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Rebecca Chase

Age: 44

Occupation:Registered Nurse

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Norwegian Star

Sailing Date: October 5th, 2003

Itinerary: Hawaii

This was our first cruise and we were highly impressed with Norwegian, specifically the Star. Check-in was a little tedious maybe, but everyone was very helpful and quick to point where we were to go for various things.

Our room was always kept neat and clean, always turned down nicely in the evening while we were at dinner. And the laundry service was wonderful, after spilling barbeque sauce all over a sleeve of a sweater the first night! They got the stain out!

The meals were superb, and we couldn't imagine a cruise without freestyle dining. Only once did we have to sit at a table with other passengers, and that was on an excursion at Turtle Bay. Even the last morning at Versailles we only had to wait 10 minutes for a private table. The food selections were unbelievable, something for everyone. And I was pleased to see that those dressed inappropriately were turned away. We were fortunate to have Maria V. as one of our wait staff at least twice, she was a true pleasure.

We really enjoyed the shows, from the Jean Ann Ryan Company to the individual entertainers. And even though the waitresses came around frequently asking if we wanted to purchase drinks, they didn't seem offended each time we said no thank you. There was never a shortage of wait staff if you wanted a drink anywhere on the ship.

The walk to Napali Beach was a little far for the person I was traveling with, but a resident on the island provided her with a wheelchair so she could get to the beach.

Except for one shore excursion in Honolulu (the driver Tony went way overboard on the history of the most trivial things and because of his lengthy lectures, we missed the Dole Plantation and Ward Center), we thoroughly enjoyed each excursion we chose.

I would have to recommend this cruise to my friends. For our first cruise experience, we were delighted. Thank you!!

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