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Norwegian Star

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"Of course they have 5 special dining room s abord that you can pay $ 30.00 dollars a person at to..." in 32 reviews.

"The specialty restaurants were good, but the food in the main dining areas was just average." in 5 reviews.

"Loved the ship, the food, the cruise director and staff." in 24 reviews.



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mvolan
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
4-6 cruises

4 star
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NCL 9-day North Baltic Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Sep 04, 2014

The ship (Norwegian Star) was great; the service was amazing; the food not so good!  We were in a mini-suite on Deck 11; it had plenty of room and the outside deck (2 chairs+small table) was great.  The on-board activities were plentiful and the nightly entertainment shows were top-notch.  The staff from our cabin steward to the wait staff to the admin folks were great; friendly, personable, customer-focused.  The food in the two main restaurants (Versailles, Aqua) and the buffet/cafeteria (Market Cafe) were pretty bad!  We would put them on a par with airplane/hospital/school institutional type food.  We ate at 3 of the specialty (extra $'s!) restaurants; Cagney Steakhouse (great!); La Cucina Italian (very good); Ginza Chinese (just a notch about main free restuarants; not very good).  The destinations on this cruise were great; we enjoyed every single stop!

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wvzadok
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

top trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Aug 26, 2014

cruise was to short we loved every hour and every port ncl  was the best our cabin4501 was very  noise filled even in port we talked to the staff and they moved us to cabin9675 very nice and quiet the whole trip was wonderfull

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Top of the World Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 30, 2014

Our family just spent 9 nights in the Baltic on the Norwegian Star on the 14 th floor in one of their 2 Villa's.  To say that we were treated like Royalty would still not do justice to the amazing cruise.  The 3 bedroom, 3 bath Villa with 2 (yes, that is correct) massive patio's totally almost 6,000 square feet (no I am not exaggerating!), a Grand Piano, private Jacuzzi is still underestimating the impact of walking into  your living room with gigantic floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool area of the ship.  Our bathrooms, bedrooms, walk in closets all were large, luxurious and very hard to leave on our last day.  If anyone wants to experience how royalty travels, I recommend booking one of only 2 Villa's as soon as possible!  The experience will far exceed your wildest expectations!!

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jbjofcc
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

1 star
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Don't Do IT!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Nov 03, 2014

The process of getting on and off at start and end was a nightmare. The rest was not above mediocre. Shore excursions were not described correctly. Wife and I have been on over 12 cruises in the past.... this was by far the bottom of the list when thinking desirable. 

 

 

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kremerjm
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 star
3 star
3 star
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Historic

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Sep 13, 2014

Looking back on all the ports, Berlin and St. Petersburg were the only cities  bombed during WWII so it was really amazing to see Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen how they blended historic buildings with sky scrapers. 

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Popular tips for Norwegian Star.


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.

coal189
Second Mate

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).

coal189
Second Mate

Save your receipts from when you order drinks from servers around the pool. You may not recognize the name of the bar on your statement at the end of the week, as you did not go to the bar directly to order the drink. This saves headaches in case there is a purchase on your account that looks fishy.

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