Worth a balcony for alaska cruise

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle To Vancouver)
Sail Date: September 25, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Music shows were okay. Comedy show was lousy.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Not enough elevators at choke points outside of main theater and main lobby.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Balcony room had wasted space with sofa. Should have been used to make the bathroom toilet area bigger.
3 out of 5
Glacier was good, but trip to gardens was a waste of time and money.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall glacier
3 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
City tour okay. Chef's table way overpriced and you'll leave still hungry.
5 out of 5
Yukon train was great. Brothel tour was okay.
Don't Miss: Yukon train

Pros: glaciers, specialty restaurants

Cons: bathroom layout, excursion prices

Recommends Norwegian Star? Yes!

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