Mediteranian experience

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Norwegian Star

8 Night Adriatic & Greece (Venice To Rome)

Sail date: October 28, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Star

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11526

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Our shore experiences were great. Sorry we missed Kotor. NCL is ok but not my favorite. I feel they miss some of the small details that other cruise lines do better. Example - Pool towels are in your room but we had to take them off the cart since they were never left in our room. If you want room service it costs you money!

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Ebarked in venice. Lines were long and most agents were helping register clients with upper level experiencee

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room was generally good. Was surprised that menus did not have more variety. Lunch menu from first and third day on board were identical. Buffet was good especially for fresh eggs in the morning. The Irish restaurant was mixed. Set to open at 11:30 for lunch and no waiters scheduled until noon!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Enjoyed the spa thermal center that we paid extra to have access.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Singer and dancers were very good but the other shows were mixed. I would say one of the main shows was outstanding and the other two were okay.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
It was mixed. About half were great but as an example our room steward chatted with us the first two days and then we never saw her again. Asked to be seated in a particular area of the Irish restaurant and were denied but others were seated there a few minutes later.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
Spent two nights here as a revisit. Still enjoyed Venice and got to experience the flooding.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Great old walled City. Sorry it started to rain after two hour visit.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Took the ship tour of Acropolis and scenic coast. A nice mix of the city and outside the town along the coast. Had a great lunch in the hills.

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Took the ships tour of the ultimate Santorini. Small group of 15 and went from one end of the island to the other.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Took the ships tour and visited Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Both were on my bucket list and I was not disappointed.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Stayed in Rome for three nights after the cruise. enjoyed it as always.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Carried off our luggage, got a taxi to the train station (30 euro, it should be less but everyone wants the big fare into Rome), 2 train tickets to Rome (10 euro) and a taxi to the hotel (17 euro)
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