• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Norwegian Star Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2464 reviews
3 Awards

FAMILY FUN

Review for Norwegian Star to the Western Caribbean
User Avatar
Silver Syd
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Rating by category

Cabin
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Inside
Traveled with children
Leaving Tampa.
The kid's loved the water slides.
Roatan, Honduras
Drinking the local beer in Monkey La-La (Roatan Port)
Pool Party.
Pool Party - Hula Hoop Game (same rules as Musical Chairs except if you get caught with the hoop you go into the middle of the circle)
So cute - this guy pretty much said it all "Relax & have fun in the sun"
Great lunch after Cave Tubing in Belize.
Welcome Back Party in Cozumel.   I believe that was the Norwegian Getaway beside us (with the Pelicans on the side).
Dolphin Discovery - Cozumel.
Granddaughter getting her hair braided in Cozumel Port.
Beach at Chankanaab Park - Fozumel.
Chankanaab Park - Dolphin Discovery (Cozumel).
Grandson watching the painter touching-up the ship.
Imagine - a 4 year old 'tiger' on the big Stardust Stage.
Here's that tiger again.
Granddaughter walking back to the ship in Cozumel.   Two Norwegian Ships together.

We decided to take our family on a "breaking-in cruise" and because we are Snow Birds and have a place in Zephyrhills, Tampa is close by and a very convenient Port to be sailing from. Our principal residence is in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. We have two children, one is still single, the other is married with two children. My husband and I have been on a number of cruises but this was a first for the rest of the family. They usually visit us in Florida anyway and so this year we decided to combine their visit with a cruise ..... and what a great cruise it was! First let me say, we love Norwegian. Although The Star was lovely, The Sun is our favourite, I guess because we have been on it a number of times and feel "at home" there. But The Star is good too - we like this size of ship.

The Kid's Club was a big hit for 8 yr old Madelyn and 4 yr old Colby. Colby got to be a tiger in the Circus Finale in the Stardust Theatre. Imagine a 4 yr old, made up as a Tiger, on that big stage. He loved it. Later they both went to the Kid's Club Pyjama Party. The whole week was memorable for them. We took them to the Cast Shows - Madelyn is very much into dancing and we thought she should see the work that goes into those shows. She was not disappointed. My husband and I are now "Platinum" and so took our daughter & son-in-law for a 'special dinner' with us - each couple with a bottle of wine 'on the house'. Although I don't think La Cucina is all that special (mainly, I guess because we like the Caesar Salad better in the Versailles and with bacon bits), it was still nice to have a nice quiet dinner away from the children while Uncle Tyler babysat. Actually, they ended up going to the Kid's Club so everyone was happy.

We found that the embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. We had to wait while my daughter's rental cars were returned and then picked-up again on return, while our car sat in the very convenient parking lot. But that didn't seem to take all that long either.

Cabin Review

Inside

Cabin ID

We like the cabins better on The Sun because they are bigger with a sofa. The showers on The Star, however, are better than on The Sun. I keep forgetting to bring hair conditioner/cream rinse with me and wish it was provided (separate from the shampoo).

6 Helpful Votes

Find a Norwegian Star Cruise from A$1,153

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.