Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Quokka_too

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Quokka_too
Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star
Member Name: Quokka_too
Cruise Date: October 2013
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number:
Booking Method:
See More About: Norwegian Star Cruise Reviews | Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews | NCL Cruise Deals
Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates Not Rated
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
Expedia
American Discount Cruises
Onboard.com
CheapCruises.com
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
Direct Line Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow


Ship Facts: Norwegian Star Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Norwegian Star Deck Plans
Upgraded from balcony to Family Suite!

Ok, first for the bouquets... we were thrilled to be upgraded from a balcony to a Family Suite, giving us access to both a butler and a concierge. Other perks included a pod coffee machine and afternoon snacks in our suite every day. Losing our balcony was no problem since we could sit by our picture windows and watch the Panama landscape float by. And we escaped to the comfort of our room a lot because there seemed to be very few quiet and comfortable places to sit around the ship. We also could not fault the service - every crew member with whom we came in contact was very friendly and extremely helpful. Breakfast in Cagney's was also a welcome bonus given the general standard of food elsewhere... which brings me to the brickbats.

We're not the fussiest nor the most fastidious of people (we're Australian after all) but the Market Cafe had all the ambiance of a staff cafeteria with particularly uninspiring food. The Aqua and Versailles dining rooms were of a reasonable standard but the menu was somewhat boring and repetitive. We had the distinct impression that this was designed to encourage us to try one of the 5 premium restaurants on board - another reason why there seemed to be few quiet areas to sit indoors.

All-in-all, a mixed bag but we are unlikely to sail with NCL again unless we splash out for another suite.


Publication Date: 02/03/14
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 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Norwegian Star Review
NCL Cruise Deals
NCL Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com 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.