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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 18, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
We sailed on the Norwegian Star, and this was our first trip with NCL and "free-style" cruising. We have been on quite a few cruises before, all in the traditional style. Having many choices for dining was a real plus -La Trattoria, Le Bistro and Cagney's were all outstanding - but i must say that the main dining room and Market Place buffet are very average and service is not always great.

The pool was also another area that was disappointing. It was very small for such a large ship. The entertainment onboard was not as good as past cruises, also.

But there were many bright spots! The balcony rooms were very spacious and the baths were much more roomy than on any other cruise line that we have traveled with. The work-out facilities were excellent with free wieghts and many machines and even a lap pool and 2 spas.

Knowing what to expect from the dining choices I think we would do it again!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Optional restaurants are truly outstanding - main dining rooms and buffet average


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Pool size is the only complaint

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
had a great time and a tasty lunch on the beach after snorkeling for 3 hours
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
3 out of 5
cliff diving is cool - the places we visited were disappointing
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: the beach

Pros: the many restaurant choices onboard

Cons: service in the main dining room

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