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Norwegian Star Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Washy, washy

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by elphin

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  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

Clearly there was a health problem with the Ship as staff were disinfecting/washing continuously. No condiments on tables, no self service at the buffet and getting a hot drink was a terrible ordeal. I did not hear of anyone coming down with the dreaded norovirus. Whilst prevention is always better than cure this became an absolute nuisance.

The ship is coming up for being twenty years old but is ageing well. The anytime dining concept is anything but wait in line to check into the restaurant , then be give a buzzer and get buzzed in fifteen minutes to more than a hour! Still the concept means NCL gets three or four sittings every evening this saving space and employees. The food was decent though.

The entertainment was cruise ship mediocrity and effectively ended at 10-30pm.

The Meditteranean is always a gamble after September but save for the first day in Venice the cruise was blessed with lots of sunshine and pleasantly warm temperatures. There were three tender ports Kotor, Santorini and Agostoli. Kotor was sad joke we arrived after 6pm and had to back on board by 7-30pm. It was very badly managed by NCL especially in the light of the limited duration of the stop. The other two tenders were smooth and not unduly long. I wonder of the point of Dubrovnik. It is a very short call, the ship docks a taxi ride away from the medieval centre and when there its is jammed with tourists. The time has come to limited visitor numbers entering the medieval city, it will improve the experience for all.

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