Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

Worth a balcony for alaska cruise

Sail Date: September 25, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

First time cruise for me and my wife. Scenery for alaska was great. Getting a balcony was worth it for taking pictures. Specialty restaurants was the way to go for avoiding crowds. Bathroom layout was uncomfortable to use. Choke points at elevators was a pain. Dinner excursions for crab were overpriced and underwhelming. Lower priced excursions were more fun and worth it. Saving money by taking the last cruise of the season had its drawbacks of bad weather and closed stores in the ports.

Pros: glaciers, specialty restaurants

Cons: bathroom layout, excursion prices

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Balcony room had wasted space with sofa. Should have been used to make the bathroom toilet area bigger.
Music shows were okay. Comedy show was lousy.
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
Not enough elevators at choke points outside of main theater and main lobby.
Food and Dining
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Sealife discovery/crab boat tour was worth it for the eagles, but not for the crab dinner. Description makes it sound like there's a nice bar on board, but all you can get is one beer or a wine cooler.
Don't Miss: eagle pictures on sealife/crab boat tour.
Skagway, Alaska
Yukon train was great. Brothel tour was okay.
Don't Miss: Yukon train
Juneau, Alaska
Glacier was good, but trip to gardens was a waste of time and money.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall glacier
Ketchikan, Alaska
City tour okay. Chef's table way overpriced and you'll leave still hungry.

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