Pacific Encounter

Former name: Star Princess

Pacific Encounter current position

Pacific Encounter current location is at East Mediterranean (coordinates 34.68883 N / 33.16652 E) cruising en route to LIMASSOL. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Pacific Encounter

Year built2002  /  Age: 19
Flag state United Kingdom
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassGrand
Building costUSD 450 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorP&O Cruises Australia
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)289 m / 948 ft
Beam (width)48 m / 157 ft
Gross Tonnage108977 gt
Passengers2596 - 3115
Crew1100
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks16
Cabins1298
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsCaribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure), Grand Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess
Former namesStar Princess
Christened byGunilla Antonini (for Princess Cruises)
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Pacific Encounter Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Feb 05 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Feb 09 6 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Feb 15 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Feb 19 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Feb 22 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Mar 05 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Mar 08 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Mar 12 14 days, round-trip Kiwi Adventure Brisbane
2022 Mar 26 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Mar 29 4 days, round-trip Tribute To The King Brisbane
2022 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Apr 23 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Apr 26 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Apr 30 6 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 May 06 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 May 13 3 days, round-trip 80s Brisbane
2022 May 16 12 days, round-trip Fiji Adventure Brisbane
2022 May 28 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Jun 04 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Jun 08 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2022 Jun 18 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Jun 21 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Jul 09 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Jul 12 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Jul 16 14 days, round-trip Bounty Adventure Brisbane
2022 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 Aug 13 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Aug 17 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 Sep 03 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Sep 06 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 Oct 01 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Oct 04 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2022 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Oct 21 3 days, round-trip Country Brisbane
2022 Oct 24 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Oct 28 8 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup Carnival Brisbane
2022 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 Nov 12 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Nov 16 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2022 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2022 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2022 Dec 10 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Dec 13 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2022 Dec 17 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Christmas Cruise Brisbane
2022 Dec 27 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2022 Dec 30 8 days, round-trip New Years Eve Cruise Brisbane
2023 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Jan 21 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Jan 24 13 days, one-way from Brisbane to Singapore Brisbane
2023 Feb 25 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Brisbane Singapore
2023 Mar 11 14 days, round-trip Kiwi Adventure Brisbane
2023 Mar 25 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2023 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Apr 22 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Apr 25 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2023 May 05 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 May 12 3 days, round-trip Tribute To The King Brisbane
2023 May 15 12 days, round-trip Fiji Adventure Brisbane
2023 May 27 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Jun 03 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2023 Jun 07 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2023 Jun 17 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2023 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Jul 08 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2023 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip Bounty Adventure Brisbane
2023 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Aug 12 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2023 Aug 16 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2023 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Sep 09 3 days, round-trip 80s Brisbane
2023 Sep 12 4 days, round-trip Whitsundays Cruise Brisbane
2023 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Sep 30 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Oct 03 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2023 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Nov 03 8 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup Carnival Brisbane
2023 Nov 11 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2023 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2023 Dec 16 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2023 Dec 27 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2024 Jan 20 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2024 Feb 14 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2024 Feb 24 14 days, round-trip Kiwi Adventure Brisbane
2024 Mar 09 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2024 Mar 23 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Mar 26 4 days, round-trip Tribute To The King Brisbane
2024 Apr 13 3 days, round-trip 80s Brisbane
2024 Apr 20 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Apr 23 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2024 May 03 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2024 May 10 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 May 13 12 days, round-trip Fiji Adventure Brisbane
2024 May 25 7 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Brisbane
2024 Jun 05 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2024 Jun 15 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Jul 06 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Jul 13 14 days, round-trip Bounty Adventure Brisbane
2024 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane
2024 Aug 14 10 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Brisbane
2024 Aug 24 3 days, round-trip 80s Brisbane
2024 Sep 07 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Brisbane
2024 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Pacific Island Hopper Brisbane

Pacific Encounter Review

Review of Pacific Encounter

The 2002-built (as Star Princess) cruise ship Pacific Encounter is the 3rd Grand-Class vessel constructed for Princess Cruises, with sisterships Crown, Diamond, Caribbean, Grand, Emerald, Ruby, Golden (Pacific Adventure since 2020) and Sapphire.

In 2018, Princess announced that Golden Princess and Star Princess will be transferred to the P&O Australia fleet in 2021 and renamed, respectively, "Pacific Adventure" and "Pacific Encounter". The vessels' transfer was officially confirmed on October 21, 2020. Star Princess as Pacific Encounter starts operations for P&O AU in November 2021 after a scheduled drydock refurbishment. In 2020, Golden Princess (as Pacific Adventure) already joined the P&O AU's fleet.

For Princess Cruises, the vessel (IMO number 9192363) was Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310361000) and registered in Hamilton. For P&O, the ship is UK-flagged (MMSI 232032840) and registered in London.

History - construction and ownership

P&O Cruises is a subsidiary company and two brands owned by Carnival Corporation - P&O UK and P&O Australia. In 2000, P&O Cruises became subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which merged with Carnival Corporation in 2003. P and O is the world's oldest cruise company, starting passenger shipping operations in 1822 on the routes connecting England with Iberia.

Star Princess cruise ship (Pacific Encounter)

The 2600-passenger ship Pacific Encounter/Star Princess is relatively big for the Australian source market, with a wide diversity (for its size) onboard facilities and still providing a traditional cruising experience. During drydock 2008, Star Princess received several new facilities, including the Piazza (energetic amusement space), bakery, Internet Cafe, wine bar, sushi bar, The Sanctuary (adults-only zone with padded lounges and shaded places), Crown Grill (complimentary eatery with seafood and steakhouse fare), 7 Suites (with walk-in closets and spa tub bathrooms). The Retail shopping area was redesigned, with Essence Shop (relocated to deck 7 and doubled in size) and Meridian Bay Shop (on deck 6, replacing Essence Shop).

Decks and Cabins

Pacific Encounter staterooms (1298 total, in 34 categories) include 205x Suites, 515x Balconies, 212x Oceanviews and 366x Inside, including 25x wheelchair-accessible. Most cabins are sized 160-190 ft2 (15-18 m2), with cabin balconies sized 45-90 ft2 (4-8 m2). Nearly 80% of all outside staterooms are with private step-out balconies. The largest accommodation is the Grand Suite (615 ft2 / 57 m2, with terrace sized 115 ft2 / 11 m2).

The boat has 16 decks, of which 13 are passenger-accessible and 7 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Star Princess passengers choose between open seating and two assigned dinner seatings; breakfast and lunch in all Princess restaurants are open seating. Alternative dinner venues include the reservations-only Sabatini's Italian and Crown Grill restaurants (both with cover). All Princess Cruises Lido buffets are open around the clock. The Wheelhouse Bar serves a pub lunch, and a grill and pizzeria offer casual snack choices. The ice-cream bars and patisseries charge for premium ice cream and speciality coffee. A wine bar offers extra-charge artisan cheeses and evening snacks. Chef's Table and Ultimate Balcony Dining options are also available, as is afternoon tea and room service.

Follows the complete list of Star Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Capri Restaurant (ship's aft Dining Room; dinner only - offers Anytime Dining between 5:30-10 pm)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Portofino Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room for Breakfast 7-9 am, Lunch 12-1:30 pm, Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:30 p.m.; features Anytime Dining for Dinner between 5:30-8 pm or 8-10 pm)
  • Amalfi Restaurant (dinner only aft Dining Room; with 2 fixed seatings at 5:45 pm and 8 pm)
  • Sabatini's Restaurant (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Both the Vista Lounge and Princess Theater can host featured entertainers and production shows, and each of the shows runs several times. The Princess Theater is more like a Broadway theatre than a cruise-ship typical show lounge. It features same-level orchestra seating, stadium seating behind, as well as a few boxes. The Vista Lounge is cabaret-style, with chairs grouped around small drink tables and big windows making the room light during the day. The Explorers Lounge and Wheelhouse Bar are located side by side on the Promenade Deck. These smaller entertainment venues host karaoke, pianists, dance bands and theme parties, as well as games and trivia during the day.

Star Princess cruise ship (Pacific Encounter)

Follows the complete list of Star Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour speciality coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Star Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Shooter's Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Vines Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Princess Star Grand Casino
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars); Vista Lounge & Bar
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Scoops Bar (Sundaes Ice Cream Bar, complimentary)
  • Outrigger Bar (poolside bar); Tradewinds Bar
  • Star's Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Hearts & Minds (Wedding Chapel)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Conservatory (recreation area); The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area); The Oasis relaxation area
  • Calypso Reef & Pool area; Neptune's Reef & Pool area
  • The Skywalker (Jogging Track); Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard, Deck Chess; Princess Links mini-golf course
  • Skywalkers Disco Nightclub.

Itineraries

Star Princess itinerary program was based on roundtrips from USA-California homeports (San Francisco and Los Angeles/Long Beach) to Hawaii, Baja Mexico, Alaska, alternating seasonally.

P&O's Pacific Encounter ship was scheduled to start its inaugural for P&O season with the Maiden Voyage on October 2, 2021. Previously, for the boat was scheduled a 15-night Inaugural Cruise ("Southeast Asia and Australia" repositioning itinerary) from Singapore (drydock location) to Brisbane.

Next table shows the canceled Maiden Voyage's itinerary, with prices from USD 2300 (quad share cabin).

Date / TimePort
11 Nov 17:00Departing from Singapore
12 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Lembar, Lombok Indonesia
19 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Darwin, NT Australia
23 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Cairns, Queensland Australia
24 Nov 10:00 - 18:00Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia
26 Nov 06:00Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland Australia

The rescheduled Maiden Voyage (Oct 2, 2021) was planned as a short break (4-day "Whitsundays Cruise) from homeport Brisbane to Airlie Beach Queensland.

The Brisbane-homeported Pacific Encounter in 2021 was scheduled to visit ports in Australia (including Great Barrier Reef) and South Pacific Islands (New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea). The itineraries are themed "Barrier Reef Discovery" (7-night), "Pacific Island Hopper" (7-night), the themed "Comedy Cruise" (4-night cruise to nowhere), "Whitsundays Cruise" (4-night to Airlie Beach).

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Princess Cruises Star cruise ship was christened by godmother Gunilla Antonini - wife of Dr Corrado Antonini (executive chairmen of the Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri). The liner started its inaugural cruise (26-day maiden voyage) in the Pacific Ocean on February 13, 2002. Star is fleet's first Grand-class vessel, with sisterships Golden (Pacific Adventure) and Grand. The other (similarly-designed) liners from this series are Caribbean, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire.

Fun fact is, that earlier there was another vessel with the name "Star Princess". Currently, this ship cruises under the name Columbus (former "Pacific Pearl" operated by P&O Australia).

Pacific Encounter refurbishment 2021 review

During drydock 2021 (March-April/2-week project at Damen Shipyards Singapore) the ship's hull and superstructure were repainted.

The ship's 3 restaurants (Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, The Waterfront) were refitted with new carpets and artworks. To The Pantry (lido market) were added 3x Australian fresh food outlets (Stix, Curry House, Kettle & Bun).

In the drydocking project participated 250+ contractors, spent were 84,000+ man-hours, installed was new carpeting (~14,000 m2 of carpets), all the interior was repainted (~5,000 m2 of walls and ceilings).

All public spaces were extensively cleaned and renovated.

Also were conducted general maintenance works.

Star Princess cruises 2020-2021 itineraries

Star Princess ship's last itinerary for Princess Cruises was planned as a 30-day relocation cruise from Alaska to Asia (Vancouver to Singapore / for drydocking) priced from ~USD 2700 pp. However, this voyage was eventually canceled.

Next tables show the last Star Princess itineraries that were scheduled by Princess Cruises before the transfer to P&O Australia. Prices are in USD (per person) and based on double occupancy.

(2020) 15-days Hawaiian Islands Christmas and New Year cruise ($1300)

Date / TimePort
21 Dec 16:00Departing from Los Angeles-Long Beach, California
26 Dec 09:00 - 18:00Hilo, Hawaii Island
27 Dec 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
28 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Nawiliwili, Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii
29 Dec 07:00 - 18:00Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
04 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Ensenada, Baja California Mexico
05 JanArriving in Los Angeles

(2021) 15-days Hawaiian Islands ($1200)

Date / TimePort
05 Jan 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
10 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Hilo, Hawaii
11 Jan 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Hawaii
12 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Lahaina, Hawaii
13 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Nawiliwili, Hawaii
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Ensenada, Mexico
20 JanArriving in Los Angeles

10-days Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez ($850)

Date / TimePort
20 Jan 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
22 Jan 12:00 - 23 Jan 18:00Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
24 Jan 07:00 - 17:00La Paz, Baja California Mexico
25 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Loreto, Baja California Mexico
27 Jan 07:00 - 18:00Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera
30 JanArriving in Los Angeles

15-days Hawaiian Islands ($1200)

Date / TimePort
30 Jan 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
04 Feb 09:00 - 18:00Hilo, Hawaii
05 Feb 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Hawaii
06 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Nawiliwili, Hawaii
07 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Lahaina, Hawaii
13 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Ensenada, Mexico
14 FebArriving in Los Angeles

10-days Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez ($850)

Date / TimePort
14 Feb 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
16 Feb 12:00 - 17 Feb 18:00Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
18 Feb 07:00 - 17:00La Paz, Mexico
19 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Loreto, Mexico
21 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
24 FebArriving in Los Angeles

15-days Hawaiian Islands ($1200)

Date / TimePort
24 Feb 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
01 Mar 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Hawaii
02 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Nawiliwili, Hawaii
03 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Lahaina, Hawaii
04 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Hilo, Hawaii
10 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Ensenada, Mexico
11 MarArriving in Los Angeles

15-days Hawaiian Islands ($1400)

Date / TimePort
11 Mar 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
16 Mar 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Hawaii
17 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Nawiliwili, Hawaii
18 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Lahaina, Hawaii
19 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Hilo, Hawaii
25 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Ensenada, Mexico
26 MarArriving in Los Angeles

28-days Hawaii, Tahiti Samoa ($3100)

Date / TimePort
26 Mar 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
31 Mar 09:00 - 18:00Hilo, Hawaii
01 Apr 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Hawaii
02 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Lahaina, Hawaii
07 Apr 10:00 - 18:00Pago Pago, Tutuila Island, American Samoa
09 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa
11 Apr 08:00 - 12 Apr 22:00Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
13 Apr 08:00 - 14 Apr 04:00Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
14 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
23 AprArriving in Los Angeles

10-days Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez ($950)

Date / TimePort
23 Apr 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
25 Apr 12:00 - 26 Apr 18:00Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
27 Apr 07:00 - 17:00La Paz, Mexico
28 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Loreto, Mexico
30 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
03 MayArriving in Los Angeles

The last in the Star Princess schedule was the 7-day relocation voyage from Los Angeles to Vancouver ($530 pp).

Date / TimePort
03 May 16:00Departing from Los Angeles
04 May 07:00 - 18:00Santa Barbara, California
06 May 07:00 - 23:00San Francisco, California
08 May 07:00 - 17:00Astoria, Oregon
09 May 08:00 - 23:00Victoria, BC Canada
10 MayArriving in Vancouver, BC Canada

Godspeed!

Pacific Encounter inaugural cruise 2021 itineraries

The renamed Star Princess starts as Pacific Encounter for P&O Australia with the 15-day repositioning cruise from Singapore to Brisbane.

Date / TimePort
11 Nov 17:00Departing from Singapore
12 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
19 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Darwin, NT
23 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Cairns, Queensland
24 Nov 10:00 - 18:00Airlie Beach, Queensland
26 Nov 06:00Arriving in Brisbane, Queensland

Next is the 7-day "Barrier Reef Discovery" itinerary.

Date / TimePort
27 Nov 15:00Departing from Brisbane
29 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Airlie Beach, Queensland
30 Nov 09:30 - 01 Dec 17:00Cairns, Queensland
02 Dec 08:30 - 09:30Willis Island, Coral Sea, Australia
04 Dec 06:00Arriving in Brisbane

Follows the 7-day "Pacific Island Hopper" itinerary.

Date / TimePort
04 Dec 14:00Departing from Brisbane
06 Dec 13:00 - 21:00Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia
07 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Lifou Island, New Caledonia
08 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
11 Dec 06:00Arriving in Brisbane

Star Princess 2017 refurbishment review

The ship's 15-day drydock refurbishment in 2017 (December 3-15, done in San Francisco CA) resulted in the following deckplan changes:

  • All passenger staterooms received new bedding (all beds were replaced with Princess Luxury Bed). Many cabins were made interconnecting. Category MA (Mini-Suite) was changed to M1.
  • The ship's kids and teen lounges (part of "Camp Discovery") were renovated and updated via a partnership with Discovery Channel (as part of Princess Cruises' complimentary onboard children program "Discovery at Sea").
  • To the onboard Boutiques (Shops of Princess) were added "Fragrance & Cosmetic" and "Effy Fine Jewelry".
  • Sabatini's Italian Trattoria (speciality restaurant) was updated with new decor and a new menu (partnership with Chef Angelo Auriana).
  • The ship's wellness complex (Lotus Spa and Fitness Center) was upgraded with the latest gym equipment.
  • The Casino Lounge was redesigned and received new carpeting.
  • Among the other upgrades were new upholstery and carpeting throughout the ship and general maintenance works.

The ship's 2017 refurbishment was part of Princess Cruises' USD 450 million multi-year fleet renovation program "Come Back New Promise".

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