Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4 out of 5

great experience.

Sail Date: October 27, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Panama Canal experience was fantastic.  While out of your control, the calm seas and great weather made the two weeks superb.  Staff very efficient, friendly, and well-trained.  Very personable!!  Experience with dr./nurse was positive.  Seems like parts of the ship were in need of upgrading and redoing.  Food was great and selection was wonderful.  Entertainment was superb most evenings.

Suggestions for changes:

1.  Smoking in the casino was awful.  There is need for better ventilation in some parts of the casino.  The side by the Stardust was horrible and the smoke just hung in the air there. 

2.  When the talks were given on many topics, they were often repeated on the TV later or the next day.  Info could be given regarding when the talk will be on tv so choices could be made as to what could be attended live or what could be viewed on TV at another time.  

3.  More and better marking of handicapped seats in the Stardust.  Not enough seats marked.  When the white covers are put over the seats, they should indicate handicapped in the front as well as on the back.  It was difficult to get handicapped seats and very difficult to know if the people seated needed the seats.  Many times people did get up and move or did not sit there at all when they were told the seats were for handicapped.  A very good place to mark more seats is that middle aisle that has more leg room available (for getting to the seats and also for actual sitting).

There needs to be more seats for handicapped.  

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amazing. good speaker with the information!
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