Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Richieline: There Are No Bad Cruises
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There Are No Bad Cruises
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Took this trip because it was close and convenient. No flying or hotel expenses involved. Also, we really like the port of Mazatlan and not everyone goes there. That was the tie breaker.
Our 2nd trip on Norwegian. We're more interested in the ports than the ship.
The ship was fine. Cabin (inside), very adequate. Ship personnel were all delightful. The Greek captain was the best. We were very fortunate (through meet and greet) to get a bridge tour. Don't pass that one up. It was the highlight of the ship experience.
Food was okay, not exceptional. If you like your food hot, go upstairs to the buffet. Problem in the Versailles room was the time element from kitchen to table makes it almost impossible to serve hot food. Not the waiters' fault, just the mechanics involved. Meat and fish dishes were a little dry. They could use some sauces or gravy or butter. Couldn't have been too bad, I gained 4 pounds (It's almost gone now).
Entertainment seemed fine, More I'm not a big fan, would rather read, so I'll pass on that one.
All the ports were great, as usual. We are very familiar with Mexico and do our own touring, mostly by local bus or taxi.
Cabo has turned in to Orange County South, think Newport Beach. P.V. and Mazatlan are more like authentic Mexico, much more interesting. We took a public bus all the way to the last stop in P.V. and found a little village/beach, it was superb.
If you have kids be sure to take them to the Aquarium in Mazatlan. All these ports are perfectly safe, have no fear. Get on out there and explore.
There was a Holland American ship following us on the same schedule out of San Diego. San Diego works a little better for us, wish we had known. Also the food is a step up on Holland America.
Just get out there and cruise. Remember, there are no bad cruises.
Precott, Az (A Los Angeles transplant) Less
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