Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Second Mate

2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Best Vacation Ever!

Sail Date: February 05, 2012

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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Ship Quality
This is my favorite out of the 3 NCL ships I've been on so far.
Food and Dining
Italian and Cagney's are so good. Main dining is also good.
Cabin / Stateroom
Always clean. Very comfortable.
Service and Staff
Awesome bartenders and nice room stewards.
Children's Programs No children with us.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
NCL excursions were expensive but so fun.
Tampa, Florida
Very nice! We spend a day at the beginning and end of our cruise there.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Loved Maya Key. Also some things to do just off the ship.
Belize City, Belize
Do not just wander around Belize City. Do an excursion. We loved the zip lining and cave tubing.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Good port area, a little beach right by the ship. We went to the Chacchoben Ruins
Cozumel, Mexico
Loved it! We did Cozumel Bar Hop through a private company. Nice area.

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