Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Very disappointing cruise.

Sail Date: August 20, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

The Ship's failure to manage safely the disembarkation of passengers ruined the trip, leaving you with the impression that you were not safe and could not trust the Ship's officers to take care of an emergency. It was very troubling to say the least.

Pros: The indoor pool and spa.

Cons: Safety. Disembarkation in Skagway was a nightmare.

Food and Dining
If you want good food, you must pay extra per person charge to eat at the better restaurants.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
The Ship is large, beautiful, and clean, but has a major design flaw: Deck 6 is cut off at midship so that passengers cannot pass through on one side. This is unsafe and inconvenient.
Service and Staff
The crew let us down at the disembarkation and embarkation. The comings and goings from the ship were not well handled.
The entertainment was of mixed quality: good singers, poor dancers, wonderful acrobats and a great magician. There were no decent movies shown, or just too few. Overall, an offering of mixed quality.
Victoria, British Columbia
The city tour and tour of the Butchart Gardens was very nice.
Juneau, Alaska
The ride out to Mendenhall Glacier was great. Our bus driver, guide, Brandon?, was just terrific.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier
Skagway, Alaska
The train ride was fun and entertaining.
Don't Miss: Train ride

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