Review of Norwegian Star cruise March 6th - March 13th

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 06, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10088
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Longer than expected dining times for dinner in the two Dining Rooms. One night our dining experience took 2 hours & 15 minutes. Three evenings we sat at the table for quite some time before a waiter even came to our table. The wait time between courses was too long. We had 6:30pm reservations each evening and the least amount of time we spent at the table was 1hour & 45 minutes.

Long lines for bar service! Unable to get to the pool/hot tubs as Spring Breakers were living in those areas. At one point, we counted 21 people in one hot tub, 19 in the other one. Any effort to get to one of the hot tubs was met with..." No room here, folks". We did enjoy our evenings in the Atrium and at the bar located at O'Sheehans. Our room was nice, though the last morning on ship, the room steward had moved our carryon luggage off the bed and was making up the room around our things. It was 8:00am & we had gone to breakfast with plans to return for our luggage at that time. We were off the ship by 8:30am as we were instructed to do, but I felt you could wait to begin cleaning, changing beds until we were out of the room.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Had no hot water on one day of our cruise and only warm on another day. We did report the situation and had hot water again by the next day.

Ship Tip

Liked the location of our Stateroom, Mid-ship Balcony.
Liked the Atrium area and O'Sheehan's restaurant. The staff in O'Sheehans was the most friendly we had during our cruise. The Bar staff was kept very busy but were for the most part friendly as well.

5 out of 5
Segway tour was fun!
5 out of 5
Loved the zip-lining and tour!
5 out of 5
Loved the jungle excursion to the ruins.
1 out of 5
Were unable to dock at Costa Maya
5 out of 5
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