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2240 Psgrs
Refurbished
5 yrs ago
Mar 2009

What people said about this ship:

"Best dining experience was at Le Bistro, although dining rooms were fine." in 32 reviews.
"The cruise director 's staff was having a good time, which is always nice to see." in 3 reviews.

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Baltic Area

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


I compare my Princess cruise (P)  experience (5) with NCL(2)

I likes the food better on the menu at P classic menu includes shrimp coctails and last night baked alaska

not seen at NCL.Also movies at the lage pool about 10 hrs/day.

The gym facilities are nicer on P.

For the most most other things are about equal which means very good.

The entertaintainment on NCL is a little better/

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Scandanavian Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


This is a great cruise to discover the Scandinavian countries and an easy way to see St. Petersburg Russia. We have cruised a number of times and found this particular Norwegian ship and crew merely adequate. The food quality and availability was sub par and many of the crew seemed less than motivated. The itinerary seemed appropriate. The biggest question would be whether it is worth the effort and cost to go into Berlin, as it requires an almost 3 hour bus ride (probably less by train) each way and adds additional cost. We went with a Berlin tour operator not associated with the cruise line which cost far less than the NCL tour excursions and broke into much smaller groups in Berlin, making it easier to move about. We found Berlin was probably worth the effort as it has changed considerably since I was last there and offers many interesting sights. However, if you are on a tighter budget, you may want to forgo this excursion as other cities offer many of the same experiences.

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Good, not exceptional experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 12, 2014


This was our first time on NCL, after 7 previous cruises on 6 other lines (we're not very loyal cruisers, are we?). The service on the Star was fine, but what really irked me was the mandatory $12/day/person gratuity charge. Where was the incentive for the service people, they'd get their gratuity no matter what?! I wish NCL would just build in that gratuity in the price, or better yet, pay their employees what they're worth to begin with. I was also a bit irked with the constant efforts to squeeze more money out of us - the obnoxious photo-taking (only $20 a picture!), the spa treatments, the shops, the specialty restaurants, etc.etc. I took note of a poster down on the 4th deck from which we always left the boat for shore. I don't think this poster was supposed to be seen by us passengers: it was a list of the 4 "tenets" of NCL and number one was, in essence, generate revenue; number 2 is the guests (passengers). Our comfort and experience rates below them making more money! OK, I get it, that's what they are all about, but please, don't make it so in-our-face with that poster!!

 

The food was fine, although we avoided the Market Place (buffet) for dinner; breakfast was chaotic enough with lots of people jostling, etc. I thought the food for breakfast was just fine, lots of fresh fruit including a favorite of mine, watermelon. I always had fruit and pastries/bread, so I can't comment on any of the other foods they offered, but they seemed to look fine. The coffee isn't very good but if you add milk and sugar it suffices. The coffee cups are pretty small, compared to what I'm used to so I had to make multiple trips to refill. We ate dinner at either the Versailles (nice, calm, quiet, but they ask for a slightly more "nice" dress style, which you can ignore, of course) or the Aqua rooms (same food, same good service, more casual dress expectations, but much louder room). We never ate at any of the specialty restaurants on principle - didn't want to give NCL more of our money just to eat when we could eat for "free" in the other places. The food was fine, not exceptional but good to eat, prepared nicely, served politely.

 

We didn't buy any of NCL's shore excursions with the exception of booking the Hop On Hop Off bus in Helsinki and Stockholm, so we'd be sure that bus would take us directly from and back to the ship. In Warnemunde (Germany) we had the most delightful day touring the area with Friends of Dave tours. He's an ex-pat, has lived there 15 years, very personable, fun, knowledgeable. The bus only holds 19 tourists and we didn't quite fill the bus so the group was a great size. Note: he doesn't always offer tours for every day a ship is in port. In St. Petersburg we had another very delightful tour with SPb Tours (they also do tours of some of the other port cities). Our guide was Tatiana and she showed us, however briefly due to the enormity of this town and our limited 2 days there, not only her city and it's treasures but also that Russians are people just like us. In the other ports, with "Top 10" guides in hand,  we winged it on our own and had a fine time. Here's another annoyance with NCL - the information about each port was scant on the daily sheets they put in our cabins. It would have been nice to have a map, local info etc. given to us each day as we've received on other cruise lines.

 

Overall, we did have a good trip, but may not choose NCL in the future.

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One of the best among inexpensive cruises

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


This was our forth such cuises and definitely the best.  Aside from friendliness of the staff and cleanliness of the room and the ship overall, officials were very helpfull in following up with our lost luggages which did not arrive from the airline.  Food selection was excellent and we particularly liked the open seating and not being assigned to a particular dinning room, table, and group of people.

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Northern Europe Voyage

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


Itinanery was great. Buffet was terrible - no variety at all, there were no fruits, watermelon was half rotten. You had to fight for a table. Tables weren't clean. Utensils weren't readily available, had to run and look for them. To get food you had to wait in long lines.

There were 12 of us. To get into a restaurant for dinner, we had to wait in line. When we asked if we can reserve the table for 12, we were told that it's not possble. towards the end of the voyage, we were told that it was possible to reserve table for 12. looks like management either absent or does not care. Last year we went to Medetarenian on Holland America and there is no comparison at all

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Great Cruise but with horrible start

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


Overall, this cruise is relaxing just like all the cruise I took before.  However, the food is not as great as others NCL I took before.  Service are OK, and crew member are friendly... at least, my teenage daughter had great time to chat with them.

Here is the horrible start begin... I studied before the trip and find the instruction from NCL website about travelling from airport to ship.  Apparently, the info is incorrect.  So, after 24 hours flight, we took the metro and s-tran... then got off the station which is not where the ship is.  We walked with luggages and find many people give many answers... but none point us to the ship.  We walked 1.5 hours, not 15 min, finally reach the port with near death experience.  What can I say... we made... but this is the unforgetable event in our vacation... FYI, when you get off the train, take bus 26, which will take you to the terminal... that saves 1.5 hours wondering in still-working ports.

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Good & Bad

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


This cruise was both good and bad.

 

The positives are the port itinerary it was absolutely phenomenal. So much to see but yet so little time. It was as if we were walking through history.

The evening entertainment shows were exceptional every night of the cruise. Be sure to catch Ian, the cruise director's magic show, he is a very accomplished magician.

 

The negatives. The lifeboat drill is a farce we never did know where our lifeboat would be in case of emergency. It was nothing like my previous five cruises.

In the Versailles  dining room at several times we had stained napkins, not very appealing. In our cabin our bathmat had a hole in about half of the cruise, again that did not leave a good impression.

In the café even though it was posted do not refill glasses or personal water bottles psgrs did it all the time it was a very unsanitary situation.

As for their shore excursions I only went on one invited personally booked most of my own. It was probably a good thing that I only did one. The tour operator gave us incorrect information about a shuttle bus and consequently we were stranded in town and had no ride back to the ship. A Cunard cruise ship representative was able to assist us to find a bus back to the ship. NCL refunded the cost of our bus ticket, but made no compensation for the 90 minutes we waited for a non-existent shuttle. I think they got off cheap since if we would have missed the ship they would have had to pay for transportation to our next port.

 

With the ships itinerary sunset arrives very late in the evening. April went out on deck to watch the sunset and afterwards many come indoors to look for something to eat ice cream or pizza or something. There is no food available at that time unless you go to the small Blue Lagoon restaurant. Again I don't feel this is very good planning.

 

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Not as good as I expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014


We made a mistake of buying the cruise from Cruises Only. We bought the excursions from the site provided not realizing that this site has nothing to do with Norwegian. We ended up with getting poor quality excursions in every city.

St. Petersburg: on both days we lost time sitting in traffic for hours. That caused such delays that we were rushed through Hermitage museum. Both meals were awful. The bus was very small and packed to the last seat.

Helsinki and Stockholm: the instructions for the buss and boat hop on and off were incorrect. The staff didn't recognize our tickets. We waited for 1.5 hrs on the bus regardless of the instrutions on the tickets.

We will never use Cruises Only in  the future.

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Beautiful St Petersburg the highlight of the cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014


As noted above we really appreciated St Pete.  One needs at least two days to appreciate The Hermitage, Peterhoff Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood and St Peter and Paul's Church..  Didn't have time to include the Palace of Catherine. Taking the hydrofoil from Peterhoff back to St Pete was a thrill.Traffic in the city was terrible.  Best take a tour with someone else driving.

We would question the time required to get to/from the port to see Berlin.  It was at least a  two hour train trip each way.  Unless one had a specific desire to see Berlin I think time would be better spent seeing another day in Stockholm.or Helsinki.

 

Copenhagen was very nice and for those entertaining  taking this cruise I would suggest spending a complete day there prior to or upon returning.  We stayed at a Raddison  right accross the street from Tivoli Gardens. The Gardens are  quite nice and worth the time .Taking the Hop Off/On Buss and Boat tour was another plus.

The ship was o k.  Service in the dinning rooms( excluding the buffet) was good but not terrific. Food itself  was o k but not great . The specialty resturants were good especially La Cuchina. Some areas  on the ship such as metal on the veranda needed attention as rust was evident.

We enjoyed our two previous two cruises on Holland America better.The ships and food were better. The cruise out of Venice to Greece,Turkey and Dalmatia were was our best, especially seeing Istanbul and Ephesus.

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Inside Cabins
210
Oceanview Cabins
368
Balcony Cabins
171
Suite Cabins
13
Restaurants
3
Pools

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Destinations & Excursions: 66%
Service and Staff: 65%
Ship Quality: 55%

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Cabins of Norwegian Star

Balcony Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 203-303 sq ft. including Balcony
Approximately 203-303 sq ft. includinf Balcony

Amenities:
- A sitting area two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a pull out sofa to accommodate one more floor-to-ceiling glass doors a private balcony TV walk-in closet safe refrigerator and a luxury bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
9206, 9208, 9706, and, 9708., 10198, 10200, 10698, and, 10700.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 10

Reviews:

3 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Balcony Stateroom

Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 142 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size beds additional bedding to accommodate up to more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12, Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 5, Deck 4

Reviews:

3 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Inside Stateroom

Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 142 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size beds additional bedding to accommodate up to more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.
- A bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size beds additional bedding to accommodate one or two more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
10211, and, 10711.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 5, Deck 4, Deck 11, Deck 10

Reviews:

4 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom

Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 283 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A sitting area private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to sleep two additional guests walk-in closet safe refrigerator TV and a luxury bath and shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Mini-Suite with Balcony

Obstructed Oceanview Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A porthole window with a fully obstructed view bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to sleep two more TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
8120, 8122, 8126, 8128, 8620, 8622, 8626, and, 8628.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8

Reviews:

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2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 574 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A private balcony living area with mini-bar refrigerator CD/DVD library LCD television separate bedroom with queen-sized bed as well as a separate children''s bedroom dining area and a luxury bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11

Mid-Ship Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 203-220 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a convertible sofa to sleep one more floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony TV safe refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and a bathroom with shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11, Deck 10, Deck 9

Reviews:

6 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Mid-Ship Balcony

Owner's Suite with Double Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 721-900 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- Bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in closet living room dining room mini-bar refrigerator VCR CD library LCD television and VCD player a dining room luxury bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower and amazing double balcony. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9

Penthouse with Large Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 495-587 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A large private balcony a living area with mini-bar refrigerator CD/DVD library LCD television bedroom with queen-size bed a dining area and a luxury bath with shower. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 10, Deck 9

Penthouse Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 355 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A queen-size bed that converts to a two lower beds sofa bed living and dining area private balcony luxury bath with shower refrigerator CD/DVD library and LCD television. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12

Family Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 203 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed most staterooms also have a pull out sofa to accommodate one more floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony TV safe refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 9

Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 159 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 4

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2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window Stateroom

Aft-Facing Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 203-262 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed a pull out sofa to accommodate one more floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to a private aft-facing balcony safe TV refrigerator wardrobe/dressing table and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 10, Deck 9

Deluxe Owner's Suite on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 667-732 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A bedroom with king-size bed some offer a separate children''s bedroom convertible sofa luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a wall of windows to enjoy the view. Additional features include VCR CD library and LCD television and VCD player. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 159 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 5

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Oceanview Picture Window Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 159 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8

Reviews:

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Family Oceanview Picture Window Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 159 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 6, Deck 5

Oceanview Porthole Window Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 159 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 5, Deck 4

Family Inside Stateroom on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 142 sq. ft.

Amenities:
- A bedroom/living area with two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests TV safe refrigerator and a bathroom with separate shower. BR>Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms: 9219 and 9719.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 10, Deck 9

Aft-facing Penthouse with Large Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 396 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A large private aft-facing balcony a living area with mini-bar refrigerator CD/DVD library LCD television bedroom with queen-size bed a dining area and a luxury bath with shower. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 8, Deck 10, Deck 9

Family Suite on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 409 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A queen-size bed that converts to a two lower beds sofa bed additional bedding that sleeps two more living and dining area floor-to-ceiling windows luxury bath with shower refrigerator CD/DVD library and LCD television. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 12

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 283 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- A sitting area private balcony two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed additional bedding to sleep two additional guests walk-in closet safe refrigerator TV and a luxury bath and shower.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 11

3-Bedroom Garden Villa on Norwegian Star Size:
Approximately 6694 sq ft. including Balcony

Amenities:
- Multi-room accommodations offering panoramic views of the ocean the three bedrooms each have a king or queen-size bed luxury bath and shower. In addition to a living room and dining room villa guests have access to a private garden with hot tub outdoor dining and terrace. Additional features include VCR CD library and LCD television and VCD player. The master bath also features a full bath with whirlpool and separate shower. Guests also have access to butler and concierge services.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites. Smoking is allowed outside on balconies but cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in all suites and outside on all balconies.

Available On Decks:
Deck 14

Deck Plans for Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star

 

Deck 14

Deck 14 features the Garden Villas, category S1, along with the Sports Court and the Bier Garten.

3-Bedroom Garden Villa

Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Handicapped-Accessible Facilities
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
3rd Person Occupancy Available
3rd Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd and/or 4th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
3rd, 4th, and/or 5th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Up to 6th Person Occupancy Available
Elevator
Elevator
Restroom
Restroom
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Equipped for Hearing-Impaired
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
Convertible Sofa Bed
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
2 Non-Convertible Lower Beds
Double Bed
Double Bed
King Bed
King Bed
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Dining

There's no better way to sum up Freestyle Dining: Eat whatever you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want. No dinner bells. No dress code. And no sitting with strangers - unless you want to. With at least 16 restaurants and dining options on every ship, Norwegian has the perfect menu and location for whatever mood you're in.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: Resort Casual.
Costs: No cost when dining in the main dining room. Specialty restaurants range $15 - $30 per person. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations are required for the specialty restaurants, but not required for the main dining room.

Versailles Main Dining Room on Norwegian Star Each course is lovingly prepared and presented by our award-winning chefs, all of whom are members of the world-famous gourmet society Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7 - 9 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2:30 PM, Dinner: 5:30 PM - Midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Aqua Main Dining Room on Norwegian Star This main dining room features all the creature comforts of the big city while offering a wide array of dishes that include a selection of healthy and light choices.

Seating Times: Dinner: 5:30 PM - Midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Market Café/Kid's Café on Norwegian Star Casual indoor buffet restaurant featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta. Includes a special kid's only area with smaller tables and chairs.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing
No reservations required.

Blue Lagoon on Norwegian Star Choose from a variety of tempting choices at family-friendly 24-hour Food-Court style eatery.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: No cost. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Children 3 years and younger always eat free. In specialty restaurants, children ages 4-12 can choose to eat from the Kid's Menu which is always free or they can choose to eat from that specialty restaurant's Specialty Kid's Menu at a discounted fare.

Cagney's Steakhouse on Norwegian Star This classic steakhouse features perfectly prepared Black Angus T-bone, tender Prime Rib, as well as made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes, signature truffle fries, and a variety of other temping appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $30 per person charge. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
Reservations are required.

Moderno Churrrascaria on Norwegian Star This Brazilian-style steakhouse features a variety of grilled and slow-roasted meats carved tableside. Moderno Green and Red Place Cards control the carving - green side up and the professional “Passadores” continue to stop at your table with succulent skewers of meats, red side up and they'll stop. Moderno Signature Salad display is a traditional part of any churrascaria, and you’ll find a mouthwatering, bountiful selection of freshly prepared salads, along with artisan cheeses and more.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 per person, specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu pricing.
Reservations required.

Le Bistro French Restaurant on Norwegian Star Featuring modern classical and contemporary gourmet French fare served amidst the art of Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse and Renoir, Le Bistro is truly a feast for the senses.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $20 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

La Cucina on Norwegian Star Sit back and relax in this fun, bright restaurant with the kind of menu you'd expect to find in New York City's Little Italy - no cab fare required!

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $15 charge per person. Specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Teppanyaki on Norwegian Star The sizzles and surprises never cease at this authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes and enjoy a chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail if you dare.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $25 charge per person. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Ginza Asian Restaurant on Norwegian Star Embark on an elegant adventure into Pan Asian cuisine at this fine restaurant offering Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: $15 charge per person; sushi is a la carte pricing. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Sushi Bar and Sake on Norwegian Star The Ginza Asian Restaurant also has a Sushi Bar where you can enjoy the very best sushi and sashimi expertly prepared as you watch.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: This restaurant features an a la carte menu (an additional cost per item). Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Choose from a wide variety of specialty coffees, teas, pastries and cookies at this intimate coffee bar.

Seating Times: Hours vary by itinerary.
Dress: We suggest casual dress attire. No shorts or jeans after 6 PM.
Costs: A la carte pricing; specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

The ocean's very first Pizza Delivery Service is offered 24 hours a day onboard. Our Pizza Team is happy to deliver a piping hot, homemade pie with your favorite toppings directly to your table, your stateroom, or your favorite bar or lounge. Just ask your server or call room service to place your order. "Fresh and Freestyle, that's Pizza 24/7."

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Casual.
Cost: $5 Delivery Charge.

Choose from a number of delicious items from the room service menu that will be prepared and brought straight to your stateroom door.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Always Casual
Costs: No charge for orders delivered between 5AM and 11:59PM. There is a $3.95 per room service charge for orders delivered between midnight and 5AM. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Entertainment

Galleria Shops on Norwegian Star Deck: Deck 10
Type: Shop
Description: Need a new bathing suit? How about a surprise gift for your sweetheart? The Galleria Shops is a department store that offers a wide selection of brand name and specialty goodies.

Lap Pool And Jacuzzi on Norwegian Star Deck: Deck 14
Type: Pool
Description: Just because you're at sea, doesn't mean you can't get in your daily swim. The Indoor Lap Pool includes a Thermal Suite. C'mon, jump in. The water feels fine.

Reception on Norwegian Star Deck: Deck 10
Type: Other
Description: The main stairway near Reception is a perfect introduction to the class of the ship.

Shore Excursions Desk on Norwegian Star Deck: Deck 10
Type: Other
Description: Swim with dolphins, hike some mountains, or rent some scooters... the opportunities are endless for your port adventures. Don't forget to check out the excursions available in Ship Mate. NOTE: the dolphins are not for sale.

Spinnaker Lounge on Norwegian Star Deck: Deck 10
Type: Entertainment
Description: The Spinnaker Lounge is a nautical themed bar by day and turns into a dance party in the evenings. The room has comfortable chairs and tables surrounding a dance floor.

The Red Lion Pub on Norwegian Star Deck: Deck 10
Type: Bar
Description: Going down to the pub takes on new meaning at the Red Lion, a traditional English Pub featuring English pool, large-screen TV's, Fish n' Chips, and proper beer on tap.

70 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.

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).

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.

The buffet gets VERY busy during breakfast. Try one of the main dining rooms for breakfast, room service, or just be very patient. I enjoyed the buffet for breakfast. Make sure to pick your seat first before you go up to get food so your food doesn't get cold looking for a table!

We enjoyed eating in the Agua dinning room almost every night.

Enjoy everything the ship has to offer. The pub is a great place to catch a game on tv with a beer.

If eating at the inside buffet, sit as far as you can get from from the entrances because you may get very annoyed by the 2 men screaming "washie-washie" the whole time you are eating!

Aqua dining room is loud but casual, Versailles dining room more upscale but quieter.

We found and heard about many of the extra fee restaurants were not worth the addtl cost. We did have a great waitress at Cagney's the steakhouse but I think she stood out in comparison to other staff. Meal at La Cucina was atrocious, both food quality and service wise.

Moderno and Le Bistro were great

Not the new super mega ship - but definitely updated and very nice. If you are a wine drinker - get the wine package. 4 bottles for $88 - no up-charges, corkage fees and they will deliver it to your cabin or the restaurants.

This was second time on the Star, probably my last. The ship had been reconditioned from prior trip, but service was still bad.

Don't miss the nightly entertainment. Bring plastic water bottles. Brin case of soda on board. (Use the in room mini frog.) Go to the La Cucina restaurant to find bridge games. Check at the reception desk, for any on board credits, you cannot apply them to your bill like other cruise lines.

La Cucina, the Italian specialty restaurant, is great and well worth the cover charge! They have great steak, fish, and Italian staples like chicken parm and fried calamari. No need to pay for Cagney's (which is awesome too) when you can get a great steak at the cheaper Italian restaurant!

Aqua restaurant was very good. Versailles not so much because of the attitude of the staff mostly. Overall, the staff was very nice, and made our stay enjoyable.

Eat at the Aqua Room for dinner! The lounge has a wonderful jazz piano player/ singer who is fabulous, he is a must in the evenings!!!

Get a balcony room if you can; it's worth the few extra dollars. The staff is excellent and always eager to please.

Go to the Market shortorder line for hot eggs and omlets. Otherwise take your chances with cold overcooked eggs at the dining facilities.

You can get a better deal, and sometimes a better trip, if you book your off-ship excursions once you exit the ship and come face to face with the hoards of vendors waiting to make you a deal for a day trip.

get a map, we were just on the Sun and were lost all the time, such a problem to have LOL

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