Had a great time and met some great new friends.

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To Miami)
Sail Date: January 04, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4501
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Went as a solo traveler this trip and although the star does not have solo rooms and I had to pay 200% of fare they did have a solo get together hosted by a member of the staff. Mercedes was awesome and arranged dinners and activities for our group. Other cruise lines should learn from NCL how to treat the solo traveler. The itinerary was great and loved going thru the panama canal.  The star is an older ship and is showing signs of her age but I heard she was going to dry dock in march for a complete refurbishing. The food was standard cruise ship fare although I enjoy the freestyle aspect of dining. and the specialty restaurants were worth the surcharge. I just wish NCL had more cruises with interesting itineraries instead of the same boring 7 day cruises to the same ports every week.I had the room at the bow of the ship on the 4th floor next to all the machinery that was very noisy but that is what I get for booking at the last minute.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining rooms and buffet ok. specialty restaurants worth the surcharge.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of activities to do but they did not overly push them.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Good entertainment for smaller ship without all the bells & whistles.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Mercedes who organized solo traveler activities was awesome!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older but going to dry dock for refurbishing in march.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Lots of engine noise but booked at last second and was last room available.

Ship Tip

Use the elavators closest to the bow as they are less busy.

3 out of 5
It is LA. Best thing is to leave here.
5 out of 5
Lots of activities here.
5 out of 5
favorite thing here is just walking around town. Very safe.
5 out of 5
Lots of beach activities.
1 out of 5
So far from everything. And once you get there not very interesting.
3 out of 5
Again far from everything but once you get where your going it is very nice.
5 out of 5
Highlight of trip.
3 out of 5
This is one place I felt safer booking excursion thru NCL. Interesting city.
5 out of 5
Love going to mystic mountain but anything here will be fun.
1 out of 5
Try to fly out of Fort L if possible and avoid that miserable airport in Miami!
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