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Avinash Haldia

Age: 55

Occupation:Chartered Accountant

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Star

Sailing Date: 2011-05-7

Itinerary: Alaska

Although the overall cruise experience was good but the debits in the credit card have left a bitter taste. I paid all my bills in cash at the cruise and got a final statement of account at the time of disembarkation which showed a nil balance. Now I have got debits for more than Rs. 20,000/- which have been paid in cash. Seems that there accounts department is worthless.

Although there was special arrangement for an Indian Group but the taste of the food was not good. When we enquired from the staff, we were told that the particular spices and other ingredients used in Indian food are not supplied by the company. Hence, they have tried their best to prepare the food.

Stateroom was good. It was being cleaned and tidy up twice daily.

Bingo was too costly as compared to prizes being given. Theater shows were good. Other fixed activities like Gym, jogging track, etc. were good.

In Ketchikan, there is no need to take any excursion. One can walk the whole of the Ketchikan in just about 2 and a half hour. In Juneu, the excursion to near the Glacier can be had at a much cheaper cost after disembarkation. Bus / Shuttle is free in Juneu from the port to the main city center.

If you want to settle your bills in cash please do not give detail of your credit card at the time of embarkation. Just deposit US $ 200 or more to take care of tips. You may make payments on daily basis to settle your dues.

Our trip was reasonably good as we were involved in most of the activities like jogging, Gym, theater, Casino, etc.

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