, Dunn's River Fall's in Jamiaca, and spend the day at Playa Del Carmen in Cozumel. If you've never been leave time to shop in Cozumel, its one of my favorite shopping spots.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:16 AM
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Hi swimmersonboard,
Here is my review about the Star that you requested yesterday. We took this cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Let Princess know about your 15th and they will take care of you. From the time we arrived at the airport to receiving our room took about one hour. From that point until we stepped off a week later I can truely say I can't think of one thing that was not perfect. When I read about complaints from others, I can only say that you will never have a good time if you only are looking for the negative. There our no negatives on Princess. The food was great (we had the first seating) The entertainment was first class and the service was fantastic. They knew what I wanted before I did. We booked room D425, a mini-suite in the center of the ship. The view from the balcony was great. As far as shore excursions we tried to book something off the beaten path. In Ocho Rios we did the Coyaba River Gardens and then climbed Dunn's River Falls. This is a must do at least once in your life. At Grand Cayman we took the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens tour and then went to the far end of the island to Rum Point Beach. We have been to Cozumel several times so we shopped the entire day. The last stop at Princess Cays is very relaxing. Princess serves a Bar-B-Que while we played on the beach. I forgot to say that we even bought a couple of pictures from the art auction on board. The last day we waited for our color to be called and were off the ship and back at the airport in 10 minutes. Thats about it, if you have any other questions let me know.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:43 AM
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Thanks BlueJays. I think you're right about a negative attitude and I wonder if some of those people aren't just complaining to be able to talk. My personality is generally to try and see the good in things because....for example.. if someone happens to snap at you there is some reason behind it. They do know its our annivesary and I DO need a break. You may have read on another post that we've been fostering for a LONG time and sometimes all the kids issues seem overwelming. I just need to get away and enjoy the sun, sand and MY HUSBAND!
Thanks for a great review and a confirmation that we INDEED made the right decision.
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