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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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Baltic Capitals Cruise

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

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Baltic Capitals Cruise

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The idea for this cruise was started by my brother and his wife last year.  Before I knew it, they had rounded up several couples to cruise with us.  Needless to say, I was not looking forward to the long flight from Seattle, but as the trip dates approached and detailed coordination was taking place regarding the port excursions, I was getting more and more excited about it. 

 

We had been on the Norwegian Star on our Panama Canal crossing cruise, which we thoroughly enjoyed, but I'll have to say that this experience on the same ship was a bit different.  For one thing, I thought the cruise director (Mark) lacked enthusiasm, although my experience and enjoyment were not dependent on his actions.  I was expecting to enjoy the nightly Atrium entertainment with a glass of wine, but the area had been changed to a coffee bar.  The evening shows at Stardust did not appeal to me this time, but we found alternate venues for entertainment.

 

Due to weather conditions, our port stop in Stockholm, Sweden, was canceled.  That was not anybody's fault, but I was nevertheless disappointed in missing the opportunity to see Sweden.

 

Overall, Norwegian did its best to maintain its high standards that I have come to expect.

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norwegian star fjords

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put it on your bucket list!  Fjords are everything you thought they would be, but only better.  Food in main dining room was average, service was excellent.

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Norweigan Fjords

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This is an amazing itinerary. The views were breathtaking. The ship is nice. This is a nice cruise for a relaxing week at sea. The specialty dining was great. It was easy to get a reservation on this ship. There were times when the service was quite slow. The bars were well staffed. There were plenty of nice areas to sit and relax.

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Morwegian Star Fjords of Norway Cruise

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We loved the cruise itinerary.  The ports we visited were beautiful and interesting and the amount of time we were in the port towns allowed us to do alot of exploration in each location. The crew could not have been friendlier or more attentive especially our cabin steward.   We felt the excursions were very pricey especially the Flamm Railroad excursion.  We purchased our own tickets for the railway at a great savings.  Also the transfer to the airport was very pricey.  We also feel the Market Cafe could offer some healthier options.  The food in the specialty restaurants and Versailles was very good.  The cabins could us e a little refurbishing.  I loved the beverage and specialty dining packages.  I really appreciated a very small invoice at the completion of my cruise!

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Transatlantic on Norwegian Star

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I have nothing but rave reviews for this cruise, Starting with our state room, which was a balcony cabin located in the aft of the ship on deck 9. The cabin was spacious enough for two people even though it would acommodate three. Two adults and a child would be comfortable but more than two adults in this cabin would be too crowded. The cabins on two sides of our cabin were suites and I'm sure could acommodate more people and were more spacious costing more.

 

The freestyle dining was nice. Meals in the two dining rooms were very good with plenty of choices to please everyone's taste. Sometimes the service was a bit slow. I'm not sure what the reason behind the slow service.

 

The evening entertainment each night was excellent. I'm not sure how they pulled it off, but their performances were some of the best I have seen on cruises.

 

When we left Tampa we discovered that the ship was carrying less than half its capacity of passengers. As a result the dining rooms, the theaters, the bars and all public places on the ship were never crowded.

 

Half way into the cruise,I was having difficulty sleeping because of my cabin mate's snoring and I would continuously wake him to ask him to roll over in hopes that he would stop snoring. He went to guest services to ask if it would be possible to get a second cabin. To our surprise, they offered us a cabin for the remaining six nights for only $100. Well worth it for a good nights sleep for the both of us.

 

i would highly recommend this cruise to anyone wanting a transatlantic cruise with ports of call being Bermuda and Punta Delgata.

 

Sheila Herzliche Grüße Christiane Gottli

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Wonderful and enjoyable cruise

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The crew and staff did a terrific job. The director of the cruise and his team did a great job.

We ate in all the completementary Restaurants and they were all excellent .

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The good and not so good of Norwegian Star

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NCL seems to be reducing the quality of the cruises in the mid-size ships.  Our mini-suite was the same size as a balcony room.  The closets were in a terrible location.  The workout gym is great...lots of equipment.  Overall, the food is pretty good....only specialty restaurant used was Cagney's...and it is Very Good.  When showing up for games, such as trivia.  Often there are no prizes given.  NCL provides an activity card and if you have shown up to enough activities and gotten enough initials, you might get a small token at the end of the cruise.  The entertainment was the same shows we have seen on the Sun and a previous cruise on the Star (six months earlier).   

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Competence at all levels

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The crew and staff of the Norwegian Star did a terrific job on the repositioning cruise from Tampa to Copenhagen. From the excellent and attentive service of Dewa, our cabin steward, to the top deck service provided by Revishon "sunshine" to the entertaining and knowledgeable captain the cruise was thoroughly enjoyable.  We ate in all the complementary restaurant as well as three of the supplemental ones and they were all excellent with superb service and quality food. We used the spa daily with steam and saunas.

If not for our tight schedule, we would have booked for a continuation of an additional week to the fjords.

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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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gonna sail again with Norwegian

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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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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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