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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 12, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 9 years ago
This was our third Norwegian cruise and the first on the Star. My mother, two brothers and I enjoyed everything and regret the missed opportunities due to early break up at the glacier and engine problems at the end of the trip.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The chef is French and we found the food satisfying in the regular dining rooms and specialty restaurants. The buffet is great for breakfast but we didn't like what we saw at lunch or dinner. The burgers at the outdoor restaurant are very good. We preferred dining at the smaller Aqua over the noisy Versailles. Both have the same menu.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The big shows were disappointing. The Jean Ann Ryan company on the smaller ships have been much better. The musicians in the lounges after dinner were very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was great, especially the hostess and wait staff in Aqua. The only complaint is being ignored by the bar staff in the large lounge beore dinner unless one of my brothers was with my mother or me.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This newer ship has plenty of elevators and there was rarely a wait except after shows in the big theater. The long walks from front to back were a bit much for our 81-year-old mother, but there are several places to sit down and rest.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
This was our first time in inside cabins and we won't do it again. Having a window makes a difference. It was great to have a coffee maker in the room.
3 out of 5
Go to the tram office and buy a bus ticket to the glacier.
3 out of 5
We enjoyed walking around town. There really isn't time for much more.
5 out of 5
We took the small bus tour with lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the driver and his knowledgeable and entertaining narration and lunch at a small restaurant. This tour is less expensive than the train and we got to see a lot more.
5 out of 5
Because of mechanical problems, we had only a couple of hours in port.
Don't Miss: The museum, which is open in the evening when the ship is in port. We bought tickets at the door.

Pros: The crew

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

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