Norwegian Offers Freedom and little esle
Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe
Sail Date: October 23, 2016
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9706
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 months ago
This was my first experience with NCL and probably the last. Price wise, they are always in the game, however, quality wise they are inferior in relation to Holland America, Princess and RCCL. Once on board, you become an object to be coerced into paying great prices for things which don't offer a comparative value. Paying $49.00 to play bingo seemed a bit much. Paying a hefty supplement to eat at specialty restaurants,, which might have offered decent food but with indifferent service, was not a bargain.
Overall the best part of the cruise were the ports visited, which included Cannes, Marseilles, Barcelona and Naples and the attention to handwashing, which was non stop.
The freedom of dining is a plus, although one doesn';t get to mingle with the other guests as much, with this format.
The lack of staff sophistication was very evident and the lack of smiles as well.
Oh yes, the entertainment on board was very good. There was a quartet of Spanish singers who were fabulous as well as a couple of circus performers from Russia who were also great.