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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Star

14 Night South America Westbound (Buenos Aires To Santiago)

Sail date: February 29, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Star

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5580

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great cruise till the end when our back to back was cancelled. The least Norwegian could have done would have been to give us a free ride to the airport in Santiago but the charged us $65 a person for that. Luckedly we were able to book American Airlines back to Kansas City for that day but we paid a high price for it and had to pay from Orlando too for a flight we wont take as we cant get a refund.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Visited all Specialty restaurants at least once. Food was very good. Teppenyaki was entertaining. Visited Versailles main dining room 7 times. Food was good especially the appetisers. Buffet and O'Sheehans was OK for breakfasts and lunches.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Could have been more movies, maybe newer and less for kids.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Production cast was excellent. Elvy Rose and the card magician were superior. Beatles band group not as good as we have seen on other ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every crew member was superior, personable and dedicated to the passengers

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was always being scrubbed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Just right for us. Cabin steward Mohammed was excellent.

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Just did highlights tour. Nice

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

3 out of 5
Stayed on Ship

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5
Walked with the penguins

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5
Captain made sure everyone saw the end of the southern world. Excellent

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Beautiful tour of Tierro Del Fuego national park. But the highlight of the vacation was the catermeran ride up the Beagle Channel. Beautiful views of wildlife and the end of the world lighthouse. Spectacular!!!

Cruise Beagle Channel

5 out of 5
Great views from the Ship

Punta Arenas, Chile

4 out of 5
Did not do a ship excursion. Bought a tour from a young couple outside the gate for $25 apiece. The took us everywhere and were very informative. Viviana and Jose were a lot of fun.

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5
Glacier was spectacular

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5
Looks just like Norway's fjords

Cruise Patagonic Channel

5 out of 5

Cruise Canal Moraleda

5 out of 5

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

4 out of 5
Not much to see here

Puerto Montt, Chile

4 out of 5
Visited Vargas and Fruitilar. Not a great excursion but OK.

San Antonio, Chile

3 out of 5
Just a bus ride to the airport one and a half hours away.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Our back to back cruise was cancelled due to COVID19. There was very little info given to us by Norwegian. No announcements were made on the ship that the 2nd half of our voyage was cancelled. My wife overheard someone at the elevators that their travel agent had emailed them the information. We did not get a letter from the ship till 6pm the day before we got off. Norwegian definitely could have helped us more. The only thin they did was to give us 60 minutes of internet
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