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Looking for a close getaway for New Years and this filled the bill. Ship was done over to modernize it and they added some nice optional restaurants. The Brazilian steakhouse was excellent and the French restaurant equally so. The Irish Pub was handy and different for a ship. The main dining room (Versailles) and the smaller (Aqua) had a good selection and service. Meals were hot and menus varied and interesting. But the buffet needs some help as it was rather bland. Getting off and on could not have been easier and proceeded quickly and efficiently. The tours were reasonably priced and the guides were good with lots of information given and usually a snack included. Fitness Center was well equipped and maintained with everything working and usable. Cabin had a wonderful bed and steward kept it up very well and when you set the knob at the door with a request it was done quickly. Shower which was a good size had a sliding door and an exhaust fan that kept the rest of the cabin from steaming up. The provided robes were generously sized and very comfortable. The shows were all excellent and the bars were stocked with all top shelf liquor served generously. The only thing that was missing was a quiet bar for a pre-dinner drink as they were all busy and load with people and entertainment. And with halls ending to accommodate restaurants some better directions for getting around the ship were needed. All in all a good value for a comfortable cruise experience.

Smooth Mexican Cruise

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by rayretired

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Looking for a close getaway for New Years and this filled the bill. Ship was done over to modernize it and they added some nice optional restaurants. The Brazilian steakhouse was excellent and the French restaurant equally so. The Irish Pub was handy and different for a ship. The main dining room (Versailles) and the smaller (Aqua) had a good selection and service. Meals were hot and menus varied and interesting. But the buffet needs some help as it was rather bland. Getting off and on could not have been easier and proceeded quickly and efficiently. The tours were reasonably priced and the guides were good with lots of information given and usually a snack included. Fitness Center was well equipped and maintained with everything working and usable. Cabin had a wonderful bed and steward kept it up very well and when you set the knob at the door with a request it was done quickly. Shower which was a good size had a sliding door and an exhaust fan that kept the rest of the cabin from steaming up. The provided robes were generously sized and very comfortable. The shows were all excellent and the bars were stocked with all top shelf liquor served generously. The only thing that was missing was a quiet bar for a pre-dinner drink as they were all busy and load with people and entertainment. And with halls ending to accommodate restaurants some better directions for getting around the ship were needed. All in all a good value for a comfortable cruise experience.
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Balcony
Cabin BB 10518
Bed was great, cabin steward excellent and the shower was a great size with a sliding door and an air vent that prevented stem all over the place.
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