This was our 6th cruise with NCL. We have previousely been on the Dawn, Spirit, (same class ships as the STAR)Jem and Jewel. We actually prefer smaller ships like the Star. There are five of us in our family and we took advantage of the new family suites on deck 12 (SJ) where the spinaker lounge used to be located.
WOW!! What a great room! This room was a wonderful size for the five of us. There are three beds: The king size bed, the sofa bed perfect for our two sons(teenagers) and a murphy bed perfect for our daughter. Each sleeping area had a folding wall or thick curtain for privacy. There was a table and chairs perfect for in room dining. A LARGE bathroom with double sinks, seperate shower and tub. Also, the entrance to the bathroom is a large closet with a sliding privacy door so it doubles as a changing room. We loved the large windows, thought we would miss having a balcony but we didn't! Being right on deck 12 was very convenient too. Just a few steps and your out on the pool deck.
We also have had great experiences with freestyle dining. We only had a wait for a table one night. We requested a window table and the wait was about 10 minutes. Amazing!
Bermuda is a beautiful island and the people are so helpful. We took the ferry to St Georges on the first day. We bought sandwiches in town and walked to Tobbaco Bay with our snorkeling equipment. We saw so many beautiful fish. Second day we rented a Boston Whaler for 6 hours and again, bought lunch and went to our own little private beaches for some snorkeling. Again, saw some great fish including squid. Last day, my husband toured the Navel Dockyard museum. He loves history and had a great time. All around a wonderful trip.
The Senior Staff of this ship is the friendliest we have ever encountered! They came to the cruise critic meet and greet, the two latitude parties. They gave out their on board phone numbers for people to contact them. They were out and about mingling with the passengers on a regular basis. We did have 2 minor issues with our room and with each, we placed a call and within minutes someone would arrive and take care of it. I hope this review was helpful and that you book a trip and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed ours. The only bad thing about our cruise was that it had to end.