Great first Cruise: Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Gobalina
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Great first Cruise
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
Tuesday we took the ship sponsored tour of Chacchoben Mayan Ruins just an hour outside of Costa Maya. We were pleased that it was better than we expected. A large site with several structures and one that is still covered with trees and vegetation.
That night was Cagneys and it was very good. I had the small steak and lobster that was delicious. Others had steak that was perfectly cooked. That night we saw second city and it was funny and entertaining. Back to the casino for black jack before bed.
Next day was Belize. We took the tender in mid morning and shopped. Good bargains and nice shops.
Ate at Aqua and again were pleased.
In Roatan Honduras we had a private tour guide, George, though Victor Bouden tours. We were very pleased. He took us to a zip line that was scary but I began to trust the staff. They were sure to keep us safe and make sure we had a good time. We saw the monkeys and birds. Next We went to the beach to have lunch we had the best fish of the trip. It was grilled sea bass. We snorkled right off the beach in clear water with lots of fish. We were back on the boat by 3:00.
That night was LeBistro, our favorite of the specialty restaurants. I had seafood in puff pastry that was perfectly prepared.
Friday was Cozumel and I did the ship sponsored swim and ride with the dolphins. It was one of the highlights of my trip. The guide at the Dolphinarias was professional and seemed to really care for the dolphins. We ate at Versailles that night and were really troubled by the rocking of the ship. Three of us had trouble with motion sickness and that end of the ship seemed to be rougher than any other place.
Debarkation was slow and unorganized. next time we will pack lighter and take our own luggage and walk off with the first group.
We loved the free style cruising and will definitely use Norwegian the next time we cruise. Less
Cabin review: BA10090 Mid-Ship Balcony
Room 10090 with balcony. Perfect location. We went to deck 6 and 12 most of the time and could easily walk. Also this seemed to be a good place on the ship when we were in rough water. Our room did not seem to have the rocking that other places on the boat had.Read All Mid-Ship Balcony (BA) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
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