Need for more quiet times and spaces

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 10, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9688
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comment above does not apply to shows, which were generally good & professional

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Quite nice.

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Go into the town a little for better prices and variety of souvenirs.
3 out of 5
The cruise "village" at the end of the pier is a real tourist trap.
5 out of 5
Go to Punta Sur at the south end of Cozumel if you want a beautiful beach without crowds.
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