Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Second Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Ship Issues Were Disappointing

Sail Date: October 19, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Clean and spacious
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Jolly Roger trip in Roatan was a great snorkeling experience!
Onboard Activities
The daily newsletter needed to list inroom movie titles and times. Often couldn't find anything to do of interest!
Service and Staff
Mark was our cabin steward and he did a great job! Spa staff was excellent!
Food and Dining
Menus lack variety


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.

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