Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Relaxing getaway

Sail Date: January 01, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

Overall, this ship, crew & staff were excellent. Because of moving from restaurant to restaurant, you don't build the same relationship with your servers that we have on other ships. But, overall, the service was very good everywhere we went. The staff seem sincerely happy & service-oriented. The ship is beautiful. And the food was some of the best we've had!

Pros: The flexibility of dining

Cons: Times of the shows made it difficult for those who like to eat early & catch the first show.

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

Ship Quality
The only drawback is that there is no way to walk to the gym or kid's club from the 12th floor cabins without going thru the buffet. Really poorly planned.
Food and Dining
We had great meals everywhere -- except the Mexican restaurant. There, the food & service just wasn't up to par with the rest of the ship's restaurants.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was a suite -- and a handicapped accessible one at that. We've never had so much room before! Even without a balcony, we were happy with our room. My only feedback -- The mattress was very hard -- even though I like a pretty firm mattress. I awoke every morning with sore back & shoulders from sleeping on the mattress.
Service and Staff
The staff was exceptional. Shout-outs go to our butler, Made, and to our wait staff during our first visit to Le Bistro -- Japet and Alexander.
Really good shows. A bit of questionable content a couple of times, considering this is a family cruise ship. The early show especially should be completely kid-friendly.
Children's Programs
Our daughter loved the kid's club. She even wanted to stay there during shore days!

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