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Norwegian Star Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Sad buffet

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by SantaFeSkier

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Inside

-Confusing ship with not all elevators to all decks.

-Salad area of buffet limited selection.

-Changed ports a few weeks prior to departure but not all guests notified.

-Entertainment and music were good.

-Internet cafe wide open on a balcony over a noisy area. Last evening tried to checkin for flight home but could not get online. No one available to help.

-embarkation was slow for no discernible reason.

-Gym classes and instructors good and reasonably priced with a one time charge. -Deck 5 forward was quiet.

-not happy with port changed.

-Took taxis rather than tours.

-this was my second time on an NCL ship. Probably will not cruise with NCL again unless the price and itinerary are exceptional.

-had several enjoyable meals in dining room where food was better but did not always want to spend time there and miss a show or other live entertainment.

-happy with staff.

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Cabin Review


Quiet and clean. Bed comfortable. Plenty of Hot water. Cabin steward great.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Cabin mate went scuba diving. It was a Sunday and only one cafe was open. Watched a local run. This was a substituted port so I was not happy with this port.

Puerto Limon

Took a taxi with several others. Made same stops as yours. Fairly grim destination. Did not look like the gorgeous photos of Costa Rica I’d seen before. Shopping just outside port was fun with a fair selection.


I’ve been to Lima several times previously. So just shopped and had a huge salad for lunch. So much better than salads on the ship.

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