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Norwegian Star Cruise Review
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Norwegian Star Cruise Review by procruiser123

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2016
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean

We've been on numerous cruises on numerous cruise lines and recently on The Norwegian Star.

Overall very good. I can't get over people complaining about food on any cruise ship. Keep in mind, most people on this planet will never have even one meal as good as any meal on a cruise ship ! Furthermore, the biggest complainers seem to have unlimited alcohol drink packages which tells us something about this group of complainers.

Food was great on this ship and frankly great on every ship I have been on. The poolside lunch BBQ was outstanding...real chefs grilling on charcoal- excellent steaks, shrimps, etc.....don't miss this. Of note, if eating late at night is important to you, this ship has an all night complimentary restaurant with real waiters and real food; Caesar salad with grilled salmon, burgers, wings, desserts, etc. Only suggestion would be add late night pizza because kids love pizza. (There is no late night pizza on the ship)

Entertainment is good but they need to add a big screen movie at the pool for after dark movies- pretty standard on most ships now and one of our favorite family activities- watching a movie under the stars with munchies on our deck chairs...this would be relatively cheap and easy to add to the ship.

Only concern was the kids daycare, teens had good games but younger kids (under 10) was seriously lacking in imagination/activities and general fun. (How much would a couple of WII's cost? ) My 8 year old would not go back.

Not a big deal but gym has no view of the sea like most ships.

Ports of call were very good, especially Belize and the cave tubing !! One of the best adventures ever. I suggest "Butts Up"...you can book it online. Ask for Carlos as your guide. Incredible guided walk through the State Park/jungle to the caves, then into the slow moving caves with underground waterfalls, etc. Spectacular.

Thank you to Kushal in the internet cafe for his great assistance.

Would suggest to NCL; more planned activities in the event of a bad-weather day (we had one-not their fault...just nothing to do)...and some "small" T shirts if a child happens to win the trivia contest.

Overall...great cruise!

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