Beautiful scenic Alaska

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 07, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Compared to other cruise ships, overall facilities were ok. Seating was very limited in the dining rooms that did not require an additional fee and sometimes we had to eat outside in the cold. Ships that service Alaska should accomodate guests with enough inside seating for meals as well as provide a covered pool area. We could not use the outside pool or whirlpools due to the cold and rain. The ship appeared clean and in good condition but we were not happy to find upon boarding that they had issues with a virus and sprayed us continually to avoid it spreading. It must be an issue with this cruise line or ship because we have sailed on 10 previous cruises and did experience this issue.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
If they had a teen program, we didn't notice it.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Mixed - some were wonderful and other below average.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Mini suite with balcony would be wonderful for 2 people only. We had our 2 teen children with us and they had to sleep on one small day bed that was rock hard and folded down. Nobody could sleep on it comfortably.
3 out of 5
Must go to Glacier National Park.
Don't Miss: Glacier National park
5 out of 5
Jeep tour and canoe trip. Excellent shore excursion and scenery! We had a blast on the muddy off road portion and the scenery was fantastic.
Don't Miss: Get out of town - jeep and canoe trip
5 out of 5
Train trip is beautiful. Watch for the waterfalls!
Don't Miss: Train ride!
1 out of 5
It rained all day. There wasn't much to see. Very little shopping. Shore excursions were cancelled due to weather.

Pros: scenery

Cons: issues with ship

Recommends Norwegian Star? No.

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