It was an average cruise.
Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryMy overall impression of the ship was that it was adequate, but not lavish. The ship was in fairly good shape, with the exception of losing power during a port of call. Most passengers were on land at the time and never knew.
The wind dynamics of the ship didn't prevent cigarette smoke from adjoining and surrounding rooms to enter the private balcony of my stateroom. This was a big disappointment as a non-smoker because when one is out at sea it's not expected to have to smell cigarette smoke while trying to relax on the private balcony. There were many times that I had to retreat to my stateroom as a result. The neighbors on one side smoked constantly.
Food and Dining
It wasnt until the fourth day of the cruise when I discovered where to get a fresh-made cheeseburger and the fifth day when I discovered how to get cooked-to-order eggs. The bread and rolls were generally hard and tasteless. During any meal served onboard, the only complimentary drinks served were water, ice tea and coffee. All other drinks charged a fee which was disappointing. I bought a pass for unlimited cola products for fifty dollars but it wasnt worth the fee because it took too long for a bartender to serve you and it was mostly ice and little soda.
Service and Staff
Ship was well laid out except the running track. Despite the signs, people were constantly walking on the running path, which made it difficult to get a good workout from jogging because one had to constantly slow down and speed up to get around walkers. (There was a designated walking path but people didn't use it or follow directions well.)
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Not having to pack and unpack each time we arrived at a different port.
Cons: Loud neighbors and constant smoke smell when on my private balcony.