Norwegian Star is a large ship, carrying 2240 passengers and 1063 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Dubai, U.A.E..

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"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 10 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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Great trip, average ship

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The ship seemed crowded, a little dated and tired.  The room was nice, great bed and shower, plenty of room to move around.  There weren't a lot of places to sit outside, it was ok for the Baltic but I'm not sure I would book this ship if it were in the Med or Caribbean ..  The food was plentiful, but the buffet seemed low quality.  We ate in three specialty restaurants, the best being Cagneys.  It was on par with a chain steakhouse. They did a few barbecues by the pool that were fun.  The quality of the food overall was a disappointment.  The service was spotty, a few individuals stood out for great service and a few stood out for their bad attitude.  Embarkation was a bit of a disaster, we waited in line 2 hours, they only had one security line open.  It was painful.  The ports were fantastic, no issues getting on or off ship other than Russia. They make you wait until the ship tours have off loaded before your allowed to leave, this means waiting in a very long line getting through passport control.  I highly recommend this itinerary, the ports were all fantastic, Russia was a high light. The ship was fine, it felt more like staying in a budget hotel than I was expecting.  

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Great sites, ship needs work....

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I am a loyal NCL customer and this was my eighth cruise (and honeymoon) with them. The ports of call and excursions were great but pricey (as is well documented). The Norwegian Star ship is outdated compared to the rest of the fleet. The buffet offers little variety and the food was fair at best. The Internet connection was awful while also being expensive. The fitness center is poor (too small) if you are looking for resistance training. Loved the trip overall. Just disappointed with the accommodations for the first time.

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embarcation and ports of call

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excellent service from the cruise agent Karen Frye

embarkation was a nightmare, we were not notified ,/contacted of the VERY late arrival  of the ship in Copenhagen due to engine trouble. more than 6 hrs late.......although we were bused into Copenhagen center, we had to unexpectedly pay for our own lunch  (and that was supposed to be day one, with buffet lunch included  ) and felt the ship should have had a formula of some compensation....a glass of wine at  a dinner, or   a cabin on board credit....something.. nevertheless , we chose Norwegian as the ports of call were appealing and we were not dissapointed at all.

 our cabin steward , cabin #6565 was excellent. friendly, kept our cabin in tip top cleanliness.

food was good...a little too much pork (we don't  eat it)

will definately use Karen Frye again  for all out future cruises and travel on Norweigen again

 

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Substandard

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Our cabn was clean.  Our room steward was friendly.  The specialty restaurants were good (not excellent).  That's all I can say good about the Star.  Old, tired ship.  Restaurant food was only adequate.  Market Buffet was not even adequate.  They couldn't even get the coffee right.  The ship broke down in Stockholm:  Nine hour delay.  Arrived back into Copenhagen 9 hours late.  Many passengers missed flights.  The ports were great, but find another ship/line to use to get there.  Would not recommend. 

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3 out of 5

Everything on the ship cost an arm and a leg.

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When I cruise, I like to eat and enjoy the ship's entertainment. The buffets has a very limited selections, and most of the other restaurants has a cover charges. The ship only has show at 7;30 pm and 9:30 pm.at one stage. 

If you want to take a guided tour of the ship, it cost $89 per person. It's only a tour of the ship, not an excursion. All the other excursions offer for each port range between $50 to $500 per person.WOW, it's expensive.

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Great cities to visit.

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The NCL Star broke down in Sweden and every one lost flights. connections it was a nightmare, they handled the situation terribly. I'm still in shock of how disorganized everything turned out. I had so many wonderful experiences in each city that ending the cruise in such an unpleasant manner put a damper to the whole vacation. 

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Baltic tragedy

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Everything and everyone of the crew was fine ,until the last day. Due to a mechanical problem with the ship, the return to CPH was delayed over 8 hours. The captain failed to make sufficient announcements to keep passengers up-dated and informed. This resulted in panic by some passengers trying to secure flight bookings for a later time than scheduled. A "rolling" delay ensued creating more of a hectic situation. As a result the disembarkation process was a disaster. Arguments ensued, passengers became belligerent and unruly, with no control by the crew. What most passengers will remember is the last day,which does not bode well for NCL. Shame on the Captain and the lack of procedures for a situation that should have been foreseen.

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Ship brokedown I hope you know what to do

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9 hours delayed, unable to rebook a flights tickets back home until 48 hours after, 'Sleepless' NO hotel rooms available due to a multiple events + a ship brokedown @ city of Copenhagen, NO words can described anymore. First & last thanks NCL.!

 

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3 out of 5

The ship is too greedy

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I have been with 3 cruise lines and 6 cruises. This is the only ship you have to pay to use the shower after workout in the gym. I am also very sad to find out that sauna is included in a spa package and you have to pay for the whole thing. The layout of ship also reflects businesses rather than continence. It's hard to navigate through the ship to get to where you want to be.  I have been with 3 cruise lines and 6 cruises at least. This is the only ship you have to pay to use the shower after workout in the gym. I am also very sad to find out that sauna is included in a spa package and you have to pay for the whole thing in order to use the sauna. The layout of ship also reflects business rather than convenience. It's hard to navigate through the ship to get to where you want to go. 

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Norwegian Star Needs to be Docked...along with Norwegian

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Having taken five cruises in eighteen months, I have come to enjoy cruising.

This particular Norwegian trip was very unsatisfying,. The venue of ports where we went was of tremendous interest. However, the ship experience was very underwhelming.

The Norwegian Star is old and tired. The entertainment was the weakest of any cruise I have been on. The activities were less than others. individually, the work staff was friendly and very attentive. Upper management was lazy and disinterested. There was an mechanical engine problem on the ship causing an eight hour departure delay. While these things can happen, management played no role what so ever in addressing the reasonable concerns of the nervous guests. Instead, very busy selling Bingo tickets and liquor  packages, but completely disinterested in addressing the serious delay issues at hand. The disembarking process was so poorly managed it appeared fights were about to break. The passengers were reduced to only pushing and shoving. I will continue to cruise, but It will require a lot of convincing to get me on another Norwegian boat. I suspect. this response will be of little interest to Norwegian. They showed no interest this week when over 1,000 passengers were left to guess their fate. In fact already I have booked a Celebrity Cruise.

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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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