Norwegian Star Cruise Review by gormless
- Sail Date: May 2012
- Destination: Bermuda
- Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony
We had dinners at the Ginza (which was very good food but way too much to eat, but very good) and Le Bistro, which had even better food. It's important to NCL to get as many people to eat at these venues to help reduce the load at the MDR, and they really did make it worth the cost.
Negatives? Dress code enforcement was nonexistent. Seeing a code that disallows ripped jeans after 5:00 PM that was basically ignored makes me ask why they even bother. If you can't enforce the dress code, don't have it.
Also, the shore excursions are getting stale. This was our fourth cruise to Bermuda and we didn't use any of the excursions due to "done that". How about a scuba trip, for example?
Positives? The cruise line set up a large video screen to allow the Stanley Cup playoff games to be viewed after being asked. Very responsive. And did I mention the friendly staff?
After all was said and done, it was a great trip. Highly recommended.
Also, there's only one US-standard 120 volt outlet, which is near the mirror outside the bathroom. There are a bunch of 220 volt outlets (designed for plugs with two round pins.) If you've got a lot of electronics to charge, consider bringing the appropriate adapters.
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King's WharfKings Wharf/Royal Navy Dockyards is pretty good as cruise ports go. There's a number of attractions walkable from the ship including a Pub, a shopping "mall" with tourist traps, and artisans (clay pots, glassblowing, etc.) There's also a drugstore with snacks and sundries. Transportation from the port works well as the ferries to St. Georges and Hamilton dock there. Also, the bus lines are right off the ship (be sure to get yourself a 2-day or 3-day transportation pass when you get off the ship as those work for both ferries and buses.)View All 764 King's Wharf Cruise Port Reviews
Buses can get you from one end of the island chain (Dockyards) to the other (St. Georges), but only do that if you have time to burn. Use the ferries for long runs.
St. Georges is worth a visit. Since the cruise ships stopped going there, it's a lot less busy and could use your business. Visit St. Georges and walk over to Tobacco Bay for snorkeling.
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