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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 17, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 10065
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Enjoyed our cruise to Cabo, but not really a fan of "freestyle dining". We'd never tried it before, and decided that we missed the opportunity to get to know other couples. When you arrive for dinner, if you're just a couple, you'll be seated at a table for two unless you have other couples you're dining with. Also not a big fan of the menus in the 2 main dining rooms. We ate at Aqua one night and Versailles one night. The rest of the time we ate in the buffet, which we loved - it had something every night that my husband (who has a limited diet) could eat.

The entertainment was great - really enjoyed the shows every night.

We went on the Up Close Whale Watching excursion and it was fantasic! We saw mama & baby whales playing (the babies gave us quite the show) and we stayed just far enough away to be respectful but not so far that we couldn't see.

We also went on the El Arco and glass blowing excursion. If you're not really interested in glass blowing, you can skip this, and if you do one trip out on the water, they all stop by El Arco. They did have a great boat with a snack bar, though. I preferred the whale watching, and they got closer to El Arco and the seals, and had a marine biologist on board. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not as good as our Carnival cruise

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
The production shows were terrific

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Much better than we expected for the cheapest we could find

Ship Tip

Made the mistake of booking during Spring Break. Didn't even occur to us (we're old). Our people didn't mention it to us, either. The pools were constantly packed with young people. Don't book any time during March if you want a shot at using the pools or hot tubs.

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