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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 10 years ago

I'm shocked at the poor reviews for this ship. I cruised in late March with my "other half", his mother (age 70) and his aunt (age 60). No one was ill on board, food was good, service was mostly excellent, room was fine.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We cruised on the DAWN from New York a few years ago and I thought the food was better this time around. The buffet is the buffet; great for breakfast but routine for other meals. Our solution - we went to another venue. Many "no extra cost" alternatives available. Yes, it's annoying to pay extra at the specialty restaurants - we went to two. Food was great at the main dining rooms - we prefered Aqua.


5 out of 5
Every night, the list of things to do was long (a dozen and more) and varied. If you're bored on a cruise ship, it's time to break out of your comfort zone.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The pool was filled with unsupervised screaming children. The parents fault, not the ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We found the staff consistantly going "above and beyond". We were also polite and treated people with respect. So many people treat "service" employees like dirt; think about it.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Sure, it's big, but there are plenty of places to go if you want to party or have some quiet time.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony room on deck 10, mid-ship. The rooms on a cruise are "cozy"; that's the way it is. We always cruise in a balcony room to avoid that claustrophobic feel.

Pros: Freestyle - Eat when we wanted to

Cons: Unsupervised children; restaurant reservations

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

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