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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 06, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The ship was excellent for service, food, and choice of dining. The tour was not worth the money unless you like to play BINGO and figure out when your next meal will be. There was not enough going on during cruising hours to fill the time. No daytime dancing and very little daytime entertainment, except for some silly game show stuff. The time in port was even shorter if you choose an Alaskan excursion.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good choices on menus, good selection of restaurants to choose from, and no problems with seatings.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The ship had all the ammenities. The gym was very good, but overall, an Alaskan cruise also has weather issues, so outdoor facilities, though sufficient, were just not user friendly. The big shows were reasonably entertaining, but just not enough to get pass the full time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
If all you want to do is sit on a ship, this is a good one.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
excellent room service and size
3 out of 5
Took railway tour. The best part of my trip. 4 hours of splendid railroad history and lots of good scenery
3 out of 5
One jewelry store after another, with tons of souvenier shops to fill out the rest of the town. Can walk whole town in less than2 hours, with a little sense of the frontier type town that it is. If you want jewelry, go to 46th st in NYC
Don't Miss: Salmon
1 out of 5
Why did we stop here? Nothing to see off the ship. Saw some Mounties. Yahoo.
Don't Miss: Isn't one
1 out of 5
Took whale tour for 3 hours. That was all the time basically we had before the ship sailed. Didn't look like much as far as I can tell. Hey look at it's total population. Who wants to be there?

Pros: the staterooms, service and food were generally excellent

Cons: Not enough time in ports, very little to do during long sailing hours, unless of course you play BINGO and drink

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

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