April 2014 - Norwegian Star to Panama Canal, Central America
We have done about 15 cruises, mostly on Princess, first time on NCL, scale of 0-10 rating.
We appreciate the great food service everywhere (9/10), free daily stretch class 9/10
Nightly entertainment 8/10
Cruise fare 9/10, itinerary ports 9/10
General food quality 6/10, Asian food 3/10. Too frequent Indian food (Chief cook is from India) which does not look attractive and taste poorly. We are Thai-Chinese and that's what we eat daily, and they are most popular. Noodles sauces of low quality, one time, the chow mein was not cooked! Guess they were under pressure because of passengers waiting
Service call 1/10: We requested separated beds during reservation but it was not done when the room was announced ready, call Guest service, 2 hours later, went to tell Guest service in person, called again after dinner, then someone came! Service call for safe deposit box was efficient 8/10
daily service charge of $12 is high compared to Princess of $11:50. It all adds up!
shore excursion interesting but steep price at Costa Rica 5/10
overall, we had good time and overall expense is fair