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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 27, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5518
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

As first time cruisers, we have heard the bad and the good from other cruisers.  It is really what you make of it.  We had a wonderful time, great weather,  great service from staff, excellent food choices, and really professionally run excursions.  Cabin was clean and well kept by staff, any needs were attended to as soon as possible.  The kids really enjoyed the kids club, never wanted to leave it, made lots of friends.  I have to say they had a excellent kids staff.  We will definitely cruise Norwegian again.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The only issue about this cabin, is there is a port window or something on 3 (according to staff) that bangs outside during the night when traveling on open water. If you get motion sickness, you feel the motion more on the lower decks at night. Definitely wear a sea band. However, the location was close to elevators and stairs. Easy access to everything. The room was larger than I expected and clean. The four of us each had a bed and we were not at all that cramped. I have been in smaller rooms in Chicago and NY.
5 out of 5
Drove and parked, very easy to drop of and pick up luggage.
5 out of 5
Gumblina Park Reserve and Tabyana Beach was a great excursion. William was a great guide. Kids loved it.
5 out of 5
Altun Ha and Old Belize River was another great excursion, kids enjoyed this one too. Lavern and Linette from Chukka Tours were awesome guides.
5 out of 5
Relaxing day - half day on port. Most expensive Mexican food, don't even bother. We have better in Richmond, VA.
5 out of 5
Dolphin Excursion was fun, but very disorganized from port to facility, spent hour waiting for instruction. Dolphin trainers were very professional though.
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