Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
7

4 out of 5

Need for more quiet times and spaces

Sail Date: April 10, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Overall, we thought the cruise NCL Star cruise to the Western Caribbean was well run and enjoyable. But unlike our experience on the NCL Sun cruise to Alaska, the Star seemed to fill all public spaces with loud music night and day. Who really needs to hear cheesy recorded hiphop when they're eating breakfast, or hear some loud band playing old covers when they're enjoying an afternoon drink at an inside bar? At times it was even difficult to communicate with staff at the admin desk because of the constant racket in the atrium. This obsession with background noise seems especially inappropriate when you consider the advanced age of the average passenger. In our opinion, the Star needs to provide more quiet times and spaces for people who simply want to read, doze or have normal conversations, without having to retreat to some remote corner of the deck. Maybe this would apply to other cruise ships as well.

Cabin / Stateroom
Quite nice.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
We avoid crowds and plan our own excursions.
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Comment above does not apply to shows, which were generally good & professional
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Tampa, Florida
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Belize City, Belize
Go into the town a little for better prices and variety of souvenirs.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
The cruise "village" at the end of the pier is a real tourist trap.
Cozumel, Mexico
Go to Punta Sur at the south end of Cozumel if you want a beautiful beach without crowds.

Tip

Bring ear plugs/head phones if you don't like loud music everywhere.



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