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Norwegian Star is a large ship, carrying 2240 passengers and 1063 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Venice, Italy.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

What people said about this ship:

"Even in the main dining room over 8 days there were 3 menus and they rotated." in 72 reviews.

"Food was excellent and we did n't even try the specialty restaurants." in 9 reviews.

"...attendant Noel to Vladimir who was an assistant cruise director all the way on down, the staff was always ready to a..." in 41 reviews.


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IT WAS A VERY GOOD TIME THANK U..... :)Love THE SHIP WAS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY CLEAN SOME OF THE STAFF WAS NICE AND SOME NOT SO NICE BUT i DID'NT LET THAT WORRY ME. THE PLACES WE WENT TO WAS ALOT OF FUN PLAIN TO GO AGAIN.... THANKS FOR A GOOD TIME....

 

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I feel that because most people has the unlimited beverage package on this cruise and the staff had already received the tips they did not take drink orders like on other cruises, and the dining room staff also did not take drink orders. I was also told by Cheap Cruises that I would get a $100 casino credit and when I attempted to get the credit while on the ship I was told I couldn't have it. After arriving home I called my travel agent and she told me I booked a day to late for the credit, however the reason I booked on that Monday was because she was not able to book my cruise on Sunday, and was never told by her that it would make a difference, as a matter of fact when I made payment she told me I had the credit, very disappointed in the service I received from Cheap cruises.

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Need for more quiet times and spaces

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Overall, we thought the cruise NCL Star cruise to the Western Caribbean was well run and enjoyable. But unlike our experience on the NCL Sun cruise to Alaska, the Star seemed to fill all public spaces with loud music night and day. Who really needs to hear cheesy recorded hiphop when they're eating breakfast, or hear some loud band playing old covers when they're enjoying an afternoon drink at an inside bar? At times it was even difficult to communicate with staff at the admin desk because of the constant racket in the atrium. This obsession with background noise seems especially inappropriate when you consider the advanced age of the average passenger. In our opinion, the Star needs to provide more quiet times and spaces for people who simply want to read, doze or have normal conversations, without having to retreat to some remote corner of the deck. Maybe this would apply to other cruise ships as well.

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Service to Remember

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This was our 16th cruise, and our 2nd with Norwegian. Last year we cruised on the Norwegian Sun. It was an affordable, but an average cruise. This year, because of the value, and because we were booking for two of my husband's siblings and their spouses, we decided to try Norwegian again. This year we sailed on the Norwegian Star, and what a difference. The bar service at all the bars and poolside was absolutely wonderful. (Last year, we had quite a few problems getting a drink at all poolside) Meals were good, and although we did have an issue with service one night in one of the main dining rooms, it was made right quickly and properly. All ship personnel were helpful and friendly. My husband said it was due to the captain running a tight ship. Whatever the reason, as long as the beverage package continues we will choose Norwegian again.

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Best Vacation Ever!

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My husband and I went on our first cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.  It had to be just about the best vacation we have ever been on.  Everyone we met from the Tampa Bay Port when we arrived through the cruise and back to Tampa Bay to disembark were very accommodating and friendly.  We had a picture window stateroom, which was very compact, yet we never felt cramped.  There was enough room for the two of us to move around and do what we had to.  It was very updated and clean.  We had the same room attendant for the entire week.  He was friendly and very accommodating.  We especially loved the animal towel sculptures he left on our bed every evening before we turned in for the night.  The ship was big and beautiful, and we still had some difficulty finding our favorite venues after a week onboard.  We had the Ultimate Beverage Package, which allowed us as many alcoholic drinks as we liked up to a $15 value.  There were bars aplenty throughout the entire ship, and the bar tenders made our drinks to order.  I loved the Mudslides with extra chocolate.  We did not pay extra for any Specialty Dining restaurants.  However, there were four restaurants that were complimentary with waiter service.  After being seated, the waiter would place a linen napkin on your lap and hand you the menu.  It felt like specialty dining to me.  The food was very good as was the selection.  The Market Buffet (complimentary) had a different food theme every night; and every evening  from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm they put out some finger sandwiches, tacos, desserts, etc. for late night snacking.  If you liked partying until after midnight, O'Sheehan's (complimentary) was open until 4:00 am.  Every night in the Stardust Theater we saw a different show:  singing, dancing, comedy, even a hypnotist.  The talent of these performers was so excellent that they could easily have been on a Broadway stage.  Every staff member from porters, to waiters, to customer service, to the cruise activity staff were always accessible, accommodating, and very friendly.  In sum, we had such a wonderful time that we purchased an on-board deal for two future cruises with NCL.

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The Norwegian Star was a nice ship.  It was clean, well attended to, the food was very palatable and the evening entertainment was excellent. I enjoyed my time on the ship very much and the ports of call.

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Good Time

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The bartender staff was superb.  Especially Safraz, Wilson, Florencinco, and Francisco.  The Texas Hold'em dealers were GREAT.  The cabin was better than expected.  

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Agent Sharon Bennet

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Sharon was the best. She was informative, knowledgeable and prompt in her replies to any calls we made to her. If she did not know the answer to weird questions we had, she got them promptly and called us back.

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Good cruise

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Great food and entertainment, the reason for the 3 rating is the beds were real hard and room was really small but we did have an inside stateroom. Staff was friendly. We had the drink package that was included in the trip, but to get a drink you usually had to go to the bar to get drinks, the waiters were there but didn't come around very often. Overall it was a good cruise.

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A Great Cruise on a Good Ship

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We had a fantastic cruise with our group of 21!  We enjoyed the entertainment and were able to get seating at all shows.  The Port selection was ideal as was the choice of excursions.  The shopping on board was good.  The General Store, though lacked an interesting assortment from which to choose.  While the drinks were perfect, more service was needed in the bars. The food was good but not great - specifically in The Versailles and Aqua dining rooms.   We enjoyed La Cucina very much but wished we could had dined at Cagneys earlier than the available 9pm time frame. The cabin was comfy, however the bed and pillows were too hard.  The staff was very courteous and accommodating.  Lastly, additional directional signs on the ship would have been helpful.

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you might want to avoid the haven suite area on deck 12. they are at the stern and top of the ship........I understand those guests really had a rough ride through the hurricane. I cant understand why the highest price suites are in the worst ship position. I always prefer mid ships, middle decks.

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.

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

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