To start off with I want to clarify the rating of 2. It is not a reflection on the staff (except maybe the Captain), the food or the general boat, though there are some small gripes about that.
We, and a lot of the guests, booked this cruise because they wanted to go to Kotor and Santorini. There was an unexplained problem with the boat and so they cancelled Santorini and Kotor. This meant we stayed further north and hit bad weather meaning one of the replacement ports of call could not be made. So instead of no sea days we ended up with 3. It was never explained why we could not get as far as Santorini and they seemed to want to ignore the fact that things had been changed. They gave some compensation but really not enough for the large itinerary change. So very disgruntled because of all that, hence the 2.
The rumours on the Norwegian Star were that it had experienced problems with one of its azipods and that there had even been a fire of some type. NCL never said what had happened or whether the ship had been inspected by appropriate authorities.
The cabin is well fitted out with good decor, a coffee machine and small fridge.
The hairdryer is powerful, so my wife tells me, and the bed comfortable.
We love Venice, our third visit
nice little port with good shpopping and reasonable taxis
A new town with no real character, not really worth a visit
A really interesting historic place, if a bit expensive.