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Cons Significant itinerary change was the largest issue and made 2 days prior, 2 At Sea days were added for a total of 3 days. Santorini and Kotor were cancelled due to ships mechanical issues (they told us they lost an engine.) They shaved off 1-2 hours per port as well. We received $100 credit and 20% off future cruise. Incredibly disappointing. Lines for everything. Leaving out of Croatia and throughout the night into Greece, the sea was extremely rough and there was no warning. It was loud, the ship was extremely unstable and rocking like I’ve never felt before. Drawers in my cabin kept opening and closing until I stuffed them with stuff and they were too heavy to move. People seemed on edge throughout the evening/night. It certainly made me question the safety of being in a storm of that size with mechanical issues. I received not even 1 hour of sleep that night. Last At Sea day we also had a decent amount of rocking. During dining at specialty restaurant Moderno Churrascaria, we come to find out there actually is no Churrasco. We got 2 free cappuccinos for our trouble. It’s like going to Taco Bell, and they have no tacos. I was surprised at the amount of crew members that were rude. Certainly a stark difference than Royal Caribbean. This is was not prepared for. You literally pay for EVERYTHING and its ALL overpriced. It's a constant money grab on that ship. Food is alright. Dining room the service was extremely slow. We went for breakfast one morning and it took 2 hours, we never went back. When I got my photo taken for my Room Key at the terminal, the photo she took came out completely black, so immediately after boarding I was told to go to guest services, which it looks like the entire ship was also told to do so. The line was snaked all the way around the bar on deck 7. Pros (Not Norwegian) Booked Kings Landing tour in Dubrovnik locally with the most WONDERFUL tour guide for 50 Euro total to include a trip to the top of the mountain, and over the bridge to get some good photos of the ships. Norwegian was charging about $150 just for Game of Thrones tour. We did however meet some incredible people on the ship, MASSIVE shoutout to Marcelo Di Fuente the bartender from Brazil. He made the entire trip! Also shoutout to the hype crew! Shirley, Enti, Sara, Stefy, and Fabi.

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Norwegian Star Cruise Review by kbear100

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
Cons

Significant itinerary change was the largest issue and made 2 days prior, 2 At Sea days were added for a total of 3 days. Santorini and Kotor were cancelled due to ships mechanical issues (they told us they lost an engine.) They shaved off 1-2 hours per port as well. We received $100 credit and 20% off future cruise. Incredibly disappointing.

Lines for everything.

Leaving out of Croatia and throughout the night into Greece, the sea was extremely rough and there was no warning. It was loud, the ship was extremely unstable and rocking like I’ve never felt before. Drawers in my cabin kept opening and closing until I stuffed them with stuff and they were too heavy to move. People seemed on edge throughout the evening/night. It certainly made me question the safety of being in a storm of that size with mechanical issues. I received not even 1 hour of sleep that night.

Last At Sea day we also had a decent amount of rocking.

During dining at specialty restaurant Moderno Churrascaria, we come to find out there actually is no Churrasco. We got 2 free cappuccinos for our trouble. It’s like going to Taco Bell, and they have no tacos.

I was surprised at the amount of crew members that were rude. Certainly a stark difference than Royal Caribbean. This is was not prepared for.

You literally pay for EVERYTHING and its ALL overpriced. It's a constant money grab on that ship.

Food is alright. Dining room the service was extremely slow. We went for breakfast one morning and it took 2 hours, we never went back.

When I got my photo taken for my Room Key at the terminal, the photo she took came out completely black, so immediately after boarding I was told to go to guest services, which it looks like the entire ship was also told to do so. The line was snaked all the way around the bar on deck 7.

Pros

(Not Norwegian) Booked Kings Landing tour in Dubrovnik locally with the most WONDERFUL tour guide for 50 Euro total to include a trip to the top of the mountain, and over the bridge to get some good photos of the ships. Norwegian was charging about $150 just for Game of Thrones tour.

We did however meet some incredible people on the ship, MASSIVE shoutout to Marcelo Di Fuente the bartender from Brazil. He made the entire trip!

Also shoutout to the hype crew! Shirley, Enti, Sara, Stefy, and Fabi.
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