Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by ronfraraccio

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Norwegian Star Cruise Review by ronfraraccio
Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star
Member Name: ronfraraccio
Cruise Date: February 2013
Embarkation: New Orleans
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: ID
Cabin Number: 9025
Booking Method: Internet Agency
See More About: Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews | Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews | NCL Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5+
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
Direct Line Cruises
American Discount Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow

Ship Facts: Norwegian Star Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Norwegian Star Deck Plans
Norwegian Star - February 2013 from New Orleans
This was probably the most enjoyable cruise that we have taken to date. I've cruised several times on Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. Previously we have stayed in an Outside Cabin with window, balcony and now an inside cabin. This cruise we decided to stay in an inside cabin so we could spend more money on excursions.

Easy access to the cruise port. We paid to park at the Franklin Street Parking Garage and it was half the price of parking at the cruise port. It was a secured parking lot and there was a free shuttle every 8 minutes that took us for free to and from the port.

We had an awesome time. The room was cozy and being inside was not an issue. If we had a balcony we would have only seen the ocean and the port as we pulled in. The bathroom shower was noticeably bigger, which was the only real difference from the Star vs the Norwegian Sun. The ship was much bigger than the Sun, and offered many restaurants, lounges, bars, etc. The dinners received an A and the service received an A+. We only paid for one dinner at the sushi bar and is was A+ and cheap. On a previous cruise we ate at one of the specialty steak restaurants. It was good, but it cost us an additional $40.

I had two issues on the ship (safe in room did not open after 1st night & the ship store was out of our brand of cigarettes). Filling out comment cards really makes a difference, particularly when both issues were resolved promptly. We were even given a place of chocolate covered strawberries following the safe issue. The store manager actually went onto another Norwegian ship at port and got us 2 cartons of our cigarettes!

The excursions were awesome! We went Cave Tubing with in Belize, Zip Lining in Roatan with Pirate Canopy Zip Lining and saw Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya with Native American tours. We booked our excursions directly with these tour companies and saved 50% over the Norwegian excursion prices! We had the same experience but at half the cost.

We're smokers and thought it might be an issue having an inside non-smoking cabin, however we were easily able to find smoking areas on the ship which was very convenient.

I would definitely recommend this cruise itinerary and this ship to anyone.

Publication Date: 03/15/13
Read the Western Caribbean ports review by ronfraraccio
More Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Norwegian Star review Read the next Norwegian Star review

Like This Review?

Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Norwegian Star Review
NCL Cruise Deals
NCL Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.