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This is such a tatty old ship! So disappointed! Embark action was a joke!! Took hours..then when we finally got on board the restaurants and bars all closed for the safety briefing..I appreciation that the briefing is essential but so is getting water when the temp is 33 degrees! Poor hygiene and poor standards. Public bathrooms blocked and overflowing everywhere and then out of order for days! Tray of Chemicals left on floor of public bathroom for whole cruise...surely not company policy...Reported to guest services but it was never removed! Nobody was very happy at all the working container terminals we had to walk through when we got off in many of the stops! We felt the cruise had too many stops in the Middle East..a few destinations had absiloutely nothing of interest to do! Most people were back on the ship by lunch time! Buffet food was actually very good but evening restaurant menus were regularly repeated! Most of the entertainment was VERY POOR! The permanent onboard entertainment were shockingly bad! The guest acts were much better! The Barricade Boys and Michelle were fabulous!! On a positive note.. plenty of sunbeds on sea days! Staff all did the best they could considering the state of the ship!

Old old shabby ship

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Colly_lou

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Trans-Ocean
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window
This is such a tatty old ship! So disappointed! Embark action was a joke!! Took hours..then when we finally got on board the restaurants and bars all closed for the safety briefing..I appreciation that the briefing is essential but so is getting water when the temp is 33 degrees! Poor hygiene and poor standards. Public bathrooms blocked and overflowing everywhere and then out of order for days! Tray of Chemicals left on floor of public bathroom for whole cruise...surely not company policy...Reported to guest services but it was never removed! Nobody was very happy at all the working container terminals we had to walk through when we got off in many of the stops! We felt the cruise had too many stops in the Middle East..a few destinations had absiloutely nothing of interest to do! Most people were back on the ship by lunch time! Buffet food was actually very good but evening restaurant menus were regularly repeated! Most of the entertainment was VERY POOR! The permanent onboard entertainment were shockingly bad! The guest acts were much better! The Barricade Boys and Michelle were fabulous!! On a positive note.. plenty of sunbeds on sea days! Staff all did the best they could considering the state of the ship!
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Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OA
Furniture was very dated! A bit like a holiday camp interior!
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