Norwegian Star overview
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.
Norwegian Star 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.