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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