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Norwegian Star Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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First time trying NCL a bit disappointed!

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by KruzinK19

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Cruised many times on RC and NCL has away to go to compare! First time on NCL! First day my friend/roommate was hurt due to hole in ships floor! Spent time in infirmary! No one on the ship did anything to try to appolige or make up for their negligence! I ran two flights of stairs & found room where incident occurred before any medical where on scene!

With the exception of the Irish pub, the food in the dining room had no flavor nd non creative options!

There was no activity by the pool until the very last day! No one even knew who cruise director was! I met more people than he did! Funny enough we called the asst director to our table at 5 o’clock somewhere and expressed the disappointment without ant activity by pool! Coincidence the next day, last day on ship they did a little something by pool! Everyone enjoyed so doesn’t make sense all other days there was nothing!

Other than Lesther at sky bar, Reenan the waiter in Aqua and my room steward Lunni, who were exceptional, no staff on this ship made an effort to get to know you, remember your name or display a personality! Such a shame! Even the officers were no mingling omboard until the last day!

Excursions def had some wasted time organizing, days in port were short enough yet time was still wasted! Santorini was a disaster! Four ships in port with over a two hour line for cable car as the tour just drops you off and doesn’t tell you about cable car until end when you started on a bus! We did not get any time to shop or enjoy Santorini as we had to wait in this line, people were fighting not enjoyable & stole two hours of my time and a missed sunset! UGH. On that same day a women on the bus picked a fight shouting curse words across the bus the entire day! The tour guide should have thrown her off yet said nothing allowing her to taint that part of the day! I paid good money for this excursion from the ship on an island I wanted to enjoy to have it ruined! Oh and let’s point out the alternative of walking down the cliff on the donkey trail for 20 minutes in donkey poop, which was not an option to save time due to my friend being hurt on day one due to ships negligence!

Last day in Croatia was cut early forcing everyone to change a schedule just to hurry up and wait causing us to get back into port in Venice over an hour late! Added stress!

I feel there is a long way to go and some considerable customer service courses needed here!

Almost forgot the two days my toilet in the room would not flush! Reported it, was kept up till 3 am while a man worked in closet next to room to wake up with only 2 hours sleep and still not have a toilet that works!

July 2019

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Cabin Review

Cabin BB 10560

Lunni was a great room steward one of the few who took time to know your name! She was sweet and kept the room tidy! Pleasure to see each day! She even checked in on broken toilet when front desk did to! Thanks Lunni!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Argostoli (Kefalonia)

Best tour guide all week! We did the cave tour! Deb something like that was her name

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