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Main Entertainment was very good to excellent but entertainment in main areas of ship was awful. Food good with very good variety. Service good. Can’t prove it but food on shore excursions gave both of us Montezuma’s Revenge. TV in room had very limited and intermittently unavailable programming. Tiny stateroom with no sitting area or sofa. Onboard activities very limited and too many tried to sell something or had fees. Game show hostesses were annoying with hard to understand Eastern European accents. Tiny pool. Limited common areas for relaxing. “Free” Ultimate Beverage Package a total rip-off. Mandatory $20 per person per day charge for gratuity. Very nice main theater. Smell of cigarette smoke in many public areas. Ship staff overall were very good. Chaotic process for finding ship sponsored (and other) location of transportation for shore excursions. Very elderly passengers. Median age definitely over 70. Probably over 75. Aerialists, Magician, Thomas John, Levena B Fox and production shows were excellent. Hypnotist not very good. Female Comedian very good. Good shore excursions. Many options for bars and restaurants although too many of them are an extra charge. Terrible smoking in casino kept me away. Captain was very informative and kept us on schedule. Limited seating in complimentary restaurants. Always a line and forced to wait. Too few tables for 2. Pressured to sit with others. Disembarkation was chaotic. Very long lines.

Entertainment very poor except for main stage shows

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by RI-Lighthouse

Trip Details
Main Entertainment was very good to excellent but entertainment in main areas of ship was awful.

Food good with very good variety.

Service good.

Can’t prove it but food on shore excursions gave both of us Montezuma’s Revenge.

TV in room had very limited and intermittently unavailable programming.

Tiny stateroom with no sitting area or sofa.

Onboard activities very limited and too many tried to sell something or had fees.

Game show hostesses were annoying with hard to understand Eastern European accents.

Tiny pool.

Limited common areas for relaxing.

“Free” Ultimate Beverage Package a total rip-off. Mandatory $20 per person per day charge for gratuity.

Very nice main theater.

Smell of cigarette smoke in many public areas.

Ship staff overall were very good.

Chaotic process for finding ship sponsored (and other) location of transportation for shore excursions.

Very elderly passengers. Median age definitely over 70. Probably over 75.

Aerialists, Magician, Thomas John, Levena B Fox and production shows were excellent.

Hypnotist not very good.

Female Comedian very good.

Good shore excursions.

Many options for bars and restaurants although too many of them are an extra charge.

Terrible smoking in casino kept me away.

Captain was very informative and kept us on schedule.

Limited seating in complimentary restaurants. Always a line and forced to wait.

Too few tables for 2. Pressured to sit with others.

Disembarkation was chaotic. Very long lines.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 4598
We have never seen a cabin so small. No sofa or chair. Awkward to get around.
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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