Just wanted to submit a short note about our first day on the Star.
Flight into Santa Ana was great....waited around 40 minutes for our lugage to get unloaded, and then took a $90 cab ride to the Sheraton in San Pedro. I would advise other people to look into tranfers for this cruise if they are coming into Sata Ana airport.
The Sheraton itself is showing signs of wear and tear. We had a non smoking room and it had a serious cigarette smoke smell. The hotel would rate a 5 from me on a scale of 1 to 10. It does have a free shuttle to the cruise terminal, and that is why we stayed there the night before. They also don't serve pork products in the hotel
If you want bacon in the morning they do have a beef bacon thats not half bad.
Emabarking the ship was done at around 11:30 am and was fairly smooth and lasted around 30 minutes. The agent that checked us in....well he confused my photo with my sons photo and that started a whole bunch of issues once we were on board. I have had to get four new cards, and I was just told that my account was deleted...oh well. RCCL does a better job of checking people in...much faster (IMHO)
We are staying a a pethouse suite 11030 and we are VERY happy with it....the Butler is great! The room is really a combination of two cabins and has seperate bedrooms with locking doors.
So far we have booked our freestyle dinners....and yes they do give suite guests priority. We have also booked our shore tours and got the dolpin encounter for my wife and son.
The weather is great around 72 degrees and the sea is around 4 feet...the ship is making 23.4 knots and we should pass cabo around six tonight.
Any questions just ask and I will try to post the answers.
BTW the beer is cold