Very Unhappy - huge waste of money and miles.

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

2.3 out of 5
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Norwegian Star

11 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 20, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Star

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8589

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I would not recommend Norwegian Cruise Line. I would also not recommend using "United Mileage Plus". We used mostly all of our United Mileage Plus miles for this trip. We had been waiting for years to have enough miles to take the cruise. We feel that we were cheated. In talking with many other passengers, we found out that we "paid" much more than most, and did not receive any perks... as most other passengers did. We very much regret using United Mileage Plus and taking the Norwegian cruise.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Okay. Arrived early.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was, at best, mediocre. You can get better "fish & chips" at McDonalds. The Asian food at the "Ginza Asian Restaurant" was terrible.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Music and entertainment noise at pool side was quite bad.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Some of the entertainment was excellent... some poor.

Children's Programs

Did not take any children.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some of the staff were excellent... some had definite attitude problems.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Pool area was not kept up too well.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Water faiiled twice.

Ship tip

Old ship. Would not recommend.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

This was the port where we embarked and disembarked.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 out of 5
Filthy. Cab drivers were dishonest. Would never return to Jamaica.

Oranjestad, Aruba

2 out of 5
Nothing special about this port.

Willemstad, Curacao

3 out of 5
Some good shops.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

3 out of 5
Some good shops.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

1 out of 5
I understand that this is not a regular port. We only spent about 15 minutes on shore. Would not return.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
We got up and very early and disembarked in good time.
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