Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Serendipityalways
- Sail Date: May 2012
- Destination: Bermuda
- Cabin Type: Inside
There is limited seating out doors. If you wanted to get away from the busy pool area you could find limited seating on a back deck or the forward deck of the ship. There were no chairs or chaises on the promenade deck if you were looking to get out of the sun.
The buffet area reminded me very much of a school cafeteria. It was very plain and poorly laid out. A main aisle went down the middle of the seating area and you not only had diners constantly passing by your table but other guests as well who were trying to get from one part of the ship to another. It was very busy and not relaxing. Except for breakfast, the food served in the buffet I would rate as average or below. This would not be my choice for lunch or dinner.
The Aqua dining room has low ceilings and is not as well appointed as the Versailles dining room. Gives a very closed in feeling. Overall the food in both dining rooms,although plentiful with numerous choices, was just Okay. Nothing outstanding but it was impeccably presented and served.
Without a doubt the staff aboard the Star was top of the line. Extremely friendly, helpful and professional. Any request was met with a smile and "of course we can do that for you"...5 star service all the way around.
The ship was clean and well maintained.
The main pool area was nicely laid out. Their outside grill cooked up some great hamburgers, pulled pork, and hotdogs. Weather permitting they also had a great Barbeque outside.
The concept of Free Style dining worked well for us. We never ate dinner at the same time and even though we were quite a large party of 7 we never really waited for a table for more than 5 minutes
Embarkation and disembarkation were easy and quick...no stress. Staterooms were ready by the time we left port and suitcases were delivered in time for dinner. Although we had an enjoyable trip to Bermuda, I don't think that I would book another trip on the Star but wouldn't hesitate booking another Norwegian cruise.
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