Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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1 out of 5

Norwegian Star Alaska 2007

Sail Date: May 12, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship overall was nice and clean and the staff helpful. Food was above average for a cruise ship and overall you have a lot of choices for types. The ship did way over charge for Soda ($1.75/can) and Beer ($4.50/bottle of Budweiser). The reason for the very low rating is simple, the one Glacier we did see on the ship was a hanging glacier that that basically looked like a lot of snow on the mountain. Some people didn't even think that it was a Glacier since most of the mountains have show on it and it is hard to differentiate the two. Sawyer Glacier is in Tracey's Arm. This is a narrow area that icebergs usually have a hard time moving thru. This makes it impossible to pass for the larger ships like the Star. You would have much more luck going thru Glacier Bay with another Cruise Line. If you do take this cruise expect to pay for excursions to see the scenery or you will come back very disappointed.

Pros: Staff

Cons: Did not see Sawyer Glacier & They Nickle and Dime You

Recommends Norwegian Star? No.

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Children's Programs
Disappointing for a cruise ship that toughts a family friendly atmosphere. It was just ok.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Ketchikan, Alaska
Very nice area but you most do an excursion. If you do not, plan on just going to about 30 gifts shops.
Don't Miss: City Tour and Bald Eagles
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Waste of Time. Scenery is nice, but a drop from all other ports. Our highlight there was seeing a Tsunami evacuation route sign.
Juneau, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier is a must. A short walk to a bridge where Bald Eagles Congregate. At one time we had 4 flying over us.
Don't Miss: Menhenhall
Skagway, Alaska
Train is overrated, but, I still think it is a must do. If you don't see the Glaciers at this point you better take a shore excursion or you will be dissapointed.
Don't Miss: Train

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