INDIAN VEGETARIAN FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY NON CONSUMABLE AND DID NOT INCLUDE ANY VARIETY.
QUALITY WAS SO BAD AND UNTASTY TO CONSUME. IN FACT CREATED HEALTH RELATED PROBLEMS DUE TO BEING HEAVILY SPICED. AND NOT ENOUGH VARIETIES INCLUDING DURING MORNING BREAKFAST.
Overall it was a nice trip - at twice the price. However, until cruise ships start offering single rates or single supplements, I done cruising. Paid for two. Ate for one. Used one bed. Got days credit for one.
My choice. Knew going in.
This was our first 2 week cruise. There were several days at sea but we didn't get bored. The Panama Canal passage was the real reason for the cruise as it was on the hubby's "bucket list". The ports were not great but the excursions we did made them worthwhile. The evening entertainment at the theatre were good, as was the food and great service by our room steward.
Great opportunity to spent time with family. But we found the time on the water too much. We would prefer to just fly to port and stay there for several days. That is just our preference in travel style.
I really enjoyed the ports. Each port was beautiful and the people were very friend. The embarkation process sucked but would have been better if everyone had their passports. The entertainment on board should have been all throughout the day and the food was pretty terrible. There wasn't much for anyone to do on the voaf that didn't require us to spend more money. This ship needs a major upgrade.
My cabin was assigned towards the front of the ship apparently directly above the ships anchor hence when we docked (which was usually between 6:30-7:30am) the loud rumbling and cabin shaking occurred and after a late evening out was externally unwelcome and my cabin rear wall must had been adjoining either the mechanical room or locker room because I would hear clanking of tools and/or an occasional load thunk and voices. In summary, had I known this would be the case, I would had saved my monies and traveled with another cruise line. I did ask for a room change the very next day but unfortunately they were all somos out. On the 3rd day, I elected to sleep in my friends cabin on the floor for the duration of the trip.
We really enjoyed the cruise and would easily consider NCL again. However, Just as menus are required to show calories, I believe cruise lines should have disclosures prior to booking. For one, the percentage of pre-adolescent children. We did NOT expect so many unruly children on board. Secondly, we would have liked to know about "politically-incorrect or socially sensitive" groups being on board. Just as there are those that would object to a "Trump Supporters" group on board, some of us disagree with the LGBTQXYZ life choice. In large part, I did not care, but it did interfere with my choices of venue and entertainment. I know, you think I am intolerant.... but I also have rights, and that includes it not being flaunted in the face of my beliefs.
Good cruise, decent ship, rude travelers. This is my second cruise on the NCL Star and I enjoy the boat. However, this time, many of the travelers were very rude. There should be a short presentation explaining conduct expectations so that everyone is on the same page.
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