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Story 41 for Norwegian Star
Allen
Location:New Orleans
Cruise Date Month: February
February 21, 2013
Four times out of New Orleans?
9 NCL cruises in 4 years. 4 times out of New Orleans, 3 Spirits, 1 Star. Living 2 hours away helps drive over and get on. but having a day or two before you get on the ship in New Orleans gets the party started! Remember booking a penthouse or owners suite or villa will get you into Cagney's for breakfast and lunch everyday. When you cruise on NCL you eat eat when you want, when you want and with who you want. No fixed dining times sharing a table for the entire cruise with ?
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Story 42 for Norwegian Star
ralicat
Location:Vancouver Island Canada
Cruise Date Month: February
February 20, 2013
"Best Time Ever!"
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My mom and I took a cruise on Feb 3 out of New Orleans. We cruised the western Caribbean. NCL has the friendliest and most helpful staff. We continued to get lost because the boat is rather large. When needing directions, there was always a friendly face willing to help us find our way. The dining rooms were really comfortable. The waitresses and waiters knew their stuff and presented the food hot.
Our stateroom boy was Angelo. He greeted us every morning and evening. Asked how we were and what we had planned for the day. I loved the towel animals he made and left on the bed.
One thing I need to mention is the entertainment. A different show was put on every night. Very professionally done. The dancers were really good and entertaining. Shark Bait was hilarious. I even purchased their DVD and juggling balls, which I ended up watching instead of participating because it was more entertaining that way. People were having a ball trying to juggle their socks.
This was my first cruise and my moms 5th or 6th. She picked the western Caribbean and I'm so glad she did. I had the time of my life. I would recommend Norwegian Cruise Line for anybody planning to cruise. Should I cruise in the future? NCL will be my choice!!
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Story 43 for Norwegian Star
cruisergirl1
Location:california
Cruise Date Month: February
February 19, 2013
just got back from norweigian star!
great cruise to western caribean on star! the cruise director outstanding and funny! be sure to check out the "singing chef" in buffet he is great! the russian acrobats and final show "elements" best shows i have seen and i have been on about 10 different cruises!
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Story 44 for Norwegian Star
BJMURRY
Cruise Date Month: February
February 15, 2013
Norwegian Star from New Orleans
This was our first trip with Norwegian and I found it to be excellent. We boarded on Super Bowl Sunday and they let us on board 30 min. early which was nice and I love the fact that you don't have to wear life vests for the test after boarding. I felt it had a very casual and carefree feeling and most people were my age (sixties) and came from all over. There wasnt a midnight buffet but there was plenty of food all night long. The buffets were good but pretty similar each day. The Versailles was excellent and enjoyed it. We didn't like the Aqua Room as much because it was smaller but it had the same food. We missed getting to know our waiter and them parading around with the fancy desserts like cherries jubilee, etc that they do on other cruises. But if I had my choice I would choose the freestyle over the fancy desserts. The disembarkation was very easy too.
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Story 45 for Norwegian Star
tolate
Location:Ark
Cruise Date Month: January
February 15, 2013
Our Jan. 2013 cruise
I went on a cruise Jan. of this year. The NCL Star was the most memorable cruise that we have gone on. This was our 21st cruise. The staff was surperb. Every staff member was absolutely perfect. They even got off of the ship that was docked next to the Pearl and welcomed everyone back from their shore excursion in Cozumel. I will probably only use NCL for all of my future cruises. We have another one booked next Jan. .Try the BLUE LAGOON. It made wonderful fish and chips. NCL should be very proud of this ship.
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Story 46 for Norwegian Star
Danorge
Location:Vancouver, BC
Cruise Date Month: April
Cruise Date Year: 2007
February 7, 2013
Mexican Riviera followed by Pacific Coastal
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It was our second cruise with NCL and overall. We have combined a Mexican Riviera with a repositioning to Vancouver, and had a wonderful 10 days cruise.
We loved the ship: significant size therefore very spacious, clean, very well marked, friendly and helpful staff, nice shore excursions.
Although we sailed before its refurbishing in 2010, we enjoyed very much and didn't have any significant complaints.
The highlight was Tex-Mex restaurant in the atrium area, a feast of flavours and exceptional service, and the last but not the least complimentary. Unfortunately it was closed and eventually replaced with another one, fee charged.
Honestly this is a trend I am not really happy about it.There's more and more speciality restaurants with a fee between 5 to 20 or even 25 dollars.
The room was perfect, had a balcony, even if we didn't have the chance to linger too long on the chaises longues( partial because we were either on the shore or at the pool, or because it was windy while sailing). Since then, we decided to take an inside room, at an upper deck and the difference to spend on shore activities.
We were a bit dissapointed by the disembarkation process in Vancouver. It was very slow and ill conducted.
At the end of the day the cruise was very relaxing and brought us nice memories.
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Story 47 for Norwegian Star
SSDave
Location:Baton Rouge La
Cruise Date Month: November
Cruise Date Year: 2011
February 7, 2013
Thanksgiving 2012
Shirley and I cruise often on NCL, we find it is one of the better cruise lines. November each year we usually go to Las Vegas to visit her sons. This year we decided to bring them to New Orleans and cruise for 7 days to Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. Leaving the week end of Thanksgiving it was cool in New Orleans, but the next day at sea it was warm enough for shorts. Shirley and I have taken the cruise before and knew what to expect, Jason and Nick were new to the scene. We planned excursions in Belize for cave tubing, and enjoyed it greatly. Nights on board were spent enjoying the nice specialty resturants onboard, followed by the four of us playing shuffle board for hours on end. We have taken other cruise lines, but find the NCL best for our taste. We like being able to eat when we want and sit where we want. Free Style Baby!!!
NCL should give the two guys out side the main dining resturants a raise "Washie Washie" was their song, talking about using hand cleaner. it was so funny. Choose this cruise, you won't be disapointed.
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Story 48 for Norwegian Star
George2002
Location:Trenton, TN
Cruise Date Month: January
January 30, 2013
Fun Times, Great Memories...........
We were on the 13 - 20 Jan 2013 sailing of the NCL Star. First, I will say the ship is getting somewhat dated, but it was very clean. We had a mini-suite (11688). Great location at the aft end of the ship, right by the elevators, spa, fitness center and the Market Café was right up above us on deck 12, but noise was not a problem at all.
We ate at Cagneys (don't miss it), Le Bistro--fantastic food, La Cucino, which had superb Italian fare, and Moderno (food way overcooked, not worth the money). Versailles, the "formal" main dining room had so-so food and slow service. Ate there once, would not go back. The Market Café Buffet was really nice, but you will get "washy washy" to death, lol.
The shows were good, pool never crowded at at all. Weather was great once we left NOLA, around 75F average during the entire cruise. First cruise on Norwegian, got home and booked another one on the NCL Jewel for Apr, 2014.
 
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Story 49 for Norwegian Star
JSTARLEY
Location:Reno
Cruise Date Month: January
January 19, 2013
Don't miss the spa
My wife and I went on the Norwegian Star January 6th to the 13th. We had never done a cruise before and spent the first two days not knowing exactly what to do. After then second day we re-arranged our dinner schedules to allow us to see the nightly shows in the Stardust theater.I was very surprised by the quality of the entertainment. The food on the ship was pretty good every night with Cagney's and Le Bistro being excellent. We played bingo, saw second city in the Spinnaker lounge as well as the "not so new- newlywed game" Both were very entertaining. We weren't able to get off at Belize as they had no dock. I am unable to use the tender boats. This is where our vacation really changed. My wife talked me into getting a massage. I was lucky enough to get Jelena. She gave an excellent massage. She made me feel so good that I got another one a couple of days later. She is one of those special people you might only meet a couple of times in a lifetime. I am a quiet type of person and really enjoyed the peacefulness and serenity of the spa. We spent most of our time there the rest of the vacation. I hope the NCL realizes what really makes their cruise special isn't the food , nor the shows nor the casino. It is their employees. We were made very welcome our entire trip. A special call out to the entire staff at Cagney's and the Barong spa.They are the best. If you really want a great experience , book a massage and ask for Jelena. You will be glad you did. Lastly ...To Jelena (I hope she sees this) Thank you for changing my entire vacation. It wasn't just the massage. It was being able to meet such a special person. I wish you the best in life and hope that you get all you deserve. May all your dreams come true. I will remember you fondly always.
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Story 50 for Norwegian Star
colver
Location:Western Carribean
Cruise Date Month: January
January 16, 2013
Amazing Experience on the Star
Ou family booked thie Carribean cruise in January 2012. We were very excited from the begginnning and looked forward to it for the whole year every day. The question was, would it be worth it? We booked the 2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony, hoping that it also would be worth the money. Once we saw the ship, we were giddy with excitement. The crew greeted us very kindly, and escorted us straight to Cagney's for lunch to eat while we waited for our room to be ready. We met the Cagney's manager, Danilo, who told us about his home life and his family. He said he enjoyed being aboard the Star, and hoped we had a good time too. He was very polite and kind, always greeting us by name when he saw us. We won't forget him. Our room was amazing, and our butler Clint was awesome. He was very kind and proffesional. He really went above and beyond. The balcony in itself was definetley worth the money. Sometimes we would have our friends who were on the cruise too over for cocktail parties. The Oasis Pool was very nice too, but the slides are a bit slow. There were plenty of hottubs for lounging. We did that the first night, as it was cold in New Orleans. Every crew member we met aboard the Star was eager and willing to make this the best vacation ever. We all felt very special. We went and saw many performance in the Theatre, its definitley worth seeing Elements. We also did many excursions at all the wonderful ports.The kids loved Dolphin Swim and Ride, and the snorkeling in Roatan and Belize was fabulous! Though one person in our family got the flu that was going around in our hometown, they still had a great time. And when more poeple started getting sick, they took extra precations and the sickness was gone very soon. Washy washy! :) I know some stories and reviews said that the food was ok and cafeteria like. I would have to say however, that the food, no matter where you went, was amazing! The desserts and self serve ice cream were a favorite, as well as the made to order pasta, crepes and variety of healthy foods. The food at the specialty resteraunts were also very delicious. Teppanyaki is totally worth the money, as well as Cagney's! We didn't get sea sick, although there were a few rough nights. And as the sun set across the sea, we would watch from a sundeck or our balcony, and just say "ahhhh". The Norwegian Star is perfect for a family getaway, or a romantic few nights for 2. They have everything, and if you are missing something, they will be sure to make up for it or get it. We all had an amazing time, and can't wait to book our next!!!
 
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