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This is: Waves, Wine & Warmth (2018)

Cruise Ship 'Star Princess'

Star Princess Facts (provided by Princess Cruises)
Built: Monfalcone, Italy
Named by: Gunilla Antonini
Inaugural cruise: 13 Feb 2002
Registered in: Hamilton, Bermuda
Guest capacity: 2,600
Crew: 1,100
Tonnage: 108,977
Length: 951 feet
Height: 201 feet
Beam: 133 feet (excluding bridge wings)
Draft: 26 feet 
Decks: 17
14 lifeboats, 6 tenders, 2 rescue boats
Guest accommodation:
23 suites with private balcony
2 family suites with interconnecting cabins
180 mini-suites with private balcony
518 balcony cabins
212 ocean-view cabins
362 inside cabins
Dining and snacks:
Three main dining rooms
Sabatini's - Italian restaurant
Crown Grill – steak and seafood restaurant 
International Café
Vines Wine Bar
Horizon Court - buffet restaurant 
Trident Grill – burger & hot dog grill 
Prego Pizzeria – poolside pizza 
Scoops - ice cream bar
Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar 
Ultimate Balcony Dining 
24-hour room service 
Princess Theater
Vista Show Lounge
Wheelhouse Bar
Explorer's Lounge
Shooter's Bar
Skywalkers Nightclub
Passenger Services:
The Sanctuary (quiet area on deck)
Movies Under the Stars (poolside screen)
Lotus Spa and fitness centre
Piazza-style Atrium 
Kids' and Teens' centres
Lawn Court – golf putting and lawn games
Sports Deck
Wedding chapel
Grand Casino
Internet Café
Art Gallery
Photo/Video Gallery
Platinum Photo Studio
Duty-free boutiques
Passenger Services Desk
Shore Excursions Desk
Medical centre
BELOW: A whirlwind tour of some onboard venues

Stateroom B201

We once again managed to secure an end-of-corridor stateroom, this time the one nearest the bow on the starboard side of Baja deck. This was a 'balcony cabin' with twin beds, and as before it was perfect from the point of view of noise reduction. While the balcony was a great benefit on departure day in particular, it didn't see much use later in the cruise due to poor weather conditions - so bad that one of our scheduled stops had to be cancelled for safety reasons.