Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

READ beware of hidden taxes and poor communication

Sail Date: October 12, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

My complaint was there was a drink/liquor tax at sea during the entire trip, no matter how many miles we were off coast. We were told on the first day of the cruise that there would be no liquor/drink tax once we out to sea. There were about 100 people complaining the 2nd day of cruise because of the miss communication. Count on an extra cost of over 100.00 (per couple) for taxes on drinks...this is a hidden charge because NCL do not explain when ordering your cruise. We choose the free unlimited drink package and prepaid 330.00 for gratuities and an extra 100.00 for taxes onboard.  If you are not a big drinker like us it is not worth the costs to take this package. Even if you order the "special" drink of the day, which is marked at a special price they charge you tax on the full price of drink. We were told that special price is not available for anyone with the drink package. The quality of food was excellent everyday.  Also, the ship was very clean and the staff were very friendly.

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