Norwegian Star Cruise Review by cash4me: Warm and Sunny Days on the Baltic Sea
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Warm and Sunny Days on the Baltic Sea
Destination: Baltic Sea
My Spouse and I enjoyed this cruise. We rate this adventure as 8 out of 10 . Staff were attentive,friendly and met any request that I made quickly and efficiently. My room was always clean, and often with towel animals. Weather every day was hot and sunny. I generally ate at the Aqua or the Versailles.We ate at La Cacina and at Cagney Steakhouse,both were worth the extra cost. Visited Red Lion Pub and Spinnaker Lounge only once during the cruise; both times it seemed fine. Embarking and Disembarking were quick, easy and hassle free; as were most of the port visits.Our cabin on deck 4 midship, was generally quiet( first night out, those directly above us were noisy but it soon stopped ) and any ocean movements did not affect us, Being on deck 4 made it easy to get on and off the ship quickly on port visit days. There were a few things that kept it from being a 10. I would have liked to have done my laundry myself , I felt that $27.00 was steep for one bag.I had a massage and felt the More
sales pitch to buy more products somewhat heavy handed, I did not give in to the pressure .
I only paid for one excursion thru the ship ( we used Alla tours for Berlin and while in Russia )which was in Copenhagen as we stayed an extra day after the cruise ended. I felt the cost for the tour did not match the quality of what we saw. Guide seemed rushed and her language skills seemed stiff and very bland. She seemed unable or unwilling to answer questions outside the script. I took a walking tour later in the day which was shorter in length,less than half the cost and more informative and fun. I would have liked to have had more time in Stockholm and in Helsinki, both days were much too short to cover all that I wanted to see.
I found the Buffett to be crowded, noisy and temperature of food to be inconsistent. Internet service was very inexpensive and only worked part of the time. All that being said. I will consider cruising with Norwegian again. I am for the most part a very laid back and relaxed traveler. I am rather low needs and am accepting when it comes to vacationing as I am just happy not to be working. I would recommend this cruise to anyone who wants a relaxed way to have a taste of what is available to see in Northern Europe . Less
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