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Star Princess

Under construction. I'll be working on this page for 2015. Check back.

we embarked on an eleven day Land and Sea Vacation to Alaska including eight days aboard Star Princess. I saved a lot of items from the trip including daily itineraries and other memorabilia. Much of it is shown below. Star Princess is a Grand Class ship delivered in 2002. It's one of three Grand Class ships to retain the Skywalkers nightclub in a position over the stern (others being Golden Princess and Caribbean Princess). Star Princess is most famous for having caught fire in 2006. Many amidships port-side accomondations (including ours) were burned out.

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Postcard.

Exterior Pictures

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Deck Plans

I like looking at deck plans. Below is the deck plan from a Princess Catalog which is actually for sister ship Golden Princess. Next is an even bigger plan of Star Princess. Note the differences on Sun Deck 15. We had "Penthouse Suite" C410 on Caribe Deck 10, port.

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Deck Plan. Click picture for much larger image.

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Deck Plan. Click pictures for really huge images.

Daily Itineraries

Four page daily cruise itineraries are shown below. Click any thumbnail for the larger image.

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Day 1. Saturday, December 20, . Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 2. Sunday, December 21, . Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 3. Monday, December 22, at sea. Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 4. Tuesday, December 23, . Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 5. Wednesday, December 24, . Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 6. Thursday, December 25, . Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 7. Friday, December 26, . Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 8. Saturday, December 27, . Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 9. Sunday, December 28, at sea. Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Day 10. Monday, December 29, at sea. Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Entertainment and film summaries. Click thumbnails for larger images.

Most of the daily itineraries also came with a four page "newspaper" summarizing the previous day's news. I didn't feel like scanning all that, but an example of one is shown below. Click any thumbnail for the larger image.

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Four page "newspaper" for Wednesday, December 24. Click thumbnails for larger images.

Interior Pictures

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We pause before dinner for a photo.

Memorabilia

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Shore Excursions Brochure. Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Luggage Tags.

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General shipboard information. Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Do not disturb.

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Early morning room service - one of my favorite aspects of cruising. Click picture for a larger image.

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Souvenir photograph.

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Shore Excursions Brochure. Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Shore excursion coupons. Click picture for a larger image.

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Landing Card.

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Select pages from the Guest List booklet showing crew, staff, entertainers and guests. Click picture for a larger image.

In 2015 I acquired an 8 ½" by 11" drawing of Star Princess by artist Frank Camarda. Camarda offers dozens of liner and cruise ship drawings via eBay.

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Star Princess by Frank Camarda.

Recommended Shopping Guides

For each port of call we received a two-sided Recommended Shopping guide. We're not much into shopping, but if nothing else the maps were sometimes useful. The guides are shown below. Click thumbnails for larger images.

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Recommended Shopping. Click thumbnails for larger images.

Bibliography

Without doing any hardcore research, here's a list of stuff I've found regarding Stella Solaris.

Wikipedia - As with most everything, there's a page about Star Princess.