Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

fun and busy

Sail Date: May 09, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Not the newest but it was refurbished a couple of years ago and was just fine. The crew kept it clean and well maintained.

Pros: onboard - the entertainment was surprizingly good, overall

Cons: breakfast at buffet - no omlets or eggs cooked to order

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

Ship Quality
very good signage and all public areas clean and bright.
Food and Dining
Versais food overall good. Marketplace Buffett usually good, as well. Some of the mixed salads too "goopy". Coffee onboard good quality - espresso is marginal at best.
Cabin / Stateroom
smallish balconey but laid out well. TV too small, though. Good room attendant.
Service and Staff
lots of countries represented - friendly but overworked.
dancers, ventrioquist, and magician very good. Quality of small groups very good, as well. The Second City improv group had a few funny set spots, but improv really sucked - they seemed to enjoy it, but most of the audience got tired of improv really fast.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Refreshingly non commercial, but they should keep the stores open longer, eh. There is a NW museum and a small fire dept museum.
Don't Miss: for $1.25 catch the city bus and ride around; don't miss Smiles restaurant in Cow Bay
Skagway, Alaska
Pay the $5 for the all day shuttle. Walk to the pioneer cemetary, city museum, Park Service site. Train ride is fun but expensive. Consider renting a car and have you passport for the 6mile border crossing in to canada. Don't waste time at the god drege/panning. Good local beer in town - one is flavored with spruce tips.
Don't Miss: city operated visitor center
Juneau, Alaska
alaska's Capital city is more diverse than Ketchikan. We rented a taxi for an hour and got a little tiki tour of the city. Mendanhaul Glacier is good if you have not seen one before.
Don't Miss: The Hamburger joint around the corner from the state museum - across from Sally's B&B and liquor store.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Well, it's an old fishing town with too many jewelry shops.
Don't Miss: Rent a car in advance and drive to some of the small state parks and mingle with locals.

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