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This is the first cruise that we have taken in the last ten years that did not include shore excursions, wine, and Wi-Fi in the cruise price. This was a very poor value! We booked our own shore excursions at less than half of the Windstar rate for the same tours. The "private event" was very poor - the "magnificent" caves were hardly that. Embarkation and disembarkation were poorly organized. The first notice that we received about the transfer to the ship for embarkation included instructions on transfer to the airport instead. We had to wait one hour after disembarkation in order to finally get a taxi after the cruise director had assured us that taxis would be available. The food was generally mediocre. Ordering ala carte items at breakfast generally resulted in extremely long waits for the food and/or not receiving what was ordered. The "seafood extravaganza" barbecue was very poor. The seafood was not fresh - crab claws were still partially frozen and the chef indicated that the lobster was from Maine. Really? These were the small 3 oz lobsters that can be purchased in the grocery store. Public announcements from the captain were audible in both the cabins and public areas but cruise director announcements were only audible in public areas.

Unimpressed!

Star Legend Cruise Review by WheresDorothy

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This is the first cruise that we have taken in the last ten years that did not include shore excursions, wine, and Wi-Fi in the cruise price. This was a very poor value! We booked our own shore excursions at less than half of the Windstar rate for the same tours. The "private event" was very poor - the "magnificent" caves were hardly that.

Embarkation and disembarkation were poorly organized. The first notice that we received about the transfer to the ship for embarkation included instructions on transfer to the airport instead. We had to wait one hour after disembarkation in order to finally get a taxi after the cruise director had assured us that taxis would be available.

The food was generally mediocre. Ordering ala carte items at breakfast generally resulted in extremely long waits for the food and/or not receiving what was ordered. The "seafood extravaganza" barbecue was very poor. The seafood was not fresh - crab claws were still partially frozen and the chef indicated that the lobster was from Maine. Really? These were the small 3 oz lobsters that can be purchased in the grocery store.

Public announcements from the captain were audible in both the cabins and public areas but cruise director announcements were only audible in public areas.
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