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Norwegian Star is a large ship, carrying 2240 passengers and 1063 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 7 yrs ago    

What people said about this ship:

"Even in the main dining room over 8 days there were 3 menus and they rotated." in 63 reviews.

"Food was excellent and we did n't even try the specialty restaurants." in 7 reviews.

"...attendant Noel to Vladimir who was an assistant cruise director all the way on down, the staff was always ready to a..." in 37 reviews.


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Disappointed in dinner menus, food just acceptable, some crew members very helpful others need help especially in understanding questions put to them.

    One Star is for entertainment and the other star is for captain and crew for getting us to our ports safe and making disembarking EZ.

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Unique itinerary, smaller cruise ship, fun experience

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Having never cruised to Mexico, I loved the addition of two countries, Honduras and Belize. This cruise satisfies those craving outdoor experiences as well as cultural ones. I am not a sports or beach person, so enjoyed the cultural and best of tours in each port. The ship is a Panamax, meaning it is not one of the huge ships, so it is very manageable. I would rate the food as 4/5, largely because I enjoyed the flexible dining options. There are no lobster  and baked Alaska nights, however. There were the usual games and acitivities. The pool area was smaller than on most ships, but, frankly one of the days I was confined to the cabin and the weather was cool, so that did not bother me. I enjoyed the entertainment....aerialists, dancing shows, comedy. My favorite night was the presentation of Paradis. The cruise director was humorous and two of the staff, Guido and Kenneth, were especially fun and friendly. Glad I experienced freestyle cruising on Norwegian.

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Arrival day!

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shortage of space

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atrium was small, very few places to sit in gatsbys or 5 oclock bar, virus kept us from serving ourselves, couldn't even get a drink of any kind without assistance. overall, trip was not as rewarding as one would hope for

 

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Excursions

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The cruise shows were excellent, better than other cruise lines.  Lots of activities and the slots weren't turned down after the second day, like other cruise lines.  We were very pleased to take this cruise.  Price was a little high for a last minute cruise.

 

The one excursion through the Norwegian Star to Tulum should have been cancelled due to the rough waters.  Half the people got sick on board, not a nice feeling at lot.  Wouldn't give free water to the people that were sick.  The excursion should have been cancelled.  The next excursion was cancelled after ours.  The excursion was from on the ship the Norwegian Star.

 

Other than that, it was enjoyable.

KJ Beauchamp

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Some positives, but a lot of negatives

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The positives:

1. The best gym facility that we have seen on a ship

2.  The Assistant Cruise Director and 2 of the Cruise Staff (Kenneth and Guido) were great; the show performers were very nice, especially when they had to work the buffet line due to a viral outbreak on the ship

3.  The Ginza Noodle House had terrific food

4.  The room was pretty nice

The negatives:

1.  Overall, the food was mediocre

2.  Several of the crew were clear misses.  The cruise director acted like a frustrated stand-up comic; the DJ seemed to genuinely dislike people; Nesh in the fitness center was downright scary

3.  The show material was TERRIBLE, especially the Burt Baccarat--we felt sorry for the performers!

4.  There is TOO MUCH effort to add revenue during the cruise by charging for everything possible; in addition, the prices charged were roughly 20 percent higher than we have seen on other cruise lines.

5.  The cabin steward was very nice, but clearly overworked--14 rooms/person too much (we generally see a 2-person team with 20 rooms, so roughly 10 rooms/person.)

 

 

 

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Wonderful experience!

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We had booked the Owner's Suite which we have done on other cruise lines in the past. However, this was the most spacious and beautiful one we have have experienced!

It was well worth the price. The amenities and upgrades it including were beyond our expectations!

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Star cruise was wonderful

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The experience on the Norwegian Star to the W. Caribbean was great.  The accommodations, the crew, the staff, the food, the entertainment was top notch.  The ports and shore excursions were great, too, except we were canceled in Cozumel due to wind and waves.  The downside of the cruise was the strong winds on the last 2 days--we weren't able to enjoy the pool deck and some entertainment was canceled due to the rough sea.  Thankfully we didn't get seasick.  You can't control the weather and the crew made the best of it.

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EXPREIENCE ON NORWEGIAN STAR

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I HAVE BEEN ON 8 CRUISES WITH NORWEGIAN AND THE STAR WAS THE WORST.1ST,WE WERE GIVEN 100.00 ON BOARD CREDIT WHICH I USED TO BOOK 2 SPECIALTY DINNING WHEN I HAD BOOKED THIS CRUISE.ON MONDAY WE WENT UP TO CHECK THE MENU TO SEE WHAT WE WERE GOING TO ORDER FOR OUR 1ST SPECIALTY DINNING,UPON DOING SO I NOTICE THAT THEY HAD CHANGED TO A LA CARD.I THEN TRIED TO GET ANSWERS ON THIS BECAUSE WHEN I BOOKED THIS CRUISE,IT WAS NOT A LA CART.I FINALLY TALK TO SOMEONE AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WOULD ONLY HONOR 30.00 EACH TOWARD DINNER AND THAT I HAD TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE.I TOLD THEM THIS WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN,THIS WAS FREE WITH MY PACKAGE,THEY DID NOT WANT TO HERE IT NOR DID THEY WANT TO HONOR MY PACKAGE.WE ENDED UP GETTING 25.00 ON BOARD CREDIT.2ND THE CABIN WE HAD WAS VERY NICE BUT NOISY ALL THE TIME.EVERY TIME THE PEOPLE ON EITHER SIDES OF US TALKED OR PUT THE TV ON WE COULD HERE THEM AS IF THEY WERE IN THE SAME CABIN WITH US. IT'S NOT LIKE THEY WERE LOUD ,I DON'T THINK THEY PUT ANYTHING BETWEEN WALL,I'M SURE THEY HEARD US ALSO.DECK 5 WE WILL STILL CRUISE NORWEGIAN,NOT STAR

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Wonderful Western Caribbean cruise

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This was our 4th Norwegian cruise, and it was probably our most relaxing.  From the time we boarded until we departed the ship, we enjoyed every minute.  The food was delicious and healthy (we ate exclusively at the Market Buffet so we could get exactly what we wanted), the weather was gorgeous, and the ports we visited were very interesting.  Also the entertainment was top notch every night.  We love to walk, and so we were able to jog 2 miles every day on the jogging deck.  Nothing like being out at sea and breathing that fresh air.  The crew and service on board the Norwegian Star are fantastic.  We especially liked having the Ultimate Beverage Package since we are avid wine drinkers.  All in all, we had a fabulous time and look forward to our next Norwegian outing.

 

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View from ship of the port of Roatan Honduras. Here we are at the Chacchoben ruins in Costa Maya with our Mayan tour guide.

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Great ship with spotty service

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Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly, loved the port shopping and local color. It seems like the food on NCl has declined in quality unless you pay extra for the upscale restaurants. This was my 5th cruise on Norwegian and the worse ship food yet. My wife is not picky at all yet she admitted the food lacked taste and texture. Worse ship pizza ever!!!Wink

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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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