November 8th-15th Cruise

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 08, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9586
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Norwegian Star is a nice ship we had a balcony room and it was great. The ship was a bit smaller than the one we were on in March. The restaurants were nice we went to the Aqua for a sit down dinner which was included i recommend the Sirloin steak which was out of this world and then you don't have to go to Cagney's and pay for one.. the pool was nice but the lines at the bar were always long to get a drink. we ate often at O"Sheehans which was nice also but there  too the lines for the bar were to long and no consistency on which side the line started different at all times. the shows were fantastic i recommend going to the 7pm and then dinner after that. the islands that we went to were great all but Costa Maya it was just a pit stop nothing to do but shop and it wasn't cheap at all. we docked at 8:00am and people were coming back to ship by 9. get off and see it but you won't be impressed for sure.  There wasn't an adult side of the ship that you could get away from the screaming kids in the big pool. they all seemed to be at the big pool reason for that i am sure there is no bar for the parents by the kiddie pool. All in all it was a nice ship and the staff was wonderful will definitely go on another NCL but larger one like the Escape.  I guess we were just spoiled when we were on the Getaway.. you will still enjoy the islands and the entertainment and the food it is all what you make of it. :)  just being honest..

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
wish there was no dress code for the Versaille restaurant. there was a bunch of us that were turned away for that reason it is free style for a reason...

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
all the shows were fantastic

Children's Programs

didn't have kids but they all seemed to be in the big pool no adult section.. desperatly need one..

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Kudos for Josef in housekeeping did a great job. lines were just to long at the bars was not impressed with that at all..

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
fantastic accept for the horrible smell on the 9th floor hall smelled like musty damp carpet just horrible.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
great cabin our housekeeping was Josef and he was fantastic made it very pleasent to get back to room every day.

Ship Tip

was a small ship was nice could use an adult side to many kids in the large pool.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
don't do a tour on a bus we went and hired a cab driver for the day and he took us to all the hot spots and to all the local places and stopped for beers the whole way through.. and it cost $25 pp recommend you do that was so worth it
5 out of 5
we went to 5 Star cabs and hired a driver for the four of us for the day the drivers name was Snake Man and he was so wonderful so informative just blew us away.. took us all over to the ruins and stoped for beers a definite must so worth every penny, would so ask for him again it cost $45 pp. best stop on ship
1 out of 5
not worth getting off the ship beers were $6 just expensive and all there was to do was shop nothing to see..
5 out of 5
fantastic loved it loved it.. walked all over the place had a Margarita at alot of bars just a great time and shopping you can bargain which was fun.. a must see for sure
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