Ship Issues Were Disappointing
The Star was supposed to leave Tampa at 4:00 pm - we were finally underway at 4:00 AM! The soft serve ice cream machine did not work but about an hour during the whole trip! The menus in both dining rooms were boring - quality of the food was fine but I went on a cruise and ate fried chicken and steak and spaghetti! Not up to our usual cruise dining plans! The bars were very understaffed - did not drink much because I did not want to spend all of my time in line! Entertainment was "ok" - dancers were great but female lead singer was just bad (sorry). The best entertainment on the boat was the comedian - wish we could have seen him more than once. No sports bar on the boat so instead of watching college and pro football we watched European soccer! One bright spot - and it was WONDERFUL- was the Mandera Spa area. We loved the bubbly pool and the lap pool! Staff in spa was 10+. Had some great excursions at the ports. The ship just did not represent the Norwegian cruise line well.
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I was a little concerned about being on 5th floor but we had some pretty rough seas a couple of days and we slept like babies! It was actually very convenient especially when going ashore for excursions.