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Norwegian Star

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Great time, awesome staff!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2015

We went on this cruise as a 30th birthday present to my wife having never been on a cruise before.  We were admittedly a little apprehensive as we are pretty active travelers and have never done a cruise before.  Our fears were immediately allayed as we boarded the ship.  We were amazed by the variety of activities and dining options available to us.  Having purchased the dining package we were able to take advantage of all the specialty restaurants.  El Bistro (french), Cagney's (steakhouse), and La Cucina (Italian) all stand out as excellent meals.  Portions were also very reasonable as we were afraid we may over eat like everybody warns about cruising!  The evening entertainment was also lots of fun.  We saw a few shows, listened to lots of music (MoTown Stan and The BG Band both were excellent and played almost every night), and even participated in one of the game shows (and won!).  Each day trip was excellent, with Estonia being a particular highlight.  The excursions were always well organized and the tour guides knowledgable and personable.  Lastly, the staff on the Star were top notch.  From our room attendant Noel to Vladimir who was an assistant cruise director all the way on down, the staff was always ready to help and answer questions with a smile.  We were very pleased with our experience and would definitely cruise with Norwegian again on the future!

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Baltic capitals cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2015

Our cruise was excellent and memorable.  High point was  certainly the two day stay in St. Petersburg viewing the churches, museums and lovely buildings in this historic city.  Another high point was the Vasa museum in Stockholm.......utterly astounding!  Except for a few notable exceptions, the food was superb even without paying for the specialty restaurants.  We thought the cabin was unusually small with no access to the porthole without climbing up on the bed.  However, the service was excellent in all cases.  The entertainment at night was the best we have seen on any cruise ship we have sailed on..

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Great Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

We sailed to some great ports on this Baltic cruise.  Better than I was anticipating as far as ship itself.  Ultimate dining and beverage packages are a must.  Only minor issue was being on 10th deck just below Market Cafe buffet.  Would not stay under restaurant again!

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Great trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

While not as luxurious as the larger ship I was on last year with Royal Caribbean, it was a very good experience overall. This is my first cruise with Norwegian so I have no larger ships of their line with which to draw a more even comparison with RCL's which was nearly twice as large. I would definitely recommend the Norwegian line with one proviso for travelers without children. Neither line seemed inclined to say anything to parents with unruly children, probably out of the desire not to stir up calm waters. However in both cases they both exposed themselves to serious repercussions from actions of small children which could  have exposed other cruisers to very real dangerous situations. Especially in the case of Norwegian where parents allowed their small children to sit on the steps in a darkened theater during a performance. NCL's case while not dangerous to other passengers was EXTREMELY distracting to diners in the area of the formal dining room where a small child was allowed to play with with a dinner knife continously beating it on a wine glass. That being said that seems to be the norm with all cruise ships as I have heard other horror stories from people who cruise frequently.

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Much better than expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

This was a fabulous cruise and a great ship. Food was very good and staff extremely enjoyable to interact with. If Norwegian reads these posts I suggest three things: avoid having the trivia games (which are well attended) in a bar area where they make drinks using a blender, change the brand of soy milk to one that has vanilla added or is sweetened, offer some accommodation for dairy free diets like a dessert or coconut ice cream selection.

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EXCELLENT CRUISE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

Excellent cruise: impressive cities, high standard cuisine, very good services, very good entertainmentHappy. The only problem we found was that when booking the cruise we tried to make reservations at restaurants, but the system did not allow it. In addition, at the beginning of the cruise we were informed that reservations could be made every day, but this was not, as in trying to get them all restaurants were booked. We suggest improving restaurant booking system. There were two people who were not friendly to our requests: Ann Areval and Alexander, the Philippine person, who was in the front desk.

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Great Ports!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

If you want to visit these countries, this is the way to go!  The convenience of the cruise while experiencing the great ports.  The cruise is family oriented with clubs by individual age groups.  Everything from babies to teenagers is split up with plenty of activities.  I wouldn't recommend for the party goers, this is more for families and the older generation.  The food was good and the shows were great!

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Loved The Baltic Capitals

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2015

This cruise was the perfect way for us to explore a part of the world we'd never visited before.  Loved it.  Very active days and peaceful nights (with sunsets occurring close to midnight!).  We did some shore visits on our own and booked with TJ Travel for St. Petersburg and Stockholm -- we highly recommend them. Traveled in a very small group (10 or fewer) and it was less costly than NCL's excursions.  We DID book NCL's night at the Russian ballet, but learned in advance that we'd see student dancers and only pieces and parts of Swan Lake.  (Happy that we canceled.)  Advice: Do your homework in advance to learn what each city has to offer and you'll have an enriching experience you won't forget.

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Wonderful

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 26, 2015

Wonderful cruise.  The only negative experience was Russian Immigration process - completely out of NCL's hands.  If there is some way to add a at sea day between ports.  We got worn out with five days in a row for port-calls. 

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Scenic tour of Norway Fjords

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Star | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2015

Enjoyed the cruise from Copenhagen going north crossing the Arctic circle.  It would have been more enjoyable if 3 or 4 small ports were eliminated and limited to  10 days instead of 14.

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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.

Try the chicken wings at the 24 hour Blue Lagoon, the ice cream on the pool deck and the Library for reading and relaxing.

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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).

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