Disappointing, crew deserves a better ship

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To Miami)
Sail Date: January 04, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11516
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

First and probably last cruise on NCL ship, certainly never again on the "Star"!

Ship in need of many more repairs than are going to be possible with the upcoming two week dry dock that we found out about while onboard. Cabin design and furniture both outdated and in poor repair as was pool area. Non-smokers and children unavoidably exposed to smoke in many areas such as pool area and outside BarBQ area. Specialty restaurants, some entertainment and crew were highlights. Crew deserves a better ship to work on.

Took cruise to go through Panama Canal which was definitely the highlight of the cruise. Most port stops were uninteresting at best.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
free style area poor, specialty great

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Crew really great.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Curtains allow real dark but in poor repair. Bathroom very large but need to replace toilet cleaners more often. Furniture old, color scheme depressing, beds old and deformed. Phone under TV is dangerous to heads.

Ship Tip

Specialty restaurants well worth the package price. Should offer for breakfast as well. If early risers the served breakfasts are a good option - later dining in the open cafeteria style restaurants depressing - food OK, but eating on plastic with feet sticking to the floor from spills not enjoyable

3 out of 5
Long lines for security check without any line for mini-suite customers
5 out of 5
Really only good but not an option
5 out of 5
local beach
1 out of 5
Town dying/dead with depressing dirty beach
5 out of 5
OUTSTANDING, once in a lifetime experience.
5 out of 5
good town and tours
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
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