Star Princess Cruise Ship Tour

Star Princess Cruise Ship Tour

Hey cruisers, I’m Sheri with Cruise Tips TV. Welcome to our deck-by-deck video tour of
the Star Princess. We’ll start with deck 5 and the Capri dining
room. Capri is one of three main dining rooms on
the ship, and on our sailing was used for anytime dining between about 5:30 and 9pm. There are a
variety of table sizes to accommodate everyone from couples to large groups. All three of Star’s dining rooms are very
similar. The internet café and library are combined
on Star Princess, and they’ve done a nice job of using the space. One side has a nice group of computers, some
with ocean views, while the other side has a good selection of books and even some games. The lobby bar is almost always hopping with
activity, and serves as a nice place for diners to enjoy a cocktail in the piazza while waiting
for a table in the Capri dining room. Next up is our favorite place for morning
coffee; the International café. You can choose from a wide variety of pastries,
or a hot breakfast sandwich to accompany your coffee. For the remainder of the day, the Café offers
a variety of savory snacks and salads, desserts and even hot soups. The menu changes throughout the cruise, so
be sure to stop by and check it out. Here’s a quick look at the Art Gallery. Art is stored here for viewing in between
auctions, and is moved to the explorer’s Lounge, on Deck 7, midship. The Piazza is a lovely open space and is often
teaming with activity, as you’d expect. In the evening, you can expect the piazza
to be a lively gathering point for musical entertainment, the captains champagne waterfall,
and the infamous Princess balloon drop. The Vines bar is one of my favorite stops
for a wine flight and complimentary tapas, and sushi. Decorated in dark tones with a authentic wine
country feel, this is a great place to relax and enjoy the nice selection of wines. Next-door is the vines shop a fun little place
where you can pick up some gourmet gifts and treats for friends back home. The Amalfi Dining room on Deck 6 is similar
in style to Capri and Portofino. Because they are so similar we won’t spend
too much time looking around. The Portofino dining room is also located
on Deck 6. On our sailing, this dining room was also
used for Afternoon Tea, where white-gloved servers spoil you with the most delicious
scones and cream, and a selection of desserts and sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for a little retail
therapy, you’ll probably enjoy Calypso Cove and its neighbor, Essence. Here’s a
look at the Passenger Services Desk, and it’s always friendly staff. Just around the corner is the Grand Casino. Along with coinless slot machines, the casino
offers a good selection of table games like black jack and roulette. And this is Shooters bar. It’s kind of a sports themed hangout with
dark wood tones and plenty of atmosphere. On our sailing, they showed football games
which were announced in advance in the Princess Patter. Here at the front of the ship is the Princess
Theatre, the largest entertainment venue onboard. You’ll gather here for most of the production
shows throughout your cruise. Here’s a tip; if you want to avoid the crowd,
hold out for the late showing. Located aft, The Vista show lounge hosts production
and comedy entertainment by night and a variety of functions by day. From Zumba to Bingo, the stage here gets a
lot of use. Every seat in the house offers a great view
and the lounge has it’s own well stocked bar. Just outside the Vista Lounge and Sabatini’s,
you’ll find the photo gallery where photos from the entire cruise are displayed. Sabatini’s is the ship’s Italian style
trattoria. For a nominal fee, you can enjoy a filling
multicourse meal here in Mediterranean style. The vibe here is relaxed and comfortable,
like a Tuscan Villa, so be sure to set aside a few hours for your dining experience…
and Save a little room for the Espresso crème brulee. Be sure to make a reservation early in your
cruise …this is a popular spot. Moving toward the center of the ship, The
wheelhouse bar is a spacious spot for drinks and entertainment. Here’s a tip for you- On our sailing, buy
one get one for $1 cocktails were served every evening from about 5-6pm. Get there early, as the live music and popular
drink promo make this a hotspot. The Explorer’s lounge is another of the
ships entertainment venues. With an open design, a dance floor, and a
large bar, this Egyptian themed spot hosts everything from trivia to game shows, art
auctions, and even ballroom dance and tap classes. Another tip – you’ll find most of the
art auctions here, and free champagne is often served, with no strings attached during the
actions. Adjacent to the piazza is another great meeting
spot, Crooner’s Bar where you’ll find live entertainment from guitar and vocals
to live Mariachi duos. For more shopping, you can visit Facets and
Meridian Bay the onboard boutiques. You’ll read a lot about special events and
discounts in your Princess Patter, and on your in room TV. Moving forward on the promenade deck, you’ll
find the beautiful and spacious Shore Excursions area tucked away across from the Crown Grill
. There’s a screen where you can view sold out tours, lots of literature to review before
choosing an excursion, and a friendly staff to help you make the most of your port experience. Speaking of the Crown Grill, let’s take
a look at Princess’s signature steakhouse and grill where you’ll find seafood, aged
premium silver steaks and chops, and a refined, yet welcoming setting. Everything here is delicious, but my favorite
is the filet mignon. The restaurant offers a combination of booth
and table seating, some with views of the promenade deck. You’ll want to make your reservations early
for this popular spot. You might find the first night of your cruise
to be a great time to score a good spot in the Crown Grill. Here, you’ll find the Princess Captain’s
Circle office, which is just next to the Future Cruise. The future cruise office is one of the best
kept secrets onboard. you can sit down with an “agent” to plan
your next cruise for a reduced deposit that’s only available to you onboard a Princess ship,
and You’ll get some onboard credit for your next cruise by booking onboard as well. If you prefer, you can do what we do, and
simply drop off your future cruise deposit form and chose your next ship and sail date
at a later time. You can even transfer your booking to your
travel agent back home. Princess’s future cruise perks are one of
the perks we love most about this cruise line. The Terrace pool is technically located aft
on Aloha Deck 12, but we’ll show it here along with the other pools and hot tubs on
Lido Deck 14. It’s a great place for a dip and to take
in the dramatic wake view. Located on the Horizon Terrace, and just up
the stairs from the Terrace pool is the Outrigger Bar. If you’re looking for another great spot
to take in the wake view and maybe enjoy a cocktail, then this is your spot. You won’t have any trouble finding a mango
margarita here. If you get hungry, the Horizon Court is only
steps away. Horizon is the go to stop for a quick buffet
breakfast, lunch, or dinner. During the breakfast hours, staff will bring
you a made to order omelette while you watch for sea life. In the evening, the Horizon court transforms
to a tranquil spot where you can enjoy all the finest food, without having to dress up. A great option after a long day ashore. Inside tip: on select evenings, the aft of
Horizon Court transforms into the Crab Shack, where you can enjoy steamers and pots for
a modest upcharge. You’ll find your standard buffet pleasers
here including desserts, which are kept in a separate station for quick, yummy access. drink station is simple, but adequate. Adjacent to the Calypso Pool, you’ll find
the always friendly staff at the Calypso Bar. And this is the Calypso Pool. It’s retractable glass dome creates a comfortable,
sometimes balmy place to swim or soak in it’s heated, freshwater pool or hot tubs. This is a wonderful place to swim and soak
on cooler days. We love to order a drink from the nearby bar,
and soak in the hot tubs while the sun is setting. Near the pool, you’ll find Sundaes, the
ships soft serve ice cream spot. This is always a popular place, and there
are even a few yummy toppings to fancy up your cone. Neptune’s Reef Pool is also heated, with
two adjacent hot tubs. This is a great place to grab a deck chair
(or a hot tub) for Movies Under the Stars on the giant, outdoor screen. We also enjoyed the Love Boat themed Deck
party on our sailing Near Neptune’s Reef and pool, you’ll find
the conveniently located Prego Pizzaria, the Mermaids Tail, and of course, the Trident
Grill- where you can grab grilled burgers, hot dogs, and delicious French fries to enjoy
poolside. Parents will be happy to know Star Princess
hasn’t forgotten the little ones. Much of the back of deck 15 is dedicated to
young cruisers. You’ll see that there is quite a bit of
space in here with lots of stuff for the kidlets. Now let’s take a quick look at the teen
facilities on the ship. You can see they’re going for a hip hangout
vibe here, so yeah, it could be fun for a teen. The Trade Winds Bar sits above Neptune’s
reef pools, with ample seating and a direct view of Movies under the stars. Now on to Heart & Minds, the ships wedding
chapel. This is a cute little place, which can also
double as a meeting room. And here’s what it looks like walking down
the isle – dun, dun, da dun … And here’s the spa. The Lotus Spa provides a variety of pampering. Some of the services offered in the spa include
Facials, Traditional and Hot stone massages, Cellulite Reduction, Wraps and even Acupuncture. Be sure to check your Princess Patter for
Port Day specials, which are very popular. The Beauty salon offers nail treatments, hair
styling, hair colour, and barber services. With an entrance off the Lotus Spa, the Sanctuary
pool and hot tubs provide a quiet area to extend your relaxation. The fitness center offers a nice selection
of nautilus equipment, free weights and cardio machines with a view. And while most equipment was in good shape
during our sailing, a few were showing the inevitable wear. There’s also a group fitness room with TRX
stuff, and spin machines. Situated under Skywalkers walkway, you’ll
find a splash pool for little ones, another small pool and a hot tub. And, in case you get thirsty there’s the
Oasis Bar. Now let’s head up to the lawn court, but
before we do here’s a quick look at the table tennis area. The lawn court seemed to be a bit of a forgotten
area during our sailing. If you’re looking for a getaway from the
bustling pool area, this may be a good choice. Speaking of getaways, welcome to the Sanctuary,
Star Princess’ adults only spa inspired area. You can purchase access to this area where
you’ll find cabanas for massages, extra cozy lounge chairs, and refreshing drinks
and snacks. Be sure to book early in your voyage, as this
popular spot can sell out. Star didn’t forget about it’s basketball
fans. Way up on deck 17 you’ve got “hoops with
a view” in the sports court. You don’t want to miss the escalator up
to Skywalkers Nightclub. If you’re not interested in enjoying the
late night activities here, check out the amazing views by day with its funky outer
space décor and comfortable seating. At night, the disco comes alive and the bartenders
stay busy. On our sailing Princess offered late night
by one get one happy hours in this venue as well. Thank you so much for watching! Be sure to follow up on Instagram, Facebook
and Twitter. Until next time we’ll see you on the high

41 thoughts on “Star Princess Cruise Ship Tour

  • January 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    A very well done ship tour. Good camera work and voice over. Thanks for sharing.

  • January 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    We have been on the Star Princess twice now. once to Alaska and once to Hawaii. The Crew is Awesome.

  • January 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Is this ship a formal all the time cruise?

  • January 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm


  • January 12, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    thank you sherri!!!! your the best …

  • January 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Really, really beautiful ship. Very rich very elegant and simply divine๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘ธ

  • January 12, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I'm so excited this came out today!!!ย  I get to sail on the Star next week.ย  Great job as always.

  • January 12, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    So where did you hide all the passengers? Nice tour guys. What camera did you use?

  • January 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    This was just amazing! I'm going on a 15 day hawaiian cruise on the Star this April for my Honeymoon and this tour was amazing! I can't Wait!

  • January 13, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Great tour! It was really nice to explore a different ship, and of course now I want to cruise on it! lol Oh and one more confession, I caught myself waving back to the friendly staff aboard! :0) Hats of to you and your hubby for yet again another great video!!! :0)

  • January 13, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Quick question, if you want to use the basket ball courts and other sports facilities on a carnival ship how do you get equipment eg, balls rackets ect

  • January 13, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Thank you, Sheri!ย  Perfect timing for us as well, as we leave tomorrow to sail on Caribbean Princess (not quite identical to Star, but pretty close).ย  It's been almost 10 years since our Princess cruise, so this (and your Golden Princess tour) was a great reminder of what to expect.

  • January 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Beautifully done. Many thanks ๐Ÿ™

  • January 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Another wonderful ship tour , a big thankyou to you and your husband you truly do the best ship tours on you tube, have pasted it onto most of the cruise related FB pages im a member of.

  • January 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Sending a big hello all the way from Sydney Australia!

    I am a new subscriber who enjoys your videos and find them both helpful and informative. Wondering if you could give any tips or information on Carnival Cruises Australia?

    My family and I are going on our first cruise on the 27th of February 2017 – 10 night South Pacific on the Carnival Spirit and are extremely excited but unsure of what to expect.

    Thanks Tanya

  • January 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    cool vid

  • January 14, 2017 at 3:32 am

    My middle name is Capri! C: and the cruise is very pretty just like u ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    THANK YOU so much for the very detailled and helpful cruise ship tour.
    We're sailing Star Princess in Mar 2017 and really look forward to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 15, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Those sweets look so yummy

  • January 18, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you so much for this and all of your videos. I've been watching all of them. I am a first time cruiser headed to Alaska on the Star Princess in September out of Vancouver. Any recommendations for Alaskan excursions to check out?

  • February 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    The Ruby Princess is on Celebrity Apprentice!
    My wife is a huge Boy George fan. George made it to the finals and the last challenge is to create a presentation for Carnival Cruise Lines. They featured the Ruby Princess while it was at the Port Of Los Angeles. Super fun watching the ship.

  • February 24, 2017 at 3:09 am

    I took the "STAR PRINCESS" on a 15 Day Cruise to Hawaii (Hilo, Lahaina, Honolulu, Nawiliwili) and Mexico (Ensenada) in 2014.
    It is a Fantastic Ship and the Crew was Absolutely Wonderful. The whole trip was a Total Blast! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • March 10, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Excellent review. Anybody is going on a Princess cruise should watch this video.

  • April 3, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Will be my husband and I second time on the Star Princess. Sailing from Vancouver BC round Trip to Hawaii on April 21st. 2 week cruise. Very excited!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • May 23, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Q for future video: do you find the Sanctuary worth the cost of admission? Have you ever done it?

  • June 25, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Do you have the patters?

  • January 7, 2018 at 10:52 am

    OMG I looked up my YouTube channel XD

  • February 20, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Where can you smoke on ship IE: casino etc. etc.ย  I am a dye hard non smoker and looking for answers.

  • June 13, 2018 at 1:19 am

    This ship took me on my first Alaska cruise back in 1991. Gone on a few more since, and headed back to Alaska in 2019 on the new NCL Bliss. So excited!

  • July 6, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Going next week in Alaska

  • July 16, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    This is will be my first time going on the Princess Cruise Line October 1st going to cover I'll be on the cruise ship for 6 days I sure hope they roll out the red carpet for me since it's my first time on a cruise ship this is going to be a lot of fun if a videos like to come with me on this trip you are invited I have room for one more you going to need your passport

  • July 23, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Please donโ€™t do that voice next time

  • August 14, 2018 at 1:11 am


  • August 24, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Bring on 2020 2021 when the Golden Princess and Star Princess will be joining the P&O Australia fleet, Iโ€™ll give them a try but give me the smaller ships like the Pacific Explorer any day as they offer something the larger ships canโ€™t offer. That little bit of Magic the larger ships canโ€™t offer would be sailing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge especially at sunset and of course the smaller ports of call.

  • October 10, 2018 at 2:03 am

    How do you make your voice sound so soothing lol I almost fell asleep

  • December 19, 2018 at 12:23 am

    15 days aboard the Star Princess this year (2018) from L.A. to Hawaii and back. The ship was very nice, showing a bit of age but well kept. All staff members were fantastic, from the Captain on down. The trip can drag a bit during consecutive sea days, but there are always things to do. It is an older crowd, not at all loud and very few drunks. Very reserved and polite. Good casino, great pools, and spectacular views. The formal dinner meals were always excellent. Breakfast and dinner in buffets were always very good. Lunch was hit and miss in the buffet, but there was always Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Pizza on the pool decks. Internet use at sea is very expensive., so it is a good time to "unplug."

    I would cruise with Princess again unreservedly.

  • December 27, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Beautiful ship, well-filmed video, thanks for sharing.

  • May 7, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Cannot wait for our 1st Alaskan cruise in September 2019. Also this will be our 1st Princess cruise, having sailed 2 other times on Carnival. I'm SO over the hairy chest contests and think this will be more suited to us, in our 50th and 60th year of life! We'll be in the aft Penthouse suite and KNOW the views will be FANTASTIC!

  • June 11, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I was just wondering if you remember if there was shuffle board or mini-put on the Star?

  • July 28, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Very professinally done with great information.


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