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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 21, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 4608
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

boarding boat was pretty simple. the guys at the entrance that take your luggage to load on boat very rude and wont take it until they get their tip they just stand there and a couple dollars is not enough to get them to move. after that check in was very smooth.we boarded the boat and went to 12th floor to get a drink and take some pictures. went to bar and simply asked for a cranberry,pinapple and coconut rum drink and bar tender says no cocnut rum, really only basic rum.. so we tied some other drinks that were specials and it was ok especially if you like cheap taquila and jalapeno taquila. We were able to get to our rooms around 3:30 and luggage arrived a couple hours later.rooms were nice and adequate. I was expecting to have real good food aboard the ship. it would have been better if they just had a golden corral and a pizza hut on board of coarse unless you want to go to there upscale restaurants and pay even more for dinner. The buffet area where you eat most is like eating in a cafeteria style tables and chairs just like a cafeteria, very basic and cheap. There main dinning rooms that are included were very slow service and really did not matter which one you went to the Aqua or the Versailes the food was the same. very small portions and they had small selection. to me best thing was mahi-mahi about a 4 oz piece, sirloin steak about a 7oz portion and prime rib about 1oz pieces, it is cut as thin as roast beef and two slices.  Breakfast was good pretty good selection lunchs were ok best food was at the pool side at about 12 to 2 when they fired up the grills and cooke burgers and sausage and dogs, sometimes they also cooked some pasta and with shrimp..  what seafood OMG you would think they would have plenty of seafood to eat only seafood you get is codfish nand shrimp in dishs. No crab legs,lobster,squid, octopus, tuna or any other fish. boat had pretty good entertainment and decent sized casino. my favorite place to go to was the okeefs restaurant bar. had a good view overlooked glass staircase or outside view and had a real good Reuben sandwich. there hot wings were ketchup base sauce with a little Tabasco for heat. over all very unhappy with the quality of food and addition to the couple grand for the cruise make sure you take another grand for excursions or you will be bored to death on boat unless you like to sleep alot. The best staff member we came across was our room steward. the most friendly and overall  had the best attitude. he made the beds in the morning and turned them down for you at night changed all towels and kept cabin clean and neat. He also made towel animals every night each one different. that always put a smile on our faces when getting back to room for the night. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
room steward was amazing

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
was good cabin and location was perfect for excursions as you got off on floor 4 and back on. room was only about 20 feet from exit door

Ship Tip

this is the second oldest boat i was told in the fleet and it did show.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
we went to west beach for a couple hours. watch out for taxis there, expensive and they leave a guide with you so youll need to tip them as well. it cost us 40 for taxi, 30 dollar tip for guide and 20 dollars for arm band when we got to beach to use chairs and umbrellas
3 out of 5
was really surprised how run down and poor economis system it was. ive always thought about belize as a beautiful romantic getaway. only if you go to surrounding islands is it nice
3 out of 5
again rundown poor economy by pots and surrounding area.. travel guides on excursion transport buses tell you about poor living conditions and how bad they struggle. i guess they want more tips also although you already paid for excursion.
5 out of 5
lots of good shopping and felt most comfortable here. felt very safe
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