Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5


Sail Date: October 27, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: GTY

The sailing experience was relaxing and enjoyable.  We were assisgned a cabin that was queit during the day and very noisy at night due to the ship's laundry being directly below the cabin.  After four days of little sleep, we call cruise services and the response was immediate, we were relocated to a different statement and the crew was very concerned for our comfort.  The staff could not have been more helpful and professional.


We were in Puerto Chiapas on the Day of the Dead.  The town is small and dusty, but has a great typical central market.  We walked to the municipal cemetery where the town's people were cleaning and decorating the grave sites.  Families has brought huge picnics with them, music, drinks, children played and cracked festive hollow eggs over each other's heads.  The streets around the cemetery had many booths with decorations, flowers and food for sale.  The entire sceen was a delight to see as the people celebrated the lives of friends and family.  This should have been a destination for a tour.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The buffet areas are very crowded with too many tables and chairs making it difficult to move, enter or exit a seating area.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Take the public bus into the Old Town area to sight see, it costs 10 pesos
Huatulco, Mexico
Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico
Taxi or shuttle is the only option to leave the port area since it is twenty miles from town
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
One must take a van or taxi since the port itself has very little to do
Panama Canal Transit
Cartagena, Colombia
Miami, Florida


A quiet place to read is the children's play area at the back of the ship

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