Norwegian Star Overview

By Cruiseline.com

With its Broadway and Vegas-style productions, Norwegian Star lives up to the cruise line’s reputation for innovative entertainment. Passengers can relive Vegas history with Vegas! The Show, which celebrates the culture of Sin City, or enjoy the melodies of songwriter Burt Bacharach with What the World Needs Now.

But Norwegian Star offers more than just entertainment. Passengers can cool off in the ship’s main Oasis pool or relax in one of six hot tubs. Plus, active travelers can keep busy from dawn until dusk with a full-service fitness center and gym, and sports activities such as basketball, volleyball, a jogging track, and two golf driving nets. Star also features kids’ programs such as Splash Academy, which caters to children ages 3 to 12, and the Teen Club, where teenagers can socialize and relax.

Passengers looking for a cocktail or beer can choose among Norwegian Star’s 10 bars and lounges, which include the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, Gatsby’s Champagne Bar, and the fleet’s first 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar. Cruisers can also take a break from gambling to grab a drink at the Star Club Casino Bar. In 2018, Norwegian Star received upgrades through the Norwegian Edge program, leaving dry dock with renovated staterooms and several new venues, including Sky High Bar, Bliss Ultra Lounge and the adults-only area, Spice H2O.

This Dawn-class vessel offers a wide variety of cruises to destinations in the Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal. The ship also has several transatlantic voyages sailing between Barcelona and Miami, as well as New York to Southampton, England.

Ship Highlights

  • Barong Fitness Center
  • Mandara Spa and Salon
  • Thalasso Therapy Pool
  • Gatsby's Champagne Bar
  • Enclosed, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts
  • Teppanyaki Japanese hibachi restaurant
  • Golf driving nets
  • Six hot tubs
  • Video Zone
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge and Night Club
  • Splash Academy for kids 3-12
  • Entourage Teen Club for kids 13 to 17
  • The Oasis Pool
  • Broadway and Vegas-style shows, including Vegas! The Show

Before You Book

Why Sail on Norwegian Star: Multigenerational groups and extended families will likely appreciate the wide age appeal of Norwegian Star’s activities and entertainment. From family-friendly stage shows to onboard kids' programs, the ship has plenty to offer younger cruisers, while some adults will enjoy kid-free areas such as Spice H2O.

You Should Know: The ship’s upcharges, including a number of its specialty restaurants, may not appeal to travelers on a budget. Plus, while Star was recently refurbished, it still does not have the high-tech amenities of newer Norwegian ships like Joy, Bliss, or Encore.

Norwegian Star Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,240
  • Total Crew: 1,063
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.11
  • Built: Sep 2001
  • Refurbished: Mar 2015
  • Number of Decks: 12
  • Total Cabins: 1,174
  • Cabin Categories: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 91,740
  • Length: 965
  • Beam: 105

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 3.9
  • Children's Programs 3.5
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.0
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 3.6
  • Onboard Activities 3.6
  • Service and Staff 4.1
  • Ship Quality 3.9

Cabins

1174 cabins and 36 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.8
(111 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 142 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $95/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
3.9
(98 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 159 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $131/night
Balcony Balcony
3.4
(134 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 270 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $192/night
Suite Cabin Suite
3.8
(82 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 1045 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $224/night

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Dining

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Ginza Sushi Bar Ginza Sushi Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Cagney''s Steakhouse Cagney''s Steakhouse
4.7
(34 Reviews)
Versailles Main Dining Room Versailles Main Dining Room
4.0
(18 Reviews)
Teppanyaki Teppanyaki
3.5
(6 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Golf Driving Net Golf Driving Net
5.0
(1 Review)
Jogging Track Jogging Track
5.0
(1 Review)
Lap Pool And Jacuzzi Lap Pool And Jacuzzi
5.0
(1 Review)

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Satisfying cruise by ToniGuzman

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Was disappointed two ports were cancelled even after credit was given

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Enjoyable Cruise by tubadaddy

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Overall a wonderful cruise although cancellation of Kotor and Santorini was a big disappointment.

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Won't cruise Norwegian again by wpnsusaf

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

While we tried to make the best out of every change the ship made, I still won't go on another Norwegian Cruise. We had no idea about port changes until the day of. Had we known we would have cancelled. The prior cruise had an engine fire at sea, they didnt fix the issue before our cruise. Instead they changed our ports and cancelled another along the way. Don't charge me for your inability to provide what I had originally paid for. Terrible company. Pick a better cruise line like Disney. My overall rating for this cruise is a 3.9....they don't even deserve that high of a rating.

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473 Norwegian Star Tips

nealeyboo
Feb 27, 2013

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

arelenew
Feb 28, 2013

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.

stugrant12
Oct 23, 2015

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.

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