Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Great Cruise

Sail Date: April 07, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Nice ship... they do what the cruise line companies do best, find creative way to seperate you from your money and have you be happy about it. Mexican Riviara was good but not enough time in many ports. Only had time to do one item so if you have a family with many interest then you will have to find a way to make it work.
Over all I enjoyed the FreeStyle type of Cruising that they have for the meals and the many Restaurants. The Down side is that they put there hand in your pocket again for reservation fees on many of the sit down with server restaurants. They do make the tipping easy by puting it on your bill daily and it is reasonable.

Pros: Freestyle set up from the time on to the time we got off

Cons: Hotel Crew not as out going as on other cruise lines

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
In the cafeteria dinning area there was little change from day to day. This would modivate you to eat at on of the other sit down restaurants and pay the fee at some of them.
Cabin / Stateroom
only 2 110vac outlets in the room
Service and Staff
Seemes like many have been on contract for a long time and they were wore down.
It's a cruise ship... just a couple of notches above school talant night...
Children's Programs
After 4 cruises my kids 11 and 14 don't really want anything to do with the kids clubs anymore. Part of the lack of interst they say was due to the events that were going on else were on the Vessel.
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico
Do not spend any time in Zihuatanejo go directly to the resort town of Ixtapa. Too short of a time in this port.
Don't Miss: go to the first swim with the dolphins and spen time in Ixtapa
Acapulco, Mexico
Hot and crowded... took a long time to move throught the town. I believe that this would be nice to see from the cruise ship... I will have to say that the cliff divers were good to watch.
Don't Miss: Cliff Divers
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Nice small town wish we could of had more time in port
Don't Miss: Lovers beach and the water taxi
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Saw very little of this port due to doing the pirate cruise... Looks like a town in the US. Could have done with out the pirate cruise

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