Just OK...

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 27, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11510
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We cruised in a 2 bedroom family suite, which was just OK. The room itself was nicely set-up but the balcony was so small that we couldn't open the chaise lounges completely. It also afforded no privacy & the guy next to us kept peeping at us through the cheap partition. The maid "Max" was below par. Our sheets were only changed once in 7 nights although we requested it to be done every other night. He barely cleaned the suite, didn't vacuum often & there was still dust/hair in the room from the prior guests. The sink stoppers do not work & the mini bar was missing a whole bunch of items that we were penalized for even though we reported it to the butler ASAP. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants are the only way to go. Buffet lines always too long 7 hectic.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Lines too long to participate... Pool too small, not enough chaise lounges & the ships crew allows people to covet lounges for hours while other people stand helplessly staring at chairs w/no one in them for hours on end! Simply annoying!!!


3 out of 5
Just OK... Kids circus was a nice touch by the Kids Club Team.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Kids loved it! Very sweet, helpful team.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Butler (Mr. Made Rana) was great. All others good except for maid staff... terrible.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
many amenities too small for the 2,000+ cruisers. Rooms/ship dated, need renovations. Most areas spotless, except for my suite.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
We had the worst maid ever. Sheets only changed once the entire trip. Dust everywhere & no conditioner or soap left in room. Always calling our butler for these items.

Ship Tip

Try to get Mr. Made Rana as your butler. He is skilled, very respectful & sooooo helpful.

3 out of 5
Me & my 9 yr old daughter were humiliated by TSA Agents at Tampa Airport. They practically took my clothes off in front of everyone at the terminal. All for a sippy-cup w/tap water in it. All while my 6 yr old son watched in horror, screaming for his mother.
3 out of 5
Good tours, but stay away from the street vending locals.
1 out of 5
Don't bother. Overpriced, stinky & boring.
5 out of 5
When do we go back? Awesome!
5 out of 5
I repeat, when do we go back! Great!
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