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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    

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"...no charge places to eat with the exception of the main dining room ." in 48 reviews.

"We never ate at any of the specialty restaurants." in 6 reviews.

"...; entertainment is below par, and the assistant cruise director was awful( did n't even speak fluent English) ; was..." in 31 reviews.




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Scenic tour of Norway Fjords

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

Enjoyed the cruise from Copenhagen going north crossing the Arctic circle.  It would have been more enjoyable if 3 or 4 small ports were eliminated and limited to  10 days instead of 14.

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Wonderful Cruise Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

My wife and I were on 14 Nights cruise from Copenhagen to Norway from June 12th.-26th, 2015. The ship was very clean and the food in La Cuchina, the specialist Italian restaurant was most enjoyable. Food in common Market place restaurant was equally good and the variety to choose was plentiful. Fresh fruit juice and other items was equally good. The staff were extremely helpful and polite and they were always on hand to assist you, if one needed one.

The staff at the Attrium Guest reception were able to solve our problems with noise coming from above our room at night. I cannot thank enough to Fritzie Gail Rocabo, the Guest services  representative to listen to our concern and  changing our room. If I can choose one person from the guest services, she would get my vote.

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Ports were wonderful!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 05, 2015

The overall cruise experience was excellent.  The staff was wonderful, and the aft-facing penthouse had WONDERFUL views of the fjords (highly recommend this type of room for any Norway cruise).  Food was a bit disappointing, but as suite guests we had access to breakfast and lunch at Cagney's which was excellent.  Breakfast at Cagney's included french press coffee, fresh squeezed OJ, and the best eggs benedict that I've ever tasted.  The other dining locations were ok, but nothing special.  The ports in Norway were spectacular, and we were pleased with all of our shore excursions.  Be wary, as some excursions were listed as an activity level of 3/4, but were really more of a 4/5. You need to be in good shape for the more aggressive hiking tours in Geiranger, although it was well worth the sweat when you reached the top!  Copenhagen was also a wonderful experience.  Every Dane we asked a question of spoke perfect English, and went out of their way to help us navigate public transportation, etc.  Be sure to pack rain gear when traveling to Norway, as the weather can change to rain at any minute.  And eat as many pastries as you can……what a difference from US pastries!  And if you go to Bergen stop at the fish market.  It was the best seafood meal!  Overall, a wonderful experience and a great itinerary.  

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Cruise to western Norway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 05, 2015

Very nice cruise to some very interesting ports. Jennifer was a big help on an issue and solved the problem quickly. A little disappointed with the food on board. The quality of the beef just did not seem to be there. The problem could be in the preparation, but it was not what we were used to. Every other food was fine.The entertainment  was very good and the majoir production were great. The ease in and out of ports was a pleasure. Too bad we had so much rain as the ports were wonderful. Your tours were expensive compared to booking directly.All ,personnel on board were very friendly except the manager of the casino. He was harsh and blunt and very negative. He needs to be replaced.

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Book on a newer ship!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: May 27, 2015

Our cruise was on the Norwegian Star.   This ship needs to be updated or replaced. Also, this ship needs to train their staff better in providing information and most of all SERVICE.  The ship was casual, which I liked. But, management mistook people's desire for independence and casualness to "not wanting service".  I've been on many cruises and this was my least favorite.  Live and Learn.

 

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Not a Relaxing Experiwnce

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: May 27, 2015

On the positive side, the cabin Stewards,  the front office staff and all the Star's crew were friendly  and helpful in all matters. The Versailles Dining Room meals and service excellent.

Can't comment on the specialty dining options ....refuse to pay the exorbitant per person prices quoted , which to me seemed equal to the cost of dining in a restaurant ashore. Why? when the ship  provides  the Specialty Dining areas with all the restaurant functions needed from $$ passengers paid for the overall  Cruise..

Nevertheless, our chief complaint is that there are no comfortable places to simply sit and read for pleasure i.e., no chairs or locations in which you may relax.... and/or snooze ! The ship is set up to force you to go to a café, a bar or  lounge where drinks are sold to find comfortable seating. The ship Library is a "postage stamp" with a very small selection of books as compared to all ships we have sailed on - most of which carried half the number of passengers as the Star.

Will not sail on an NCL ship again.

 

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Highly Recommended!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: May 27, 2015

This cruise was exceptional in many ways:  easy check-in, boarding and disembarking; friendly, professional, and attentive staff; exceptionally clean, orderly ship and staterooms; wide range of interesting activities and tours; variety of dining options with delicious menu choices.  Only a few suggestions may want to be considered:  provide greater detail what items (i.e. bags, water bottles, cameras) passengers are permitted to have prior to each tour; presentations providing an overview of history, customs, key sites, eating, and shopping highlights of each port-of-call (which should re-run on the ship's closed circuit TV) prior to docking; a separate line for passengers requiring special assistance on and off the ship; greater onboard shopping options (including selling reading or video material about each destination).  Regardless, of the 5 large ship cruises we have taken, this was the best!

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3 out of 5

BUENO A MEDIAS

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: May 27, 2015

   HOLA, MI EXPERIENCIA EN EL CRUCERO QUE TOME POR EL BALTICO CON NORWEGIAN, FUE BUENO A MEDIAS, YA QUE PASARON ALGUNOS INCONVENIENTES QUE NO ME DEJARON DEL TODO SASTISFECHO, ALGUNOS DE ESOS INCONVENIENTES, FUE QUE NO PARO EL BARCO EN ESTOCOLMO YA QUE SEGUN ESTO POR MAL TIEMPO NO DEJO EL PUERTO DE ESTOCOLMO QUE LLEGRA EL BARCO A SU PUERTO Y POR LO TANTO SE DESVIO HACIA COPENAGUE Y AHI ESTUVO 2 DIAS PUDIENDO SEGUN YO HABERLO COMPENSADO CON OTRO PUERTO A LO MEJOR OSLO Y NO UNO DE LOS MISMOS QUE YA TENIAMOS EN EL INTINERARIO, OTRO INCONVENIENTE, FUE QUE SE PUSIERO A REPARAR EL TOBOGAN DELA ALBERCA PRINCIPAL EN PLENO DIA COMPLETO QUE ESTABAMOS EN ALTAMAR SIN VISITAR PUERTOS POR LO TANTO ESTIVIMOS TODO EL DIA CON OLORES DE PINTURA MUY DESAGRADABLES AL MOMENTO DE USAR LA ALBERCA Y LOS JACUZZIS ESE DIA.

  EL CRUCERO QUE TOME ANTERIORMENTE, FUE CON CARNIVAL AL MEDITERRANEO EL CUAL FUE MAS BARATO QUE ESTE FUERON MAS NOCHES Y EL SERVICIO FUE SUPERIOR A ESTE, POR ESTE TIPO DE MOTIVOS QUE SUCEDIERON EN EL CRUCERO, NO QUEDE MUY SATISFECHO.

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Baltic capitals cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: May 27, 2015

This was a good cruise with exciting stops.  One of the reasons you cruise is to have great food.  The food on this ship was pretty good, but I have had much better on every other cruise I have taken.

They had to cancel our stop in Stockholm which diminished our overall enjoyment.  The rooms were quite nice, the staff was all great, the evening entertainment was a mixed bag of pretty good and pretty average.

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Wonderful!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: May 20, 2015

Get cruise do to customer service being outstanding! We bought the unlimited spa package that's limited to only 60 guests and it was out best purchase on the entire cruise. We were relaxed and well rested!

 

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Make sure your cabin isn't directly below a bar - loud noises so little sleep. They did change our cabin eventually (after several days) . Not an upgrade and gave us free dinner at one of their specialty restaurants where we found the staff to be especially rude and inattentive.

Try the chicken wings at the 24 hour Blue Lagoon, the ice cream on the pool deck and the Library for reading and relaxing.

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Check the deck plan thoroughly before you book a cabin. If you book over the phone be sure to have the deck plan in front of you while they are offering you cabins so you can be sure of the location before you commit. Avoid being under the buffet, any other loud venue, or near the casino (smoke).

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