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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 19, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Our overall experience was very positive. We had a mini-suite for three people and it was quite spacious. The help was friendly, helpful, and really added to the enjoyment of the cruise.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
There were many options but they all cost extra. I was stunned that bingo had an extra fee. I have not encountered that on other ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Exceptional staff. Everyone was always smiling.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Too many jewelry stores. I was told that there were 63 stores and only four of them were owned by natives. The push was to buy jewelry , not to explore Ketchikan.
5 out of 5
Skagway is charming and the train ride is outstanding.
Don't Miss: The train ride.
5 out of 5
Mendenhall Glacier is worth seeing. I enjoyed the salmon bake, too.
3 out of 5
I took a cultural tour and saw the Indian dancers, which were quite different than those in Arizona and New Mexico. My kids went kayaking and loved the kayaking, which was strenuous.
Don't Miss: kayaking if you are fit enough.

Pros: I Liked being waited on by incredibly happy and helpful people from 59 different countries.

Cons: I disliked the constant push to buy jewelry and art - especially jewelry. There were stations all over the ship and also many jewelry stores at every destination. I heard that these jewelry stores were all owned by the various cruise lines.

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

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