Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Foodie thoughts on cuisine

Sail Date: January 03, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

We've been on an NCL cruise before and loved it, but most of the time on this cruise I was thinking maybe we should try Royal Caribbean. Overall, the food was not up to par. There were a few nights where it was great, but most nights, I felt that the food selections were not as elegant or up to expectations. My favorite part of cruising is usually the food as you often don't have fine dining 7 days in a row, but on this cruising it wasn't much fine dining. 

Cabin / Stateroom
The hallway outside our room always smelled like urine or dead fish. The room was fine but at night I heard a water dripping noise so that got annoying fast.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
The entertainers that were brought on were wonderful and very entertaining. However, the Norwegian Productions were terrible. Very awkward and boring. The sound technician also makes the sound so loud it either crackles in the speakers or deafens you.
Service and Staff
Overall, service and staff was great except on the occasion where we found hair in our water and no one even said sorry. We had complete silence while they slowly changed our water glass.
Food and Dining
Food was often overly salty or overly sweet. Some entrées were excellent but some were complete duds.
Tampa, Florida
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Very poor island. It was also raining when we were there. Monkey Farm there is great!
Belize City, Belize
Did the Cave Tubing and Zip Line excursion, cave tubing was great and different. But zip lining was mediocre and a waste of time. It was an hour drive each way, so we didn't have any time to see the port.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
No one thinks of going to a water park in Mexico, but it is totally worth it. The zip lining is amazing as was it nice to have a park open and never really having to wait in lines.
Cozumel, Mexico
Great shopping to do right by the port. There's a great taco joint just a block or two a way. Literally a sign that says "Tacos", it's near a Lobster Shack.


Aqua dining room is much nicer and their chef is much more skilled.

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