Star Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises. Star Princess is a sister ship to Grand Princess and the Golden Princess.
An earlier ship of the same name is now operating as Pacific Pearl. Star Princess was built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone, Italy in 2002, and has hull number 6051. Star Princess differs slightly in upper deck layout from her predecessors, having an extra plunge pool (and one less hot tub) at the stern (deck 15) and with the deletion of the "Off Limits" teenagers' hot tub & sunbathing area featured further forward on her predecessors.
Another ship of similar design, Caribbean Princess, was subsequently built, featuring an additional deck of cabins ("Riviera Deck") to accommodate more passengers.
Star Princess is currently sailing year-round from San Francisco. Until Spring 2014, she sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa in the winter and from Seattle to Alaska during the summer. She currently sails eleven-day Alaska cruises from San Francisco (replacing Grand Princess, which relocated to Seattle). After its summer Alaska season, Star Princess is scheduled to remain based in San Francisco, operating cruises to Mexico and Hawaii.
Currently the Star Princess is sailing from Vancouver, BC, Canada to Alaska.