Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

A satisfying cruise

Sail Date: May 12, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: The crew

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

Ship Quality
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
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.
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.
Food and Dining
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.
Service and Staff
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.
Juneau, Alaska
Go to the tram office and buy a bus ticket to the glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska
We enjoyed walking around town. There really isn't time for much more.
Skagway, Alaska
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.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
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.

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