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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2493 reviews
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Cruise shortened by TS Leslie

Review for Norwegian Star to Bermuda
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2012
Cabin: Balcony

This was my second cruise at sea. We were leaving, uncertain where we were going, as TS Leslie was heading towards Bermuda. Once we left port, the captain confirmed that they were monitoring the storm, would make the decision en route, with the Bahamas/Port Canaveral as the alternate. We eventualy went to Bermuda, but left a day early, spending two days in port, rather than the planned 3.

The food was decent, not great. Avoid the Ginza restaurant, as nothing there tasted authentically Asian. The good upgrade option is La Cucina, the Italian restaurant for $10 per person. We had a very good shripm risotto and a great Osso Bucco.; the beef carpaccio was very good, and don't forget the tiramisu, which my wife said 'best ever', strangely for a ship. The menu at the two restaurants (Aqua and Versailles) is the exact same, only difference is atmosphere and dress code (no shorts at Versailles, still not too dressy).

Good entertainment selection, including the typical Bingo, a casino with the usual games. Good shows on board. The only negative is Jorgos, apparently an award-winning magician, whose introduction including accomplishments is almost longer than the show itself. I took a total two 7 day cruises, the other was in the Mediterranean with MSC, and we had Jorgos then too! Unless you are a 5 year old, you'll likely think as we do that this is the lamest magic show you've ever seen. This might be reason enough to pick another cruise (sorta kidding, I guess), other than for the fact that you have no clue as to the entertainment selections until you board.

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Don't pick cabin 9566, which has incredible creaking when the ship goes through waves. But the ocean view cabin category is decent sized with a nice bathroom. Only one chair on the balcony though ...

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