The third in Princess Cruises' groundbreaking Grand-class trio, the 2,600-guest Star Princess debuted in 2002. Along with the Grand Princess and Golden Princess, it was immediately distinguished from other ships by the glass disco atop the stern, which offers ocean views.
Highlights include large stateroom balconies, a whopping four full-sized pools, and acres of open deck space. You'll also find great passenger flow (something that can be a real problem on crowded sea days on other ships) and a selection of moderately sized entertainment venues. The recently revamped Piazza has been transformed into its own city-square-style hot spot with acrobats, magicians, and musicians performing throughout the day.