Fun for the Family

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 20, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was a lot smaller than we thought it would be, but that was just our mistake of not really looking at how big it was. The rooms seemed much smaller compared to other cruises, and the beds were VERY uncomfortable. Some people LOVE the freestyle cruising - this was our first time trying it and we decided we didn't like it. Yes the ship had a TON of dining options - but only 3 or 4 were actually part of the original fare. The others were all an upcharge. Plus - with no set dining times, one of the more popular free dining options was a 45 minute wait! Not what I want on a cruise... We had fun just because we were with friends and family - but if we had to do it again...we wouldn't choose Norweigan.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was pretty good - just either an upcharge or long line to get to.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
The kids-club area "Planet Kids" seemed very small and many times when we picked up our kids (4 & 5 years old), they were all playing on the floor in a room that was probably 12 feet by 12 feet.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
No standouts...

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bathroom was a good size, but bedroom was smaller than we expected - and not much storage room for clothing. Plus - bed and hide-a-bed couch VERY uncomfortable.
5 out of 5
Great time! We did the Raiders of the Lost Mayan Cave excursion...and LOVED it! My parents took my kids on the Calypso Train - said it was a waste of time and money.
3 out of 5
Much more touristy - but still pretty. We did the Atlantis Submarine and it was fantastic!!!
5 out of 5
Beach was BEAUTIFUL!!! Bring a swim suit and a towel and head straight to the beach. Clear as can be!!!!
5 out of 5
Beautiful country. We did the Gumblimba Park and Pirate Cave excursion. Good for the kids...kind of hokey for my husband and I.

Pros: Being with family

Cons: The beds were horribly uncomfortable, decided we disliked the "freestyle" dining option

Recommends Norwegian Star? No.

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