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We choose this cruise with Norwegian because we had wanted for some time to see Thailand , India and Dubai. 5 of the days we had arranged private tours for just the 4 of us ( 2 adult couples)and we are glad we did. Other excursions we did trough Norwegian. Phuket in Thailand, it was fine the first part , but then they took the whole bus a 40 minute ride out of the way to some jewelry store. No one was pleased. We would have rather been taken back and had some free time to roam in Phuket. What a waste of time. 2 Oman stops that were forgettable as was the stop in Fujairah , UAE. Entertainment on board we had expected to be better considering it was an 18 day cruise. Food at the buffet is not as good as it used to be, nor in the specialty restaurants that you pay extra for. They took the lobster off all menus. Service was excellent though as was our cabin. We had a large suite and the butler and room steward were always around and attentive. The other couple had a balcony room that was also good size and clean. We have another cruise paid for in July with Norwegian, so we will go, but another in February that we will cancel. We will not book again with them until they improve their food and ports of call.

Some poor port choices

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Travelforfunalways

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Owner's Suite
We choose this cruise with Norwegian because we had wanted for some time to see Thailand , India and Dubai.

5 of the days we had arranged private tours for just the 4 of us ( 2 adult couples)and we are glad we did. Other excursions we did trough Norwegian. Phuket in Thailand, it was fine the first part , but then they took the whole bus a 40 minute ride out of the way to some jewelry store.

No one was pleased. We would have rather been taken back and had some free time to roam in Phuket. What a waste of time. 2 Oman stops that were forgettable as was the stop in Fujairah , UAE.

Entertainment on board we had expected to be better considering it was an 18 day cruise.

Food at the buffet is not as good as it used to be, nor in the specialty restaurants that you pay extra for. They took the lobster off all menus.

Service was excellent though as was our cabin. We had a large suite and the butler and room steward were always around and attentive. The other couple had a balcony room that was also good size and clean.

We have another cruise paid for in July with Norwegian, so we will go, but another in February that we will cancel.

We will not book again with them until they improve their food and ports of call.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Owner's Suite
Cabin SA 12500
Ponaramic views from 2 rooms. Unfortunately curtains can't be moved much , so much of the view is impeded. Large king size bed.
Nice Bvlgari soap products, free bottled water , Moët champagne and 3 liquor bottles of choice comes with this particular suite.
Deck 12 Inside Cabins, Suite Cabins

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