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Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Cruiser Gil

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Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star
Member Name: Cruiser Gil
Cruise Date: March 2011
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Cabin Category: IX
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 1.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Another good cruise on the Star
As frequent travellers to Mexico, we knew that it would be a good experience, and we were concerned only about the changes to the Star. It turned out that the ship was fine despite the many changes. We enjoyed the informality of the cruise and the fact that we could eat when and where we wanted to go.

Embarkation was the worst we ever experienced, it took us 2 hours to finally board the ship after arriving at the port at 11:30AM. The public rooms were nice and not as crowded as I feared after reading other reviews since the Star's remodel. We particularly liked the Java Cafe where we started every morning.

For dining we mainly went to the Versailles dining room where the food and service were good. One night we ate at the Tex-Mex restaurant, Endless Summer, and were impressed with the food and service. In general, my wife and I were impressed with the service in the dining rooms, at the bar, and especially that of our wonderful cabin steward Rod.

We did our own shore excursions as frequent visitors to Mexico. In Cabo San Lucas we hired a water taxi to take us to Medano beach where we had a great time at the beach for $16 boat fare and the price of food and drinks brought to us by attentive waiters as we reclined in lounge chairs under an umbrella on the beach. In Puerto Vallarta, we shopped for jewelry and walked the malacon and enjoyed bird watching along the shore and riverbank.

Our highlight for the trip was the ship's bridge tour which the captain arranged as a result of our Cruise Critic reception which featured all of the ship's top officers. The one hour tour was the best we have experienced.

In summary, this cruise met our expectations. It was our fourth cruise on NCL and we will likely cruise again on this line.


Publication Date: 03/29/11
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