Norwegian Star - February 15, 2020

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  • RVACruiser43
    RVACruiser43 February 24, 2020 6:38 pm
    On 2/23/2020 at 10:19 AM, pghflyer said:
    I heard multiple people say there was a medical emergency evacuation that contributed to our delay, and the map shows clearly we only did a partial Chilean fjords navigation. They also later said (if you believe those in charge) that seas at the time (evening prior to the fjord cruising) were 7.6m high so they delayed until seas were about half that amount and, as a result, had to make up some time in open water. I don't know that I would have spent that much longer watching those fjords anyhow (those we missed didn't have glaciers, we saw all those later). 
     
    Woke up at 7AM this morning to go around the horn, and while we could see it (about 7km away), they announced we couldn't go further / around due to rough weather. The seas were actually relatively calm but very strong noticeable wind (purported to be 120 km/h which I believed at the time, but.... ). 
     
    We had an incredibly disappointing Officer Q&A this morning, I actually wish I hadn't gone. The Chief Engineer and Captain both told multiple bald lies about the upcoming April repair ("there are no repairs or problems", "we are unaware of any schedule changes or dry dock")..... and only slightly changed their answer after the third question in a row referring to documented official NCL communications that people had with them (finally got a "there is a small planned routine maintenance"). Not sure why they won't even explain what had already been officially published. The cruise director actually had to interrupt and stop some questions that turned more into arguing (a little uncomfortable). I won't go into further details but will say those 2 were not honest with a packed room of guests about that matter, and the Captain aggressively made fun ("maybe you will swim home") of 2-3 people who asked non-trivial questions (although with a big smile on his face).
     
    Anyhow the other staff have been wonderful, have noticed no obvious ship issues, and we have had a great time. I just wish I was still ignorant about the character of some of the ship leaders.

    Thanks for the heads up.  When I attend I can tell him I am on the rescheduled Star April 9th TA and know there is a problem to be fixed 🙂

    Off to the Brig I go!!!

     

    Tom

  • wildflowerme
    wildflowerme February 24, 2020 6:20 pm
    On 2/23/2020 at 10:19 AM, pghflyer said:
     
    Woke up at 7AM this morning to go around the horn, and while we could see it (about 7km away), they announced we couldn't go further / around due to rough weather. The seas were actually relatively calm but very strong noticeable wind (purported to be 120 km/h which I believed at the time, but.... ). 
     
     
     

     

    Hi -- we would have been there with you in the early AM to go around the horn, but we had to cancel our cruise close to last minute due to surgery my husband had to have on 2/4.  Still don't know if our cruise insurance will cover completely.  Got our flights refunded and some of our cruise.  To get rest back we have to rely on the insurance. 
     
    We were so looking forward to this cruise - a real bucket list one for us.  Darwin is one of my husband's "biologist heros" and we're hoping this cruise is available a year from now.  Hope you have a fantastic time the rest of the way.
     
    Sarah 
  • RVACruiser43
    RVACruiser43 February 23, 2020 3:39 pm
    18 minutes ago, pghflyer said:
    I heard multiple people say there was a medical emergency evacuation that contributed to our delay, and the map shows clearly we only did a partial Chilean fjords navigation. They also later said (if you believe those in charge) that seas at the time (evening prior to the fjord cruising) were 7.6m high so they delayed until seas were about half that amount and, as a result, had to make up some time in open water. I don't know that I would have spent that much longer watching those fjords anyhow (those we missed didn't have glaciers, we saw all those later). 
     
    Woke up at 7AM this morning to go around the horn, and while we could see it (about 7km away), they announced we couldn't go further / around due to rough weather. The seas were actually relatively calm but very strong noticeable wind (purported to be 120 km/h which I believed at the time, but.... ). 
     
    We had an incredibly disappointing Officer Q&A this morning, I actually wish I hadn't gone. The Chief Engineer and Captain both told multiple bald lies about the upcoming April repair ("there are no repairs or problems", "we are unaware of any schedule changes or dry dock")..... and only slightly changed their answer after the third question in a row referring to documented official NCL communications that people had with them (finally got a "there is a small planned routine maintenance"). Not sure why they won't even explain what had already been officially published. The cruise director actually had to interrupt and stop some questions that turned more into arguing (a little uncomfortable). I won't go into further details but will say those 2 were not honest with a packed room of guests about that matter, and the Captain aggressively made fun ("maybe you will swim home") of 2-3 people who asked non-trivial questions (although with a big smile on his face).
     
    Anyhow the other staff have been wonderful, have noticed no obvious ship issues, and we have had a great time. I just wish I was still ignorant about the character of some of the ship leaders.

    Who is the captain and cruise director?  Thanks for the information.

     

    Tom

  • pghflyer
    pghflyer February 23, 2020 3:19 pm
    I heard multiple people say there was a medical emergency evacuation that contributed to our delay, and the map shows clearly we only did a partial Chilean fjords navigation. They also later said (if you believe those in charge) that seas at the time (evening prior to the fjord cruising) were 7.6m high so they delayed until seas were about half that amount and, as a result, had to make up some time in open water. I don't know that I would have spent that much longer watching those fjords anyhow (those we missed didn't have glaciers, we saw all those later). 
     
    Woke up at 7AM this morning to go around the horn, and while we could see it (about 7km away), they announced we couldn't go further / around due to rough weather. The seas were actually relatively calm but very strong noticeable wind (purported to be 120 km/h which I believed at the time, but.... ). 
     
    We had an incredibly disappointing Officer Q&A this morning, I actually wish I hadn't gone. The Chief Engineer and Captain both told multiple bald lies about the upcoming April repair ("there are no repairs or problems", "we are unaware of any schedule changes or dry dock")..... and only slightly changed their answer after the third question in a row referring to documented official NCL communications that people had with them (finally got a "there is a small planned routine maintenance"). Not sure why they won't even explain what had already been officially published. The cruise director actually had to interrupt and stop some questions that turned more into arguing (a little uncomfortable). I won't go into further details but will say those 2 were not honest with a packed room of guests about that matter, and the Captain aggressively made fun ("maybe you will swim home") of 2-3 people who asked non-trivial questions (although with a big smile on his face).
     
    Anyhow the other staff have been wonderful, have noticed no obvious ship issues, and we have had a great time. I just wish I was still ignorant about the character of some of the ship leaders.
  • Heartfelttraveler
    Heartfelttraveler February 22, 2020 1:27 pm

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