Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Norwegian Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 28th, 2008, 04:21 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 33
Default Review of SuperStar Libra (ex. NCL Sea) (Photos added)

Hi all, here is my review.
And this is the link to the photo album.
SORRY FOR MY POOR ENGLISH

Ship Name: SuperStar Libra
Where did I go: South China Sea,
Hong Kong-> Haikou, China-> Hong Kong
When did I go: 16/01/08 to 18/01/08
Overall Rating: 4.8/5
Number of Cruises I’ve been on: 9 Cruises

Overview:
SuperStar Libra is formerly known as Norwegian Sea. She has been transferred from NCL in 2006 and begins her life in Asia. Normally, Taipei (Keelung) is her homeport and she is repositioned to Hong Kong due to Taiwan’s unfavorable weather condition during winter. This cruise was my first time to board the Libra, but I have cruised with Star Cruises for 8 times, so I really know what to expect. In fact, it is one of the best cruises I have ever had.

Public Areas:
Overall, her public areas are nice and in good condition. I like the Stardust Lounge very much. One or two “Broadway Style? production shows (depends on the number of passengers) will be performed at Stardust Lounge. The decoration is nice, chairs are very comfortable. But your view may be blocked by other passengers (esp. their heads) if you are sitting at the back of the lounge.
The walk-around promenade is great. Many sofas are installed in the lobbies (not the ship’s central lobby) (They are the places where you wait for the lifts) and you can enjoy the unblocked sea view from there. No need to mention, the casinos (The major source of Star’s revenues) are the most beautiful places on the ship. The open decks and the swimming pools are good.

Food and Service:
Foods are great. You can choose the Chinese style; Western style or the buffet. Mostly I chose the Western style. For dinner, you will have a salad; soup; main course and the dessert. For lunch, you need to choose between the salad and the soup. They are all delicious. The breakfasts; afternoon teas and the mid-night buffets are nothing special.
For the services, don’t expect too much. Crews are willing to do what they are required by the company. But they are all friendly and polite. In fact, they are the best crews I have ever met on the Star Cruises’ ships.

Cabins:
We stayed in an ocean view cabin with a picture window. It is a little bite small, but quiet comfortable. It should be OK for a short cruise. However, the toilet (esp. the shower) is quiet small….

Entertainment:
For my cruise, production show was performed every night. And I have attended all (2 shows in total). They were good and were performed by professional dancers. Other than the production shows, there were some activities during the cruise but I didn’t participated in.

Activities & Itinerary:
Haikou is the only Port of Call. Star arranges 3 different Shore Excursions for you and it will cost you about HK$300 per person. (including a lunch). Nothing special but they are worth to join. But language may be a big problem.

Who goes:
Most of the passengers are from Hong Kong and the mainland China. But there are some foreigners too.
__________________


Past Cruises:
Super Star Leo 08/04/00;Star Pisces 08/12/01;
Omar II 2002; Star Pisces 06/08/04; Omar III 09/17/05;
Golden Princess 01/15/06; Star Pisces 07/09/06; SuperStar Aquarius 3D2N 07/06/07;
SuperStar Libra 3D2N 01/16/08; Rhapsody OTS 6D5N 02/08/08;
SuperStar Virgo 4D3N 05/18/08
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 29th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 201
Default

Nice review, and your English is fine. Very easy to understand!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 14th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 33
Default

Here is the link of photo album:

http://travel.webshots.com/album/562463281GpziPR
__________________


Past Cruises:
Super Star Leo 08/04/00;Star Pisces 08/12/01;
Omar II 2002; Star Pisces 06/08/04; Omar III 09/17/05;
Golden Princess 01/15/06; Star Pisces 07/09/06; SuperStar Aquarius 3D2N 07/06/07;
SuperStar Libra 3D2N 01/16/08; Rhapsody OTS 6D5N 02/08/08;
SuperStar Virgo 4D3N 05/18/08
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 14th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,617
Default

No problem with your English; I could remember both times I cruised her and it brought back some good memories.

Thanks for sharing

Nit
__________________
ncl, carnival, HAL, Costa, RCI, commodore,chamdres,celebrity,Princess
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old February 15th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 201
Default

Nice pictures! I'm quite surprised at how similar everything still looks. A lot of the furnishings from the public areas still looks about the same as I remember.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
call, chinese, cruise, libra, location, ncl, photos, pisces, port, review, seasons, star, super, superstar, taipei

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just back from the SuperStar Libra (ex. NCL Sea) cruisesnet Norwegian Cruise Lines 3 January 27th, 2008 06:00 PM
Added Madalyn Photos. PapaBill Chit - Chat for Cruisers 7 July 1st, 2005 07:10 AM
Update on Superstar Libra/Norwegian Sea DPMinc Norwegian Cruise Lines 0 April 9th, 2005 02:18 PM
Photos Added Jim Bragg Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 March 4th, 2004 08:19 PM
SUPERSTAR LIBRA to NCL Ernie Roller Norwegian Cruise Lines 8 March 8th, 2001 01:26 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1