Norwegian Star Feb 28, 2016

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 28, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9718
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We took a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise out of Tampa on the Star.  We were very disappointed on the food on this voyage.  We were excited to try the breakfast at O'Sheenans.   Turns out that the food was apparently just buffet food that was brought up to us.  The French toast was completely cold and the scrambled eggs were the weird egg substitute that the buffet uses (and yes again ice cold).   At the Aqua restaurant the Prime rib was good but the baked potato with sour cream and chives had literally 1/4 tsp of sour cream and exactly 2 chive bits.  The broccoli that came with it was literally 1 florette.   And this was after waiting 40 minutes for a table.   The service in the Aqua was extremely slow.    Drinks at every place on the ship were like $11 after the 18% gratituity was added.   Apparently with all the people on the ship with the free drink package the bartenders were making alll drinks extremely weak.  Maybe okay if you're not paying but paying full price this was was very disappointing.   We get the free drink package advertisements all the time but whenever we want to cruise there is always some blockout etc.     On the plus side the room was very clean and cabin steward was very diligent and nice.  Spa staff were really nice and my massage was wonderful.  Not sure we want to try Norwegian again unless we got the free specialty dining and drink package.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was very clean, Steward was very helpful and diligent. Room seemed a lot smaller than other ships balcony rooms. Balcony glass (outside) was very dirty, couldn't see well if your were sitting in the chairs. Bathroom was nice layout, water was always hot.
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
We thought Norwegian was no longer stopping in Belize City. This port sucks. Make sure you have an excursion planned. Don't bother to look around Belize City....it is scary. Tender is very long and overpacked. Breathed boat exhaust the whole way
1 out of 5
Get an excursion. Nothing to do here unless you do.
5 out of 5
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