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Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2612 reviews
3 Awards

Great first cruise experience

Review for Norwegian Star to the Mediterranean
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QueenVG
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Traveled with children

The ship was recently redorated and was clean. Our mini suite suited our needs perfectly. The dining was top notch. We purchased the upgraded meal package but it was next to impossible to get reservations and the meals were not all that much better. The theater shows were quite good. The live music and lounge singers, not so much. The game show activities were not in good taste, nor the poolside dance contest where the staff encouraged raunchiness. Ports were too crowded. Tender operation too slow. Not enough time in the best ports. We could have passed on Mykonos yet we were there the longest. Water dispensers in cafe did not operate correctly and most passengers were frustrated. Bottled water was priced at $5! Elevators were always in use and crowded. Be prepared to use stairs. Washi-Washi staff was friendly, courteous and could always direct us to the location of our party. Ging came in three times a day to straighten up our room and leave comical towel creations, sometimes posed with our reading glasses or a hanging monkey from the ceiling. Don’t understand how they can work 10 hr. days, 7 days a week! Nice poolside area but water too cold for swimming. Lots of onboard jacuzzis available. Croatia, Kotor and Corfu were amazing! New gym equipment but not all the machines you may need. It also smelled like people were smoking nearby. Gym classes cost $20 but the instructor just walked around with his cell phone, looking bored. Overall, glad we went even if we did come home a few pounds heavier!

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MB

Excellent, clean, roomy, plenty of storage space, great views of islands from our balcony. Would not recommend bringing children under 4. Not enough movie choices in room. Comfortable bed and couch. Plenty of towels, linens. Blow dryer worked well. Internet not so great. Laundry service available for $20/bag!

Port Reviews

Dubrovnik

Loved this one. Our favorite.

Santorini

Not a favorite.

Mykonos

Too crowded. No where to go. Too long in this port. lack of public restrooms.

Corfu

One of my favorite. Quite beautiful and unique

Kotor

Great city

Venice

Loved getting lost in the city, crossing bridges, etc. friendly people

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