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#1
Oscoda, MI, USA
6,506 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
Hi

At Sea today - heading for ASan Juan - a little lumpy and cool.

Do not believe the negative reviews on the Star - The ship is great shape, although I did notice a small rugstain. Food so far has been excellent. Our room, an inside standard, is larger than a regular standard - A 515 must be a guarded secret - it is very roomy.

Embarkation was not too bad - we arrived at the port about 11:30 - doors opened about noon - we were in our cabin by 12:20.

will check back later

Ron
#2
14,192 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Nice to hear from you, Ron. Enjoy your cruise, and yes, you did luck out on your cabin. It shows up on the deck plan being the same size as an accessible cabin, but is not marked as such. The secret is out now, though.
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#3
Maine
10,218 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Hi guys, let us know what excursions you do in each of the Ports and how you liked them. Congrats on a roomy room
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#5
24,263 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Glad you are having a great time. We also found the ship great and service great as well on the Star in December.
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#6
Lake Oz, OR & O'ahu
3,331 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Glad you are having a good time....we were on in November, and loved her....don'ty know why there are negative reviews!!
#7
Twin Cities, MN
116 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
Ron, can you tell me if there is a basket of amenities in the bathroom? If so, what does it contain?

thanks!

Jaime

less than a month and I'll be onboard the Star!
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#8
Reno, NV
38 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Cant wait to see the warm sun. Its snowing here in Reno, NV today. How are the seas Ron. I heard in the past its been kinda rough. What nights are formal night? Ron did you do any tours in San Juan? Enjoy your trip
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#9
Florida
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Joined Jan 2005
Hi Ron, I'm glad you are having a good time. We'll be on the Star on Feb. 20. Let us know what you did in each port. Enjoy it!


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#10
Vancouver, Wa.
23,886 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
Ron, glad to hear you found the Star as good as we did, last Oct.!

Enjoy, and post a review when you get back!
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#11
Oscoda, MI, USA
6,506 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
bathroom stuff was the usual shampoo, conditioner, lotion - we had a big surprise - as we entered our room we found a bottle of champagne and a plate of eight chocolate dipped strawberries - from the ship?

Today was a sea day - somewhat rough but smoothing out now - good dinner - formal night.

Ron
#12
14,192 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
I'll bet that champagne is Isaac's doing.
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#13
Reno, NV
38 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Hey Ron. How was San Juan? Anything wroth seeing when i am there in 2 weeks. How is the entertainment on the ship? I have heard that the Star has some of the best entertainment of all the ships.
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#14
Oscoda, MI, USA
6,506 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
We didn't get into San Juan untill 7 PM - too dark to see anythinbg - but we ahve been there before - be sure to see the fort in the daytime and have some mufango at a local restaurant.

St. Thomas today - just went out and bought some Absolut Vodka for $10 per Litre - Sorry Scott - couldn't find any 5 oclock - maybe they were using it in the laundry - I think the Goose was going for about $15.

I said the ship was in good shape - maybe not true - saw many maintenance guys painting and varnishing and even replacing carpet in a room - Princess shouldn't let the ship go to pot like this LOL

Wife bought some snorkel goggles and tube - we are going to flood the bathroom tonight and check it out!

We leave for Tortola in about an hour - tonight is Island night on the aft decks - they were setting up this afternoon.

Ron
#15
Oscoda, MI, USA
6,506 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
Entertainment has been very good - The "Dance" production number wore me out just watching it - If the Comic Scott Wyler is still aboard - don't miss his show - a very funny guy!

Ron
#16
Cape Coral, Florida
12,083 Posts
Joined Apr 2001
Hi Ron!!! Isn't the Star a beauty?????? Ask Isaac if he will come with me in October!!!
Quote...Wife bought some snorkel goggles and tube - we are going to flood the bathroom tonight and check it out! Kinky!!!!!
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#17
Columbus, OH
45 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
WHY in the world did you not get to SJU until 7pm? Hope everything is OK. We have a shore excursion scheduled for 6pm in a few weeks and being that late not going to work since it is a non refundable trip. Yikes! We would have missed it if we were on your sailing.

B

PS have you tried to order a hot breakfast from room service? Would like to know the results if you did.
#18
Danville, KY
218 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
We'll be on the Star in a few weeks and I am loving this thread. How's the food been? Any do's and don't's re: food, entertainment, activities, excursions, . . . would be appreciated - I'm taking notes!
#19
WEST BABYLON NY USA
718 Posts
Joined Dec 2000
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#20
Oscoda, MI, USA
6,506 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
We had some stiff headwinds heading to SJ - delayed 3 hours.

Food has been excellent no matter what the gourmet naysayers say!

Anybody that can complain about Princess food must eat at 5 star gourmet restaurants 24/7 - Princess isn't a 5 star but ranks in th 2 to 3 star gourmet/fine dining - after all how many gourmet restaurants serve 2600 pople every sitting???

Tortola isn.t much - better plan a beach excursion.

Ron