Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Norwegian Star Cruise 12/08

Sail Date: December 13, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

We had a wonderful time on our Cruise. We took our 4 year old and grandma! Thank goodness we got separate rooms since the interior rooms are very small. It is worth it to book the separate room for kids or other couples. We made sure ours were next door to each other so It wasn't a big deal and really didn't cost us anymore. We could hear our son having a good time.

Pros: Excursions

Cons: Service in the Blue Lagoon was HORRIBLE

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

Food and Dining
Don't take this cruise for the food. It was pretty much the same boring food everyday in the "free"style dining areas. The good food you had to pay a cover from $10 to $20 per person to eat there. The service was good everywhere but the Blue lagoon. Service is HORRIBLE. Waitress didn't even talk to her customers several people upset on more than one night.
Entertainment
Most of the shows were great. The comedians, magician, and the first night of dance/singing show was good. The middle of the cruise was a 70's theme show that was sold as family entertainment and the dancing and costumes of the women were very provocative and INAPPROPRIATE for children. The men in that show were just as bad I felt like I was at a bad GA Y Cabaret show with smutty female dancers too. Other than that show the rest was good.
Children's Programs
My son loved kids club and the pool areas were great for him. there were two slide areas they were both filled with kids which didn't bother us, but might if you aren't into the kids around. The pool was very small. But there were 4 hot tubs for the adults. It was December so it wasn't warm leaving or arriving back at LA. But the weather was unusually cold.
Ship Quality
The stewards did a great job keeping our room stocked and clean.
Cabin / Stateroom
It was small. But you get what you pay for. I went cheap. I got a clean room which after the first day I was used too how small it was.
Service and Staff
Overall staff was great. The only exception was the Blue Lagoon restaurant. Stewards and front desk staff were great.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Beach/port didn't look so great at the dock but we bought an excursion (not onboard) for a Catamaran to go snorkeling at the arches and then take us to a private beach. All the drinks, food, and snorkeling were including and my son was free. Once we got to the beach we at on the beach in this very private area! lots of activities to do (cost extra, but negotiate)
Don't Miss: Vallarta Tours
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Loved It WARM beautiful 83 degrees. Beach was great. We didnt do ship excursions to expensive, but did get a great deal on the beach for a wave runner. Lots of Mexican vendors selling on the beach so it was easy to get Hounded. WE chilled at the beach and ate at a little store/restaurant off the beach. We didn't really have time to explore the city much.
Don't Miss: Rent a wave runner and go down the beach there were a lot of beautiful hotels and beaches you can't see from the port.
Mazatlan, Mexico
Had a good time we bought trolly ride right off the port for $25.00 per person and went thru all of Mazatlan saw all the major attractions. Wish we would have had more time on beach. Ate a restaurant called Panchos Good food, decent service.
Don't Miss: Recommend Trolly ride. Especially for people with little kids.


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