CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Star by Gil Alaska July 7, 2007

This was my sixth cruise, my second cruise on NCL and the first on the Star. This is a two-star ship (out of 5) and I may be generous.

Boarding was efficient and speedy. There was no one available to escort us to the cabin so we had to find our own way. The cabin (outside minimum) was satisfactory. It was downhill from here.

The passengers were (to put it delicately) not upscale sophisticated as on other ships. Standard dress was flip-flops, tank tops, tee shirts, jeans, etc. even at dinner.

Pricing policy encourages families with children. Lots and lots of children - even toddlers and newborns. Kids running about including up and down the halls throughout the day. Very annoying. I have a particular problem with children at the buffet handling food and utensils. The best bet was to patronize the restaurants with a "cover charge" ($15.00 pp) Service and food, although nothing special, were well worth the additional fee.

The Marketplace buffet, Aqua and the Versailles restaurants were too noisy.

Entertainment was okay but I could live without the illusionist or the hypnotist.

This ship may be worth the price but don't expect fine quality as on other lines.

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