Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

A mediocre cruise experience

Sail Date: May 14, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Onboarding the cruise ship at Ballantyne pier may have soured my entire experience. We arrived at the dock at 12:30 and it took over 3 hours of waiting in lines to board the NCL ship.

Food was mediocre and NCL seems to really nickel and dime you on everything. Specialty restaurants were better, but you have to pay a service fee of between $10 - $35/person for each meal.

Entertainment was mediocre as well. We attended a few events on board, but overall I felt like there wasn't enough entertainment and activities.

NCL could be better able providing availability to more activities and services for longer hours.

Pros: Shore excursions

Cons: Onboarding experience, food, & entertainment

Recommends Norwegian Star? No.

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Skagway, Alaska

Don't Miss: Shopping in Town and Whitepass/Yukon Train
Ketchikan, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Excellent site
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Salmon Hatchery
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Absolutely beautiful Canadian town, but not a true tourist site. You will not enjoy if you are looking for shopping and tourist-y activities. You will enjoy if you would like to see beautiful small Canadian town with totems and lots of bald eagles. Very nice people, nice town to walk around.

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