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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
We flew to LA a day early and stayed at an airport area hotel. We used the NCL transfers on cruise day returning on the airport shuttle and going down one flight to arruval area where we were picked up and bussed to the ship. It was a smoothe transition. This was our 25Th. cruise and Eighth on NCL.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
We found the FREES STYLE CRUISING impersonal. Causing server apathy. We spoke to old time servers who said they disliked the process.Food in the main dining rooms was average at best causing people to look at the specialty rooms. The added cost of specialty dining added at least $70.00 per passenger.Liquor was outrageous with coctails at $8 to $11. Bottles of domestic California wine started at $32. A soda card for the 8 days was around $75.Beer $3.50 to $5.00. Daily specials were $5.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The shows were stock cruise presentations except for the magician who was excellent.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The officer staff was normal but the service crew seemed to be going through the motions. There was a gathering scheduled for NCL cruisers of 5 or more but no uniformed officers showed up to talk to us about future plans except the asst. cruise director who halked a special discount on future cruises. A picture with the Captian was $25. IT's ALL ABOUT MONEY NOT YOUR COMFORT!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean. Exterior areas painted with tropical murals made the exterior walking areas pleasing.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The mini-suite area was roomy with the extended balconies on deck Eleven.Deck Eleven is noisy as rooms are directly below the pool and eating area with chairs being pulled around at 0500.

Pros: Most ports of call!

Cons: Hidden ship costs.

Recommends Norwegian Star? No.

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