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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Star

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 05, 2012

Ship: Norwegian Star

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was AMAZING. Very few kids since we avoided school vacation week (yessss!). Tampa is a great port and we wished we had more time to spend there. Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, and Roatan were great ports. Belize City was really scummy, but we went on an excursion and had a great time. We went zip lining and cave tubing through NCL. It was expensive but worth it! Cozumel we did the Cozumel Bar Hop, which is through a private company (just Google search Cozumel Bar Hop). The company is run by Canadian and American ex pats. We enjoyed the bar hop so much we really want to go back! At Costa Maya we did a half day excursion through NCL to the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben. We chose the morning excursion and then had time to shop around the port and go to the little beach near by. It was a really enjoyable excursion and was one of the less expensive ruins excursions. At Roatan we did another NCL excursion to Maya Key, a private island a short boat ride from the port. The weather wasn't so great that day, but Maya Key had a wildlife refuge, a nice beach, some historical exhibits, and a nice lunch. The service on the ship was great and the food was awesome. No complaints. Our room was good but our ocean view was an obstructed view (we did know this in advance though, so whatever). The shows were good. We were very wiped from all of our activities in the ports that we didn't spend a lot of time out at night in the bars or night club.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Italian and Cagney's are so good. Main dining is also good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

No children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Awesome bartenders and nice room stewards.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is my favorite out of the 3 NCL ships I've been on so far.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Always clean. Very comfortable.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Very nice! We spend a day at the beginning and end of our cruise there.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Loved Maya Key. Also some things to do just off the ship.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Do not just wander around Belize City. Do an excursion. We loved the zip lining and cave tubing.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Good port area, a little beach right by the ship. We went to the Chacchoben Ruins

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved it! We did Cozumel Bar Hop through a private company. Nice area.

Traveler Photos

Sunset in Cozumel Chacchoben Mayan Ruins - Costa Maya Fish bowl drink and sushi on the Star! Costa Maya port Punta Morena - Cozumel Bar Hop Cave Tubing in Belize Cave Tubing in Belize Port of Roatan, Honduras Maya Key, Roatan. Skies were ominous but we still had a good time. Roatan, Honduras at Maya Key private island excursion Zip Lining in Belize
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