A mediocre cruise experience

Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Vancouver To Seattle)
Sail Date: May 14, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Shopping in Town and Whitepass/Yukon Train
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent site
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Salmon Hatchery
1 out of 5
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.

Pros: Shore excursions

Cons: Onboarding experience, food, & entertainment

Recommends Norwegian Star? No.

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