Great cruise with minor inconveniences
Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: April 03, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 4596
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago
I purchased a 5 meal specialty dining package and, once on-board, could only make reservations for 3 nights, with no choice of time. I ate at the same specialty restaurant twice, since that was all that was available. One night I ate at 5:30 and another night at 9:15. I purchased a $50 spa certificate that remains unused. The only thing I could get for $50 was a haircut and beard trim. There were no breakfast room service order forms in my room or any laundry bags. I had to find a steward each time I needed them. Getting off the ship was unclear. I had no information on luggage, times, and luggage tags. I ended up walking off the ship carrying several pieces of luggage, with difficulties on the stairs and the escalators.
Other than those minor inconveniences, it was a great 7 days. I highly recommend their other cruises; the 15-day Norwegian Capitals cruise in Europe, the Panama Canal, Jamaica and South America 15-day cruise, and the 7-day Hawaii cruise.
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Make reservations for all dinners and any excursions that might have a limited capacity BEFORE you get on the ship.
Use a credit card, not your debit card for your room account.
After that, the cruise will be great. It is very 'Freestyle' everywhere except maybe 2 of the specialty restaurants.