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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Star

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Star

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8556

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We absolutely loved it! This was the perfect way for a family from the great white north to spend their holidays! We even saw humpback whales every day!


4 out of 5
Embarkation was pretty standard. Staff did a good job.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Absolutely amazing! The food was incredible and available at all hours. The food was so good at the main dining areas that you felt like you were eating at the specialty dining areas. The specialty dining package was top notch and totally worth it. Le Bistro was our favourite restaurant.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The pools and fitness center were amazing! They never felt crowded and were also very clean. We also attended the art receptions which were fun!


5 out of 5
The shows were the highlight of the cruise! The variety was awesome and the shows were top notch- could have been Vegas shows they were so good!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Not applicable- we didn't have any kids with us. However, we saw kids enjoying the programs.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service is what made this cruise really special. Our room steward Dixon and our favourite poolside waiter/bartender Alexander were wonderful and made us feel welcome. We would come back just for them!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean ship! Well-maintained!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This balcony room was perfect for two people. We were very comfortable. We loved our room so much. Our room attendant Dixon kept our room very clean. The beds were super comfortable.

Ship tip

Bring your own lanyard to put your key card in!

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5
Beach was way too busy. I highly recommend taking an excursion elsewhere. We were approached every 20 seconds to buy something and it was frustrating.

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
Good! This beach was quieter but you still get approached to buy stuff every few minutes. The taxi driver took us down an alley and tried to make us go through a jewelry store. Our last taxi of the day took us to see some gorgeous coastal views though- we loved him for it!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Stunning! This was the highlight of our trip! Beautiful white shell beaches, fish galore, amazing snorkeling! We did a glass bottom boat ride to Lover's Beach and it was so worth it!


5 out of 5
The easiest, fasted disembarkation that we have ever had!

Traveler Photos

Puerto Vallarta Sculpture Resort on the Beach Fish galore! We loved it View from Lover's Beach Best surprise! Love! View from the balcony Perfect View
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