Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Princess Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2003, 06:32 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 71
Default Star Princess/Wonderful cruise.Except

We have just disembarked from Star Princess in Sydney Australia.We had wonderful friendly service.We had 3 small complaints that we did not report.Cereal did not arrive for one of our dining mates at a table for 4 at two breakfasts.Fruit did not arrive on another breakfast.for one.All were in anytime dining.
Afternoon tea which we attended once was badly done in regards to the order in which it was recieved at the table.We attended at 1600hrs.The hours are 1530hrs to 1630hrs.
Breakfast in the dining room on departure morning at 0730hrs was slow and unorganized even though the dining room was not full.
Except for the above it was a wonderful cruise and the service staff were friendly and very helpful and always attentive and eveready to offer more service in nearly all departments of the ship.
Australians usually dont like to tip,(its not in our culture)$10.00 U.S. Per Day would seem a lot to us.At the end of the cruise we thought it was very resonable given the service that we recieved and ended the cruise all happy campers despite our last breakfast.
I suppose the biggest complaint i have would be the arrival time in Sydney is picking up the pilot at approx 0330hrs for arrival at the terminal before 0500 hrs.Its not a complaint on behalf of myself but for others.We are the guardians of one of the worlds most beautiful harbours.Passengers travel from all over the world to enjoy this 12 day cruise.Spending a long time in aircraft.Princess see fit to rob its pax of this once in a liftetime oportunity to see the harbour from a beautiful ship.I noted that a lot of pax were whisked away from Sydney on land based tours and to the airport.They did not see the beautiful harbour.Surely it would not be a big issue for Princess to alter its arrival and departure times of their Sydney Cruises despite it being a end of Cruise day.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2003, 08:43 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,014
Default Re: Star Princess/Wonderful cruise.Except

Try to remember that often the morning servers are bus boys in training to become dinner servers and it is common for errors to occur at breakfast and or lunch. We all made mistakes when we first learned our trades. If that is your main complaint, it must have been a terrific cruise. I love the Star too and think it is a very well-run ship on the whole.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 20th, 2003, 09:48 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Star Princess/Wonderful cruise.Except

I appreciated your information as we will be on a 14 day Auckland to Sydney cruise. We'll disembark on Valentines day but since we are spending 3 days post cruise, we should have time to see the harbor. Our last cruise that ended up in Sydney was on Crystal and they entered the harbor at a more reasonable hour affording us a wonderful view, fire boats and all.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 22nd, 2003, 03:41 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,539
Default Re: Star Princess/Wonderful cruise.Except

You aren't going to see any delay in the ships arriving in port early. They have a big time crunch turning that ship around for the new passengers arriving. It's the same on any ship. Best would be to partake of local harbor cruises.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 22nd, 2003, 12:33 PM
Lisa's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Posts: 9,743
Send a message via AIM to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
Default Re: Star Princess/Wonderful cruise.Except

Also, tidal conditions and the port authority dictate when ships arrive.

Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We have booked our first cruise..Star Princess cruise4two Princess Cruise Lines 5 October 16th, 2006 01:31 AM
Med. Cruise on Star Princess Pecos Princess Cruise Lines 5 July 1st, 2006 03:10 AM
First Cruise -Star Princess Lisacollie Princess Cruise Lines 10 May 20th, 2005 08:40 AM
Star Princess - Med Cruise CFELD Princess Cruise Lines 6 September 13th, 2004 02:24 PM
Star Princess Cruise Richard Lewis Princess Cruise Lines 2 June 11th, 2004 11:35 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:47 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1