vlebaron
Third Mate

Joined: 11/10/2014
1
Cruise
1
Review
8
Helpful Votes

About vlebaron



Following

vlebaron's Past Cruises

Norwegian Star

October 2014 - Norwegian Star to Panama Canal, Central America

Panama Canal Cruise

This was our third cruise and our third cruise line. For the first three days we weren't sure we were going to survive because the food was terrible. Overcooked, undercooked, cold, brown lettuce, etc. We spoke to the person in charge and immediately noticed changes. By the end of the cruise we were really pleased with the food.

We enjoyed how this cruiseline organized the guests for port trips, by having us meet at certain times and then going off the ship together. We really appreciated the cold washcloth and cold drink offered on the pier upon out return.

Security was great on the piers - including the sniffer dogs and security with machine guns.

Too bad smoking is still allowed on the ship.

We didn't appreciate being hit with the tip at the end of the cruise - somehow we had thought it was included. The staff were good at negotiating the amount of tip we wanted to pay.

Lots of variety in the programs offered on the ship.

Read Full Review »

vlebaron's Tips

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - We hired a cab with another couple for $20.00 a person plus tip for four hours. The cabbie showed us a great time, lots of scenery and shopping. He knew good eateries as well but we didn't want to spend time eating.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Trip toTodos Santos was amusing. How many times will we ever get to eat breakfast in the Hotel California?
Huatulco, Mexico - Great ruins! Loved to see them. Be prepared for mosquitos. Vendor prices are very high. Never bought a thing and they didn't seem to want to bargain.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica - Took a scenic bus ride to a small town where they had children dance, etc. Short, but restful.
Norwegian Star Norwegian Star - Best place to sit in the shade is under the lifeboats on the non-smoking side! They need more chairs there, though.

Badges (Learn More)


Points (View Leaderboard)

0
This Week
51
Total

Recent Activity

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Star cruise review - Panama Canal Cruise

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Star"Best place to sit in the shade is under the lifeboats on the non-smoking side! They need more chairs there, though."

added Oct 20, 2014 cruise on Norwegian Star to their profile.