Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

" A great experience"

Sail Date: September 15, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The welcome aboard was great--we had a wonderful barbeque before our rooms were ready and the staff showed how friendly and helpful they were. This never changed over the course of the cruise. The restaurants are very good, and the specialty restaurants are well worth the extra charge for dining in them. The food was very good. I was impressed by the main dining rooms--the buffet was very good---and the "Versai" dining room was impressive--beautiful inside and the service impecable. We had excellent entertainment, a library, reading rooms and card rooms. The forward of the ship has a huge living room like atmosphere with great viewing of our journey at sea. It has a good bar and was also used for some of the entertainment and live music.
I don't mind paying for softdrinks in the bar, but with dinner, I did not think that was right. Coffee, iced tea, or hot tea were available at all meals--
The ship was easy to navigate thru--good elevator access--each floor had a description of what was on it and how to find it. The ship is clean and the staff does an excellent job of keeping it looking good. I did not like the casino because of the cigarette smoke--I also think they should do a better job of carding minors both in the casino and in drinking.

Pros: The restaurants and entertainment

Cons: the smokey casino and being charged for soft drinks at dinner

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
rooms could be a little larger--loved the balcony--toilet area in room to small--showers excellent--nice refer and closet space--we had a queen sized bed and hide a bed couch--
Ship Quality
very good condition, decor was very nice and easily accessed--they definately took in mind the people with limitations in walking
Food and Dining
very good food in all restaurants we tried--service excellent in all
Service and Staff
our housekeeping staff was excellent--went out of there way to ask if we were comfortable or if we needed something, always called us by our names
loved the shows, the times scheduled were varied and you could see the good shows at least twice a night--the cruise director was just awesome
Juneau, Alaska
loved the mendenhall glacier and the glacier gardens--both very informative and beautiful--
Don't Miss: the Glacier Gardens in my opinion
Skagway, Alaska
the train ride was good--went shopping here too, city is so quaint and pretty--loved the history of the area
Don't Miss: the tram, didn't get to do it
Ketchikan, Alaska
loved the jet boat ride--was all we had time for--wish we had more time in port

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